Dearest Ivie Review
Title: Dearest Ivie (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15.5)
Author: J.R. Ward
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
Publisher: Ballentine Books
The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.
Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .
I of course loved this book. J.R. Ward is on my automatic buy list. Whatever she writes I will read because I know it will be well written and full of every emotion possible.
The Warden always manages to turn your opinions and make unpredictable twists within seconds. You never see them coming and are completely shocked when they pop up in your face. And then you feel stupid because you never saw the twists and turns coming. It's a whole cycle...
This was a great little shot of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Makes the waiting for The Thief a little more bearable, especially because there is a special excerpt of The Thief at the end.
I loved Ivie. The Warden always manages to make strong female leads. Acutally, all of her characters are strong, have flaws, and are pretty relatable, which is one of the reasons I love her books. Ivie was just so much fun to read. She was sarcastic, independent, self-reliant, and just plain funny! She would go on these rambling answers that were just hilarious. It was kinda like reading my own thoughts…
And Silas! Oh god! How could you not love Silas? He was everything that you would want. He was sweet and funny and completely enthralled with Ivie. I loved that it was the whole love-at-first-sight thing. Once he saw her, that was it for him. The connection between him and Ivie was instantaneous and you can feel it ignite the pages. They were just such an amazing couple!
The only thing I even had a problem with was the fact that it was only 157 pages!!! It was too short. I would have loved for it to have been longer but that’s mostly because I just love The Warden’s writing. I’m hoping we will see more of Ivie and Silas in the BDB series because I really loved their story and characters.
Overall, Dearest Ivie is a short, sweet, emotional romance that you don’t want to miss out on!
***Warning: It's a tearjerker!!!!***