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 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.My Thoughts: I'm not going to lie here, I liked book 1, Dark Lover. I enjoyed Wrath and Beth's story to the extreme but from the first time I met the other members of the Brotherhood, I had been fascinated in a way that isn't healthy by those big, enigmatic men. Scarred, cursed, broken, hurting... they're like Kelly-crack! Damn them.
Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant to 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...
This book didn't sway that strange obsession in the least. Those damn brothers have crawled into my head and they're not getting out until they're good and ready. All of them, guys. Every single one of them are stuck in my head in all their flawed glory. It's getting really crowded up there.
As for this book, the farther I read the less I could see a way for Rhage and Mary to have a happily ever after. Between Rhage's beast and Mary's illness I thought they'd have to throw in the towel and call it a day. Thank goodness I'm not the one writing these. You all would have been disappointed.
This is one book I couldn't put down. In fact, as soon as I finished it I had book 3 in my hand. I think it was after midnight at that point and I just couldn't NOT read the next. Isn't that just awesome.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Dark Lover
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