The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16) by J.R. Ward

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1.) Dark Lover ★★★★★
2.) Lover Eternal ★★★★★
3.) Lover Awakened ★★★★★
4.) Lover Revealed ★★★★★
5.) Lover Unbound ★★★★★
6.) Lover Enshrined ★★★★
7.) Lover Avenged ★★★
8.) Lover Mine ★★★★
9.) Lover Unleashed ★★★
10.) Lover Reborn ★★★★
11.) Lover at Last ★★★★★
12.) The King ★★★★★
13.) The Shadows ★★★★★
14.) The Beast ★★★★
15.) The Chosen ★★★★

It always feels so good to jump back into JR Ward’s world. This is book sixteen, with so many spinoffs and novellas intertwined, so I feel like I can’t say much, but this is just a series I will always love. Basically, in the Black Dagger Brotherhood we follow a bunch of powerful vampires, that are in an elite group that protects humans, vampires, angels, and a bunch of other paranormal entities, and they all live in this big mansion, and they all are one big family that’s just saving the world.

But The Thief surrounds mostly four different storylines, even though we get to see most of the brothers, new and old, and their partners. And to make this easy, I’m just going to break down each of them.

“She missed the man she shouldn’t have ever had as if he were a piece of her soul, left behind.”

Assail and Sola – *swoons forever* I’ve been waiting for these two to finally have their book for a long while. And it was so worth the wait. Sola’s number one priority will always be taking care of her grandmother, so she is still on the run and in hiding with her. Assail is not doing so great after trying to detox the drugs from his body while in rehab in the brotherhood’s hospital. But his cousins go searching for the one thing that might bring him out of his endless sleep. I loved the dynamic between Assail and Sola and I pray that we get more of them in future books. Also, I loved Sola’s grandmother so much, and I can’t speak on the Latnix rep, but the Catholic grandmother rep was so on point!

Victoria – I’ll be honest, I hated her point of view. Victoria is in town, looking to find out what happened to her brothers, and to maybe get revenge for them. Honestly, I get why she had a point of view, and it obviously tied everything up in the end, but it still just felt pointless.

Vishous and Doc Jane – A lot of people were very scared, because JR Ward said that these two had a little bit of a rocky road ahead of them. And even though there is no cheating in this book, there is a close call. But seeing these two reconnect was honestly something that I wasn’t expecting to love as much as I did. And it really put into perspective how important it is to make time for yourself and for your partner. Vishous also deals with his parentage and learns a few new things that will probably start to change the mansion forever.

Throe – Xcor’s former second in command has taken quite the turn. He is now a villain that I don’t think even I was prepared for. And the book sex scene was… something I don’t really have words for. But I enjoyed how he used his new-found power, and I thought it was pretty scary and really made for a page turner. And it is going to be very interesting to see how the Omega feels about all of this.

Overall, I just will never get enough from this world, these brothers, or this author. Every single time I open up one of these book, it feels like pure joy. I know that nostalgia factors in a little, because I’ve been reading this series for what feels like my whole life, but I also think this series is some of the best PNR out there still. And I absolutely cannot wait to finally actually meet Murhder. I have a feeling the wait is going to be very worth it.

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Buddy read with my best friend Paloma! ❤

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