Author: J. R. Ward
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood
Published March 7th 2006 by Signet
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...
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The second book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. A sexy read for all since we are reading about the ultimate sex icon Rhage. :)
Super sexy and a hidden beast Rhage is one conflicted brother. It is a story full of pain and Mary turns his world upside down. I love the effect Mary has on Rhage's character. This read is a fun, steamy, and exciting book.
There is drama and pain, plus a major sacrifice. I love this book. I could not put it down. Ward gives vampire lovers another must read and another escape in to the Brotherhoods world of fighting lesser and fining mates.