Lover Awakened: A Novel Of The Black Dagger Brotherhood (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 5, 2006 - Fiction - 464 pages
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A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion and terror his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her....


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The love scenes are wonderfully steamy and sexy. - LibraryThing
What starts then is a love story of amazing redemption. - LibraryThing
Good pacing for the romance and the character plots. - LibraryThing
The ending is what earned this book the fourth star. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Cynical_Ames - LibraryThing

The ending is what earned this book the fourth star. Zsadist straightening his life out and learning to read just for Bella was so sweet, showing her that he hadn't given up on them, just retreating ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

I read this vampire romance/adventure because of rachelmanija’s review, which suggested that it might be in my wheelhouse. Sadly, it wasn’t. Hero: suffered decades of slavery, including sexual abuse ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South with her family.

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