John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
He’d wanted to be owned.
He’d wanted someone to say, You’re mine.
I loved the structure, the impressive encounter of past and present, and as the characters’ history repeats itself. Of course you already know from the previous books that John is the reincarnation of Darius, but there are stunning surprises in Lover Mine.
”I’m glad you and Xhex have found each other. It makes cosmic sense, it truly does.”
There is no need to characterize John as Ward does the job perfectly. As a reader, you have the privilege to know who he was in his previous life, and though nobody around him has no clue about it, they all feel he is special.
“You’re one in a million, John Matthew.”
I always liked her, her strength and toughness. Here in this book, it was wonderful and also heartbreaking to see a softer and more vulnerable side of her personality.
“I’ve just been too wrapped up in my own drama to be able to accept what’s been in front of me the whole time.”
Lash: it’s an interesting question whether he ever comes back, as he is not completely dead, and whether he could be powerful again.
Blay and Qhuinn’s storyline is captivating. I enjoyed the incredible tension between them, the push and pull moments, Qhuinn’s ambiguous emotions and suffering.
My heart still aches for Thor, and I’m relieved that John finally understands his loss as a man, not only as a son.
Two storylines distracted me: one of them is Layla’s, the other one is Murdher’s with Gregg and Holly. Both were boring and unnecessary.
Not a surprise that Payne’s book is perfectly prepared. I really admire Ward’s talent to keep up the continuity throughout the series.
See my favorite quotes on my Tumblr page,
Daily Quotes by Exina.