Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9) - J.R. Ward I just finished this and really enjoyed it. I'm glad I finally got off my duff to read it. Payne kicked ass. I LOVED how she got away from Xcor... that will be an interesting new villain for the Brothers. I also liked how V got over his issues. Butch was PERFECT. My heart was breaking for V and Jane for a bit (it broke for Payne and Manny too) but it all ended up so well. Whodathunkit about Manny's heritage? I mean sure, there were clues, but the ultimate reveal I don't think I expected. I'm wondering what's going to happen with this Veck character, too. I think some people were upset Quay didn't happen yet, but she's set stuff in motion. I think people have talked about V/Butch being weak, but I thought it was handled very well. I wasn't sure what to expect when reading it, but thought it was very well done. Ok so we wait how long until the next one? :-)