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. Possessed by this dark side, Rhage fears the times 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. Her faith in miracles was lost 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…
Lover Eternal is the second book is the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and I think I liked it even better than the first one. This second installment features Rhage, one of the brother who is cursed and as to rely on sex and fights to keep The Beast (yes literally) from coming out and Mary a human girl who’s got cancer. I can see the gears in your head, you’re thinking with an introduction like that it must be cheesy, well it’s not! There are multiple plot lines going on, but I’ll try to resume as best as I can without spoiling anything. Mary is a simple girl, volunteering in a suicide phone line and that’s how she meets John, a young mute vampire who doesn’t know what he is. She also happens to befriend Bella, who’s also a vampire and recognizes John right away. That’s how Mary finds herself mixed up with the Brotherhood in the first place, and how Rhage got nuts for her. There’s something about her that speaks to Rhage’s soul but his perusing her puts her in danger from Lessers: the spark that will start their rollercoaster ride relationship.
I just really loved the interaction between the main characters. Mary might be sick, but she has a warrior spirit and her mind is set to fight, plus she’s not impressed by the six and a half feet tall piece of a man Rhage is. She confronts him, and the beast, heads up. Rhage is not only incredibly sultry, he is also multi-layered and the perception you have of him after the first book is completely crushed in Lover Eternal. Their relationship goes through many phases and I’ll admit it, I shed a few tears near the end!
One of the other characters to grab my intention was Zsadist, he is dark, dangerous, out of control and has his twin puts it, he is ruined. His interactions with Bella though leads me to believe there is much more to discover about this broken man, and I can’t wait to learn more about him.
The conclusion of this book took very surprising twist promising some very interesting plot lines for the next book in the series.
If you haven’t discovered The Black Dagger Brotherhood series yet, and you love Paranormal Romance, then you must get your hands on that series. It’s dark, sexy, sultry yet not overloaded with sex. Just the right amount of action, passion and carnal pleasure to get you addicted and craving for more!
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