Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood # 4)

Dhestroyer, Descended of Wrath, Son of Wrath (aka Butch)
The brother that always makes me laugh...

Review: Lover Revealed
Publish Date: March 6, 2007
Publisher: Onyx
Genre: Romance, Fantasy

The Story: (J.R. Ward) In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now, an ally of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will face the challenge of his life and the evil of the ages.

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard living, ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world- to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He's got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. If he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers...

Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, found by a miracle, the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him...

My Review:  We met Butch in Dark Lover.  He's a smartass cop with the guts and intelligence to stand up to the Brotherhood for his friend Beth.... or maybe he just has a serious death wish.  It was at this time of serious courage/stupidity that he met Marissa.

Marissa is the beauty of the vampire race.  She is fascinated by Butch, even though he's human.  A relationship between the two is quite difficult to make a reality, especially when Butch is abducted by Lessers and tortured within an inch of his life...

Butch is a fascinating character from the time I read about him in Dark Lover.  He's tough, smart, a little wicked, and quite the cut-up.  From making potato launchers, to getting drunk with his boys V and Rhage, he's usually got a smart ass remark to share with everyone.  It was quite a surprise to see how things turned out for him and Marissa, but I was certainly happy with their "happily ever after."

Quote: [Butch and Vishous while Butch was in the hospital- he was up too soon and ended up on the floor in the bathroom]
V- "Don't worry, I'm covered. So, I guess you're back, true?"
Butch-"And ready to rock and roll."
Butch- "For sure.  I'm thinking about a future in contracting.  Wanted to see how this bathroom was put together.  Excellent tile work. You should check it."
V- "How about I carry you back to bed?"
Butch- "I want to look at the sink pipes next."
(Lover Revealed pages 84-85)

Have you read Lover Revealed? Is the smart-talking Butch your favorite?Be sure to leave comments below!
My Rating:

*Part 4 of "Forbidden Unleashed."  Each day we will feature a book from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  On March 29, 2011, you can enter a chance to win J.R. Ward's newest book in the series Lover Unleashed.


Alexa said...

Lol gotta love the dynamic between Butch and V.

Unknown said...

Alexa, I totally agree!!!!

Kim said...

Butch is actually my least favorite character. I'm not really sure why. He has grown on me though. Great review!