Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Released: March 29, 2011
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.
When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
Like all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books - I really enjoyed it, but I was craving some more of Payne and Manny. There was so much that went on in this book that I am kind of surprised it fit in four hundred pages.
I was not quite sure how I felt about Manny coming back into the series after V & Jane's book, but Manny was a male of worth. Not to mention I was laughing so hard because V didn't want any male near his sister.
Payne was a lot softer than I thought she would be. Yea, she kicks ass but she really wanted the same things that normal people want - the freedom to do what you want. Not in an I want to go jump off buildings kind of way, but to be with who she wants and to make her own decisions.
Going to stop this review here, because if I keep going I am going to just keep ranting (not in a negative way) about Blay and Qhuinn, V and Butch, Jane and V, or just well...everything.