Lover at Last

I knew once I started it that I wouldn’t be able to put it down. So, it was my post-surgery reward. Book #11 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover at Last, by J.R. Ward.

I’m probably one of the last BDB fans to be reading it, but it was so worth the wait. I love both Blay and Qhuinn, and I was so excited to see how they got their HEA. Ms. Ward did not disappoint. In fact, I was beginning to wonder as I got closer to the end… Never fear.

There was a lot going on in this book – all 591 pages of it – besides the drama between Qhuinn (and Layla) and Blay (and Saxton). Trez got a lot of page time as did Xcor and Assail. In fact, I’m not sure how she kept track of the POV’s! Continue reading “Lover at Last”

Another Job?

While at work today, I stopped by the “big box” bookstore to pick-up my reserved copy of J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last. I was so excited – no way was I going home without my copy of Blay and Qhuinn.

I also picked up Jeaniene Frost’s new release, Twice Tempted. It took me a minute to find Twice Tempted (it wasn’t shelved with the new releases), but once I picked-up a copy, I headed to the front desk/ cashier stand (for lack of a better description). I figured tLover_at_Lasthat my reserved copy would be located behind the front counter. The woman working the front counter has waited on me before so we chatted, and I explained that when I was in the previous week, I had reserved a copy of Lover at Last (I explained that I knew it was released today, etc.). She checked behind the counter but was unable to locate my copy. She said that it could be located in Customer Service; maybe they hadn’t brought it to the front yet. She dialed the phone, but no one answered. She explained that they were very short-handed today. Given that, and the fact two other customers were now in line behind me, I told her not to worry, I saw a copy on the floor, I would go pick up one. Apparently she didn’t hear everything I said as she was concerned with trying to figure out where it would be located to assist me in finding it. I said again that it was no problem that I had located it, and I pointed to where Lover at Last was displayed.

Jokingly, she asked me if I wanted a job. She commented that I certainly knew the store well; I would be a good bookseller. (Maybe when I retire??) I chuckled and headed off to get my book.

When I returned with the copy, I got back in line (at the end of the line). The older couple in front of me motioned that I should go ahead of them, that I was there first. I asked if they were sure; they commented that they weren’t in any rush. The woman working the counter told them that they shouldn’t do that as I needed to stay longer so I could work. They needed my help in the store!!

While I was very flattered, I left promptly after paying for both of my books. The offer was almost tempting – how nice would it be for a book lover to work in a bookstore?? Well, other than the fact all the money in my pay check would go back into the store!

My only difficulty is now keeping myself from starting Lover at Last. Once I do, I won’t be able to put it down and nothing else will get done.

J.R. Ward Teaser

So, today J.R. Ward posted a snippet from Blay and Qhuinn’s book on her Facebook page. I totally cannot wait for this book to be released!!

Here is what she shared:

Blay leaned in, his upper lip peeling back from his fangs. “Just so we’re clear, your cousin is giving me what I need. All day long. Every day. You and me?” He motioned back and forth between them with the cigarette. “We work together. That’s it. So I want you to do us both a favor before you think I ‘need’ to know something. Ask yourself, ‘If I were flipping burgers at McDonald’s, would I be telling the f**king fry guy this?’ If the answer is no, then shut the hell up.”

From Lover at Last, pg. 43

*Squee* So excited!!