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Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 | [J.R. Ward]

Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.
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Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.

©2006 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 12-05-10
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 12-05-10 Member Since 2001

    BJS

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    "JR Ward Writer of Erotic Horror Fantasy"

    I see that people either love this series or they hate it. I'm thinking that they are only reading one book at a time, and not in order. If you Don't like Erotic Horror Fantasy. DON'T READ JR Ward books. I have read the first two of the "Fallen Angel" series and I'm hooked. That was the reason I started BDB. I am enjoying the BDB, but find the Fallen Angel series more to my liking so far. I'm up to book 4 in BDB and each one gives a different perspective of each member of the "Brotherhood". Erotic Horror Fantasy is not for everyone, and that is why I think it is important that you know what you are purchasing. I am enjoying the series so far and will continue. I am very much looking forward to the next "Fallen Angel"

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 04-22-09
    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 04-22-09 Member Since 2008

    When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!

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    "I love this book!"

    This is one of my favorite books in the series! I have been waiting for it to be released in Audio format and was not disapointed! Rhage is the type of guy that most women would love to be with. This story has action and romance. If you enjoy fiction with action and steamy romance this book is for you! JR Ward doesn't disapoint!

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Adebowale riverdale, GA, United States 10-11-12
    Adebowale riverdale, GA, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2009

    I'd rather listen than read!!!! This is my joy!!!

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    "I love this book"
    Where does Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best thus far for me. I love the first book but I do not really care for the book #5. I love this because it shows the vunerable side of Rhage and how he tries his best to shield Mary. It shows her strengths as well as her ability to be docile to her man's need. I love the romantic scenes when he tries to hold back only to give in to his need desire and want.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rhage is my favorite character because he is strong, bold, funny, romantic and loveable. But all in all he's a warrior willing to protect what's his.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I really am growing to love Jim Frangione. At first I did not like him but now I am getting to love his style and his cadence/voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Rhage wanted Mary and pushed himself away b/c he didnt want to hurt her. And denied himself pleasure!!


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book I am hoping the series doesnt let me down.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 03-29-10
    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 03-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Rhage WOW"

    Each book is about one of the warriors and their stories and I have come to love each book. Once you read book one, you can't wait to read the next book and Rhage, I love that a dragon comes out of him when he is PISSED OFF! You get two for the price of one. If you like the Edward and Bella story, this is the story on STERIODS! wait to you get to the restaurant scene I was in stitches!

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 04-25-14
    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 04-25-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "This series is...just..wow...grab your tissues!"

    Get ready for a tearjerker, this story shattered me into a million emotional pieces! Book 1 was off the charts fantastic, and this one was as well but the storyline was heavy in my opinion. My heart was breaking and then rejoicing for Rhage and Mary at many points throughout this story--it was intense to say the least. This is one of those stories that makes you stop and smell the roses for a bit and take stock of your life.

    J.R. Ward has truly crafted a great series. I'd already purchased books 3 and 4 before the "audible hopes you've enjoyed this program" resonated in my ears. The characters are so interesting, you will easily get drawn into this world of vampire warriors and love every minute of it. I highly recommend!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    christi HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-07-13
    christi HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-07-13

    love to read. when i cant read, i listen to them instead:)

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    "did not like the narrator"
    Would you try another book from J.R. Ward and/or Jim Frangione?

    love the story but they should have picked another person to narrate. there is too much slang and the guy idk he just wasnt a good fit for this read.


    Was Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 worth the listening time?

    of course. loved the story


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lissette Van Nuys, CA, United States 05-06-13
    Lissette Van Nuys, CA, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another home run!"

    This booked touched me. The relationship between Mary and Rage is complicated one but at the end they make it all worth it.
    I cried so much in many parts of this book. The mixture of tenderness and hot hot love makes this book a must.
    I love how the author is developing, in each book, the characters that are part of the brotherhood. I can't wait to read the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 04-18-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2010

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Love is the strangest thing"
    What did you love best about Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2?

    Everything, I love the whole plot between Rhage and Mary. I love how Rhage learns to care about Mary and sacrifice all he could so that she would live even if it would mean she would never know him again. LOVE THIS STORY. MY FAVORITE IN THE SERIES.


    What other book might you compare Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 to and why?

    The only one that I like as much as this one was Lover Unbound. I find the devotion between the brothers and their human lovers both wonderful and heart wrenching. Both brothers had to find that woman that soften their hearts and allowed them to think about someone else.


    What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The power and the strength behind the brothers lives. You hear the mannerisms and the attitudes of each of the characters. Frangione brings life to the stories, but the stories can stand alone too.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but because J.R.Ward has so much to say it is impossible to hear the audiobook in one session.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the second Vampire series that I feel in love with, right after the Dark Series written by Christine Feehan. This series is on the serious side. It has its humor, but some of the storylines can get pretty deep and disturbing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas URBANA, OHIO, United States 04-06-13
    Thomas URBANA, OHIO, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Good Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 the most enjoyable?

    This second installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood was richer and even more interesting then the first book. In fact I liked it better than the first. Rhage is cursed by the Scribe Virgin to turn into a dragon/godzilla like creature when he gets to worked up. It was intended to teach him to control himself. The beast made things really interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2?

    The most memorable moment for me in the book was Mary running to Rhage and finally admitting she wasn't okay instead of trying to keep up the fascade that she was in control and handling everything on her own.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator mispronounced quite a few words. The one that irritates me most is rifled. I do like his voice however because it is easy to listen to so much can be forgiven.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The most moving part of the book was when Rhage kissed and touched all the scars from the various procedures Mary had because of her previous bout of luekemia. She is one battlescarred and tough lady to have endured what she has.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite books in the series. I have read all of them in paperback and now I'm going back and buying my favorites in audible so I can listen to them on my smart phone while I walk.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 01-23-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 01-23-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Brotherhood MMMMmmmmmm"
    Would you listen to Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 again? Why?

    Yes, I have read it, listened to it and will listen to this series again, and again, and again!! It may be a year or two before I revisit all these lovely men in the brotherhood, but I always keep coming back to them. This had been a favorite series of mine for years.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had enough free time I would listen to the whole series without stopping.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is a fantasy vampire based series with violence, sexual content, bad language, bad behaviour, all these lovely men (vampires) with all types of problems, that happen to find that ONE special woman that changes everything. That makes them want to be the best, LOVE only her, and face whatever may come. It's not for everyone, but thats why there are so many books out there. In my opinion this is a great series and if you like this sort of thing I described, then I think you'll like this book

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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