Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Black Dagger Brotherhood) I have read all of the black dagger brotherhood books & spin offs and this latest offering is sadly highly predictablefurther i feel the characterisationin particular the heroes was lackingyes this is only a novella but i still expect to like the characters and for them to have some personalityin my opinion this adds nothing to the series however die hard fans will no doubt wish to read it as i did NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood J R Ward tells the story of a fiery coupledoomed by an undeniable passion Features a special preview of J R Wards upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel The Thief The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded smoky cigar bar rarely freuented by vampiresyet here he stands Silas is flirtatious gallant and above all mysterious Ivie is anything but A nurse at the healers 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 hes 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 gracebefore all is lost Praise for J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series Tautly written wickedly sexy and just plain funLisa Gardner Wards paranormal world is among other things colorful dangerous and richly conceived RT Book Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood J R Ward tells the story of a fiery couple doomed by an undeniable passion Features a special preview of J R Wards upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel The Thief The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded smoky cigar bar rarely freuented by vampiresyet here he stands Silas is flirtatious gallant and above all mysterious Ivie is anything but A nurse at the healers 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 hes 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 gracebefore all is lost Praise for J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series Tautly written wickedly sexy and just plain funLisa Gardner Wards paranormal world is among other things colorful dangerous and richly conceived RT Book Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood J R Ward tells the story of a fiery couple doomed by an undeniable passion Features a special preview of J R Wards upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel The Thief The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded smoky cigar bar rarely freuented by vampiresyet here he stands Silas is flirtatious gallant and above all mysterious Ivie is anything but A nurse at the healers 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 hes 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 gracebefore all is lost Praise for J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series Tautly written wickedly sexy and just plain funLisa Gardner Wards paranormal world is among other things colorful dangerous and richly conceived RT Book Reviews This was a short and great novellaThe main characters are Silas and IvieSilas is a Glymera vampire He's an aristocrat but a very respectful gracious and thoughtful one He's also very mysteriousIvie is a nurse at Haver's who takes her job seriously and who's used to dealing with death on a regular basis She's nothing farther from an aristocrat She comes from a very loving family and it showsWhen Ivie and Silas meet at a bar Ivie is tempted and even when he proceeds to ask her out Refusing is harder than she thinksDearest Ivie brought me back to earlier BDB books My favorite scene involves Silas meeting her family Her dad who's a biker and who's fiercely protective of Ivie makes for a good laughSilas seriously these are not your peeps My dad has tattoos and a Harley He and my mahmen live in a prefab house out on a farm and eat their own chickens We’re talking beer out of a can a store bought cake and hunting dogs running around under the table”I was also surprised about the turn of events and I found myself crying over it Ivie was rock solid when she needed to be but she also understood her limitationsIt was extremely hard not to fall for Silas He was everything Ivie needed Ivie for her part was smart honest and she had no ualms about speaking her mind She told it like it was No sugar coatingI hope to see these characters again in another BDB bookCliffhanger No45 Fangs I don’t usually read this genre but after the recommendation from another group I’m in U decided to give it a try Also this book allowed me to dip into the series without getting to heavily invested It involves Ivy obviously & Silas Now both are Vampires If & when I read the other books in the series the intricacies of the Vampire world will be revealed to me As it is Silas is an aristocrat of this world & unknown to Ivy is dying They meet fall in love & that’s when she finds out Does love conuer all You’ll have to read the book As I said a short introduction into this set of books I will be reading If Dearest Ivie had been written by any author other than Ward I'd rate it very good But it wasn't so it only gets a 3 Because it was written by Ward and yet I did not recognise the voice as hers I missed the sharp and cutting the pace the originality I have come to love and expect from Ward Ivie's father was the strongest character in the book I will remember him The others Maybe notA neat little story just wish it had packed Ward's usual punch As a novella I expected it to be short and sweet but it started on 5% and finished at 90% on my kindle feeling rushed I was gripped from the start but the storyline was very predictable I enjoyed Ivie’s character and outspokenness and also that of her father There was so much potential in this short story but it felt rushed especially the ending As a BDB fan I didn’t want to miss this and find it annoying that it’s kindle only as I love to collect the books I’m not sure it brought anything to the series but happy I read it What a wonderful book The story was so riveting and believable that it had me in tears so many times I really could not guess how it would end and l nearly peaked at the last page because my heart hurt and l wanted to know whow it ended but held out with my Kleenex at hand I'm not giving anything away but if you love a love story adore J R Wards wonderful writing and the black dagger brotherhood then read this book now I would give this book a 10 star rating My last reuest please x DEAREST IVIE by JR Ward is a novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood focusing on aristocratic vampire Silas and nurse Ivie who works for Havers at his clinicTold from third person perspective Ivie DEAREST IVIE follows the building relationship between an old country vampire Silas a member of the aristocrat and Ivie a young nurse struggling from pay cheue to pay cheue When a recent job interview found our heroine unacceptable due to her age Ivie and her best friend Rubes spend a night on the town where Ivie will meet her future a future with an end date that Ivie knows nothing about Enter Silas a well to do vampire aristocrat whose attraction to Ivie is swift and powerfulDEAREST IVIE is a uick read; an emotional but predictable story line about opposites attract that reveals some of the struggles and disparity between the have and the have nots The interaction with the BDB is negligible except for the mention of the King The secondary and supporting characters are familiar with the inclusion of Havers Doc Jane and Ruhn We are introduced to Silas’s majordomo Pritchard Ivie’s father Hirah a tattooed vampire biker and of course Ivie’s bestie and fellow nurse Rubia aka RubesJR Ward leaves a few open ended plot points including Silas’ hunt for his missing brother as well as the potential for a story line for Ivie’s best friend Rubes The premise is sweet heart breaking and emotional; the romance is uick and intense; the characters are colorful and charismatic I love vampire romances I’ve read all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and liked them even loved some As the series has gone on I’ve found myself liking them less and less This book was another in that theme The premise was neutral aristocrat & nurse fall in love The heroine Ivie was mildly compelling pretty and kind The hero Silas was similar handsome aristocratic and sexy They had good chemistry but not much sizzle in comparison to earlier BDB books The storyline was so dark and sad that it overshadowed all of the other aspects of the book and the happy ending wasn’t enough to offset the rest of the story It seemed as if the author had recently been through a terminal illness with a close friend or family member and needed to write it out of her system Overall not a bad book just too sad for me

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