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"I don't want to stop, Mary." His thumbs caressed the skin of her throat and they pressed into her jaw and angled her head back.
"I want to get you hot. Hot enough so you don't feel anything but me. So you don't think of anything but what I'm doing to you.
I want you liquid.
I loved this book! Rhage is definitely one of the guys at the top of the BDB fav list <3 Uber-hot, and such an amazing hero! A total must-read!
After meeting a boy who looks to be a pretransitioned vampire, Bella decides to take him to the Brotherhood, along with her neighbor Mary, who knows the kid and can translate for him. The kid, John Matthew, is mute, and doesn't know anything about himself or his parents, and is practically living on the streets. Mary wants to help him, so she agrees to go with him to the "training facility", not knowing it is in fact the Brotherhood's safe house.
The brothers recognize him as one of their own, with a warrior name of Tehrror.
On the first visit with John, Mary meets Rhage, the most beautiful man she's ever seen, who, for some reason, is drawn to her like crazy.
Even though Rhage knows he can't make any commitment to a woman like Mary, he needs to have her, whatever it takes.
After a few dates, kisses and memory wipes, Rhage is torn between his emotions and his loyalty to the Brotherhood. He needs to protect Mary, and wants to be with her, even though that is against the rules.
Luckily, Rhage was never one to follow them ;)
"I'm a vampire. I'm a warrior. I'm a dangerous beast.
At the end of this evening, you aren't going to remember you ever met me.
And the idea of not even being a memory of yours makes me feel like I've been stabbed in the chest."
The story - I loved the Rhage/Mary romance. Loved! It was very emotional and beautiful, most of all, very HOT indeed :D
There are several new storylines included, the one about John Matthew, a new character, and we are introduced to Bella, the heroine from the third book :)
The writing - we get multiple POVs, from the MCs and now the new characters, John and Bella, as well as Butch and maybe a few others, don't remember all of them :) Anyway, for me that's just a bonus, never liked just the one-person-POV, so...
The hotness - OMG this book is uber-hot! Rhage is really REALLY direct and says what's on his mind, usually everything sexy ahahhahahhaha but yeah, schorching-hot!
The cliffhanger - it has nothing to do with Rhage and Mary, but still, my advice is to have the third book already open on the first page 'cause you won't be able to stop yourself from reading it ASAP!
"I will not fall in love with you," she said. "I can't let myself. I won't."
"That's all right. I'll love you enough for the both of us."
Mary has been ill for some time, and now her leukemia is back. She's afraid of the treatments and knows what's waiting for her.
Having low self esteem because of her physical condition, she can't think of any possible reason why would Rhage be interested in her. She constantly pushes him back and thinks he's making fun of her, or that he just wants to be friends.
Even though she made me want to kick her at some points in the book, I really liked Mary :)
She is a strong character, despite her illness, she's used to taking care of herself, and doesn't lean on anyone for support.
She really likes Rhage, but doesn't think he wants to be with her, and I have to say I just love that scene when she found out that he's a vampire :D
Anyway, she's not one for crying and moping, and I liked that too :D
I think my fav scene with her is when she pets the beast on the head :DDD
"What you just had is nothing compared to what I want to do to you. I want my head between your legs so I can lick you until you scream my name. Then I want to mount you like an animal and look into your eyes as I come inside of you. And after that I want to take you every way there is. I want to do you from behind. I want to screw you standing up, against the wall. I want you to sit on my hips and ride me until I can't breathe."
Rhage was cursed by the Scribe Virgin to transform into a huge terrible beast whenever he goes out of control.
To prevent the beast from getting out, he uses fighting and sex to release his frustrations.
Even though everyone envies him for being such a hit with the women, Rhage just feels hollow because of it, there is no real enjoyment in it for him, just means to an end.
That is, until he meets Mary :)
He's shocked by the attraction he feels because he hasn't felt it before for anyone, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to be with her, even though it seems that she's not very interested in him XD
Rhage is one of my favorite Brothers <3 I adore him!
I couldn't help but sympathize with him, and feel sorry when he went on the sex prowl :((( He is sick and tired of that life, but must keep doing it to prevent the best from coming out, and possibly hurting the people he cared about, the Brotherhood.
He meets Mary and can't stay away from her, and the more time they spend together, the more he realises she is meant for him, and he wants to bond with her.
The only problem is Mary shutting him down, and not trusting him.
But the end! Oh the end made me love him, what he did was just... Beautiful! I cried at that part, it was so emotional <3
He deserved his happy end, and the way it was made, just how it was meant to be :)))
My favorite quotes from other characters:
"Last night, IahI drove out to Marissa's brother's house. I don't even know how the Escalade got there. I mean, the last thing I need is to run into her, you feel me"
"Let me guess. You waited around in hopes of catching a-"
"In the bushes, Rhage. I sat in the bushes. Under her bedroom window."
"Yeah. In my old life I could have arrested me for stalking."
"My twin's not broken. He's ruined. Do you understand the difference With broken, maybe you can fix things. Ruined All you can do is wait to bury him."
"Don't touch me. I can'tI can't stand to be touched, okay It hurts."
"Why" she said softly. "Why does it-"
"Just get the fuck out of here, please." He could barely get the words out. "I'm about to destroy something. And I don't want it to be you."
"You won't hurt me."
He closed his eyes.
"Did it hurt you to do this to him" she demanded softly, knowing Vishous hadn't left. "Tell me it hurt you."
She heard a whispering of cloth. When she glanced over her shoulder, Vishous had taken off his shirt. On his muscular chest there was a fresh wound, a slice, as if a blade had cut into his skin.
"It killed each one of us."
V's diamond eyes, usually so calm, were narrow and pissed off. "When I say I'm never wrong, I'm not on an ego trip. Seeing the future is a goddamned curse, my brother. You think I like knowing how everyone's going to die"
Rhage is like, totally hot, you feel me
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…