I'm curious about the time off between the first 6 novels and the next installments written by J.R. Ward. Whatever the reason, I felt a little bit of the disconnect when reading book 7. It was a bit too long, and the details bordered overkill. In fact, I found myself skimming over some parts. HOWEVER, the story continues and I love that! Rehvenge, who I never really connected with, became such a great hero! I love him! And Ehlena turned out to kick some ass too! Way to go. But, as her previous books showed, each novel is only partially about the love story. It's the brotherhood that the focus...and the promise of things to come. Welcome back, Tohr.John Matthew's story broke my heart. I'm kinda crushing on Lassiter.And hallelujah...more and more of Wrath and Beth!