Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella
By: J. R. Ward
I am a FREAKING ADDICT when it comes to the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I have read every book. I’ve just discovered the shorter Novellas, like this one, FATHER MINE, that were probably portions of bigger books that were cut to make the actual novels not-quite-so-long.
Got to tell you: Not usually a fan of novellas. BUT, Ms. Ward’s novellas are perfectly wrapped up little gifts with bows. Beginnings, ends…perfect.
This one, Father Mine, is about the Black Dagger Brother Zsadist or “Z” and his Shellan (mate), Bella. It centers around the birth of their daughter, Nalla, and the emotional upheaval her birth creates is Z’s mind. Basically, Z experiences the post-partum depression that mothers usually do. He worries. Is he a good enough man to be a father? Will he hurt his daughter? Will she be ashamed of who he is? Typical worries but not a typical guy. Z is macho personified with a teddy bear heart.
It’s actually a very good short story. I loved it. PREFER the bigger better real novels. But, for a quickie this was kind of satisfying.