Review & Giveaway: A Warm Heart in Winter by J. R. Ward

Blay and Qhuinn always intended to do a proper mating ceremony, but life has a way of getting in the way. With a pair of young, responsibilities to the King and a grueling fighting schedule, the two are exhausted and overwhelmed. When Qhuinn gives his male the proposal of a lifetime, however, they are excited for their special night and more in love than ever.

Everyone in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s mansion gets into the preparations, and the after-party takes on the epic- and immortal- proportions when Lassiter forms the Party Planning Committee. The celebrations promise to be all that the couple deserves... until a Nor’easter land locks Caldwell in a fierce storm, and things go from lighthearted to deadly dangerous.

Battling nature and responding to emergencies, Blay and Qhuinn get separated, and when a catastrophic chain of events puts one of their lives in jeopardy, the night they had so looked forward could mean the end of everything...
I was so glad to read A Warm Heart in Winter. I really like both Blay and Qhuinn and don't mind more of their story and always Ward delivers. 

 I think one of the things that I like about her writing is the way you can laugh, cry, and get pissed all on the same page. It takes a good author to do that. For most of this book, I felt that way. I was almost physically tired after reading it. 

I know that sounds silly but it's how I felt. 

I was a little shocked at something that happens in the book. I would wish for a holiday style book it would have been happier. Silly I know, but still how I feel. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the story because I did, but I'd have loved to have had the whole book be a happy ending not just the ending of the book. 

I do know that's not how Ward rolls and if I'm going to read her then I have to deal with that fact. That might be why I didn't get overly upset with the shocking things that happen in this book. I know by now how they are going to go. 

As a whole, this is a good story that you'll enjoy if you're a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Many of your favorite characters are in the story and you get to visit with them. I'll mention that this is a long book, like 400 pages or so. It drags a bit at the end which makes me think it could have been a little shorter. 

I'm glad for Blay and Qhuinn are happy and ended their story. They both needed more to their story and this gave it to us. Have any of you read her?


  1. I'm so far behind on this series but I love what I've read so far. I think my favorite so far is, Lover Awakened.


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