Review of “Lover Eternal” by J.R Ward


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..


I’m gonna go ahead and say it now. I loved this book! This series just gets better and better. It is the 2nd book in The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Each book is about a different brother. Loved Eternal revolves around Rhage and Mary. Rhage has always been the type to jump from one woman to the next and never fully devote himself to a single woman until he meets Mary and is completely taken by her. She nearly died from cancer and is afraid of getting attached to someone romantically, but Rhage is willing to do whatever he can to convince her otherwise. However, his old enemies (the lessers) are set on destroying the Brotherhood and their lives are, soon, caught in the crosshairs.

I recommended this series to a friend of mine, but she has strayed from vampire books since Twilight. It would be a HUGE mistake to even compare these two series because they are drastically different! The only thing they have in common is that they both contain vampires, but that’s about it. The Black Dagger Brotherhood is beautiful, heart-wrenching, humorous, and sexy. The writing is impeccable and leaves a lasting impression.

Now before anyone jumps down my throat, I did enjoy the Twilight series, but not to the extent of The BDB series. Keep in mind that I’m not putting one down over the other, but they are very different.

Overall, I adored Rhage and Mary is so incredibly strong and likable. Of course, the other brothers make their appearances and all have their individual charming personalities which has increased my obsession with The BDB. I highly recommend it!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars! 


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