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

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)

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 th...

Details Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)

TitleLover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)
Release DateMar 7th, 2006
GenreRomance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)

  • Beth
    Crack. Crack laced with rat poison. That’s what this series represents. I’ve now read the first two books in this series and feel that both have been pleasantly distracting, entertaining and I intend to finish the series post haste. However, I’m definitely camping out with everyone who’s ever read these and gone, “huh?!? How could I possibly be enjoying this?” The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of warrior vampires who are fightin...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    "I don't want to stop, Mary." His thumbs caressed the skin of her throat and they pressed into her jaw and angled her head back."I want to get you hot. Hot enough so you don't feel anything but me. So you don't think of anything but what I'm doing to you.I want you liquid. I loved this book! Rhage is definitely one of the guys at the top of the BDB fav list
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    5 Bonding with the Beast Stars *Spoilers*First read 2014Reread March 25, 2017"Rhage." "What?" "I'll tell you this. Your destiny's coming for you. And she's coming soon." Rhage laughed. "Oh, yeah? What's the female like? I prefer them - " "She's a virgin."-V and RhageLover Eternal the 2nd book in the BDB series is Rhage and Mary's book and a total 5 star hit for me! It was just as awesome as book one maybe a bit more awesome because there was so ...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    RHAGE...aka beautiful and gorgeous Brother........and probably the most "underrated" of the Brotherhood. Here's this amazing guy who can get any women he wants but what he's looking for...someone to love and care for just seems to be just a dream. Afraid to love because of what's inside him...And at last meeting Mary, the woman who loves him for who he is, for what's underneath that beauty..she's sees a soul that's worth heart reall...
  • Laura
    4.6 stars “I know all about you, and everything I see is beautiful. Everything I see is mine.”“I’m not yours,” she whispered.The rejection didn’t faze him. “Fine. If I can’t have you, then you do the taking. Have all of me, part of me, a small piece, whatever you want. Just please, have something.” Blurb: Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He's the best fighter, the quickest to act on hi...
  • Christy
    Rhage’s story was nothing like I expected it to be... It was so much better! Rhage is also known as ‘Hollywood’ to the other warriors of the BDB. He is the best looking of the bunch, and is with a different girl (or girls) every night. He is also the first one ready for a fight. But he has his reasons... He was cursed to live with ‘the beast’ for 200 years, and he has 91 years left to go. What people don’t know about Rhage is he does...
  • Buggy
    Opening Line: "Ah, hell, V, you're killing me."LOVER ETERNAL is Rhage's story and oh man are we in for a treat. Such a perfect, heartbreaking romance. Continuing directly after Dark Lover, we find The Black Dagger Brotherhood now living together in Darius's mansion. Wrath has stepped up to the throne with his Queen Beth by his side, as the battle with the Lessers continues.One of the things I loved about the book is that we get to know all the br...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Warning: this one should take a while. So go do whatever it is you have to do, grab a picnic (a bottle of vodka should do) and take a deep breath. Here we go.Be glad and rejoice, dear friends and enemies, for my PNR allergy has come back full force. Well no, that's not exactly right. It's my romance allergy that's alive and kicking. And I have J.R. Ward to thank for it, yay! Because, seriously, this book? It's so packed with romantic crap that it...
  • Sh3lly (Grumpy Book Grrrl)
    RHAGE's story is only $1.99 on Amazon right now. One of my favorites in the series. I even like Mary! :P post:This is my second time reading this, and while I did skim through the Lessers sections, I am keeping my original rating. The Lessers serve to give the Brothers a villain to battle and some ass to kick. I didn't feel it was necessary to re-read those sections. But the romance between Rhage an...
  • Mo
    4.5 starsI must say I really enjoyed this one. Only book 2 so we have a long journey to take.Rhage was great, was built like a monster but was a puppy in reality. The only thing I can’t handle is your leaving I loved HIS love for Mary. How he wasn’t afraid to shed tears.This one was sad in parts, funny in parts, romantic in parts, scary in parts. “The front door flew open, and Mary shot out of the house, jumping off the porch, not even both...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    5 Marvelous "Male of Worth Stars"!!!. He’s a Vampire, a Warrior, and a Dangerous Beast. His name is Rhage and he will forever own my heart.Rhage 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. Rhage is the strongest and most beautiful m...
  • P
    “I will not fall in love with you," she said. "I can't let myself. I won't.""That's all right. I'll love you enough for the both of us.” Rhages was cursed. Being in the dragon form is not what he appreciates, so he uses sex to settle it. But then Mary came to his life and changed his world. That's where the real fun begins.Rhage is hot, sexy and hilarious. I liked every quote he made. Mary has a big heart even though she knows she's going to ...
  • Sophia Triad
    Rhage and MaryRhage fell in love with Mary’s voice, when they met for fist time. He didn’t know how she looked like. He was almost blind and disoriented and Mary’s voice calmed his Beast. A Beast that is usually silent and waiting, trapped as a tattoo on Rhage’s back. Until Rhage is in danger. Then the Beast pops out and there is no Rhage anymore – only the Beast. Just like the incredible Hulk. Rhage transforms into a dragon who has his...
  • The Flooze
    **2.5**Lover Eternal frustrated me in much the same way Dark Lover did. I don't like Ward's depiction of women, nor do I like the whole bonding experience. From the main character Mary to the Scribe Virgin's Chosen, the female characters only find some confidence when a man deems them worthy. Up until then, they're easily cowed damsels who gasp and flutter and lament their unattractiveness. This makes the mating game exasperating. It also makes m...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    WOW! Can, I have my own, Rhage to keep?! His devotion to Mary made my heart flutter. R – restlessH – “Hollywood”A – alphaG - gorgeousE - eternalI love that feeling when you start to panic while reading a book because you DON'T know how the story can end on a happy note. You become irrational and start texting and calling friends to vent. And then as your walking through the grocery store you make your 17 old daughter listen to you go on...
  • Jennifer
    4 HAPPY-SWOONY-VAMPIRE STARS!!!!Review edited on 11/22/2013 after re-read.This is re-read because I can't get enough of the The Beast!!!!My Rhage:A special Thank You to Irene for letting me steal her Rhage. He's just so perfect!My Mary: It would have been great, just once, to have a man stare at her with total adoration. To have him be…enthralled. Yes, that was the word. She would have loved for a man to be enthralled by her. “I will not fal...
  • K
    5 Stars! This book was absolutely amazing!! The plot was captivating and I never experienced a boring moment while reading! This book is about Rhage and Mary and their relationship. Their relationship was bumpy from start but that's what kept me interesting. It wasn't just a normal fairy tale and they instantly fall in love with each other. I was actually surprised that Rhage "cheated" on Mary after he professed his love for her. I did not expect...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Oh man. Lover Eternal just breaks my heart. Rhage and Mary are exceptional characters. Together, they are mesmerizing. Who knew that a womanizing warrior like Rhage could love someone like Mary. They are so different from one another. What I also loved was the fact that Mary was a little hesistant with Rhage. She didn't just fall into his arms because of his looks and reputation. She is a smart woman who sticks to the truth about life, which is t...
  • Daisiemae
    I am really kinda speechless after reading this book. Saying that I LOVED IT is kinda putting it mildly. Honestly, the other paranormal books I have read in the past few months have paled in comparison to these books so far. What makes it so different is the camaraderie between the Brothers and the heroes themselves are so unique in their own way.Rhage is such a womanizer. I really didn't know if I would like him or not. But, as the storyline pro...
  • KatLynne
    Rhage and The Beast --- 4.5 StarsWarning...Gif-Partial Nudity(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Wow! I loved Rhage’s story! There’s so much that can be said but has already been stated much better by others in their reviews. Here are just a few of my thoughts and feelings.Rhage - The Brothers call him Hollywood. Towering well over six feet eight, stronger than all the other warriors, all hard well endowed muscle, this vampire is flat-out drop-...
  • Sandra
    5 HEARTBREAKING, SWEET, AND I-CAN'T-BELIEVE-THIS-IS-HAPPENING STARS.This is me after finishing Dark Lover... Jesus Christ! What just happened? I'm shocked of how many feelings this book got out of me. Meet my Rhage. Movie-star BEAUTIFUL.The most DANGEROUS of the brothersCURSED with a deadly creatureHe meets Mary... A SURVIVOR of many hardshipsPossesses a LIFE-THREATENING CURSE of her ownHOPELESS. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights de...
  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    Five "Holy...Wow" Stars "The musical lilt of her voice, the rhythm of her speech, the sound of her words, it all speed through him, calming him, comforting him." "He was blond. Movie-star beautiful.""His eyes were an electric teal blue, so bright, so vivid....God he really was beautiful." ~ Mr Hollywood... Rhage Swoon " erotic legend in his race."So the second book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood; Rhage & Mary's story.....WOW & WOW.A.M...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    This definitely gets five stars this time around. JR Ward wrote her own version of beauty and the beast but with some important changes. The beauty is the beast and the heroine is a 'Plain Jane' in her own eyes. I loved how hard Rhage fell for Mary. He heard her voice and dropped like a ton of bricks. His steadfast love for her throughout this book was so appealing. Mary didn't want to believe that she could have a man who loved her that way, not...
  • Exina
    I know that many of the fans favor Rhage from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. And although it is not my first read, and I really tried, but still, I failed to like him, or his story. In Lover Eternal, my main complaint is the alteration (or revealing the true nature?) of Rhage’s personality. I prefer the devilish, funny, sexy Rhage he was before, not the weeping, whining, peevish man he has become. Rhage wants Mary to be honest with him, t...
  • Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
    WHO AM I? Where is the Jess that hated the first book in this series? Oh, I know where she is. She's in the man dungeon, with Rhage, learning how wrong about things she was. Rhage. Hubba hubba. "I know all about you, and everything I see is beautiful. Everything I see is mine.""I'm not yours.""Fine. If I can't have you, then you do the taking. Have all of me, part of me, a small piece, whatever you want. Just please, have something." Seriously...
  • Jasmin
    I have a confession to make… But please don’t throw rotten tomatoes at me! PLEASE! *in a tiny tiny voice* I *gulp* seriously gave Dark Lover, the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, umm, one star. *run and cower for cover* I think I have a logical explanation on the one star. I seldom skim pages, but whenever there was a lesser talking, I just had to skip pages. Plus, I felt that the H/h were jumping on each other. I barely lik...
  • Jiana
    I expected to be disappointed with this but I wasn't. Not even one bit!!! And I'm screaming because Rhage is my favorite brother and hell yes his book was freaking great. I admit I had a love/hate relationship with Mary, but my intense love for Rhage and the fact that I binge read this in less than 24 hours (I stayed till 3 am to finish this, gosh, I regret my life choices) makes me ignore Mary.NOW GIVE ME ZSADIST'S BOOK. I ABSOLUTELY CAN'T WAIT.
  • Liz
    "Please… God. Let me stay here with him. Don’t make me go away."-MaryIn Lover Eternal, the battle continues between the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the lessers. Beth and Wrath have settled in as King and Queen. The brothers are living together in an underground bunker/mansion. This story in the series focuses on Rhage and his love Mary.Rhage is known as "Hollywood". He reminds me of a trained killer who suffers with ADHD! The only problem is...
  • Phrynne
    I can tell this series is going to be a fun ride because there are so many great characters still to explore. Rhage is the centerpiece of this book and as a result most of the action does take place in the bedroom. However there is still a lot of humour and a lot of camaraderie between the Brothers and their close friends. Kudos to the author for the way she manages to get over the problem of a human partnering a vampire i.e. the human's much sho...
  • Dina
    I'm so late to the BDB series, that there's really nothing left for me to say about this book, LOL.Anyway, here's my two cents...I loved Rhage, and that's saying a lot considering that (view spoiler)[he had sex with another woman even though he was already in love with Mary. That should have made me yell "cheater" at the top of my lungs (hide spoiler)] but, due to some miraculous writing by Ms. Ward, it only made me feel sorry for him. I think I ...