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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • Sexual Tension
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Rhage is burned by the sun and warmed by Mary.
  • Kiss
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Vampires need invitation to enter; Mary lets him in.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Mary is interrupted by Rhage's skillful tongue.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Mary tries to push Rhage away because of her "curse."
  • Declaration of Love
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Mary hadn't meant to fall in love, but she did.

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  • Sexual Tension
  • Rhage is burned by the sun and warmed by Mary.
  • Kiss
  • Vampires need invitation to enter; Mary lets him in.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Mary is interrupted by Rhage's skillful tongue.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Mary tries to push Rhage away because of her "curse."
  • Declaration of Love
  • Mary hadn't meant to fall in love, but she did.

Publisher's Summary

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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REALLY??

Before I decided to review the Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2) audiobook I look up the review standings .. on Amazon there are a total of there are 550 reviews in which 393 give this book 5 stars. I was told the books got better well I am sorry the best I can do is ½ star - now there will be 10 people ranking this books with only 1 star.

This is the 2nd installment of the BDB Series and my last, as with the 1st book I found that it too had a terrible plot, the writing was awful - I think a 13 year old wrote the book - REALLY "juicy curses"? It was riddled with lame and silly dialog; seriously what adult male says "You feelin' me, brother?" or "you gotta hook me". Or what guys comments about another guys outfit; "that brother looks good in his Armani suit" - REALLY??
As for the audio part that too was awful.

I do have a couple of positive comments - I purchased this book on sale and the best part of the audio version - the long dead space between the chapters.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Dashia
  • Plant City, FL, United States
  • 12-23-12

Never judge a book by its cover. Just ask Rhage

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

The conversations of Rhage and Mary are so entertaining. I would listen to this book over and over again. The passion that follows their verbal exchanges is never disappointing. Before I knew it, the dreaded "You have reached the end of this audiobook" came across the speaker. I thought there were a few hours left still even though I knew it was the the finale of the book. The characters just grow on you. You become one in their world.

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

Mary's return from the hospital after Rhage and the Scribe Virgin have made their compromise. He is distraught and scrambling to get Mary away from him. The entire scene is so emotionally charged that it encompasses you.

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

His voice and the life it brings to the characters is astounding. Jim Frangione has a way of taking you to another place that melds the world of the Brotherhood with the present time.

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

Rhage's visit with the Scribe Virgin was so heartbreaking. I cried at the thought of the couples loss and the immediacy of the decision was horrific.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendy
  • Lawrenceville, GA, United States
  • 05-27-12

This one hit home for me

Any additional comments?

My opinion of this book will be biased due to the cancer plot point... Having recently lost someone to cancer I found this book very emotionally moving. Overall, I think this is a good second installment of the series. There were still moments a really wanted to roll my eyes, but overall I think this series is very stable.<br/><br/>Jim is still his ever "stuffy" self, but it doesn't ruin the listen. This is one of those books that you will have a very different experience if you read it as opposed to listening to Jim narrate. I stand by my opinion of bad casting that I gave in my review of book 1, but it's not the worst I have heard. Basically you have rough and tough, street wise, bad asses being read by a radio announcer. It will take about a 30 minutes listening curve to get used to. I still think the series is worth listening to, and I am getting attached to the characters - that in itself is a good review in my book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Lajuan
  • Idabel, OK, United States
  • 06-08-10

Curious

I suppose if you are the author of fiction you can write the story any way you desire. But vampires that are seemed to be fashioned after the Nights of the Round Table is not for me. I really enjoyed Covet; well written good storyline. I have no idea who the target audience is for the vampire series but I am not in it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Connie
  • Shawnee, KS, United States
  • 07-12-09

Enjoyable but selection is lacking!

I truly enjoyed this book. The story was a different take on vampires and was very good at character development.

This is a series with several separate books but you can't get all the books on Audible. Very disappointing!

Therefore, I listened to Book 1 and Book 2. But there is no Book 3 or Book 4 to download.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Sara
  • Auburn, CA, United States
  • 06-26-09

Disappointed

I have heard a lot about this series and bought the first 2 with my credits. Lets just say I wouldn't have bothered with the 2nd book had I not already downloaded it.I love paranormal and vampire books...but this book doesn't go 5 minutes without a long sex scene. It was too much for me. I wanted more of the plot to develope and it just didn't get far because of all the sex.

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Thousands love this, but I don't get it.

I've been dancing around purchasing one of the BDB books for a while. Maybe I picked a bad one to start with, but wow. I should have just kept dancing.

This was so campy and unintentionally silly, it was hard for me to take anything about it seriously. WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?

The stilted and contrived macho dialogue between the so-called manly characters was beyond bad. Why do I need to know about their detailed necktie selections? Why do they live together in a place described as a "frat?" These are tough, sexy vampire men? They can't afford their own places? I suggest the author read other books to learn how to write male dialogue. Or how to write full stop.

Jim Frangione is hailed by many of the fans of this series for his performance, but again, I don't get it. He sounds over-the-top info-mercial to the point of farce. I've never listened to him read anything else, but after this, I won't be seeking him out. The so-called sexy parts were cringe-worthy.

There are some women that I follow, who love this series. I usually respect and seek out their recommendations. Maybe it's me, maybe the books are just dated. But for me, this was a waste of time and money. There are many, many books out there that are worlds above this one.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Rhage and Mary

Excellent Story! The characters are so real! J.R. Ward has created my favorite vampires. They were right up there with (Carpathian Dark Series) Christine Feehan and (Lords of the Underworld) Gena Showalters. At several points, I shed tears for Rhage and Mary. Of course, two minutes later, I was laughing with them, as well.

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Oh! brother!! How awful!!!

Has Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

Absolutely not! I have read multiple authors of this genre and thoroughly enjoyed them. This book grinded on my very being.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Frangione’s performances?

Yes, while I was not impressed with the reading, I thought it was more the awful writing that made this a poor book.

What character would you cut from Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2?

None were impressive

Any additional comments?

This was so poor, it is hard to describe it. Men...immortal, fantasy, just the genre or however you want to classify and lure a person to read this dribble...DO NOT go around calling each other "my brothah"; at least not in this world. I find it stupid and insulting. If I save just one person from reading this book, I have accomplished much!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • GEL
  • COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States
  • 04-05-13

A decent story...

Overall I'd say I enjoyed this story. It's not the best I've experienced but certainly far from the worst. This is one of those times when I think if I had actually read the story, I would have enjoyed it more with the voices my own imagination would have come up with. I do have to say that the reader (Luke Daniels) is acceptable for the most part but his voice for one of the angels was distracting for me (he sounded like Jack Nicholson, really...Jack Nicholson an angel?) and he often spoke far too slowly for many of the male characters. Apart from that though he was fairly believable. I'm definitely interested in looking up some of the subsequent stories in this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful