Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world—to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He's got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. If he can't have Marissa, then at least he can fight side by side with th...

Details Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)

TitleLover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)
Release DateMar 6th, 2007
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires

Reviews Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)

  • Jennifer
    This was the 4th book in The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the story focused on Butch and Marissa. I think it could be subtitled I Know Why the Caged Pet Sings - primarily because Butch has pampered pet syndrome and Marissa has sort of the same thing going on with her sudden ejection from the glymera. Here is my shortened version of the book:Butch: “My name is Butch and I feel like a cheap whore wearing clothes I didn’t buy and not paying rent...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    4.5 Butch The Dhestroyer Stars SpoilersFirst read 2014Reread 3/28/2017When I lie this close to you, when I smell your scent, when I hear your voice, I know everything that matters." She looked down the length of him. "You are the male I want to mate with. That's who you are."-Marissa J.R. Ward did it again. Lover Revealed is another riveting book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. It has it all, a bumpy but beautiful love story, a damaged h...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    It's crazy, I know that...but I can't help myself!!! I keep rereading this series over and over again and never get tired or bored with the books. It's become my book addiction...truly!!Just as before...I love this couple. Butch & Marisa are just so well-suited (right,...what an old-fashioned word that is..but just so true!!) I love thisOne of my fav couples in this series.And yes...I will read this book again...and again!!!!2nd ReviewRereading d...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    "United by their clasped hands, they became again the two halves, the light and the dark. The Destroyer and the Savior. A whole." I admit, the first time I read this book I gave it 4 stars. But after my re-read, I loved it so much that I had to change my rating to 5. Just an awesome book :)The storyButch is getting sick and tired of being on the outside when it came to the Brotherhood, and he jumps in the opportunity to save a civilian from the ...
  • Dina
    Considering how late to the BDB party I am, I'm not going to write a review on this book. This is just a "collection of my random thoughts" so I can keep the story straight in my mind, and therefore it's bound to be full of spoilers. If you haven't read this book yet and don't like being spoiled, stop reading this "review" now. I'm not kidding!Okay, here I go...When I finished Lover Awakened, the previous book in the series, I didn't feel much co...
  • Emily May
    I'm more than a little embarassed to say that it took four whole 500+ page books of this series to get me to see them for what they really are. It was mr sweet, troubled loner (Zsadist) that screwed with my head and had me hoping this series would blow my mind in a similar way to the Fever series (I know how surprised you must be seeing as I rarely mention Mac Lane, Barrons or Karen Marie Moning ¬_¬ ).I'll just explain what I mean by the Zsadis...
  • Lisa Jayne
    5 STARS, TRUE? "What if I told you I had a fantasy" ... Opening line of this book, and opening line of my review. Yes you guessed it, my book fantasy stopped right here with the black dagger boys, and I am still on the biggest book roll ever with this series. The five star fun run hasn't stopped yet, and my prediction is that it may not ever.So now that I'm an established BDB fan, what did this book have to offer you may well ask ... Well it cert...
  • Mo
    There are so many images of Butch that I want to put in but I will stick with this sexy guy Sometimes fate takes you in fucked-up directions I didn’t like when Butch turned all GQ on me. Is that even an expression, “GQ” - you know what I mean, designer suits, cufflinks (although maybe the cufflinks would work). I wanted him in faded, jeans, tight t-shirts and scruffy boots. Naked would be good too! "Why are you doing this? You're just human...
  • Sophia Triad
    Butch and Marissa "Marissa. I am called Marissa.""Butch." He touched his broad chest. "Er... Brian. O'Neal. People call me Butch, though."He stuck his hand out. Then retracted it, rubbed it vigorously on his pant leg, and offered it again.She lost her nerve. Touching him was too much, and she took a step back.He dropped his hand slowly, not looking at all surprised that she'd rejected him.And still, he stared.(From Dark Lover) Butch and Marissa...
  • P
    “Don't think I was the only reason he healed. You're his light, Marissa. Don't ever forget that.” Honestly, I hadn't set my hope that high before I read like the first two books. But Lover Revealed had proved me wrong. Marissa isn't a character I am very fond of; she's quite annoying, weak and not important to be the MC of this book. But J.R. Ward proved herself again that her works always have development. She molded her characters in each ...
  • Choko
    A ton of manufactured drama, but still fun for an over the top Paranormal Romance. All could have been much easier on the characters if they only spoke to each other in complete sentences! All of their internal and perceived inadequacies stopped them from actually communicating and listening to each other, which lead to most of the drama... But, the overreaching arc is still a draw for the series 😈😀!
  • alyssa
    4 Stars! Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Female Character: ★ ★ ★ and a half/ 5 starsPlotline: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars Genre: Vampire, thriller, adventure, action, romanceWill I recommend this book to others?: YESWill I reread this book?: MaybeOverall story summed up in one word: Butch-tastic!Unmarked spoilers!Ok, so I'm gunna talk about the ending of the book first, since I literally jus...
  • Exina
    “Now the new era in the war begins.” Lover Revealed is the 4th book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, the story of Butch and Marissa.Butch and Marissa met in the first book of the series, and the attraction between them was instant and undeniable.It is the most action-packed story in the series so far, with many fights, twists and turns, surprises. Butch’s problem is solved brilliantly. Lover Revealed also provides insight into the w...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    I LOVE Butch! He's one of my favourite Brothers, along with Rhage and V. Especially, when they are all together and joking around. Even as a human, this dude can kick some serious ass. He's such a tough guy, known as the hard-ass for a reason. But there is also this charming, sweet side to him as well. Butch definitely has what it takes to run with the vampires!I loved Marissa as well. I felt so bad for her in Dark Lover. She is so innocent and ...
  • Christy
    Book 4 of the BDB primarily features Butch ‘the cop’ and Marissa. We also get a good bit of Vishous and John Matthew. I liked Butch the first 3 books, but I was nervous I wouldn’t ‘love’ this book. I just didn’t feel that Butch/Marissa connection in the first few... Once again, I was wrong. I loved this one! Butch didn't live in his own place. He didn't spend his own money. He had no job, no future. He was a well-kept pet, not a man....
  • Jennifer
    Excellent re-read! Full review to come... Never did a casting or review the first time around.My Butch: (Yep, I couldn't choose just one!)My Marissa:
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    I loved this book from page one. Butch resonated with me because he was so tortured. He was just as tortured as Zsadist but in different way. He got abused by his father and his mother ignored him. And his siblings pretty much followed their example and disowned Butch when his sister died. He felt like he was worth nothing and had nothing to live for. He was abusing himself and slowly killing himself day by day because his family had basically re...
  • Sandra
    I must admit, at the thought of reading Butch's and Marissa's story i was all like... For those who don't know i was NOT a big fan of them both in the previous books. Butch i kinda hated, and Marissa seemed really pathetic to me. Not a great mix of emotions, true?Especially if you are the kind of reader (which i think the majority of us are) that if you do not care for the characters you do not care for the book. I am that type of reader, and tha...
  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    5 Belonging Stars.... You feel me? ‘Sometimes fate takes you in fcuked up directions’ ~ ButchButch.....sigh.....the cop....the man.... THE MAN I absolutely fell in love with Butch in this story, what a fierce loving sweetheart he is!!!I have to be honest, I didn't care too much for Butch at the start of this series, he was just an 'extra' character, a filler, but he has grown on me in a lovely way.He is a man of honour, a lost man.....Where ...
  • Mel
    Lover Revealed was a decent book. It doesn't have the intensity Lover Awakened had, but afterall: Butch isn't Zsadist.Don't get me wrong: I love Butch. And I liked Marissa. And I luuuved Butch and V. Actually I was wishing for a Marissa/Butch/Vishous menage but alas :( Still: enjoyed it. A lot. 4 stars.
  • Shurrn
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to deliver amazing stories, but was compromised by the inclusion of a questionable love interest... Sorry Butch... "I liked you cop. From the moment I met you. No… not the first moment. I wanted to kill you when I first met you. But then I liked you. A lot." This is a 3.5 Star read, but I'm rounding up to 4 because I still love BDB...My opinion of Marissa detracted from my enjoyment of this book. I fou...
  • Julianna
    Reviewed for www.thcreviews.comAfter meeting Butch and Marissa in Dark Lover, the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I was intrigued by the characters and looking forward to reading their story. Unfortunately, I found it a bit difficult to become emotionally invested in the ups and downs of their relationship as presented in Lover Revealed. I think this may have been the result of a few different things. First, Butch and Marissa s...
  • Buggy
    Opening Line:"What if I told you I had a fantasy?"This is the story of Butch O'Neil The 4th member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood to find love. A former cop, he's been living amongst the Vampire Warriors since stumbling into their secret world back in book 1 (Dark Lover) Unable now to return to his old human life yet not really fitting in with the Brothers either he is a man lost between two worlds. He's also hopelessly in love with a woman far ...
  • Barbara
    4 BUTCH smart-ass, tough-talking, Scotch-sucking STARSButch O'Neal Marissa This book concentrates on Butch and Marissa’s relationship. However to be honest I found the development of his relationship with Vishous to be more exciting than the romance between him and Marissa. I thought that Lover Revealed was simply lacking in the lovely, heart-stopping scenes that I really love to see, so I found it difficult to really feel their love in the...
  • Phrynne
    I must have enjoyed Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4) because I read all of its 455 pages in less than two days! Once you start one of these books you just have to keep going straight through to the end!This one tells the story of Butch and Marissa and it held quite a few surprises. I enjoyed the way the author dealt with the problem that Butch was a human living in the vampire world, and she even managed to make unlikeable Marissa tol...
  • Bev
    Well colour me surprised! I wasn't too fussed on reading Butch's book, after all he was just a cop and Marissa had come across as rather bland although I did feel for what she went through. Then I started and and couldn't put it down and ended up absolutely falling hook, line and sinker for Butch. He's definitely my favourite so far. Loved him! His snark, dry humour, loyalty and commitment to his new brothers reeled me in.More surprising, because...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    We've met the brotherhood and now it is time to get to know their females. Cheat sheet for the females : Beth: is (view spoiler)[Darius' (hide spoiler)] daughter. She's Wrath's shellan (wife) and is half-breed. She has a pet- kitty named, Boo. Mary: when she meet Rhage she works at a legal office and volunteers for suicide hotline. She's Rhage's shellan. She has (view spoiler)[leukemia (hide spoiler)].Wellsie: is Tohrment's shellan. She has a sp...
  • K
    5 Stars!!!I absolutely loved this book!! It had great plot development with lots of twists!! Also, the character development from the previous books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series was amazing!So this book is all about Butch! To be honest...I was not as enthusiastic to read about Butch compared to the other Brothers in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. My impression was that his character was going to be kinda stale. BUT I WAS SOOO WRONG!! But...
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    5 Outstanding DaggersMy love affair with the BDB absolutely keeps getting better and better. After 4 books, I am fully vested with the Brotherhood and can't wait for every book. Lover Revealed is about Butch. He is the human that the BDB has taken in from the beginning. There is something special about Butch but no one knows why that is......The 2 quotes below sum up Butch perfectly. Sometimes fate takes you in fucked up directio...
  • Anna
    5 STARS ~ if you wanna kiss the SKY better learn how to kneel boy - stars !!! ❤❤❤❤❤Wow another great book !!! MoreMoreI need to feedOn moreTrue ?!This book has served it's purpose ! Now my interest is on high alert for Rehvenge's book!! With his Mohawk and drug-dealing self ! I need to get my hands on him ! STAT!!!!!Solidified in concrete and everlasting love/lust and all GIRLY PARTS COMBUST ❤❤for Vishous His book is going to blow m...