Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #11)

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #11)

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by J. R. Ward

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“The hottest collection of studs in romance” (New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight) returns as J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world—at last....

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has…  See more details below


“The hottest collection of studs in romance” (New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight) returns as J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world—at last....

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.

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Critics have called J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series "ferociously popular," "frighteningly addictive," "wickedly sexy," and "delicious, erotic, and thrilling." With Lover at Last, "the hottest collection of studs in romance" strut into view in a novel that finally united Blay and Qhuinn forever.

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Black Dagger Brotherhood Series , #11
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“J.R. Ward's unique band of brothers is to die for. I love this series!”—New York Times bestselling author bestseller Suzanne Brockmann
“Utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic....The Brotherhood is the hottest collection of studs in romance. I can’t wait for the next one!”—New York Times bestseller Angela Knight

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Lover at Last: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood 4.2 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 885 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to start off by saying how much i love this series. I was lucky that i didnt discover this series until book 7 was out because i dont think i would have been patient enough to have waited as long as we have to wait between each book to come out. I had been waiting for Qhuinn and Blays story and i wasnt disappointed. The only thing that bothered me was all the extra side stories, when we started the series it was really about the brothers and the war against the lessening society. It didnt bother me all to much when the bastards were introduced because it was something different then the usual killing of lessers, which were getting kind of old. But now i just feel theres to much going on, to many new characters getting introduced. Again, i love this series more than anything but i've got to admit that i was looking foward to an ending soon. As you read this book you'll know what i'm talking about, safe to say we got a couple more books coming in this series, and yes, i'll still be here to purchase every one that does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would appreciate as well as jr ward if you would not give her book a low rating because of nooks screw up it isnt her fault that you didnt get ur preordered book!!!!
funReader24 More than 1 year ago
Okay... I was up until 4 in the morning reading this and for me, it was well worth the cost! I love both Blay and Qhuinn, and literally had trouble breathing, waiting the last hour or so for this one to come out. I could go on all day about how politically and culturally relevant this book is now, but politics aside, I just adore this book. Now that I have had a few hours of sleep and able to digest the "Wow, Blay and Qhuinn, Blay and Qhuinn...finally!) I am starting to look back at some of the other aspects of the story. This feels like a set-up novel to me, not a wrap-up novel. It felt like besides a couple big action items early on, this really is a novel with lots of internal conflicts, rather than BDB vs. Lessers. The adventures that do take place are absolute nuts, but if you are looking for non-stop action, you might be disappointed. It seems like Ward is testing storylines to see where she can go next. The result is that we get to "see" first-hand, which sideline characters are strong enough to take the spotlight on the next one. I imagine, that as the fan base starts getting through this novel, the "campaigning" will begin for their next heroes. (not that JR doesn't already have figured out, having the chance to see the auditions as she was writing.) What I really like 1. Getting to see Blay and Qhuinn figure things out, not just with each other, but with themselves. 2. Trez coming out of the shadows (guess you know who my vote is for!) and 3. The sideline characters coming out to play. What I was not thrilled about This book was a little slow for a typical Ward book. I did not see more of the brotherhood, although I get it. And, finally, just some pet peeves. I did not see the Scribe Virgin when I thought she should be there, and for my silly pet peeve, there is a bunch of slang, which is typical of these novels, but annoying, none the less. For vampires living 1000 years, having these slang phrases spoken every sentence seems silly to me. Overall, I love this book, and yes, there are lots of emotional and political reasons wrapped up in it, rather than just the story, but there you have it. I am a huge fan of the series and will be breathlessly waiting for the next one to come out as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You're upset by Blay and Quhinn??? Were you upset by Z being used as a sex slave? Oh and you do know V is bisexual right??? There was another person on here who posted a homophobic slur who I'd like to address: Women, especially older women are more accepting of different SOs: Straight couples, two girls, even two men. That the two charecters here have a good backstory and are likable, helps. If you don't get this, then bounce. True JR WARD fans would never spout such haterade, true?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this story FOREVER! I have loved Quinn and Blay since they were first introduced into the series and knew they would eventually have their HEA. What I would have liked to have seen though was more of their storyline and less of the others. I also thought that a book that took so long to be published, and cost me $15.00 for a nook book, would have been perfection with the editing. That was not the case. Their were errors everywhere. All in all just a little disappointed. I wanted so much more.
Goddess More than 1 year ago
I just read the whole series back to back. Some of the books were better than others and I couldn't wait for Blay's and Qhuinn's story. I do agree with other reviewers. Too many other story lines which were boring, but the editing was so awful that I kept on reading the same sentences over and over again because they didn't make any sense. The editor of the book never took a class in grammar!  I found it very distracting. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL!!! The gay haters crack me up. Anyone who knows the series should have known this was gonna be about a gay couple, Blay and Qhuinn are guys after all and this book was about them. Also, this book was no more graffic than the others, gay sex doesn't make it more graffic. This was a great story, although I agree with the fact that there was a little too many side plots going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would have been a better Novella. I don't think I got enough story for my money. I love this series and especially this couple. The main couple's plot was lacking. There were WAY too many sides stories and after awhile I just skipped them, because I really didn't care. I am really disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im glad the boys finally got together but I felt like I'd developed ADHD reading this book. Very choppy. I agree with a previous reviewer that this is a set up novel. I'm looking forward to Trez's story... I dont particularly care about the rest of the side stories introduced. I also look forward to a book with no typos.
Charmed47 More than 1 year ago
I have now finished the book. (takes deep breath). I have so much to say about it and dont really know where to start. I am sorely disappointed yet again, and more so than any other book. The way JR Ward promoted this book should be illegal. She made it sound like the next best thing since bread. I on the other hand feel it was overkill. The book 84 pages in had already at least 4 plots beginning. I know that over the years you have to put a new plot in place in order to have the hipe for the next one to start. However this book was nothing but a book of plots, and only a couple were worth much thought. I think she has gotten greedy in trying to map out her way for the next 6 or more books. I wish she would go back to her roots with a main character and their story, with a few updates on the other characters and then leading up to who might be the next lucky guy/girl. I always thought of her as very witty with some of her comments and writing skills, but this was like another lanquage at times to the point that all I could do was roll my eyes. The title Lover at Last, PAH it wasnt a Blay and Quinn story but a book on how to make 6 more books. Sorry but that is my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I was reading four different books....too many side stories, not enough focus on the two people the story was supposed to be about....after paying 15 bucks for this book and waiting a year I find myself very disappointed. Skimmed quite a bit just to get on with it...this will be my last BDB book, this serie sha srun it scourse. Goodbye Ms. Ward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt that the plot was too busy, there was too much going on and I wished Quinn and Blay could have gotten more attn. While I will most probably get her next book, if her books remain unfocussed with too many conflicting stories i'm probably going to give up soon. Hopefully she reads our reviews and considers them for next time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blay and Qhuinn...long awaited and so worth it! Absolutely loved this story. The long journey to finally get to where they needed to be. Also enough cliffhangers to leave you excited for the next book in the series. Also a few new players to keep things fresh and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally!!! I have been waiting ages for Blay and Qhuinn to get together!! I was a little annoyed at the multiple parts that had nothing to do with them, but over all loved the book!! Stayed up all night to read it in a little under six hours :) definitely excited to read it again and again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love JR Ward and I was looking forward to reading this one but I have to say I was disappointed.  I wish she wrote more about Quinn and Blay. The book was all over the place and had characters  that I could careless about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J.R. Ward is nothing short of amazing! I have loved Blay and Qhuinn since they were first introduced and she did not disappoint! I was worried that she might downplay the sex scenes being that it's m/m, but those scenes were hot as hell! Thank you Ms. Ward for having the guts to put it all out there. I liked the side stories but at times it went on a little long and I was anxious to get back to Qhuinn and Blay. I was surprised we didn't see more of John Matthew and in the future would love some side stories that include more of the brothers we all know and love. Excellent!
Apacheyow More than 1 year ago
In 600+ pages of a book that was suppose to be a HEA about Quinn and Blay I personally feel this novel was a BIG LET DOWN. The Reader has to fight through 15 POV of characters that Ward's Long Time fans like myself found pointless and confusing. If you are new to the series or not into M/M romance then I would suggest reading this novel (definitely read the series -- the other books are great)...but those of us who thought we would see the final explosive bromance of two characters who are loved by many -- well QHUAY love is NOT to be found anywhere in this at your own disappointment....just my personal opinion....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a die hard fan of J.R. Wards for years. In fact The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is my all time favorite series and it's the only series that I have read multiple times. This is the author and series that jump started my love addiction of reading all things paranormal and edgy. With that being said, I am devastatingly disappointed in the last installment "Lover at Last" So much so, that I am writing my very first review. This after the fact that I preordered the book and waited on baited breath, counted down the days and re-read the series until it was released. All for an extreme let down. It took me a pain stacking week to get through it, when normally I deprive myself of food, water and sleep until I've read every last word! And here I am several months later still stewing over it! I loath it so much that I considering not reading her next release. Which all know I will however 3 strikes and she's out! As I was semi disapointed in Lover Unleashed I had my expectations set hi for Lover at last! I am a sucker for love stories regardless of gender however the creativity was lacking. The rich detail and story line was weak and the ending was rushed and far fetched. Not a happy camper!
jcaitlin221 More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble needs to remove all the 1 star ratings that were given strictly for homosexual content. All of those "reviewers" ( and I use the tern loosely ) fail at being human beings. If you can't appreciate a great love story because the people involved happen to be of the same sex, well you're just not right. Anyways, on to my actual book review!l I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! It reminds me of  Laurel K Hamilton's Anita Blake series before all the metaphysical sex scenes took over. Lots of true love, great sex, emotional angst, fighting & vampires! I just found this series about a month ago and have already worked my way through all the books. I'll be waiting patiently for the next one!! Awesome book, awesome series, and super awesome author!! If I could give this 100 stars I would!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agree w alot of the others. Way too much going on, miss the original characters and found myself skipping pages which I have never done before with Ward BDB books. And while I knew it was about two men, it left me missing the usual yummy sex scenes between a man and woman. I doubt I will continue reading the series. I miss the Brothers!
StephPagz More than 1 year ago
Good book, but I feel like I was left hanging with Sola and Assail. And who was the Lesser that "poofed" away? What about Qhinn's brother? There were too many loose ends for all the plotlines that were introduced into this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know you are reading an amazing book when you have to stop yourself throughout it just to savour it. I could not have loved Blay and Qhuinn's love story more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I am gay friendly, so that aspect of this doesn't bother me at all. The book just rambles over chapter after chapter, sort of like she wrote it as a jumble of ideas and did not edit. This series was so good, but it has done a poop spiral since V's book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! It has its ups and downs but over all is a GREAT read! I have read all the books in this series and have grown to love all the characters and cant wait for the next book in this series :) I do how ever HATE the fact people give 1 star because they can not down load their books or the free preview is only 4 pages long. Really....what does any of that have to do with reviewing a book? Call your e reader hot line and stop writing your non sence on here! All you are doing is giving low stars and making people possibly pass up a good read because of it! This is a book review page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all the other "Brotherhood" books the main story line was always very clearly about one specific brother. This one...not at all. I got the impression that Ms Ward wanted to introduce at least 3 new story lines and so this book very clearly was not about the two characters we have all grown to love and root for. One thing I especially abhorred about this book is the fact that Quinn - one of the strongest characters before now, had, by the end of the book, turned into one of the weakest, at least to me. My second strongest objection was the ongoing misunderstandings to drag this story out that should have been cleared up pretty quickly because they were also weak to begin with. Ms Ward is SUCH a talented writer, this book was way beneath her potential. Clearly there are those who would give ANY book she wrote five stars whether deserved or not. When they give a high rating where it isn't truly deserved, as this book is, then it helps no one including Ms Ward.