Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2) by J.R Ward

Goodreads Summary:

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 bound 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 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 to 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 Thoughts:

I have absolutely no idea why it has taken me this long to continue this series. I read Dark Lover (BDB #1) in 2011 and never got around to the rest. I am correcting that mistake now!

I was sucked into this book immediately! If it wouldn't have been for my aweful cold I would have read it in one sitting. I love love loved Rhage! Mary was exactly what this damaged warrior needed.

I thought it was awesome that Mary was able to tame the beast inside Rhage. I confess I teared up at the "sacrifice" part of the book too.

J.R Ward has got me hooked on this series after only 2 books. Zsadist's book is next and I am diving in right away! I just love a man with scars, but I don't know if he will be able to top Rhage...

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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J.R Ward can be found on her website.

You can view my review of Dark Lover on Goodreads.

Readers, I have to know... Who is your favorite Brother?


  1. Perfect timing for this review. I read the first book, too, then got distracted by other things. Never went back. This tempts me.

    1. Judith I finished book 3 late last night and loved it too! I am hooked!

  2. Wen, I had no idea that you hadn't read all the books in this series! Rhage's and Z's stories are two of my absolute favorites. Rhev's (#7) and John Matthew's (#8) are my other favorites. Aren't they awesome?!

  3. They are awesome! My goal is to catch up before the newest release late this month. I am on book 4 now but it may take a back seat to Reckless, lol

    So far 2 & 3 are my favs!

  4. This was my favorite book of the series! My favorite guy characters are Rhage and Rhev. Sigh. :)


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