Book Review: Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward


Genre: General Fiction > Adult Paranormal Romance

(Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her…

Book 1: Dark Lover review     Book 2: Lover Eternal review     Book 3: Lover Awakened review       Book 4: Lover Revealed review


… and I am happy to say that Zhadist is still my favorite Brother. *fist pump*

The ending of Lover Unbound was totally ridiculous. I think it was the flimsiest excuse for a wrap-up of a Brother’s story. And to think that Vishous is so strong in character! Disheartening, really.

V was trying to get over a relationship. Getting drunk on Goose, mindless kinky sex, pissing off even the Vampire King. His carelessness got him seriously injured over a fight with the lessers, rendering him in Dr. Jane Whitcomb‘s care. And the rest, as they say, is history.

It was incredulous to think that for someone so jaded, so afraid of intimacy as Vishous, he would be quickly smitten over a mortal. Didn’t he say before that humans are just mere casualties of the war against the lessers? I didn’t get it! In a matter of days he was declaring his love and possessiveness for Jane. What. The. F.

Jane‘s character is clearly forgettable. Her supposed steel strength that enamored V in the first place looked forced, or discreetly formulated. Whatever happened to her in the end? It was utterly ludicrous. I was appalled on how J.R. Ward handled the situation.

Lover Unbound was supposed to be amazing, darn it! I was so looking forward to it after Lover Revealed, for V was so addicting there. Major sigh. Where did your personality go, V?

#18 Off-the-Shelf Challenge 2013



Paperback, 502 pages

Published September 26th 2007 by Signet

3/5 stars

7 thoughts on “Book Review: Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

  1. I felt the same way! I’m glad I’m not the only one. I love J.R. Ward and I love the brothers but this book has to be the worst. I couldn’t believe the “magic” she pulled in the end. Who would want to live like that? Unfortunately, Payne’s story is like this too. However, the rest are perfectly amazing! I have yet to get my hands on Lover At Last, but its gonna happen very soon!

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