Author: J.R. Ward
Series: The 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 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.
Quick Summary: Rhage is lonely, Mary uses her illness as an excuse to be alone. When the two come together they may just be what saves the other.
This has to be one of the best books ever!! I really liked the first Black Dagger Brotherhood novel but this one is much more enticing. I liked the fact that Mary did not just fall into bed with Rhage immediately as Beth did with Wrath. Loved Loved Loved the progression of the characters and the events they went though. Oh and that finale!! I could not put this book down, stayed up till two in the morning to finish it. I even squealed out loud at times. Immediately texted my sister when I completed the book and ordered her to read it!! I highly recommend anyone who likes a bit of paranormal with their romance to try this one on for size. I would also like to state that though reading them in order will give you more background on the characters, it IS NOT necessary. This book could have very easily been a single novel and not part of a series.
There is plenty more and I can't wait to delve in. Well actually I already have Lover Awakened is up next!!