26 Responses to “Lover Revealed by JR Ward”

  1. Willa February 28, 2007 at 7:45 AM #

    Managed to get a copy this past weekend. :cheer: Agree with your ‘overall’ comments ~ that whatever doesn’t work for you, and yes, there were a couple of things for me ~ one which Janine pointed out in her review, the book as a whole does.

    Can’t wait for V’s story.

  2. Crystal B. February 28, 2007 at 9:01 AM #

    Great review. I like how you state what you didn’t like and what you did.
    After reading your review, I want to read this book even more.

  3. Joy February 28, 2007 at 10:25 AM #

    I love this series!! Some of the slang takes me out a bit but I love it still. I am jealous of those with ARCs because I feel like I have been waiting forever!! :cry:

    This series is one of my keepers.

  4. ErinW February 28, 2007 at 10:42 AM #

    Dammit. I wanna read a JR book… so I’m commenting! :giggle:

    And I have to use this smiley… is that an $800 dog, Angie?? lolol :doglick:

  5. jepad February 28, 2007 at 10:58 AM #

    Wonderful review. Someone used outtie again? Noooo! Someone said that in Dark Lover and I remember an image of blond flaky valley girls leaping into my head. Maybe it’s because we’ve both seen Clueless.

    Glad to hear that aside from a little uniformity in language you loved the book. Can’t wait.

  6. Jana J. Hanson February 28, 2007 at 11:17 AM #

    Great review, Angie! Sounds like we both ignore what may grate on our nerves with other authors because JR Ward can tell a story.

    I cannot wait for next week (and my Borders Rewards coupons)!!

  7. Nics February 28, 2007 at 11:23 AM #

    I sooooo cant wait to read this book!!!! I’m a very big fan of JR Ward’s Brotherhood series, and after reading your review, Bam’s and Janine’s review, I’m really, really excited to get ahold of this book and read it!

    By the way, would going down on both knees and begging until your ears fall out make you give me an ARC of this book? just kidding! Thanks for the review, Angie! :bat:

  8. Amy S. February 28, 2007 at 11:34 AM #

    Great review!!!! I can’t wait to read Lover Revealed. Love the series!

  9. FerfeLaBat February 28, 2007 at 11:52 AM #

    I can’t get the fangrrl online gangbang of a few months ago out of my head. For the first time ever I was so creeped by a clan that I honestly don’t believe I can bring myself to read this book even though I loved the previous ones.

  10. Annmarie February 28, 2007 at 3:58 PM #

    I loved this book. In my review, I declared I would give up chocolate for JR. And I would.

  11. MaryM February 28, 2007 at 4:01 PM #

    You know, I usually try not to read reviews of a book I am going to read too because I’m afraid it will color my perception and I’ll only see the flaws that were mentionned by the reviewers. But THIS book? I went LOOKING for the reviews. I’ve been searching, digging, tracking down every parcel of info I could find on the internet. I knew it would be good anyway. JR’s writing is so detailed, intricate and original that she can won over even the worst sceptics. She did it twice for me, with DL and LE and after that, I was completely hooked.

    When LA came out I almost went mad because it took three weeks before any of the bookstores in town had it available. How crappy is that? And then I let the book sit on my shelf for several days because I knew after I read it it would be months before I got another one. I finally caved in after a week and a half and devoured it in a single sitting – from 7 PM to 5 AM. And ever since I feel I’ve been walking in circles like a caged tiger, waiting for LR. When I found your site two days ago and realized you would post a review today, I added it to my Favorites and wrote it down in my agenda. That’s what these books do to me. So all I can say is THANK YOU a thousand times for giving an addict a little fix, and for confirming that Butch is as wonderful as I hoped for.

  12. misty February 28, 2007 at 5:45 PM #

    I am trying to hold off reading this book until my vacation – darn you are making this harder than it was already! :cry:

  13. cathy MacDonald February 28, 2007 at 7:53 PM #

    Thanks for the review. This series is an auto buy for me, and I will be waiting in line next week to buy it.

  14. Angelle Trieste February 28, 2007 at 9:26 PM #

    I already ordered a copy and it’s on its way home. :) Amazon just mailed it. I don’t know about Butch, but I like the series. But I agree with you that many characters sound very similar.

  15. Kat February 28, 2007 at 11:36 PM #

    Whenever I hear the phrase “I’m outtie”, I think of bellybuttons! *lol* I’m salivating for this book. I wish I’d had the foresight to beg for an ARC. I have, however, learned my lesson and will gladly beg for a prize!

  16. Michelle February 28, 2007 at 11:59 PM #

    When I saw the cover on your Reading Now list I was intrigued but not sure. Now I’m wondering if I should give this series a try. What’s the name of the first book? Do they stand alone if I were to read this one first or would I be better to go back and start at the beginning?

  17. Richelle Mead March 1, 2007 at 12:02 AM #

    So funny…this series never jumped out at me before, and now, the more reivews I keep reading…well, I’m starting to feel the pull…

  18. Angie March 1, 2007 at 12:02 AM #

    Dark Lover is the first book, and I really am the wrong person to ask about reading in order, because I have OCD about series. They must be read in order. But I do think these books build on each other, so I feel fairly reasonable in saying you should read them in order. Go, buy, enjoy :D

  19. Marg March 1, 2007 at 6:39 AM #

    I am so looking forward to reading this book!! I hope it doesn’t take forever to get to me! And I know a friend of mine is lining up to borrow mine as soon as I finish it!

  20. maria March 1, 2007 at 4:25 PM #

    :fire:

    yeah i LURVE this series….HOW DO PPL GET ON THE ARC LIST DAMMIT?? i needs to be on there…guess maybe i shoudl write a few book reviews huh?? this series hooked me from day 1 alotho i agree that the slang gets a bit tiresome and i am sorely disappointed w/ the brotherhood’s taste in music…but that’s just personal preference…..throw some Depeche Mode in there for gawd’s sakes!!!

  21. Angie March 2, 2007 at 1:55 PM #

    I’m sorry! I forgot to post the winner yesterday, though one was chosen. Richelle is going to get a copy of Dark Lover from Amazon. Welcome to the world of the Brotherhood, Richelle!

    I also sent a copy to Erin, she commented and it was her birthday, so there were two winners :)

    Neither of them have read JR yet, we’ll convert them! One reader at a time, right?

  22. ErinW March 3, 2007 at 6:01 PM #

    Thanks, Angie! I’m looking forward to being converted! ;)

  23. bam March 4, 2007 at 4:42 PM #

    I could use another editor. Between you and Sasha, I could be whipped out of my wordiness. :)

  24. Stephanie March 16, 2007 at 2:15 AM #

    In Clueless they say “I’m Audi” not “I’m outtie.” I just thought I would point that out even though it means the same thing.

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