Review: Where Winter Finds You by J.R. Ward



Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5

Pages: 445


When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13), his soul was crushed and his destiny seemed relegated to suffering. But when he meets a mysterious female, he becomes convinced his true love has been reincarnated. Is he right? Or has his grief created a disastrous delusion?

Therese has come to Caldwell to escape a rift with her bloodline. The revelation that she was adopted and not born into her family shakes the foundations of her identity, and she is determined to make it on her own. Her attraction to Trez is not what she’s looking for, except the sexy Shadow proves to be undeniable.

Has fate provided a grieving widower with a second chance…or is Trez too blinded by the past to see the present for what it really is? In this sensual, arresting book full of the themes of redemption and self-discovery, two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads where the heart is the only compass that can be trusted…but that may require a courage that neither of them possesses.

zZz: This story is a clear continuation of The Shadows, a book I didn’t enjoy that felt like a waste of characters. This one is even worse. I know it is all meant to be read full of Christmas Spirit, but I haven’t been able to stomach the tedious dynamic between Trez and Therese. It is waaaay too boring with plenty of cringeworthy situations and behaviours…

What?: Like seriously… WTF? The ending is messy, under developed and lacking sense in every single paragraph. Next time don’t kill Selena and save us the torture. I can’t even say I’m disappointed with the story, because I wasn’t expecting it to be any good. Thankfully, I’m sure this is just one small hiccup…

Bad cover: Too many and too big letters . I dislike covers where the title and author name bully the poor photograph.


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3 thoughts on “Review: Where Winter Finds You by J.R. Ward

  1. You’ve lasted longer than me. 😊I adored this series at first but fell out of love with it some time ago. I must’ve started Lover Reborn at least three times before conceeding defeat…and have yet to return, despite particularly wanting to read Lover at Last.

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    1. It took me years to pick another book of this saga, because I was a bit bored with that universe. But I am a hardcore completionist and it was driving me crazy to see these books gathering digital dust on my TBR list. So I gave them a second chance. Ward is pretty irregular. Some are great, but others… None are as boring as the one of this review, though.

      Qhuinn and Blay are great!! Their book no so much, but it is still enjoyable.

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      1. Oh me too…I hate that I haven’t finished them but I could scarce seem to keep track of the non-brother/shellen folk who kept popping up. I can’t continue until I’ve finished Lover Reborn though, as I have to read series in order! 😳
        Thank you…I’m glad you enjoyed them at least, if not their book so much. I was really chuffed there was to be a m/m pairing at last…but it was Butch and V whose chemistry I loved most. 🥰

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