The Black Dagger Brotherhood #2 Din for Evigt
Title: Lover Eternal
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood #2
Author: J. R. Ward
Published in English: 2006
Dansk titel: Din for Evigt
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Erotic, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. 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. 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 on 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 loved Beth in the first book and I felt cheated when I found out the main female lead was given to someone else called Mary. I’m not sure if I expected the change from Beth & Wrath to Rhage & Mary, but Beth already got her love but I wanted more. I works for the book though! The type of writing is the same and it contains the same humor as in the previous – same plot almost. I love the way J. R. Ward writes! It feels alive and describing without being too detailed. With that said, I couldn’t stand Mary even after giving her several chances to change my opinion. She’s messed up and so insecure about herself it made me barf. Around the end she seemed to change for the better but it was a long climb though her complaining about herself.
I like how we get to know some of the other characters as well; the brothers aren’t as bad I thought at first.
The plot is so well thought off. Everything seem to merge, this is going to be one long, and good series I’m sure of it. It was difficult to stop reading since I was interesting in knowing how it would end and I’ve missed feeling like this for a while now.
I love how the author isn’t afraid of writing the dirty details and seeing, as we know the characters better it’s easier to relate to the whole sex without feelings part. I’m not into erotic books in general but it works for the book. Makes it more realistic and trustworthy. Overall, I think this was a very good sequel and everything except Mary’s slow development was epic. If she had been a bit more like Beth were, it would have received five instead of a four.
I love the stylish simple look the books got. All of them looks so perfect!