Lover Eternal

Lover Eternal

A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Book - 2006
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Fierce warrior and legendary lover, Rhage, a vampire cursed by the Scribe Virgin and owned by the dark side, finds salvation in Mary Luce, the innocent young beauty he has sworn to protect.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : New American Library c2006.
ISBN: 9780451218049
Branch Call Number: FIC Ward
Characteristics: 449 p. ; 18 cm.


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aavishkakumar Sep 30, 2016

Really nice and short.

Aug 06, 2015

The story with Rhage and Mary was one of my favorites! I am actually a bit disappointed that we hear less of them as the series continues (fret not! They are still there!)! Their dynamic is wonderful, and I love the way Ward builds up the drama with other characters to get you amped for the next in line before you're even done with the one in your hands!

Jul 03, 2014

This one wasn't quite as good as the first one, but what I noticed that I like about these over a lot of the other paranormal romance series is that the hero is obviously flawed in some way; although he is a vampire it makes the character more real and the story a little less predictable.

Jun 17, 2014

I'm really enjoying this series...the parts I don't enjoy involve the "lessers" and I skim those parts.

Monikan21 Jul 02, 2013

2nd in the series - story of Rhage and Mary. I liked it as much as the first book. I am hooked on the series. I think these books trump Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld and even Larisa Ione's - Demonica Novels.

booklady1 Dec 15, 2012

Mary is a sweetheart how can you not like her and Rhage...Ward never disappoints she will have you hooked.

tuesdayswithlori Jul 18, 2012

When I started reading this book, I immediately felt that I had read it before and that is because Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld is a plagarized version of this series. Having said that, I felt that Showalter's version is better. I really like the characters Rhage and Mary in the beginning of the book, but then Mary seemed a bit to knuckle-headed for me. It also felt like the author was to heavy-handed in her development of Mary. Mary is so open to helping others: works with autistic children, works on a suicide hotline, wants to take an orphaned by in her home...and yet, she is so closed off to the romance with Rhage that I wanted to shake her and then I just got disgusted with her. I also dislike it when the book uses the formula of one of the characters not dealing with their feelings for the other one until last chapter. Ugh. I did stay up late into the night reading the ending, so I was invested in the story, but felt that the ultimate payoff was too long in coming to be really worth my while. This is the second book I have read by this author and I think it will be my last.

LaimaA Jun 25, 2012

This struck me as probably the sweetest BDB book. Rhage, although cursed, is a very fun and funny character. And Mary's my third favourite female character in the BDB world after Xhex and Bella. Very enjoyable all around.

Feb 03, 2012

Rhage and Mary

Jan 19, 2012

Once again J.R. Ward kept me riveted
staying up late so I could finish another book, in the Black Brotherhood series! It was excellent, I feel sorry for Rhage, excellent writing! What will I read when I finished this series??

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