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I Am Carina And I Speak For The Books!

I am Carina, and I speak for the books! I read books because I love to and I write reviews because I need to place my thoughts in "paper". My reviews are honest. Usually not mean, but I can't make promises. Even when I don't like a book, I try to be as nice as possible. And when I love a book, I'm not going to lie, there might be some Fan Girling and Gushing.

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This Same Earth (Volume 2)
Elizabeth Hunter

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) - J.R. Ward 3.5 starsWell, well, well. Let's get to it then...Just like in the previous book, there were ALOT of side stories going on. Too many. They took way to much time away from Qhuinn and Blay, and yes I am disappointed in that.One of the stories caught my attention and the others, well no, not so much. I just wanted to read about Qhuay really! This book has been a looooooong time coming, and I just wanted my deserved time with the couple.Qhuinn and BlayLiked: Finally, finally people! One of my most anticipated couples finally got their own HEA. The journey was hard, and even after the sex scenes there was much to be worked out. Acceptance was a struggle, but the reward at the end was...*sigh*...blissful. -When he pulled back, Blay frowned. "You're shaking."Was it possible he wasn't imagining this? "Am I?""Yes.""I don't care. I love you. I love you so damned much, and I'm sorry that I wasnt male enough to admit-"Blay stopped him with a kiss. "You're plenty male enough now- the rest of it's in the past.""I just...God, I really am shaking, aren't I?""Yeah, but it's okay- I've got you."Qhuinn turned his face into one of the male's plams. "You always have. You've always had me...and my heart. My soul. Everything. I just wish it hadn't taken this long for me to man up." I could go on and on with the Qhuay quotes. But bottom line, they are together and they're happy. Finally.Not So Much: In my opinion, it took waaaay to long for these 2 to finally get together. And I don't mean sex, I mean romantically, emotionally, as a couple. Up until the very end of the book! 95% of the book people! I mean, dang. The lies and the blah, and more blah. And not to metion all the other freaken side stories. They took WAY too much space and time away from Qhuay. WAY TOO MUCH.In the end, I just wanted more for them, and more from them.Xcor and LaylaLiked: Their last scene. That's it. You did it Ward, took an entire book, but the last scene with Xcor and Layla got my attention, and I guess I look forward to their book now. *sigh*Not So Much: For the entire book I kept rolling my eyes at their scenes. Wanting them to be over soon. The pining on Xcor's part was booooring. Besides, it's not freaken nice to introduce this evil character and expect us to now like him because he has some minimal changes! He still wants to over throw Wrath, and kill the Brothers, so how much can we really like him? And Layla? Well she has some back bone now, but for some reason, I'v just never had a connection with her. I'm glad to how her character has grown and that Qhuinn and Her are such good friends and happy to bring their young in to this world. But I guess that's it. As a person, character, I'm not too interesed. As a couple? Well I'm interested now.Trez and SelenaLiked: Ummmm....yeah.Not So Much: It's not that I "didn't" like them, it's more of a blah feeling ya know? We'll see what happens in the future books.Assail and SolaLiked: Now don't ask me why, but I enjoyed this couple. Maybe because it reminded me of one of the brothers and his shellan? Yeah, that's my guess.Not So Much: The end to their side story. Does EVERY female in this series have to be kidnapped??? Seriously? I'm still intrigued, so I'll look forward to the developments in the next books.Those are the MAIN characters introduced in this books, aside from Qhuinn and Blay. But we also have iAm(Trez's brother), the twin cousins that Assail has, Lucas and the rest of the Bastard boys. The Lesser side of the story, as always, was boring as hell, and I was disappointed to see it brought to the front again.In conclussion, I think the series is getting to the point of...*gulp*...Termination. We have read about all the brothers, and that was what the series was about, no? Hence the name. We've also read about others and it has all been good. Some great, some good, and some ok. It's time to wrap it up soon. But if the next book is any indication, I'd say there are at least 6 or 7 more books coming if Ward is gonna give everyone in this series their own book.(In case you haven't heard. the next book is called THE KING, and it will be about Wrath and Beth trying to have a baby.)3.5 starsCarina Approved6/07/2012Love the title. Love the cover. Love this couple! Fucking yessssssss!