AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Lovers at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) by JR Ward


Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Format: Audio
Genre:  Paranormal Romance,
Narrators: Jim Frangione

Publisher: Penguin Audio
22 hours 23 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has found an identity as a brutal fighter in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another...

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: It seems Qhuinn has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young. It’s hard for Blay to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. And Qhuinn needs to come to terms with some dark things before he can move forward...

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions, but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn learns the true meaning of courage, and two hearts meant to be together finally become one.


These books are great but I started losing interest around book 9 - however I really wanted to know what was going to happen with Quinn and Blay - so I skipped 10 and went to 11.  There is a lot that goes on in these books, so much that much is a set up for future books.  There is a lot of politics going on between the King, the Brotherhood, the Band of Bastards and the Lessening society, so much that sometimes my head hurts and I'm wondering if I even care.  

I will say there were some big discoveries in this book and I loved that Quinn is finally being honest about himself and his love for Blay.  There quite a bit of internalized homophobia that I'm sure stemmed from being disavowed by his bloodline, and shunned by most of society due to his "birth defect" of different color eyes. I applaud how this was handled and when Blay and Quinn finally come together it is definitely hot! This book made me tear up a bit in the end and rekindled my interest in the story.  

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