by J.R. Ward
Published by Signet Eclipse
Publication Date: March, 2006
Book Two: Rage’s StoryIn the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And 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. 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 Yummeh! Rhage, Full warrior, part dragon, and amazing lover. What can I say? The guy is a beast. I love him. I literally forsake my school work, and most of my priorities to be with him–er…read his story. And when I was free, I locked myself in my room and delved deep into the pages.
Rhage’s book is the second installment in the black dagger brotherhood series, but my third read, as I read the eight, Lover Avenged, first and the Ninth, Lover Mine, second. My thirst for another BDB book was dormant for months before my friend gave me this book. I was so in love with this book, that I ran out and bought the third one, Lover Awakened, and fifth, Lover Unbound, before I even finished.
How many stars: 5
Main Characters: The main characters were awesome and unforgettable. Rhage, the strongest of the brotherhood warriors, and the most emotionally freeing. He loves and aches with the same fervor. Mary, a fighter until the end, is the most kindest and most compassionate heroine. Together she and Rhage are compelling, and unforgettably and achingly perfect.
Story: The story grabs you by the collar and pulls you in from the first sentence. It was paced perfectly. The story made you ache for them, both individually and together. I cried with them, and for them, but mostly I enjoyed them. They loved fast and hard and they fought, both each other and for each other, and always willing to sacrifice. So good.
Would I re-read: Yes and I already reread it. Its just that good. Its re-readable, from the moment you finish.
Improvements: A little bit longer. And that’s just purely for my sake. It was so perfect I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to be with them a little longer.
Topping: This book was the perfect Frappuccino, light whip, and the perfect amount of extra caramel.
I love this book. To me it emphasizes just how much of a stellar author J.R. Ward is. I love how she put this book together, from copy right page to the end.