Tuesday, May 12, 2015

THE SHADOWS by J.R. Ward

Book Name: The Shadows

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13

Author's Name: J.R. Ward

Genre: M/F- Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: Trez and Selena and everyone else


Release Date: March 31, 2015

Book Provided by: verified purchase- Amazon

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Blurb: Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on... except for his brother, iAm.
iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around... but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.
Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice.


LT's Review: 
I was really looking forward to Trez and Serena's story. Then when I heard the book was called The Shadows, I was excited to get the twins backstory and two HEA. For me the book was so sad. I really love, LOVE, and although Trez and Serena did love each other it didn't end the way I wanted it to. Then I also feel iAm's story was rushed and I figured it out as soon as I meet his HEA that they would end up together. But sadly this story left me unhappy at the end and I'm hoping for it to be fixed in the near future.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Wendy's Review: I don't know what to start with, I am so disappointed with this book that words just can't describe it. I wanted so much more, more of the Brothers, more of life & love for Trez and Serena and most of all more storytelling like in the first five books. What I wanted less of, the overload of too many storylines at once. The minute I read about the maid helping iAm it was clear who she was. The ending felt too rushed for me, and yes it was sad, but it did nothing for me. 
Rating: 3.5 Stars

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