Review: Lover Eternal (BDB, #2) by J.R. Ward [ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!]

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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...

Oh, where to begin?!?

Lover Eternal was just as absorbing, and all-encompassing, and awe-inspiring as Dark Lover was. This installment had more emotional and sad moments though, which simply made it even more heart felt.

This book centers around Black Dagger Brotherhood member Rhage, who's nicknamed "Hollywood" because of his amazingly attractive facial features, consisting of his deep blue eyes; long, unruly hair; and strong, masculine jaw. Added on with his panty-dropping hard body, and entertaining personality and you've got every woman's fantasy in one perfect being :) *Wipes drools off chin*

The son of a bitch actually bent the laws of physics, he was so attractive. Blond hair was cut short in the back and left longer in the front. Teal-blue eyes were the color of Bahamas seawater. And that face made Brad Pitt look like a candidate for The Swan.

But he was no mama's boy, in spite of being a charmer. Something dark and lethal seethed behind the flashy exterior, and you knew it the minute you saw him. He gave off the vibe of a guy who'd smile while he set the record straight with his fists, even if he was spitting his own teeth out while he took care of business.
Then enters 31 year old human Mary Luce... In her current life, she spends her time as an executive assistant in a law firm, regularly volunteering at a suicide hotline, and (*This is where it pulls at your heartstring, folks*) visiting the doctor's office for frequent check-ups. The reason being: Mary has leukemia.

As Rhage, the former sex-symbol womanizer, and Beth, the "average-looking" saint, begin to fall in love with one another, several fate-sealing issues begin blocking their path to their happily ever after....

Another thing I loved in this novel is that they introduced the next love birds... Zsadist and Bella! I don't want to talk too much about them because well, this isn't their book! But... I like them together :)

Anywho, Rhage and Mary are complete and total opposites but that is exactly why I was obsessed with them!

"I'm looking for Mary Luce."

Oh... shit.

Mary cleared her throat, wishing she were anywhere else, anyone else. "I'm... ah, I'm Mary."

The man turned around. As vivid, teal blue eyes bored into her, his big body stiffened.

Mary looked down quickly, jabbing the straw into her water.

Not what you were expecting, am I? She thought.

As silence stretched out clearly he was searching for a socially acceptable excuse to cut and run.

Rhage stopped breathing and just took the human in. Oh, she was lovely. Nothing he'd expected, but lovely nonetheless.
See?! Mary was so shy, and insecure, whereas, Rhage was just... obsessed with her from the beginning :)

Please read this novel - well... SERIES! - because it's one of the best romance/actions novels I have ever read!        


Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I need to read the next book in the series, but I always seem to get sidetracked. Great review, Shae!


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