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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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2nd in the Sexiest Paranormal Series Ever!

Where does Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

Very high! The reality is that I have hundreds and hundreds of titles and yet I have listened to this many times. Why? Because it is an emotional roller coaster with characters that I love! Mary's plight is heartbreaking and Rhage is so much more than meets the eye. Spectacular book.

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

I don't want to give it away but the moment Rhage finally commits. It is a powerful scene and when the reality of the choice hits you.... well its intense.

Which scene was your favorite?

Actually the scene when Mary tames Rhages beast.... it was more the reactions of everyone else that make it so awesome!

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

Mary facing her horrible illness just broke my heart. Also the introduction of John Matthew. Wow.

Any additional comments?

This series must be read in order. Some characters develop through each book and as a result the series must be read sequentially.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Robin
  • Liberty, SC, United States
  • 12-17-11

The Good, The Sexy, and The Bad Narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2 to be better than the print version?

No, due to the fact that the narrator voice dosen't go with this book series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rhage, how can you not love him, hes the best.

How could the performance have been better?

Get narrators who sound like each brother to read his own book.

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

Yes, but I'm not telling. Don't wanna ruin the book 4 others.

Any additional comments?

I love this book series, best vampire series I ever read.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Awful writing

Any additional comments?

Listing to this book was like being stuck in a B Private Eye movie and a badly written one. I gave it the first 1 1/2 hours and couldn't listen any longer. Too many snappy bad comparisom lines. Up there in my list of worse books I have read. Complete waste of a credit.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • christa
  • Grand Haven, MI, United States
  • 04-12-10

Addicting series

I was thinking about skipping this second book in the series because the next one seems to be everyone's favorite- but I'm glad I didn't jump. It is a necessary step in the series because the relationship between Bella and Z starts here.
I found myself more interested in the orphaned, almost vampire kid they adopt rather than the actual romance between Rage and his woman. I wouldn't have wanted to miss any of the ongoing story.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Where are the next two titles?

Where is book 3 and 4 on Audible?? You tempt us with the first two books and then there's nothing until book 5. I've really gotten to like these characters (and I'm an avid Anne Rice vampire fan) and book 3 and 4 are unavailable. What's up with that?

I do have to say that I wish they would get someone else to narrate these stories. This guy sounds like he's doing the 6 o'clock news and this just doesn't work for me especially during the more erotic scenes. I'm not sure why he was picked to narrate these luscious stories. Anyway, that's my 2 cents.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Oh, brother...my brother!

I appreciate a GOOD story about an alpha male -- even as a feminist -- but these "alpha" males, who practice BDSM with each other, drive tricked out SUVs with limo tinted glass, listen to hardcore rap music (which demeans women and glorifies useless violence) and call each other "brother" every other word, are totally NOT hot.

The BAD:
* Terrible plot, terrible writing and awful-terrible dialog. "You feelin' me, brother?"

* Whipping each other (these guys are supposedly the kind of friends who would die for each other -- and we're told a thousand times they're "brothas") for a "punishment" that is supposedly deserved. The crime? He let a girl stay in his room. (Gasp!) But somehow it's all okay for them to whip their "brotha" because "they HAD to do it" and were supposedly really sad about having to do it. They all wear black hooded robes to the whipping ceremony....blah, blah. GROSS! Some people might really get off on this BDSM -- blood, physical pain and violence -- but in my book that is NOT romance.

* Weak willed women and even weaker "brothas" who are ruled by a heartless god who's made an edict that they will be punished (think barbed whips and beastly possession) if they dare to ask questions. ("Why can't they ask their god questions?" One might ask. But that's not something the author tells us -- she might be punishing us for daring to think a question.)

* Bad narrator (but there is only so much a narrator can do with a crappy story).

* A literal Dues ex machina (truly -- a black-robed god in the last chapter to make everything tie up neatly).

* Their god is this all-powerful woman -- well, if she's all powerful, then why does she need them? And she's a cruel being -- I'd find someway to kill her, not serve her. But these "alpha" males just lope along and jump at her every command.

* Total confusion on what the conflict is...what do these "brothas" do? (Besides sit around and whip each other.) What's their purpose? And what is driving the supposed bad guys in the story? The author doesn't even attempt an explanation at why they hate the vampires. And where does all of the money come from? Between the whippings, the constant workouts, the occasional fight and the commiserating with each other -- just who is out earning the dough to pay for their weapons, special facility, designer clothes, and the junked up SUVs?

* Incredible that the author thinks someone in late stage cancer -- apparently days from dying -- is feeling good enough to have several bouts of active sex. Really? Come on! Spend some time in an oncology ward and see how much energy those poor people have. Barely enough to go to the bathroom on their own, if they're lucky, let alone have great sex with a vampire. Lord!

The GOOD:
* I got it on sale. But I still feel cheated because I can't get those hours spent listening back. I'd pay good money to recoup my time!

Hopefully, this review might save you from making the mistake I did.

Happy reading! (Though I wouldn't look for it in this book.)

19 of 37 people found this review helpful

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loved it!

What a great story!! Can't wait to read the next in the series!! The Narrator is amazing too!!

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Great Second Installment in the Series

If you liked the first book in the series, you will surely like the second one as well. If, on the other hand, you haven't yet read the first book, you can rest assured that this is mostly a standalone book, and it really isn't necessary to read the titles in order.

I'd actually read the print version of this book years ago, but the audiobook brings a whole different experience into play. Jim Frangione delivers a compelling reading, allowing me to get pulled more into the story than ever before. This is definitely not your typical vampire novel, even in terms of vampire romance, and the world created here does take some getting used to and certainly isn't for everyone even among those into the genre, but there's really no telling whether it's for you other than giving one of the books in the series a chance.

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solo good gotta go on to the next now!

These Books I am Not going to Be Able to put down period. the only problem I'm having that I don't under stand I have bought all the books threw nine and it isnt showing in my library...?