REVIEW - The Shadows by JR Ward

Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on... except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around... but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice..

The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood # 13) by JR Ward


I needed a big box of tissue for this book....a freaking vampire story and I CRIED!! WTF!!!

There is ALOT going on (not much Lessor fighting though) in the backdrop of Trez and iAm's book. Talk about brotherhood love and devotion, Trez and iAm have it by the truckloads. Selena, Trez's mate really was the star of this book. She made me LOVE her...and I didn't wanna do it.

Of course, all the brothers were mentioned and had some part in the happenings. I waited with bated breath for just the mention of V's name that.......

I LOVE a man with a goatee.

I throughly enjoyed this book and I think things turned out EXACTLY the way it should have for Trez and iAm. I do NEED a redo for Layla and Xcor....I know, I can't help it, it's just something about him. Ms. Ward, fix it, I need Layla and Xcor to be together and let Throe be the bad guy.

Grab a snack and a box of tissues and settle down for this emotional ride!

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.