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Thursday, June 15, 2006 The TBR Challenge: Lover Eternal by JR Ward

I'm pretty adventurous, imo, but since I've started writing, my reading time has become precious, precious minutes. For that reason, I no longer jump daringly into a book who's title tickled my fancy or because the cover model was HAWT. I used to walk into a bookstore and come out with at least three books, now I rarely buy, because I know they'll sit, languishing on my bookshelf.

So, I started listening to my friend's chatter. They talk books, alot. I'm supremely jealous of the time they have to read, but that just makes me listen harder. They take the risks, try the books I might have, once upon a time, and I tend to hear a general opinion. Of course, we all don't have the same tastes, but in general, if they're gushing and gushing for days, it means I need to pick it up.

This was the case with JR Ward's Dark Lover. I was months late, but I read it, in all my skepticalism about vampires (I hadn't really read a series of vampires I'd fallen in love with yet), and realized it WAS good.

So when I learned Lover Eternal was out, I picked it up. Sure, that was months ago. It's sat on my bookshelf still in the Waldenbooks bag. Then Angie announced her TBR challenge this month was to read something recommended--so I did. And boy am I glad that I did. So, here goes....

Title: Lover Eternal

Author: JD Ward

Year published: 2006

Why did you get this book? Cuz Jaci Burton and Angie and Shan said I HAD to

Do you like the cover? Yes. Fits with the first, designates part of a series well, and is sensual without being too in your face.

Did you enjoy the book? Very much

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? I'd read Dark Lover and you KNOW I'm itching for the next book. In fact, I hereby hate Angie b/c she has an Arc of Lover Awakened, which she keeps teasing everyone about. In fact, I planned to state in my review that I couldn't even finish the book for that reason--in the end of Lover Eternal, there's a snippet of Lover Awakened. I did NOT read it. The suspense would kill me.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? It's a keeper.

Anything else? I think everyone has already caught on to JR's amazing Black Dagger Brotherhood. If you haven't, you owe it to yourself to experience the power of her storytelling.

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