The Black Dagger Brotherhood #4 Den Skjulte broder
Title: Lover Revealed
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood #4
Author: J. R. Ward
Published in English: 2006
Dansk titel: Den Skjulte Broder
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2013
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Erotic, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world—to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He’s got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. If he can’t have Marissa, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers…
Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he’s found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back. But even her love may not be enough to save him.
I’ve always loved Butch and thought he was the best character that wasn’t in the spotlight. Now it’s his time in the lead role alongside Marissa and I were optimistic that Butch would be happy for once. After reading this, I like Butch even more than before. His so earthy and sympathetic and truly wants everything good for all his loved ones. His development throughout this book is phenomenal and at times, I felt so bad for him at times he is so unlucky. He put up with so many things but stayed true to his personality.
Like in the second, I had a huge problem with the female lead, Marissa, she’s so stupid and frankly, anyone would be a better match to Butch than she would. However, Butch has a good influence on her and in the end of the book, she’s tolerable but I still feel he deserves better. I felt the urge to skip when she started her blondie monologue.
I love how each book has a different problem to solve and at the same time has an overall plot that continues through the books.
I love the language of these books; it’s so cool and fresh. Very YA like.
Need to be honest now though, I can’t take another book with the same overall plot. Need something different to happen soon, that differs from the other four books. I know they deserve love but it’s become too sugar sweet.