Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9
ALL SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW!!!! Definitely the worst of the series. This book focuses on Payne and her hookup with Dr. Manuel Manello aka Manny. I'm going to give you the skinny on the whole thing since it was pretty bad. We get side stories on a guy named Xcor who is supposedly the son of Bloodletter (Payne and Vishous' dad), we also get a birds eye view into the marital problems between Jane and Vishous. What's going on with Jane and Vishous? V isn't being a good husband, point blank. So what does he do? He goes out and gets himself hurt in order to deal with his problems. He ends up having Butch be a Dom so he can be a Sub and whoop the crap out of him in his condo. It works and V rights himself. We get a peephole of a view of Quinn pining over Blaylock, which is what I would love to read about as I love those too, Saxton included. Other than that, it's all a game of cat and mouse as Manny wants to deflower the woman whose bigger and stronger than him, Payne, but trying to be a gentleman. At the end we find that Manny and Butch share the same father and that since Butch is related to Wrath, now so is Manny. Whoop-D-Doo.
The only positive in this book was that Manny opted out of doing the Ancestor Regression that would find out how he's related to a vamp (using the same technique they used on Butch to turn him) so ... Now we've got Payne and Manny ... A vamp and a full human. Wonder how that will work out in the next book. I always gripped about how things happened when the Brother's got their women so at least Ward didn't pull something stupid out of her hat (like she did with Jane) in order to give Manny to Payne. I don't know ... The book really sucked ... Just wow ... *sigh*