Lover At Last: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
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“The hottest collection of studs in romance” (New York Times bestseller Angela Knight) returns as #1 New York Times bestselling author 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 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 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 finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.
you say that?” Luchas cleared his throat. “How in the name of the Virgin Scribe can you say that?” Qhuinn exhaled hard. “You want the bottom line? Well, I’ll give you it. You were the favorite. I was the curse—we were on opposite ends of the scale in that household. But neither one of us had a chance. You were no more free than I was. You had no choice about your future—it was predetermined at birth, and in a way, my eyes? They were my get-out-of-jail, because it meant he didn’t care about me.
She purred like a cat at that, and then proceeded to recite her number, which he didn’t bother to memorize. The sad truth about women like her was that they were a dime a dozen: In this city of several million, there had to be a couple hundred thousand twenty-somethings with tight asses and loose legs who were looking for a good time. In fact, they were all just variations of the same person, which was why he needed to keep them fresh. With so much in common, a revolving door of new supply was
somebody died.” His father tilted his mother’s chin up and smiled into her face. “Right?” “I’m just so glad it’s out and everyone’s together,” his mother said. The male recoiled as if any other outcome was unfathomable to him. “Our family is strong—don’t you know this, my love? But more to the point, this is no challenge. This is no tragedy.” God, his parents were the best. “Come here.” His dad beckoned. “Blay, come over here.” Blay got up and went across. As his parents wrapped their arms
at his best friend Blay’s house had done him good, a break from the complete lack of air in this house. Unfortunately, the burn on reentry was so bad, the cost-benefit of leaving was nearly equal. Okay, this was ridiculous. He couldn’t keep standing here like an inanimate object. Turning to the side wall, he leaned into the full-length antique mirror that was placed right by the door. So thoughtful. So in keeping with the aristocracy’s need to look good. This way, visitors could check their
lord, is that I’m not looking for a three-peat. So I think we’re safe from now on.” There was a lot of grumbling in agreement. “Can I get him to the clinic now?” Doc Jane cut in. Wrath smiled, his fangs flashing in the moonlight. “You do that.” Thank God…he was so done with tonight. “Where is Layla?” the doctor asked as they stepped into the warmth of the library. “I think you need to feed.” Fuck. As the mother hens in black leather behind him started clucking in support of that idea,