Yes, I’m one of the lucky few to have been gifted with an ARC of JR Ward’s Lover Awakened.

(And no, it’s not for sale. It was personally signed to me. It’s a precious gift and it’s mine forever. It goes on my keeper shelf. It’s not going on Ebay. So don’t ask *g*)

It’s going to be very difficult to write a review of this book because JR spills so many secrets in this one. Secrets I’m not going to divulge. I can say that once I started I couldn’t put it down. I held my breath. I cursed. I wept. I broke out in a cold sweat. My heart palpitated. I drooled. I searched out my husband for relief *g*. And then my heart tore in two. For so many reasons that I can’t say.

What I can say is that when I began the journey of the Black Dagger Brotherhood with Dark Lover, I had no idea what I was getting into, or how much I would enjoy the journey. When my friend Angie told me to read that first book…okay forced me to read that first book *g*….I hesitated. I didn’t have time to read. But I eventually caved. And oh, am I glad I did. Wrath was amazing. A story like I had never read before. I was hooked. I emailed JR like a gushing fangirl, begging for Rhage’s story. I whined, I begged, I cried like a whiney baby. hehehe. She took pity on me and gave me Lover Eternal, Rhage’s story.

Rhage was everything I could have hoped for and more. He and Mary took me on a journey of hope and redemption and it was oh so sweet.

But then she gave me a glimpse of Z and Bella. Oh, such heartache. I had to know.

So she gave me Lover Awakened.

And she gave me hope. And love. And joy. And she broke my heart. And there’s so much more.

But now I’ll have to wait for Butch’s story.

I think she’s trying to kill me *g*

For those impatiently waiting Lover Awakened, all I can say is that it will be well worth the wait. It is an incredible book. One that you won’t forget weeks after you’ve read it. This one will stay with me for a long, long time.

J R, you are amazing. I’m in awe of your talent.

Can I have Butch now? *g*