Lover Revealed: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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But 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, though even her love may not be enough to save him.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 18 minutes|
|Author||J. R. Ward|
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|Audible.com Release Date||September 24, 2009|
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I’m thinking Marissa is pretty much a selfish bitch sometimes. I mean she knows how much Butch loves her. She knows he wants to be the one that feeds her, she knows that he doesn’t want her to go to this “other guy” to feed her, so what does she do? Instead of talking to him about it and trying to come up with a mutually agreeable plan, like maybe using V, or possibly another friend, she just dematerializes and goes to Rehvenge to feed.
Also when she know he wants to change she just immediately says. “If I asked you, would you not do it?” When it should be his choice not hers. She has to know in something like that, if she forced a choice on him it would end up in resentment and that would sour the relationship later on. But it isn’t until he explains his entire childhood and reasoning to her that she finally agrees to let him make the choice of what to do with his own body.
And by the way, after Butch’s story about his childhood, all I can say is what the heck is wrong with his siblings. They should have seen that the parents were nuts and stood up for him. So I say he is better of with Vishous and the brothers.
Then Marissa does it again after the Scribe Virgin tells Butch and Vishous about how they were meant to find each other so the light can benefit the dark and how Butch is now the Dhestroyer. She doesn’t care how he can possibly save her species, she just cares that she doesn’t want him to get hurt because she might lose him. She also doesn’t care that this is what he wants to do with his life, now that she is running a shelter and happy with her life. I am really hating her, but I love the book because I love Butch and V so much. They are completely awesome.
The storyline about John is coming along as well too. He is still suffering about what happened to him in that stairwell of the building he was crashing in before Wellsie found him. He even beat up Lash for ragging on him and one of the other guys after training one day. He thinks nobody will understand what he went through, especially Zsadist, since John saw Zsadist and Bella being so loving. I can’t wait until he actually opens up to Zsadist for some advice. You know that is coming since they go on walks every night.
In spite of wanting to know the answers to those questions, I'm disturbed by the continuing use of the Lord's name in vain. The constant change in the point of view (POV) is giving me whiplash. Sometimes the change in POV happened willy-nilly, often disrupting the flow of the book. I didn't like Marissa as well as I did the other mates. Butch is more than worthy of becoming a warrior but I don't know that Marissa is worthy of him. She constantly pushed him away. In spite of her no longer caring about what the vampire high society thought of her, how could she let go of 300 years of ingrained behaviour. It seems that she only accepted him because of his possibilities.
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You get a couple of chapters from John point of view. And we left screaming hoping that he will find out who he really is.
I love this series. I am currently buying each paperback.
If your a new reader I suggest you start from the beginning. And you want something to stick your teeth into then this is the one.
The only reason I didn't give it a five star was because she could have went into more detail on butch is family. See more of their side of view. Of why he doesn't get on with them. I felt part of his history was missing.
I wanted to see him interact with his family. Turn and say to them that I got a new one now. Stuff like that.
But good read.
In this book we also live through the tortured emotions Vishous has for Butch - he loves him like a brother, like his best friend, possibly more?? Still waters run deep and there is so much more than meets the eye where Vishous is concerned - one thing is for certain, that he will do anything for his friend Butch and the two find themselves in the eye of the storm with the Scribe Virgin and the Omega both focused on Butch, who is the one who is set to fulfill the prophecy of the Dhestroyer. A compelling read from start to finish, this book is a real page turner.
The book centres on Butch who has ended up in the strange position of being a disgraced cop living with the Brotherhood. I was a bit hesitant in getting into this book because, although I like Butch, I just didn't feel very strongly about him, partly because he's not one of the Brotherhood. I was more interested in poor Marissa, in some ways, and the raw deal she seems to have had as part of the vampire aristocracy.
In this story, Butch ends up being taken by the Lessers and having something terrible done to him by the Omega. Once rescued, the brothers, and especially Vishous try to discover what has been done to him now that he seems to have a strange attraction to the Lessers. Is he ultimately going to become one of them?
The story is fast-paced and there is a lot going on, which I liked. I grew to like Butch a lot more and his relationship with Vishous was enjoyable to read. In fact, I'd say it is the main attraction of the book. You get to find out much more about Vishous than we ever have before too. The least interesting part of the story to me was Butch's relationship with Marissa. Having liked her before, I found myself getting frustrated with her cool and proper aristocratic demeanour. Grow a backbone, I found myself thinking repeatedly. She does eventually, but it takes far too long and even then I didn't warm to her as much as I have to all the other shellans. Oh, and on a personal note... I hate the way Butch calls her baby all the time, so tacky!
There are some really good side-plots in this book which I enjoyed: John's reaction to his recent loss, an inside look at the training of the pre-transition vampires, Zsadist's relationship with John.
So, this really isn't as good a Zsadist's story in the previous book by a long shot, but it's still good and continues the story of the brothers well. I would recommend any fans of the series to read it.
Kindle: the Kindle edition of this book was a long time coming and unfortunately it isn't perfect. There are a fair few errors such as typos, incorrect words and spaces between words. It's not enough to ruin the experience of reading the book, but it's disappointing nonetheless.
Butch O'Neal was just an ordinary cop until, entirely by chance, he got drawn into the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet, whilst partly replacing the family that had treated him as an outcast after his teen-aged sister was murdered and he was the last one to see her alive, he still feels very much on the outside, with no real purpose and very few possessions. Apparently spurned by Marissa, one of the vampire elite and the woman he lusts after, he starts to believe that the best thing to do would be to disappear and start afresh, but all that changes when he defends one of the civilian vampires and is taken prisoner by The Society of Lessers and tortured to the point of death to reveal all he knows about the Brotherhood. Mortally wounded and infected by some dreadful darkness, it seems that he must die, but there are two people who are determined he should live and face a future he could never have imagined was there for him.
Probably my favourite of the BDB books so far, with a good story that reveals more about the fight between the vampires and the Lessers. There's a fair bit of sex, and if you don't like such scenes in books, then the BDB is perhaps not for you, but I don't find it too overpowering and to me it's made up for by the interesting notion of this vampire nation fighting for survival.