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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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    bluebelle 04-22-09
    bluebelle 04-22-09 Member Since 2015

    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!

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 12-05-10
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 12-05-10 Member Since 2013

    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"

    15 of 19 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-18-13
    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-18-13 Member Since 2014

    So many books...so little time! :)

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    "BEAUTY FALLS FOR THE BEAST"

    At the beginning, I honestly wasn't sure about this book, but it sure made up for in the end!! I really felt for Mary and not just because of her health complications. She is such a down to earth person who gives so much of herself and never seems to get anything in return...until she meets Rhage that is. Rhage on the other hand, is very tired of the habits he has had take up to keep his "inner beast", literally, at bay. However when he hears her voice for the first time, he and his beast seem to fall for her instantly, and only she seems to be able to tame him.

    I really loved Rhage and Mary's defying the odds story even more than the last I think, despite some cheesy moments, which I feel the narration played a big part in. The ending really got to me and through me for a loop, literally bringing tears to my eyes from the sacrifice that Rhage gives. It is very unexpected, but such a great ending!! I also loved how this set up the next book very well! The only way this book could have been better would be the narration (good not great), but despite that...so worth the credit! Next book!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adebowale 10-11-12
    Adebowale 10-11-12 Member Since 2011

    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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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-26-12
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-26-12 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "U either like it or you don't!"

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is either likable or not. Simple as that. Either deal with all the slang talking or not. Simple.

    Now, this one is about Rhage....!!! Ah!!! Rhage... I simple love the fact that his name is his power persay... When he rage he rage...he goes all dragon and that is awesomeness!!! The story was a little hard to get into in the beginning, not because of the slang talking...but the story itself is hard to follow if you have not invested sometime in reading/listening to book 1. Too many characters are introduced in book 1 and they pop up alot in book 2. I would not recommend reading the series not in order.

    Each book is about one of the brothers. They are a group of vampires and humans (kinda) who fight soulless humans. Weired, yes I know... but actually the story is pretty good. The passion between Rhage and his woman is pretty good too...

    I really don't like male narrators, however, for this series, Jim works. Mostly all of the main characters are male, so a male narrator makes sense. Jim did a good job with all the slang. Must be hard to read...so...good job...

    This is a credit. Unless you plan to invest some series time into all the books, I would wait for a free credit, get book one and start from there. Not a buy unless you series want to invest time. Each book is written to leave you wanting more in the end. BDB is either a love or hate series.

    4 of 5 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 2014
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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 04-25-14
    BluBumbleB 04-25-14 Member Since 2015

    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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    K. Liguori RIVERDALE, NEW YORK United States 09-10-13
    K. Liguori RIVERDALE, NEW YORK United States 09-10-13

    Vampire Lover

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    "Love This sexy Beast"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would only recommend they listen if they didn't have time to read it. The Narrator reads like he is a robot, I just wanna strangle him and tell him to get a personality I could do a much better job. I would read it leaving the audience wanting more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How focused Rhage was on spending what ever time with his true love he had. and that fact that he no longer cared about his curse because he loved her so much nothing else mattered.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A new narrator who will read the story and transcend you there with his story telling. this dude sounds like he is a robot reading these books.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Of course it was hysterical at times, The brothers are wise cracking asshats and Mary's Plight will make anyone cry it's so sad to finally find your true love only to learn you will lose them to death.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen if you are a Vampire fan and have never read this series ( Where the hell are you living? under a rock?) You will LOVE these twisted Brothers.Read this series I promise you with become a Brother Junkie.

    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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