- File Size: 928 KB
- Print Length: 496 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (October 7, 2008)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2008
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001HQHCBQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella's Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella Kindle Edition
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In Father Mine, the focus is on the continued struggle Zsadist has in terms of his past. A past that is as horrific as they come, where he had been taken as a blood slave, kidnapped at a tender age, and all sorts of atrocities subjected to him by the female that had kept him captive.
Zsadist comes with a wealth of pain in his heart, a soul that had numbed down in order to protect himself, an anger that had been destructive in its force and zeal that had simmered down upon mating with Bella. Even that had not been the easy journey that most romance stories would have made out of it. No. Zsadist had to work for every inch of peace he carved for himself, and the pregnancy along the way had just been another curveball that life had thrown his way.
It is in Father Mine that Zsadist’s past once again rears its ugly head in the form of nightmares that are all too realistic for him. Even though Bella knows that Zsadist’s inability to connect with their precious daughter Nalla comes from elements of his past, she has no idea of the depth of the horror that still has the ability to lock him down and get the best of him.
I believe that Father Mine and its conclusion was a much needed one in terms of Zsadist and Bella’s relationship. JR Ward’s love for Zsadist’s character shines through whenever she writes about him. Not that she doesn’t give it her all when it comes to other characters. But there is something special about the way she takes care of Zsadist, which is perhaps one of the reasons why a large percentage of readers fall, and fall hard for Zsadist and remain Zsadist loyalists throughout the series.
Bella’s insecurities as a woman who has given birth, whose physical and mental health had been subjected to a whole lot of ordeal in the process is also taken into context. The way Zsadist erased every single one of her doubts was just the icing on the cake when it came to this novella.
Loved, loved, loved this novella. An excellent installment in terms of Bella and Zsadist’s story to give their story the ultimate conclusion. Because just like real life doesn’t serve you with a happily ever after on silver platter, this made their love, pain, and struggles all the more believable and their happily ever after that much more worth it.
Recommended for fans of Zsadist!
Final Verdict: Sheer perfection is Father Mine in every single sense. Nothing more, nothing less.
Rating = 5/5
Reviewed by: MBR
By: J. R. Ward
I am a FREAKING ADDICT when it comes to the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I have read every book. I’ve just discovered the shorter Novellas, like this one, FATHER MINE, that were probably portions of bigger books that were cut to make the actual novels not-quite-so-long.
Got to tell you: Not usually a fan of novellas. BUT, Ms. Ward’s novellas are perfectly wrapped up little gifts with bows. Beginnings, ends…perfect.
This one, Father Mine, is about the Black Dagger Brother Zsadist or “Z” and his Shellan (mate), Bella. It centers around the birth of their daughter, Nalla, and the emotional upheaval her birth creates is Z’s mind. Basically, Z experiences the post-partum depression that mothers usually do. He worries. Is he a good enough man to be a father? Will he hurt his daughter? Will she be ashamed of who he is? Typical worries but not a typical guy. Z is macho personified with a teddy bear heart.
It’s actually a very good short story. I loved it. PREFER the bigger better real novels. But, for a quickie this was kind of satisfying.
As Lover Unbound had so many POVs, this could have been added. It's not as if this book tied up loose ends. The original book didn't reveal that there were loose ends. It really leaves you with more unanswered questions which is not necessary a bad thing in a series of books. I guess books could be written about any of the other characters. We know another has been written about Wrath. The Black Dagger Brotherhood could be unending and unnecessary. Not that the books would get better.
If you're satisfied with the original end of Zsadist and Bella's story, don't read this one. It's not listed with the other books in the series even though it's a novella. Save your money and your time.