Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15.5)
By J.R. Ward
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. . . .
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
DEAREST IVIE is book 15.5 in the BDB series. It’s probably the only one in the entire series that can be read as a standalone so if you haven’t read any part of this series yet (shame on you!) scoop this novella up for a quick glimpse into this vamp world.
Ok, spiel over..onto the review!
Ivie is a nurse who was born to a “common” vampire family. She meets tall, dark & handsome Silas at a local cigar bar. Silas is very clearly an aristocrat but she can’t resist his beautiful eyes. Can Silas & Ivie overcome their obvious social class differences?
This is a book by J.R. Ward so there’s absolutely a whole lotta other stuff happening between these two but I try to stay away from spoilers soooo… I will say that Silas & Ivie’s romance took a turn that I really wasn’t expecting. Seriously, emotional rollercoaster warning! Yup, you guessed it, another tear jerker for me.
Silas was charming, sweet, thoughtful. I would’ve enjoyed getting more of his background if this was a full length novel (maybe we’ll see him again in another book?). Ivie was so freakin’ adorable. She was witty, smart, funny…STRONG. I loved everything about her, even her wacky family. In fact, I would totally read a spin off about Ivie’s biker brethren. Can you imagine? BIKER VAMPIRES in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world? HAWT!
Definitely another 5 star read for me as well as an addition to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Surprisingly told from only Ivie’s POV with a happy ending. I voluntarily read & reviewed this book.
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J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.