Author: J.R. Ward
What I’m Talking About:
Dearest Ivie is a novella in the world of Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB). I enjoyed this short story of romance that alludes to a previous novel but instead of following the heartbreaking ending, this one is happy and hopeful.
I really enjoyed Ivie’s character. She is a nurse working in Haver’s clinic. Though a commoner and more mainstream “American” than members of the aristocracy, I liked her strength of self. She is unapologetically Ivie, daughter of a biker and a forthright and intelligence female. Though we encounter a few of the mainstream BDB characters, the story truly is focused on Ivie and Silas.
It is an attraction of opposites as Silas is an aristocrat, older and moneyed. Ivie is compassionate and outspoken, definitely not a wilting, wealthy female. Through this whirlwind romance, Silas learns everything about Ivie, while keeping himself shrouded in mystery. But when his secrets come out, it is a heartbreaking realization. Yet, Ivie is a fighter and her determination and willingness to speak and work to find a solution is endearing. The happy ending was worth the anxious tension while reading.
For fans of the series, this is a must read. I am overjoyed that love wins in the end and there is a happily-ever-after. I eagerly look forward to catching a glimpse of Ivie and Silas in future BDB world novels.
My Rating: A-/B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.
Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .
Release Date: Ballantine Books
Publisher: March 13, 2018
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #15.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds
Reviews in the Series:
Lover Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8)
Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9)
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)
The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)
The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13)
The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14)
The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15)
Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #1)
Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #2)
Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #3)