Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward

Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters 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 to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelin...

Details Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

TitleLover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)
Release DateMar 26th, 2013
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires

Reviews Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

  • Mel
    Kudos for doing an m/m story line in a mainstream series. A big fucking F for execution. Short version:Qhuin and Blay got a corny story and played second third fourth fiddle in their own book. Longer version: (mild spoilers)Well, where do I begin? This book was a huge disappointment. Granted: I've been invested in Qhuinn and Blay for such a long time that only something close to perfection would have satisfied me fully. But come on! This? With a...
  • Tekla ✨
    THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, YO.I have waited six years to write this review. And in my mind, this was never the kind of review I imagined I'd post. QHUAY RELATIONSHIPThe thing is that Qhuinn and Blay were pretty much ready to be together many books ago. JRW just kept coming up with plot devices and excuses to keep them apart. And the same happened in this book. They could have gotten together right when Qhuinn begged Blay to have sex with him....
  • Lora
    I ♥ Qhuay. Review to come.
  • Monique
    Excellent a game changer in the m-m genre and J.R. Ward delivered. I love J.R. Ward and this series is mouth wateringly delicious, and like so many others I sit impatiently awaiting each next instalment, running scenarios and pairings through my head, trying to anticipate where she will take us next and as an m-m reader, I was desperate for her to get this one right As usual we not only have the main story, Ms Ward also gives us side-plots, flipp...
  • Lenore
    ** This review contains some spoilers **Halle-fuckin'-lujah!!! I've died and gone to heaven!--------------------20 March 2013I waited four years for this book. I discovered the series a little after Lover Avenged (book 7) came out. The Vutch ship had sailed and gloriously sunk, with the BDB world principles and rules uncompromised, with hearts returning to their place in many fans' chests ("What do you mean they're gay for each other! Ew!"), and ...
  • Anna (Bananas)
    Joy Happiness Contentment Also... Yep, I liked it. The Qhuinn and Blay moments were touching, emotional, fulfilling, and oh yeah, scorching HOT. The first sex scene was so surreal, I thought I was reading fanfic for a second. I had to pause and collect myself. It's really happening!!!Okay, so it wasn't perfect. There are certainly things wrong with this book (gay men CAN have sex in positions other than doggy style), but the reason I counted down...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    4.5 starsPicking up a new BDB book is like coming back home to old friends. You cant help but smile at the familiar faces. Like everyone else, Ive been dying for this book and knew that Ward would be facing her biggest challenge yet. Blay and Qhuinn are the Brotherhoods most beloved members so she needed to give fans a book that would satisfy the crazy fantasies that readers have been conjuring up in their minds since LOVER ENSHRINED. I thought W...
  • Rebekah Weatherspoon
    i've never rubbed my face this many times while reading a book. ever. like ever. and ive read some stuff that's made me want to end it all lately. also this was one of the first reviews where i actually considered using gifs, but i'll spare you.short: this should have been called "There's very little meat in these gym mats." or "There's very little Blay in this paranormal romance which by all rights should be 50% Blay." long: okay here goes. i di...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    4 Finding Yourself Stars SpoilersFirst 2014Reread 4/11/2017 "I'm sorry I've wasted so much time - and if you don't want to be with me, I get it. I'll back off - I'll live with the consequences. But for the love of God, if there's a chance - for whatever reason on your side - revenge, curiosity...hell, even if you'll let me fuck you just once and never, ever again, for the sole reason of driving a stake through my heart? I'll take it. I'll take yo...
  • Kat Valentine
    This is one of my all time favorite books from the bdb series!!! I wanted these two to get their happily ever after for so long. This was my first m/m romance and I adored everything about it. When sex and love is from a male point of view its so raw and primal and I love that. All these years these two kept what they felt locked up and they each just went thru the motions hoping that it would go away,but all it did was build and once they both s...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    *full review posted**this will be spoilerish* Qhuinn watched from a vast distance as his own hand reached out and touched Blays face, the fingertips running over the five oclock shadow. Im sorry.Oh, God, to touch him. To feel the warmth of his skin, to inhale his clean, masculine scent.Im sorry. I am a very big fan of the series, and I'm incredibly happy these two guys got their happy end, they really deserved it after all these years
  • Morgana
    *swoon* *panting* *drooling* *faints* My heart is still pounding! I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! Zsadist is and will always be my #1...Vishous, Rehvenge and now Xcor have a special place in my heart but Qhuinn/Blay are my favorite couple...The wait was soooooooooo worth it...I want more! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! ***********************************************************************Not a novella but a full length novel...YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! FINALLY!!!!!!!!OMGodd...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    3 stars? 4 stars? I might be flip-flopping on this rating at least once or twice over the next few days. I actually had an easier time rewarding 4 stars to the previous books because my expectations weren't that high to begin with, and I felt like I'd been given more than what I was expecting. In the case of Lover at Last, I think the bar might have been set too high with all of the anticipation to see this relationship finally happen. I'm tempte...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    I waited over four years and was tortured through four books of angst, just to get a Novella disguised as a Novel. That's right!! And I'm Pissed about it! I am gonna be in the minority with this review. Everyone is swooning over Qhuinn and Blay getting their HEA, but I feel that the Warden robbed, swindled, hoodwinked, and cheated us and Quay out of that HEA. There were so many unrelated stories going on, that I found myself hoping for quality ti...
  • Christy
    5 AT LAST stars!!! Its no secret that I am a little obsessed with the BDB. Ever since Ive started reading this series, Ive been hooked. Although Vishous is my favorite brother, Qhuinn has always been a close second. There is just something about him I love. That being said, I have been SO EXCITED to read Lover At Last. This is the book that got me to start BDB in the first place. It was blowing up my newsfeed and I thought- PNR- m/m? YES! I have ...
  • Georgia ♥
    4+ FINALLY StarsThe story, we have all been waiting for. The book that we were raving about for a whole year and my personal initiation in the M/M genre. (details below)Ladies and Gentlemen... (or Gentlemale if you part of the glymera) Love. The difference between someone loving somebody versus being in love was a curb to the Grand Canyon. The head of a pin to the entire Midwest. An exhale to a hurricane. Qhuinn is really the son of no one.Reject...
  • Susan
    I asked Goodreads readers, fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and most especially fans of Qhuay (Qhuinn & Blay) for their thoughts on the book. They were allowed 5 words each. Here's what they had to say: *********************************************************spoiler-free review* Because I was, and I remain, utterly and completely and totallyin love with you. I am a fanish of the BDB series. Ive liked the books in varying degrees thro...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    *Disclaimer*--I have endeavored to make this spoiler-free, but beware anyway.Its been a long time coming, but readers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series finally get to see the culmination of the romantic entanglement between Qhuinn and Blay. While I wouldnt have called myself Team Qhuay, I had hopes that their love story would be satisfying, and I can gladly say that it was! I am very much in love with this series, and each year, I look forwa...
  • Lady Allison
    "Even if he got shanked, even if his precious little ego and his dumb-ass little heart got shattered into a million pieces, it was time to stop the bullshit. It was time to be a male. As Blay started to straighten, like a message had been received, Qhuinn thought, That's right, buddy. Our future has come." -Lover Reborn♥♥♥♥♥BRING ON THE QHUAY LOVIN', WARDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm SO ready.♥♥♥♥♥OMG, IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those ...
  • P
    You've always had me ... and my heart. My soul. Everything. I wish it hadn't taken this long for me to man up. I'd been waiting this book since I started reading Dark Lover. Qhuinn and Blay are my main ship, I shipped them so hard even when I gave up on them. I just wanted to shake Qhuinn and knocked some sense into him. I pitited Blay for loving his best friend, and I thought that they being together were impossible, Is it plausible for them to...
  • Sophia Triad
    Qhuinn and BlaylockYou need to be patient with me because this is my favorite book from BDB (and I have to admit that it has the most suitable title), so I have included many many quotes in this review and many many spoilers.While Layla and Saxton were playing the role of third wheel, Qhuinn and Blay were trying to grow up and come in terms with their true feelings . Mostly Quinn actually. Because Blay knew that he is in love with Quinn since the...
  • Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
    ~ ~ ~***Winner Goodreads Best Romance 2013 - 24,333 votesFreaking Fantastic Win for Male/Male Romance!!!!!!!!!!!!! Male/Male Romance in the Last Well, I'm a happy, puddly, messy romantic sap. That's all there is to it. This book was everything that I asked for and even a little more. --Was there a lot of fan pandering? (view spoiler)[Absolutely (hide spoiler)]. I don't even mind a little bit. --Were there a few easy paths taken? (...
  • • Lisa •
    FIVE AT LAST STARS. You've always had me ... and my heart. My soul. Everything. I wish it hadn't taken this long for me to man up. April 28th 2013 was the date I started my brotherhood journey and here I am three months down the line and finally up to date with the black dagger brotherhood series and what a journey it has been. I've said this before but it has to be said again I never thought I would be so caught up in a series about vampire war...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    Second re-read: 24.08.2019 I love Qhuinn and Blay. They just pull at my heartstrings. They are perfect for each other, and all that wasted time breaks my heart. Overall, Q & B are one of my favorite couples. Also, I absolutely love Wrath. I can't tell who I love the most; Qhuinn or Wrath. I can't choose. Re-read: 14.01.2017 Though I cannot really consider this a re-read considering I only re-read Blay and Qhuinn, and Wrath's parts of the book. I ...
  • Midgetbee
    One of the things about JR Ward is you can pretty much tell when she likes a character because they're everywhere you look. This can be great when it's a character you like because they'll pop up in books outside of their own, even in scenes that would be better served by someone else because it's obvious Ward just wants to write them. It's also pretty awful when it's one you don't.*waves at Doc Jane*. However, on the flip side when Ward doesn't...
  • Leigh
    ♥♥♥ QHUINN & BLAY!!! ♥♥♥Our beloved boys are FINALLY getting their story, and they are getting it the true and proper a full-blown BDB world-building hardback NOVEL!!! Thank you Ward and Penguin for doing right by them and all of us Qhuay loving readers!!!Roll on March 2013!!!!!!♥♥♥ LOVER AT LAST!!! ♥♥♥LOVE the title, and LOVE the cover!!! It's getting closer and closer! Can't frickin' wait!!
  • Shawna
    4 ½ stars Vampire/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy M/M romance Thoughts Before Reading Qhuay, YAY!!!! Qhuay happy dance!! *swoons* Qhuay happy dance!! *faints*Somebody better have some smelling salts and the crash cart defibrillator paddles ready!!!! 4 ½ stars – Vampire/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy M/M romance Thoughts Before Reading Qhuay, YAY!!!! Qhuay happy dance!! *swoons* Qhuay happy dance!! *faints*Somebody better have some smelling salts and ...
  • Lauraadriana
    More like 3.5...SIGHS Where do I even start? I'm happy that Qhuinn and Blay FINALLY against all FUCKING odds got their HEA. They finally are together...BUT...WHY IN THE HELL did I have to read 400 pages of boring, bullshit tangents...WHY? WHY? Why is JR Ward, suffocationg her main storylines with so much side bullshit on other couples that we will be happy to read about when their own time comes?!?! I don't need to know about Assail (the fucking ...
  • warhawke
    Genre: MM Paranormal RomanceType: Book 11 of Black Dagger BrotherhoodPOV: Third PersonRating: From a young age Qhuinn had been an outcast. Denounced by his own family, all he ever wanted was to belong. Being a fighter for the Brotherhood helped, but a rift with his onced best friend was killing him inside.After years of pining after his best friend, Blaylock finally moved on. But deep down inside he knew no one else could fill the void in his he...
  • DayDreamer
    ~~No one got forever. And it was a fucking crime to waste what you were given.Lover RebornThe book isn't perfect (flawless books don't exist) or even close to it, but my expectations were satisfied. Rated on its merit, it would be 4 stars. BUT as it makes a major breaktrough in mainstream fiction, and that is a BIG DEAL, my rating will be 5 stars.Also:*I've been waiting for this since LM.*It got me into m/m, for which it deserves another star.Tha...