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This was not my favorite BDB book. I was looking forward to Manny and Payne's story because I really like his character and she seemed interesting. What we got was not what was expected and not in a good way. Let me start:
1- Too many storylines once again leave the main characters on the sidelines. I know Ward has her vision of where she wants the series to go and there are reasons for her many many many asides, but there seems to be a serious lack of organizations which affects the flow of the story. Some people may not be bothered by this, but knowing how well she can write, it dissapointed me as a reader.
2- Manny and Payne - I still love Manny. The intriguing parentage was a good fit. Payne on the other hand seems to be a slightly festier version of a Chosen, and that was very dissapointing. I am not a fan of the Chosen shellans. They seem to get on my nerves every time. Do they have to be such whiny people? Is this truly what the ideal vampire female is supposed to be? Honestly, I am not impressed. Stepford wives seem to have more of a personality.
3- V, Butch and Jane - I have absolutely no problems with a M/M relationship. Two people love each other, end of story. BDSM is also not an issue. To each his own. However, I have a very big problem with betraying spouses or in this case shellans. Emotional betrayal is just as bad as physical (and the scene with V and Butch came close to that too). If V was not ready to let go of Butch, he should not have married Jane. As much as I hate Marissa's character, the whole situation underminded her mating as well. In fact, at this point I am thinking the series might have benefitted from a V-Butch pair-up, a Manny-Jane pair-up, a non-existence of Payne (who is turning out to be a supperfluous character anyway) and maybe a Tor-Marissa pair-up if we needed to hear from that woman at all. This was probably my biggest issue. I don't really care if V solved his emotional constipation or not at this point. The fact that he could walk away from Jane no matter for how long, was unacceptable to me. I know many people don't like her or the fact that she became a ghost, but that is besides the point. A hellren should never betray a true shellan. If they don't want to be married, Ward should just let them stay single.
4- Blay and Qhuinn - I love Blay. Qhuinn is improving but only slightly. The fact is that I am getting tired of his emotional constipation as well. Blay needs to move on and find a mate who will truly fit him. I am not sure that Saxton is the best choice, but I am glad that they are at least taking care of each other for the moment.
5- Layla - The woman needs to dissapear. At this point I think all the Chosen should dissapear anyway. Every time they come out in the novels they annoy me to no end and ruin the plot.
I have followed this series from the beginning. I loved the first few books. Once Butch's book came out, it all started to go downhill (Butch is great, Marissa not so much). I know many will disagree and that is ok, but the fact is that I think this series will no longer be an auto-buy for me. I may need to borrow it and read them from someone else before I decide to invest in a story that, while entertaining is simply not as gripping as it used to be. Too much drama, too convoluted, too much going on, too many side stories left hanging, too many main stories not developed fully, and the nail on the coffin: we can't even rely on mating bonds to be respected.
Lover Unleashed was good, but ultimately feels kind of open-ended and, other than a few moments between V and Butch, doesn't really leave a lasting impression.
**I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.**
With all that said, I don't want to sound discouraging. I would say that you go ahead, read the book and draw your own conclusions. Each person is different, has different expectations and perspectives. I still think this is a must read on the books of this series.