Lover Eternal

Lover Eternal

Book - 2006
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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. Possessed by this dark side, Rhage fears the times 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. Her faith in miracles was lost 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...

Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2006.
ISBN: 9780451414601
0451414608
9780451218049
0451218043
Branch Call Number: FIC WARD
Characteristics: xii, 449 p ; 18 cm.

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aavishkakumar
Sep 30, 2016

Really nice and short.

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Library_Witch
Aug 06, 2015

The story with Rhage and Mary was one of my favorites! I am actually a bit disappointed that we hear less of them as the series continues (fret not! They are still there!)! Their dynamic is wonderful, and I love the way Ward builds up the drama with other characters to get you amped for the next in line before you're even done with the one in your hands!

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RachelK29
Jul 03, 2014

This one wasn't quite as good as the first one, but what I noticed that I like about these over a lot of the other paranormal romance series is that the hero is obviously flawed in some way; although he is a vampire it makes the character more real and the story a little less predictable.

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natalie516
Jun 17, 2014

I'm really enjoying this series...the parts I don't enjoy involve the "lessers" and I skim those parts.

Monikan21 Jul 02, 2013

2nd in the series - story of Rhage and Mary. I liked it as much as the first book. I am hooked on the series. I think these books trump Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld and even Larisa Ione's - Demonica Novels.

booklady1 Dec 15, 2012

Mary is a sweetheart how can you not like her and Rhage...Ward never disappoints she will have you hooked.

tuesdayswithlori Jul 18, 2012

When I started reading this book, I immediately felt that I had read it before and that is because Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld is a plagarized version of this series. Having said that, I felt that Showalter's version is better. I really like the characters Rhage and Mary in the beginning of the book, but then Mary seemed a bit to knuckle-headed for me. It also felt like the author was to heavy-handed in her development of Mary. Mary is so open to helping others: works with autistic children, works on a suicide hotline, wants to take an orphaned by in her home...and yet, she is so closed off to the romance with Rhage that I wanted to shake her and then I just got disgusted with her. I also dislike it when the book uses the formula of one of the characters not dealing with their feelings for the other one until ...like...the last chapter. Ugh. I did stay up late into the night reading the ending, so I was invested in the story, but felt that the ultimate payoff was too long in coming to be really worth my while. This is the second book I have read by this author and I think it will be my last.

LaimaA Jun 25, 2012

This struck me as probably the sweetest BDB book. Rhage, although cursed, is a very fun and funny character. And Mary's my third favourite female character in the BDB world after Xhex and Bella. Very enjoyable all around.

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Tbaby
Feb 03, 2012

Rhage and Mary

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1Steen
Jan 19, 2012

Once again J.R. Ward kept me riveted
staying up late so I could finish another book, in the Black Brotherhood series! It was excellent, I feel sorry for Rhage, excellent writing! What will I read when I finished this series??

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