Review: Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

Posted March 7, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Lover Eternal
by J.R. Ward

5 Stars


Released: March 7, 2006
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #2
Published by Signet
Pages: 441

Oh man…give me a moment, Lover Eternal has left me breathless! It broke my heart, fixed it again took me to extreme heights of emotion, damn it, I am just exhausted!

In Dark Lover Rhage was the beautiful light hearted warrior that went through women like most people go through meals, you know, three a day. But Rhage has his own curse, the Beast, that rises in him when he gets too riled up and the only way he can keep level is through fighting or sex. But when Mary comes into his life, his Beast in more ansty then usual and the secret longings he has for a shellan of his own rather then a long list of disposable women.

Rhage and Mary are exceptional characters, together they are mesmerizing. Who knew that a womanizing warrior like Rhage could love someone like Mary? They are so different from one another. But unlike most the human race (me included!) she didn’t immediatley fall into Rhage’s arms, she was hesistant, which I loved. She is a smart woman who sticks to the truth about life, which is that it only happens once. With her health on the line, Mary takes cautious steps in this book where she learns to trust and love someone else.

Mary and Rhage just may be my favourite couple of the BDB. Their love was believeable and real you could feel their connection through the pages. This book is truly a happily ever after, and it couldn’t have happened to a better couple.

Favourite Quote:

Butch came around in front, twisting his shirt he’d taken off into a rope. Thanks to all the lifting they’d been doing, the male’s chest and arm muscles were thickening up, and he hadn’t been small to begin with. He couldn’t pull the kind of iron Rhage did, but for a human, the guy was a bulldozer.
“You’re getting into some kind of shape, cop.”
“Aw come on now.” Butch grinned. “Don’t let that shower we took go to your head.”

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About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern. Connect with her online at,, and

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