Book Review: J. R. Ward’s Lover Revealed

Posted May 21, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: J. R. Ward’s Lover Revealed

Lover Revealed


J.R. Ward

paranormal romance that was published by Onyx Path Publishing on March 6, 2007 and has 455 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Covet, Crave, Lover Unbound, Lover Enshrined, Lover Avenged, Lover Mine, Lover Unleashed, Envy, An Irresistible Bachelor, His Comfort and Joy, Lover Reborn, Rapture, Lover at Last, Possession, The King, The Shadows, The Bourbon Kings, Blood Kiss, The Beast, Blood Vow, The Chosen

Fourth in the Black Dagger Brotherhood paranormal-romance series set in upper state New York.

In 2008, Lover Revealed won the RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal Romance.

My Take

Oh this is so good! I love all the comeuppance that crops up all over the place in Lover Revealed! YES!

Two of my very favorite things about this series is Ward’s use of language in the brothers’ dialog. It’s unique and consistent. The second is the loyalty and friendship amongst them. Considering who and what they are, they are actually good role models.

Of course, I also enjoy all that testosterone and hunky description…when is some TV producer gonna discover the Brotherhood anyway!??!

The Story

Butch is at a crisis point in his life. Marissa doesn’t want him. And, to be fair, he is so far out of her league…heck, he’s out of the brothers’ league. He can’t even fight alongside them. He isn’t pulling his weight. About the only skill he seems to have kept is the drinking. Lots and lots of drinking at ZeroSum, the Reverend’s place. Marissa is at the same crossroads. Butch doesn’t love her. Her life is empty with the aristocracy to which she belongs looking anywhere but at her, shunning her.

Until the night Butch is kidnapped, tortured, and booby-trapped. All that keeps him alive is Marissa’s presence and V’s hand. Even that isn’t enough until the brothers discover just what has been done to Butch. Then they discover the Lesser prophecy…

The Cover

The cover continues the metallic sheen of previous covers. I do love the pose. It feels so very Butch and Marissa. Nice job!