Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward

Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both...


Details Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)

TitleLover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)
ISBN9780451229854
Author
Release DateApr 27th, 2010
PublisherNAL
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Rating

Reviews Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)

  • Mel
    2009-10-04
    Some things are destined to be-It just takes us a couple of triesto get there.Lover Mine is the eighth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It’s about second chances. About circumstances and relationships coming full circle. About revenge, trust, friendship and love. But most importantly: it’s about John Matthew. John Matthew, aka Darius reincarnated, is undoubtedly one of the most popular characters in the series. When we meet him in...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2009-09-11
    This book could have easily broken my heart. I've been waiting so long to see John Matthew and Xhex find their happy ending. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I adore this couple. If it's even possible, I probably love them twenty times more now. The WARDen is so good at writing stories about human nature, all the weaknesses, the vulnerabilities, the strengths. How, at the end of the day, all of us just want to feel special, to feel loved. And ...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2014-02-23
    5 Well of Soul Stars As she waited for Lash to come back to her, her mind drifted to the male she tried never to think of. Especially if Lash was around. It was unclear how much her captor could get into her head, but she didn't want to take chances. If the bastard got an itch that that mute soldier was her well-of-soul, as her people called it, he would use that against her... and John Matthew.-XhexFirst read 2014Reread 4/5/2017SpoilersOMG John ...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2010-04-28
    Okay, I'm giving this book four stars, not because of its literary prowess, but because of its enjoyability.However, after eight books in this series, I have a serious problem. Well, frankly I had a problem from the first book but I've already reviewed that one.My big problem is in the characters and the gender roles they embody. Now, there's been a great deal of criticism over J.R. Ward's treatment of female characters in these books. Xhex and P...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2012-06-03
    "As she stood beside John Matthew, and watched his huge body crumple down by the bed, the organ that beat behind her sternum shattered like a mirror.Nothing but shards.She was utterly and completely ruined as he cradled that pillow like it was a newborn, and in this moment of his utter despair, she would have done anything to ease his pain: Even though she had no idea why he felt the way he so clearly did, the reasons were unimportant.His sufferi...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2009-11-08
    I’ve tried for months to write a review that would do this book justice but I have so many thoughts and feelings running through my mind that I can’t seem to form a coherent paragraph, much less an entire review! So after months of trying and failing, this is the best I could do. Please allow me to present to you – My Random Thoughts Rave-view with Spoilers AplentyLast time I checked, the WARDen wasn’t yet claiming to walk on water, so I ...
  • Lo Bookfrantic
    2014-02-20
    5*** John Mathews' is MINE Stars “Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of triesto get there.” JM If you are following The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, by now you already know all the characters that we have so deeply fallen in love with since the very beginning. However, if you have not?! Go read them!!! Ward has an amazing way to pull you into a story, bring all your emotions, anxiety, and gives you an amazin...
  • P
    2014-03-18
    “I miss you. I miss you so fucking bad it hurts, but I don't know how to find you even though you're right in front of me.” Xhex was kidnapped and John lost his mind, he didn't know how he could find her. In Lover Mine, We'll see the long distance for John to save his first and only love. John Matthew, as you know that he reborn with Darius' soul, he has no memory of what happened before this life, so he lives his life as a new one and falls ...
  • Buggy
    2010-01-23
    Opening Line: "He wished he had more time."**Spoiler Free**In trying to review LOVER MINE two words keep popping into my head; Amazing and Damn… just damn. How can I honestly put into words how much I loved this story and how sad I am that it’s over? Following a year long wait JR Wards 8th instalment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood finally made its way into my eager little hands. At 512 pages LOVER MINE is huge (with a fantastic cover) and I...
  • Sophia Triad
    2015-08-21
    John Matthew and Xhex "I'm glad you and Xhex have found each other. It makes cosmic sense, it truly does."John shoved the keys in his pocket to free up his hand. We're not together.The smile that briefly showed on the guy's face seemed ancient."Yeah, you are. You two are meant to be together." John Matthew has the most complicated storyline in BDB. By far. The truth is that nobody really knows who is John Matthew – not even John himself.Let’s...
  • xrysa
    2013-06-17
    “Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of triesto get there.”John MatthewXhexI was anxiously awaiting to read JM's book because he is one of my favorites non-Brother characters.However there were some parts where I didnt enjoy the book and I am admiting that I skipped a few pages.What annoyed me about the book was Darious's POV and the ghosthunters' POV.Seriously , until the very last chapter I wasnt able to understand t...
  • • Lisa •
    2013-06-16
    5 LOVER MINE STARS. "You're not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You're twice what anyone else is because you survived." Everything about 'Lover Mine' ~ The prologue, beginning, middle and end is nothing short of breathtaking. I felt like I had been given a glimpse into a sacred secret or historical story telling, and once again I applaud the author for a fantastic continuation of what is fast becoming my favourite of a...
  • Auntee
    2009-09-16
    Awwwwww...it's over. *sniff* *sigh*I'm just blown away by JR Ward's writing. There hasn't been a real 'miss' for me in this series yet, but I was a little concerned about this one. Could JR Ward make me fall in love with JM's and (especially) the rather cold, butch Xhex's story? Not to worry, she accomplished that...in spades. Now my mind is trying to sort out all the reasons why I enjoyed this one so much. Once again, JR Ward packs her stories w...
  • Shawna
    2009-09-12
    4 stars – Vampire/Paranormal RomanceOkay...It goes without saying that I’m a total hussy for the Brothers, that the BDB series is my favorite, and that the ‘WARD’en is brilliant, and I totally expected this to be another no-brainer 5-star read. But unfortunately, it juuust didn’t quite get there for me (shocking...I know!), mainly since I felt a little bit cheated in the romance department due to all the Lash/Lesser distraction and bec...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2011-10-26
    This is one of my favourite books in this series.John Matthews is one of the characters that just grabbed my heart and never let go. It's emotional, heartbreaking and uplifting too each time I get into this story.His intensity and depth blows me away. How much he has to deal with in his life....before and after being found by the Brotherhood. Seeing his and Xhex's relationship develop is just heartbreaking and the ending of this book really made ...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    2014-04-02
    Third re-read: 23.08.2019 I cried again. When Qhuinn told Blay to take care of himself. It's so heartbreaking. I love everything about Qhuinn and Blay's storyline, except for the Layla part. I don't like that. Again, I only re-read Qhuinn and Blay's parts. Hell, if I were only rating their part in these books, the ratings would be at at least 4 stars. Second re-read: 11.07.2017 As you all know; I love Qhuinn. Which is why I only re-read his and...
  • Christy
    2013-04-30
    Another beautiful, emotional, and wonderful Black Dagger Brotherhood novel!!! “Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.” We have our main man of the book- John Matthew John Matthew has been through a lot. His journey the past seven books has been difficult, yet amazing. I have been waiting and waiting for his book, and it didn’t disappoint, you feel me???We meet John Matthew (view spoiler)[Dariu...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    2014-07-06
    I was beginning to lose heart the further I went in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series because the of charm these books had began to fade for me. Book 2 & 3 were awesome and "Lover Mine" ranks right up there with those other two books as being a GREAT READ.As with all these books there is always some side stories happening. This one had two:A couple in search of ghost in a particular bed & breakfast. Darius & Tohr in the past working together.I ...
  • warhawke
    2017-05-23
    Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban FantasyType: Book 8 from Black Dagger Brotherhood seriesPOV: Third PersonRating: It's been a long journey since John Matthew was a scared, weak teenage boy. His tragic past thought him to be self reliant and compassionate. But even surrounded by good friends, he wanted something more and had his eyes on the unattainable.As a half breed, Xhex is forced to live her life in secrecy. With a tough exterior, she built...
  • Peep (Pop! Pop!)
    2010-04-28
    So, I really wanted to like this word parking lot. I wanted to serve it a plate of you-the-bomb. Hitting the rewind button on RL, the beginning of this book had me palming the snooze button. There was a whole lot of wake me when this junk gets good going on. What's doing, JR? What? You know us fans love some action, true? Blasting some Jay-Z rhymes in the background, I sucked it up and read the dang thang. And wouldn't you know, it started to get...
  • Shurrn
    2013-10-19
    My sweet John Matthew finally gets his own book - and the result was romance, heartbreak, action, suspense... and a dash destiny... The essential truth of life, he was coming to realize, wasn't romantic and took only two words to label: Shit. Happens.But the thing was, you kept going. You kept your friends and your family and your mate as safe as you were able. And you kept fighting even after you were knocked down. I have a tendency to become...
  • DarienMoya
    2010-04-10
    ^^I LOVER THIS!^^Hardly any spoilers.How am I gonna review this without writing a novel, well lets just say its gonna be real hard. When it comes to the BDB I gots a lot to say ya feel me. The latest instalment is just feckin perfection, the boys are back in a big way. When it comes to this series its either you are a fan girl or you completely hate it, but I say this what’s not to love. This is the only vampire series that just stands alone, t...
  • Beverly
    2014-07-07
    Where to begin?? This book has a lot going on…We have the fight with the lessers…not my favorite part…The ghost hunters…what??Back story from Darius…relevant??Qhuinn and Blay…you are killing me already!Xhev and John…finally!!So how do I feel about this one?Well…I definitely liked it better then the last few books, and I really enjoyed some of the side stories. However, there are like a hundred side stories and towards the end I fe...
  • Bev
    2017-10-04
    I'd hoped for so much more for John's story, and instead got a hot mess that was dragged down once again by so much product placement and so many damn kitchen sinks that were thrown in there. The writing is choppy and all over the place with side stories everywhere, they made my head spin.Do I believe that John and Xhex will last as a couple? Hell to the no, same with V and Jane, though I still think V and Butch should be together. For me, the on...
  • MelissaB
    2010-04-28
    My feelings about this book are mixed. On one hand, it was good but on the other, I was hoping for something better.John Michael has never been a favorite of mine. I think he is a nice person but he just wasn't mature enough to be a BDB hero for me. He just doesn't hold a candle to Rhage, Wrath or V, he comes off more like a teenager or college student. The older brothers are always having to look after him and Quinn always has to fight with him,...
  • Anna
    2013-06-15
    "Some things are destined to be- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there"This story was gorgeous !! 5 stars !!! In Xhex's words John Matthew her Well-of-Soul as her people called it. Anna just calls that SOULMATES The truth was .... He was in love with her. Totally over-the-line, no-going-back, no-even-dead-would-he-part kind of shit John Matthew !! Swoon. Hard core swoon !!!Meet my John Matthew : My XhexShe's the epitome of BAD ASS T...
  • Exina
    2012-03-25
    He'd wanted to be owned. He'd wanted someone to say, You're mine. I loved the structure, the impressive encounter of past and present, and as the characters’ history repeats itself. Of course you already know from the previous books that John is the reincarnation of Darius, but there are stunning surprises in Lover Mine. ”I'm glad you and Xhex have found each other. It makes cosmic sense, it truly does.” JohnThere is no need to characteriz...
  • DarkHeart
    2009-11-06
    John and Xhex are officially my favorite couple and this is up there with my favorite books in the series (although on reflection Lover Avenged retains the top spot for the overall story). I must admit that I had a lot of expectations and a lot of theories going into this one - and while the expectations were more than met, very little of it went down quite the way I was expecting it to go. There were a lot of interesting developments - and while...
  • Kaila
    2017-07-08
    4.5/5 stars “The truth was...he was in love with her. Totally over-the-line, no-going-back, not-even-dead-would-he-part kind of shit.” Oh man!! Xhex and John are AMAZING!! They have been the most interesting characters in the last couple of books, and their story was everything that I could have hoped for and more! There were so many emotional and beautiful moments in this book!! As always, I am held completely captive by these books and I t...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    2010-04-13
    Why I read: BDB is my favorite series. Favorite quotes/moments from the four main players (and Lassiter :) John Matthew: The sob that breached his throat actually made a sound. Xhex: “John?” She said. As it was dark, he whistled a What? ”You are such a male of worth, you know that. You really are.” Qhuinn: …Qhuinn’s mouth dropped open. But not because he was shocked and not because he wanted in on the action. He simply couldn’t brea...