Book Review: Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Eternal
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2
Publication Date: March 7th, 2006
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Format: Mass Market Paperback, ebook
Pages: 446, 468
Links: Goodreads / Indigo / Barnes & Noble


In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Owned by this dark side, Rhage fears the time when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. She lost her faith in miracles years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves…

My rating: ★★★★/5

My Thoughts

This series. OMG. Just went I think  J.R. Ward can’t throw anything else at you, she does!! Instead of the hero/heroine plot, this book focuses on the romance between Rhage and Mary. They are so cute together!! Who would think Hollywood would quit the bachelor life. They really lacked communication, you have Rhage who will do anything to protect her and you have Mary who tries to do everything to keep from falling in love with him. They’re romance was just so beautiful! There were a couple of parts I read over because they were just so cute.

The lessers, can they just all die and leave the brotherhood alone please and thank you!! The plot just keeps building and gets more and more intense! I’m looking forward to reading this whole series. Also, Chapter 5 had me laughing so hard!! Butch’s reaction to seeing the other side of Rhage was just priceless! The fact that Ward knows how to probably throw in some comedy with an intense plot is just…brilliant!


Favorite Quotes

**NOTE: This is just a short list of non-spoiler quotes**

“I’ll tell you this. Your destiny’s coming for you. And she’s coming soon.”
– J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal

“What the hell is that?” Butch whispered, fumbling to make sure the door was locked.
“Rhage in a really bad mood.”
– J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal

“Finding no other slayers, its eyes focused on the Escalade. “Can it get into the car?” Butch asked.
“If it really wants to. Fortunately, it can’t be very hungry.”
“Yeah, well…what if it’s got room for Jell-o,” Butch muttered.”
– J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal

“What…are you?” she choked out.
“No sunlight. Funky choppers.” he inhaled raggedly. “Take a guess.”
– J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal

“Moments later she felt her body being nudged. The beast was pushing at her with its nose. She rolled over and looked up into its white eyes. “I’m fine. But we’re going to have to work on your table manners.”
– J.R. Ward, Lover Eternal



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