Lover Eternal

 Rhage is one of the most ferocious vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  Not only do his warrior instincts threaten to break out on a regular basis, but he also carries a beast within him, a curse placed on him by the Scribe-Virgin.  Until now, he has managed to keep it under control by fighting against the Lesser Society or by using countless lovers.  Then he meets Mary Luce and both beast and vampire find it hard to control themselves around her.  Mary though is living under a death sentence from her own body and the last thing she wants is to finally fall in love, just to have to leave.

Having read and enjoyed Dark Lover, the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I didn’t think it could get any better.  I was wrong.  Lover Eternal is a rush from start to finish with tense, emotional scenes, explosive action and a sensuality that is very exciting.  A simple plot and superb characterisations make the book outstanding and I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t expect to like the character of Rhage so much considering his appearances in the first book but with him as a main character here, he was awesome and I fell in love totally.  Mary was such a complete opposite to him but had a lot of charm of her own.  You see a lot of growth in her throughout the story and you can’t help but love her too.  I have to touch on the ending or I wouldn’t do the book or this review any justice.  It was so well written and compelling it made me cry and not a lot of books do that to me.  An absolute must-read.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Book Information
  • Author: J.R. Ward
  • Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (2)
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