Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

Book: Lover Eternal

Author: J.R. Ward

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

Basic story: While on the surface Rhage might seem like the beautiful, Ken-doll member of the BDB, in reality he has a serious demon tagging along. Orphan John Matthew has called in to the local help hotline enough to know that Mary won’t judge him. One trip to Mary’s house and her friend Bella realizes that J-M is not only a vampire but potentially a Warrior. When the Mary, J-M, Bella trio visits the BDB compound not only does Rhage encounter civilian Mary (the only person who can literally soothe his savage beast) but Bella meets totally messed up (in the hottest way) Zsadist.

Why You Should Read It: Because in my opinion it’s the best of the BDB books. I love Rhage and Mary so much that even though I’ve given up on the series (I know, I’m awful) I still harass everyone who reads them saying “I don’t care what you’re saying! What are Rhage and Mary up to?!?” The support and love Rhage has for Mary makes me cry every single time. Mary’s acceptance of Rhage’s demon is so hot (chains!) while still understanding the torment he experiences on a daily basis. Oh and aside from all the Rhage/Mary love it also sets up my second favorite BDB book: Zsadist and Bella. SWOON!

What You Might Hate: Just like Judith mentioned I really don’t give a crap about the Lessers. But the awesome thing about this book is that the Lessers are contained in their own chapters which you can completely skip. My only non-Lesser complaint is that sometimes Mary is too stubborn for her own good and you just want to shake her to make her realize how much Rhage loves her.

Our rating: 5/5. I read this book once a month. True story – when I was on vacation I HAD to read this and paid full price (even though I’m a poor-ass grad student) to buy it on my Kindle despite the fact that if I waited 3 days I could read it for free at home.

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