Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #11)

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #11)

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by J. R. Ward

“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…  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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J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South with her family.

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Lover at Last: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood 4.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 703 reviews.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the black dagger brotherhood books. However the last few have been disappointing. I first noticed with Payne's book that with each book less and less time was spent with the main couple of the story. While I do enjoy hearing about the brother's and getting updates and the larger story thread adds to the current relationship, it should only be about 25-40% of a story and the new developing romance 60-75%. However with this book I felt only about 30% was devoted to Qhuinn and Blay and the rest was on other storylines, including a new story line about some girl with an S name (I skipped these sections) and Assail who isn't even a brother. I am so frustrated about this introducing and spending lots of time on a story line that may be developed a few books down the line or not at all. I think it was John Matthew's book that Ward originally did this to a large degree with the side romance of the paranormal investigators. It didn't add to the story and was just an annoying thing to skip. I found myself skipping all storylines except for Qhuinn, Blay, Layla, Xcor and Saxton. Layla is an important part of this storyline with Qhuinn and Saxton to Blay. Layla is also one of my favorite characters since she has been in all the books since book 2 and so I wanted to follow her development with Xcor. I skipped a good 1/2 of the book and didn't seem to have missed anything important. It's frustrating. I think I would have skipped less if there were less side stories, but I didn't want to have to get through 4 different side stories between every scene about the main characters. All the issues above don't even address that there seemed to be little character development between Qhuinn and Blay. It just seemed to be misunderstandings, argument, hot and heavy hard sex scene, then another misunderstanding and around we go. When they finally reconciled it seemed to fast a turn around after all go around and go around. I just didn't believe it. The scene that felt the most "real" of the whole book was the scene at the end with Layla and Xcor in the car. They aren't even the main characters. I'm hoping that the next book is with Layla and that Ward gets back to her original style of the black dagger brotherhood where the focus is on the couple featured on the cover. Then perhaps there will be less feeling of disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been with this series' since it started LOVED them.. This book had to many extra people in it. She is getting ready for more books. There wasn't the same feel of the brotherhood in this . Sorry not her best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me 1st start off by saying, I'm a huge fan...but this book was one of my least favorites. I love the john, blay, and, quinn characters. I found myself wanting them to find happiness...and well they why do I feel let down? For one, what made me fall in love with these books are the brothers and ms ward is in my opinion; moving away from the characters that drew me in. And to be frank, the graphic male on male love scenes were out of place and poorly done.. Ms ward built the characters of the men of BDG in a way that makes me want to read about them living, loving, and fighting for the survival of their race all the time. I don't know about you, but I for one don't want to read about psychopaths, pimp/ drug dealers "finding love" and will not buy another book if ( and it seems highly likely) she continues down this path. This book had too many side stories and didn't truly focus on anything. It left so many open and uninteresting plots, that I skipped over them to read about quinn and blay....and even though their love tugged at my heart..the "quickness" of quinns comfort with accepting himself and his almost submissive mindset, had me backtracking over certain parts of the book to make sure he NOT blay was talking. I hope ms ward finds her way back to the main characters of BDG..I just adore them, especially Vishous and Zsadist. It's still unanswered questions about paynes hubby..paynes and vishous relationship...johns flashbacks...the angels story and history with the brotherhood..etc. Even with all my opinions, I would still recommend this book. Even with all its faults...this still is a BDG book afterall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blay and Qhuinn were always meant to have their very own HEA, and this book lived up to all of my expectations... This book fit perfectly in the series and reminded me why I love Ward, the Brothers and this amazing world in Caldwell! I've loved Blay and Q since I met them as pretrans, and all of their ups and downs made me adore them even more, both individually and as a couple... Their friendship, while damaged at times, remains one of the most consistent and authentic things throughout the series because it wasn't perfect, fabricated or contrived; they had to work at it constantly, often failing and having to start over to get to a place of friendship, peace and love... Their relationship reminds me that "love is love" and that love should never be condemned or degraded because it is not "traditional" and I applaude J. R. Ward for telling the story, not only because it was right for the characters but because it is just right... Q and Blay have caused me to cry, laugh out loud, shake my head in frustration, made my heart break and had me smiling my ass off on a fairly regular basis since I met them in Lover Awakened, and I love that I finally got to read their story, making me love them even more! :) I can't wait for the next book in the BDB series to once again catch up with my favorite group of vampires, their shellans, and a great cast of supporting characters in and out of the Brotherhood's mansion... :)