Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) - J.R. Ward Ohhh Myyyy.... Angsty love is angsty love, gender doesn't matter to me. JRWard brought her game but I think it's safe to say that she isn't writing straight up 'paranormal romance' or 'fill in the blank' romance. Definitely edging closer to the urban fantasy with long story arcs and multi book plot lines... but with too much of HEA to fit the UF genre exactly either. In other words, perfect.

As for the m/m sex, a little less details than she gives for the m/f, but I kind of feel like she threw a lot of m/m in for such a mainstream book. Some will complain at the lack of details (and lube, and prep work) but ya know what, so what. The story is the story, porn is not the story (yes, this is my Vampire Porn series of choice) and I'm just glad she went there at all in her big time book. Open a few eyes and left a little more to the imagination I suppose.

Anyway, If anyone new to these books is actually reading my sure-to-be-buried review, do NOT start this series with this book. Start at the beginning, read all the way through and make sure you include the Insider's Guide in there after book 5 or 6. Take your time and avoid the urge to devour as fast as possible. These are better with a little slow savoring.

As for the chuckleheads who only complain about price, well too whatevers. If you don't like the price then don't buy it. Piss on Penguin all you want. Good luck with that. (and for the record, Penguin really doesn't get too much of my business, but I'm rating the book not the business model).