Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)

The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a fut...


Details Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)

TitleLover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
ISBN9780451222350
Author
Release DateOct 1st, 2007
PublisherSignet
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Rating

Reviews Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)

  • Dina
    2009-08-27
    This isn't a review, it's a rant and it's full of spoilers. There are plenty of reviews of this book all around and I don't feel like writing another one. BUT I do need to get this anger off my chest, so here I go...First off, let me say that I was warned about the crappy ending of this book beforehand. I wasn't thrilled about it, but I was willing to give Ms. Ward the chance to prove me that she had pulled it off in a satisfying way when all was...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2012-06-03
    “When I want you to beg, I’ll tell you.” His tongue was warm and wet as it rode up her neck. “Now ask me what I’m going to do to you.”She opened her mouth, but could only pant.He tightened the hold on her hair. “Ask me. Say, ‘What are you going to do to me?’”She swallowed. “What…what are you going to do to me?”He wheeled her to one side, all the while keeping his hips tight to her ass. “You see that sink, Jane?”“Ye...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2014-02-23
    4 Major Mommy Issue Stars ****Spoilers****First read 2014Reread 3/30/2017"She. Comes. With. Me."-VLover Unbound, the 5th book in the BDB series was great. I would have gave it 5 stars if not for Phury. Truly that Brother rubs me the wrong way every time he is on the page. And he had too many pages in this book. I know his book is next, but man I could've done with a lot less Phury. Anyways V and Jane's story was sweet, kinky, and very angsty. In ...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2011-10-26
    What is it about this series that gets me to love it more each time I read it? I keep reading the entire series over and over again - never getting bored but just more into it than ever. I can't keep away from these books and characters. Crazy!!! But so "true".I may not have been crazy about Vishous in the beginning...but have grown to becoming just as obsessed with this gorgeous vampire like all those "V' fans out there...and believe me...there ...
  • Christy
    2013-04-28
    Vishous is now my favorite member of the brotherhood... TRUE! “Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.” I loved Vishous, I loved Jane, I just LOVED this book!!!!! Things have been ‘off’ with Vishous for a while now. His visions have dried up. He’s not sleeping well, having nightmares. And to top it off, he has feelings for his roommate, Butch, who is mated to Marissa. V copes by drinking Goose, and going to...
  • Julianna
    2008-03-07
    Reviewed for THC ReviewsI had read and greatly enjoyed the first four volumes of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but after seeing many negative ratings and reviews for Lover Unbound, I procrastinated about reading it. Admittedly, it's predecessor, Lover Revealed, had probably been my least favorite of the series thus far, and somehow I allowed all the low ratings to influence me into thinking that Lover Unbound was the worst book in the seri...
  • • Lisa •
    2013-05-16
    5 UNBOUND STARS.Tinged with sadness, overwhelmingly touching, out there heart thumping style falling in love, Family bond like no other, tears, pain, angst, soul bearing eternal love ~ Yes I just got a little bit more of my fix for the Brotherhood.I'm pretty sure my reviews are becoming predictable with this series but I can't apologise. The black dagger stories grab, me, turn me upside down and back to front, ensure that I am helplessly in love ...
  • xrysa
    2012-07-27
    Buddy reread with Macha :) “I love you. And I'm going to keep loving you even after you don't know I exist.” Vishous is officially my favorite brother. I couldn’t choose between him and Z but after rereading his book I felt that he deserved the first place.He was always distant from the other brothers but he actually developed a deep relationship with his buddy Butch.I liked what was happening between them and V's inner monologues made me h...
  • Sophia Triad
    2015-08-28
    Vishous and Jane There was a moment of silence. And then in a rough voice, the man whose life she saved spoke four words that changed everything… changed her life, changed her destiny:"She. Comes. With. Me." These two characters had a complicated relationship from the beginning. Vishous was saved by Dr. Jane and then he simply decided to take her back to the mansion. Jane’s life is about to change forever. One day she was career-focused, s...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2008-10-24
    This book was amazing in a lot of ways. Who would have thought I would go ga-ga over a bisexual, seriously dominant, kinda scary guy like Vishous? Well I fell, flat on my face. This guy is amazing. He is extremely attractive, imagine big, tall, ice blue eyes, black hair (I'm a sucker for blue eyes and black hair), and extremely intelligent also. The way that JR Ward wrote this book did it. She put so much love and effort into telling this man's s...
  • Maya
    2015-04-23
    Re-read: Dec 13th 2016I cannot tell you guys how much I adore and love this story. Vishous is one of my favourite book boyfriends, he's just so grrrr. I wish I had someone like him on my own. He's so over his head for his love and reading about his past and planned future made me care for him so much. I wished from the start that he didn't had to go through all that and by the end of this story I was really moved.Let me quick say that I don't rea...
  • K
    2017-09-24
    5 Stars!!This book was so frustrating and angsty and smutty!! I loved it!!!This book was all about Vishous! I was so excited to read about his character! He is so witty and nerdy but sexy and dark at the same time :D His character had an interesting development/coming to age story. He was born from the Virgin Scribe and a brutal warrior named Bloodletter (I must admit that out of all the crazy names in this book, this has got to be the lamest lol...
  • P
    2014-03-18
    “I love you. And I'm going to keep loving you even after you don't know I exist.” Lover Unbound is a little bit dark compared with the previous ones. V is a complicated character. I couldn't even read him before I started this book. I knew he had the past but I had never expected it being this tortuous. I loved J.R. Ward for making this book into something exceptional and so much different from her old works. “Written on the mirror, revea...
  • Buggy
    2010-01-02
    Opening Line:"I am so not feeling all this cowhide."~AWESOME, WITH AN UNCONVENTIONAL ENDING~Book 5 in JR Wards sexy Black Dagger Brotherhood series is all about Vishous and "Doc" Jane. It's another great addition and I really enjoyed witnessing V let his guard down and fall in love. I found him to be surprisingly considerate and gentle especially for someone who's into sadomasochism. His falling for Jane is believable and makes sense as she's his...
  • warhawke
    2016-10-16
    Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban FantasyType: Book 5 of Black Dagger Brotherhood seriesPOV: Third Person - MultipleRating: Vishous came from a fearsome family legacy. With a tortured past, he closed his heart towards everything but eradicating the lessers. But an injury brought him to someone who made him experience something new.Jane Whitcomb was a human doctor that fixed his heart both literally and figuratively. But being from a different world...
  • Beth
    2008-10-31
    As far as romance novel heroes go, Vishous is a deviant. He’s bisexual. He’s in love with another man. He’s into hardcore BDSM. And he has a magic, glowing hand that can both heal people and electrocute them AND he can use it to incinerate cigarette butts into dusty oblivion. Um, okay!Jane Whitcomb’s talents aren’t nearly as interesting. She’s a human. She’s an outstanding surgeon. She swears a lot. And she smarts off to Vishous, wh...
  • Mo
    2013-11-24
    It kinda pains me to only give this 3 stars. Maybe 3.5. I so loved the other books that I have read so far so maybe my expectations were way too high. “I believe there's a hand that guides us. It just isn't always a gentle one. Or one that seems fair at the time. But I dunno, I try to trust in it now. When I freak, I just try to... shit, I guess trust in it. Because at the end of the day, what else can you do? Choice only gets you so far. Reaso...
  •  ♥ Barb ♥
    2013-05-08
    5 Wickedly Sexy.....VISHOUS stars This is the fifth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and in my opinion....the best one yet!!! This is the story of V and Jane.Vishous has a dark side and doesn't do relationships....until he meets Dr. Jane. They meet under not so great circumstances....but the chemistry is instant and incredibly hot. Will Jane fall under V's spell? I know i would...LOL! You will just have to read it to find out...go look...
  • Leila
    2019-09-20
    3.5 ‘Mine’ starsJeez, this book was going so great and set at being a 4 star read up until that ending! I realize that there is a great desire to keep couples together but the way that this one played out was a bit unbelievable – even in this paranormal world. (I'm not going to ruin it for you, there are plenty of other reviews that give it away if you really want to know)I was looking forward to reading Vishous’ story after his time of u...
  • Kellie Maddox-Ward
    2012-02-21
    Re- Read March 2013 V....v...v... You + Jane + Bathroom scene = I still loved this book but hated the ending... April 2012 V my man.. What’s doing?! V is such a dude… I love him, not as in a “want to strip him naked and do inappropriate things to him” way like I do with Z, but as in a let’s share some Goose (also my fav!) and listen to rap, while watching sports kind of way … This book tells the Story of V and a very stubborn, cocky,...
  • Daisiemae
    2008-02-04
    From what I understand, this book created a lot of controversy...so to speak. I have read several reviews, and have seen posts crying out for JR Ward to re-write this book. That Vishous was cheated out of a mate...they hate/or hate that Jane ended up like she did. I am not one of those people. I really loved this book. Yes, it is not the easy happily ever after that we are used to, but dang...it was still good. Plus, I know that everything happen...
  • Shawna
    2008-12-14
    5+ stars - Vampire RomanceA lot of BDB series fans were unhappy with this book, but I loved it. I thought the relationship between warrior/brother Vishous and smart doc Jane was refreshing and incredibly sexy. The BDSM scenes were erotic, yet surprisingly sweet and tender. V is a total badass, and I love the way he and Butch sling teasing jibes and quips left and right at each other, yet there’s a deep, underlying respect and affection between ...
  • Exina
    2012-03-25
    Well, Vishous has issues. Always had. He was brutally tortured and abused as a little child, sexually assaulted as a young man. He has allegoric premonitions of the future, but he can’t do anything to prevent certain things, because he doesn’t know the exact time of these events.Lately, he is plagued by a nightmare about his own death so he dreads to fall asleep. His abilities are in ruins: he loses his mind-reading ability, as well as seeing...
  • Alp
    2015-09-30
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had no problem with the short sex scenes or the lack of chemistry between Vishous and Jane. But my only complaint about this one was the ending. It was strange, jarring, and too abrupt. It was kind of weird to live their lives like THAT! I thought V deserved real happiness after all he had been through! Damn! The author made them look so pathetic!When I was a little more than halfway through the stroy, I was thin...
  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    2013-05-25
    “Vampires do not exist.”“We don’t? Then explain why you’re in my wonder-fucking-land.”This book made me smile, made me swoon, warmed my heart, made me sad, and made me sob shoulder shaking tears......... Why??? “He was six feet, six inches tall and built like a brick shithouse.” He's a genius who would rival Einstein, he's sexually experienced in the extreme...in ALL areas imaginable and I mean ALL. He has particular needs in ord...
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    2013-08-11
    Just for V -5 Grey Goose Stars I can't do this review justice because there is so much going on in this book that anytime you want to say something, I think it would be a spoiler. JR Ward gave me so much about so many of the characters that my review would be so long that you would have to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner reading my review!! Here is my condensed version.Hot, Dangerous, Sexy, Dominant, His Body, His Eyes, Tattoos, Bisexual, Intelli...
  • Karla
    2013-04-15
    5 Vee-licious Stars!! My favorite of the series so far!! Butch's book, Lover Revealed, was such a disappointment, I was hesitant to continue the series, but I loved V so much, I needed to find out if he got a heroine worthy of him! Well the other half of the bromance got his due and J.R Ward hit it OUT OF THE PARK in Lover Unbound!!Jane and V...a match made in Brotherhood heaven!! No back and forth with Jane, she lays it all out there, stands he...
  • Debra
    2013-11-27
    4.5 STARS. "Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core." Although I really enjoyed Vishous and Jane's story, I didn't love this book as much as some of the previous parts in the series. Don't get me wrong, I loved Vishous and Jane's storyline and I thought they made a perfect couple with Jane being one of the few women, strong and determined enough to stand up to some...
  • Shurrn
    2013-10-19
    Love, tears, suspense, laugher, sex... Yet another emotional powerhouse from the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. The story of Vishous is beautiful and heartbreaking.Let's start by saying that I was a fairly unimpressed by the previous book, Lover Revealed (you can read my review here). What it boiled down to was that Marissa (aka Mrs. Buzzkillington) left a bad taste in my mouth. She was weak-willed, whiny, and spoiled... And totally killed my e...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2011-01-08
    First Read December 2010 : 3 starsSecond Read November 2014 : 3.5 starsWeird. Before this series re-read, I didn't expect to like Butch's book less than I did the first time, and V's book more than I did before. That turned out to be a complete switcheroo. I didn't end up down-rating Butch's book, but I decided to raise my rating on V's. I think I was so annoyed with Jane's "solution" in this book the first time I read it, that it hampered my enj...