Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars.
I loved everything about this book!
I was waiting for Vishous to get over his crush on Butch and fall in love with someone and when he fell, he fell hard. But of course there had to be so many roadblocks. First he finally meets his mother who turns out to be the God they have all been praying to. Which opens a huge can of worms for V as to why she left him with his father for all those years to be tortured and humiliated, which basically made him the messed up Vampire he still is today.
“You so need to lighten up about that potato-launcher incident,” Butch said.
Phury rolled his eyes and eased back in the banquette. “You broke my window.”
“Of course we did. V and I were aiming for it.”
“Thus proving that he and I are outstanding marksmen.”
Then to top it off, she expects him to become the Primale, which means he basically has to mate with 40 of the Chosen females that serve the Scribe Virgin in order to repopulate the ranks of the brotherhood. He agrees since it is his duty and since the Lessening Society has a never ending supply of humans to recruit from. However, he meets he meets his mate a few day later which complicates things.
The story of John Matthew is also furthered in this book as he Lash transitions before John and keeps threatening him. Also John, Quinn and Blaylock start hanging out at the bar, ZeroSum where Xhex watches out for John.
One thing I was waiting for in the last book was for Zsadist to have talk with John about the things that happened to him in the past. That happened in this book but I was a bit disappointed. Z told John that he read his file and knew what happened to him in the stairwell. He told John that he didn’t have to talk about it if he didn’t want to and that nobody else needed to know about it. That he would burn the file before he let anyone else see it. But I was a bit upset that he didn’t tell John that the same thing had happened to him when he was a blood slave. He talked to John later about being kidnapped and being a slave, but it is obvious from earlier books that John thinks no brother has ever been raped by men, especially Zsadist. He even thought that at one point.
Another storyline that was furthered was Phury’s. He is still pining for Bella, and that is getting sickening. He tried to break his celibacy with a hooker at ZeroSum in the bathroom to get over her, but has a new plan now. I hope for his sake it works out. He, and his hair, are apparently really hot. These books keep getting better and better so I can’t wait.