Lover at Last - J.R. Ward
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another…
Blay, after years of unrequited love has moved on form his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young – just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned first hand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together…finally become one.
3/5 stars (liked it)
This book is not just about Qhuinn and Blay’s relationship but about so many other relationships. First is Assail, who it took me a while to remember who he was. He is taking over the drug trade by killing off all the human dealers. There he meets a human named Marisol. His story does not resolve so I’m assuming things will happen with him and her in the next book. Also Xcor and his Band of Bastards are trying to get rid of Wrath. Not much happens but Xcor is in love with Layla since she fed him in the last book. Also Layla and Qhuinn are having a baby although complications arise. Beth has not had her needing but wants a child badly but Wrath does not seem to want one and I’m sure they will definitely touch on that in the next book. Also of course the story of Quinn and Blay who are in love with eachother and have been for a long time but are too much of idiots to actually tell eachother. This book felt a lot like a filler/set-up book for the next book.