J. R. Ward had truly delivered with Lover Mine, book eight in her vampire series The Black Dagger Brotherhood. This is the story of John Matthews and his assassin sheelan Xhex a half blood vampire/symphath. The book is a complex mix of three seemingly separate storylines which culminates in a series of OMG! (oh my god) moments with chains of events dating as far back as book one. The book was action, romance and emotional to the extent that I avoided reading it in public as I was prone to getting teary on intimate scenes. If you like your vampires more mythical, the Black Dagger Brotherhood might not be to your liking as weapons and copious amounts of testosterone prevail.