Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Review: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Lover Unleashed
By J.R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publish Date: March 2011
Personal Rating: 4 stars
Amazon | GoodReads | Author's Page 

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.

My Review:
This is another hot book from J.R. Ward. I was excited for Payne’s story and I was not disappointed. Payne has come to this world and in the meantime needs a doctor’s help. Jane doesn’t feel she is capable and calls on her good friend, Dr. Manello. If you remember from earlier books, in his mind she died. How does he handle this?

Dr. Manello treats Payne’s condition and Vishous agrees for him to stay until his condition completely improves. While his time there, Dr. Manello ends up providing aid again under dire circumstances which tend to improve the relationship with not only Payne, but Vishous. Or does it?

Again, you get to meet all the brothers and characters from previous books, with an indepth story of Payne, her mate, and her brother. You learn more about the connection the twins have and what was experienced by both. Jane and Vishous are able to renew their relationship for one another with help from Butch. The feelings portrayed of these characters are so real. I also just have to say that Butch is my favorite, even though he is human. The author was able to transport the reader into their world and situation. Also, the war between the lessers and the chosen ones have changed. Find out how. Another great book by J.R. Ward.

What to Read Next?
Continue with the series or you can try her new Fallen Angels series.


  1. I love the BDB. The scenes with Jane and Vishous in this book just tore me up. I've not been the biggest Jane fan, (she stole my beloved), but I was a teary mess over these two.

    Tanya @ Reading Addicted

  2. I think I'm the only one left that hasn't read this author. Nice review, glad you enjoyed this one.

  3. We absolutely LOOOOOVEEEE this series. Glad you enjoyed it. We are trying to fit these in along with the never ending stash of books we want to read. LOL

    We are now your newest followers on Google. Pls check us out at and hopefully you enjoy the site enough to follow back! :)

    Looking forward to future posts.

    Lily & Erin

  4. I really need to read this book! I can't wait to see what happens with the series and I can't WAIT to read Thor's story.