In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
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 a 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.
Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on 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…
As a second book from the very famous series by J.R. Ward, I thought that it will be very same like the first book. And I was wrong.
I didn’t like the way the author wrote the first book – too much sexual content. In this sequel there is also lots of sexual content, but in normal quantity.
Rhage is very interesting character and when I saw that the second book is about him, I was happy. The way he is struggling, because of the curse, given to him by Scribe Virgin is kinda remarkable. He’s being one with his monster too much, a monster inside – but he is fighting with all this to save the woman he started to love.
Thinking about it now, the monster inside him was the first to notice Mary – he liked her voice. And little by little, the monster was tamed by a woman, a human!
All in all, the second book is ways better than the first one. Recommended!
General note: 8/10