Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by Sunday Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.
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 . . .
In August 2014, I read my first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series ‘The King’. A little strange perhaps to read the twelfth book in a series as the first one.. but although I didn’t get everything, I did enjoy the book. So when I received ‘The Shadows’ weeks ago I was excited to start reading. I loved the cover and it definitely looks awesome on my shelve.
In ‘The Shadows’ we read the story about the brothers Trez and iAm. Both brothers have responsibilities they take very seriously. Trez has been a pimp in New York city for years. And all iAm every wanted to do was make sure his brother was okay. But life hasn’t been easy. And when love comes around thinks change drastically.
Well, this book definitely was an emotional roller-coaster. I didn’t really know what I could expect when I started reading this book, but I know I didn’t expect to feel this much. This book definitely makes you feel a lot of things. It was fun, romantic, exciting and heartbreaking. I definitely had a blank stare moment after finishing this book. Boy…
The main characters in this book are the twin brothers Trez and iAm. They are twin brothers but definitely very different if you get to know them. There are also a lot of other characters in this book but I loved reading about the two brothers the most.
This book definitely is a Romance novel. There is a very nice romance to read about and it definitely makes you feel all those romance-novel-feels. It’s thrilling and it’s fun. And in the end it’s heart-breaking! I really didn’t expect this book to go the way it did.. It’s just.. Well, you have to read it for yourself because I don’t want to spoil anything.
I really liked this book. It was interesting to read and it made me feel almost every emotion out there. Books that make that happen are definitely impressive if you ask me. But I also did feel like I missed stuff from previous books. Especially when I look on Goodreads and read other people’s reviews.. I don’t share the history of these characters and I think this book would be better and even more meaningful if I had read the previous books. And all those different point-of-views.. I really had some trouble keeping up.
It was a good read and I definitely want to read the previous books.
J.R. Ward is a Sunday Times, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and worked as a Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centres in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.
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