Review: Dearest Ivie



In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion.
Features a special preview of J. R. Ward’s 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 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. . . .


Warning! Mild spoilers below.



J.R. Ward has done it again!

Fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series will love this novella. Dearest Ivie is set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world but focuses on how the other half of the vampires live. Here its two people from different worlds: Ivie, a young nurse from a average vampire family, and Silas, who hails from the upper echelon of the Glymera.  While spending a night out at a bar with her cousin, Ivie ends up meeting Silas and are instantly attracted to each other. As their romance begins to unravel, Ivie soon discovers Silas has a dark secret that can end their relationship.

Overall, Dearest Ivie was a short and sweet read. It was nice to see another aspect of the Black Dagger Brotherhood world. Although there was part of me that was worried that we were going to get another repetition like Selena’s story. Luckily, J.R. Ward spared us from that agony. It was also nice to see a couple of characters from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Not to mention we get a sneak peek of The Thief! Fans will enjoy this novella like I did.

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