Sep 13, 2012

DeeJay Reviews: Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward


Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
(Black Dagger Brotherhood #2)

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...

I don’t like Rhage. I really don’t. Mary? She makes me want to gag. If it wasn’t for the promise of my man Zsadist and Bella in the next book, I don’t think I would’ve made it through.

That’s a lie, but it was definitely one of the harder books to read in this series.

Mary is soooo BORING. I mean, really? She has nothing to offer this series and was immediately overshadowed by the introduction of Bella and this wasn’t even Bella’s book! Rhage, though sweet and kick ass, was annoying. I like the fact that he had an inner beast (literally) but that didn’t make me like him as a Brother. He’s a jokester and sometimes I felt his humor was ill-timed. I can kind of understand why he ended up with Mary because she needed someone like him in her life to brighten up the dark areas. Got it, Ms. Ward!

Still, Mary was one of those women that you just wanted to go away. I couldn’t like her. She made it impossible by having nothing at all about her that was interesting. I pitied her a little for her medical condition and she had a great profession helping people, but her personality was about as bland as mashed potatoes without any gravy. Unappetizing. Rhage had moments where I thought he was a great male, but overall, he still annoyed me.

I still liked the premise of the war with the lessers. It got even more gritty in this book, which was cool. And I love learning the history of the vampires and how their society is built. It’s really cool.

Overall, Lover Eternal is just an okay addition to this amazing series. But the book that follows...

DeeJay's Rating  (3/5)

1 comment:

  1. Lover Awakened is the best so far (only read the 3 first ones). I love Zsadist. :) ♥


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