When Payne, twin sister of Vishous, suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
This was more than just being alive.
This was to live.
Lover Unleashed is the only book in the series I read only twice. Sadly now, for the second read, I was even more bored than I was for the first time.
Jane and Vishous’s storyline captivated me again: witnessing their struggles after their ‘happily ever after’, and seeing them finally finding some peace by the help and the unfaltering friendship of Butch.
Qhuinn and Blay’s story goes on, and it’s heartbreaking: the tension between them, their sadness, and their resignation are saddening.
In Payne and Manny’s story there is not enough potential that would be enough for a 500-page-long book. I was bored by Payne’s colorless personality. As she spent almost her whole life “under her mother’s care”, there is no long backstory for her.
Manny is just an average human. Okay, he is a brilliant surgeon, with the body of John Cena, but still. His continuous headaches and continuous hard-ons are annoying. Constant erection, and “sex as a medicine” don’t equal sizzling chemistry.
Jose de la Cruz and Veck DelVecchio’s storyline is utterly unnecessary, and it obviously appears just because of the Fallen Angels spin-off.
Though I was bored by Xcor, his old-fashioned ways, and old-fashioned buddies, his nobleness surprised me.
All in all. The sidelines of Vishous-Butch-Jane, and Qhuinn and Blay are captivating, and essential regarding the series. But the other storylines, including the main one, left me uninterested.
Vishous-Butch-Jane: 5 stars
Qhuinn and Blay: 5 stars
Payne and Manny: 1 stars
Other secondary storylines: 2 stars
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