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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Vampire Blay has been in love with best friend, Qhuinn for years and although Qhuinn will seemingly sleep with anything that moves, he has always turned down Blay’s advances. Blay has tried to move on and rid himself
of his unrequited feelings, especially when he discovers Qhuinn has fathered a child with a Chosen, a vampire of the aristocracy. However, Qhuinn isn’t in love with Chosen Layla. After a troubled childhood, Qhuinn simply wants a family of his own. Meanwhile, the Lessening Society, who have been set up to eradicate vampires, are busy recruiting new members to strengthen their fight.
Upon opening Lover At Last, I discovered a glossary with
four and a half pages explaining the terms used within book, so I assumed it was going to be a complicated read. But I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it
was to pick up. I did have to flick back to the glossary occasionally, but not enough to intrude on the story. There are quite a few threads going on within the book,
which could be difficult to keep up with at times. Just as I was getting the gist, another set of characters with their own storylines would be thrown into the mix and, to be honest, Blay, Qhuinn and Layla’s stories were the only ones that grabbed my attention; it felt like the others were just getting in the way.
The book is the eleventh book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but the first I have read so I was worried I’d feel thrown in the deep end and left confused, however this wasn’t the case at all. I had no problem knowing who or what people were (thanks to the glossary to some extent) and any important backstory was given.
Lover At Last, as the title suggests, is a pretty steamy read. There are lots of graphic sex scenes within the book and none of them are of the romantic variety. If you’re looking for a hot, fast and furious read with a few vampires thrown in, this could be the book for you.
7/10J R Ward's Website