Book Review: Father Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6.5) by JR Ward

As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons of his past have been resurrected, called forth by the innocent eyes of his beloved daughter, Nalla.  Unless Bella and Nalla can bring him back with their love, he may be lost to them forever.

Zsadist is one of my favorite brothers----oh, who am I kidding, they are all my favorite because JR Ward is the BEST---so I was really excited to see that we get a continuation of his story in this novella.  

I was disappointed to see that it was only 96 pages, but as usual, JR Ward made every word count and it was an emotional, heartfelt 96 pages.  I think I teared up three times, and my husband kept asking me what was wrong.

I'm no fan of short stories or novellas but I loved Father Mine.  I think it is the best novella I've ever read.

Just One Gripe: 
It was just too short!

The Best Thing About This Book: 
I liked seeing someone working through their problems in therapy.  I liked that the problems weren't magically solved by love.

Appropriate for a younger audience: 

Characters: 5/5
Plot:  4/5
Setting/Imagery: 5/5
Originality: 4/5
Ending: 5/5
Total Score:  23/25


  1. Going to have to try J R Ward out. The covers are searingly hot and if you say wow... then will jump on to the band wagon too. Just stear me right and... which one should I start with??

  2. I've read everything else in her Black Dagger series, but not this short story. I was a little gun shy considering how short, but since you loved it, I just might have to check it out.

    A Book Obsession..


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