THE BEAST – BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD #14 by J R WARD

Paranormal series to be read in order

“How is it possible…that you always make me feel so beautiful?”

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the beast 5th Apr

SYNOPSIS

Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series “so popular, I don’t think there’s a reader today who hasn’t at least heard of [it]” (USA Today).

Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…

For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…

And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world…and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from..


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The Beast

Reviewed by Gitte

The Black Dagger Brotherhood is still my favourite paranormal series after all these years. Whilst I haven’t loved every book in the same way, I’ve loved being part of this journey from the start. Being back with Rhage and Mary was fabulous and I didn’t think I could fall any more in love with this couple, but I did. The Beast was actually a really emotional read that had my heart melting into a puddle one minute, excited from the action the next, laughing out loud, only to suddenly burst into tears.

‘The trouble was, he realized with dread, when your heart finally stopped beating in your chest, everything that you wished you’d said but hadn’t, all the missing pieces of yourself that you had yet to give, all the failures you had stuffed under the rug in the guise of life being so very busy…that stopped, too. The mid-stride step, never to be completed, was the worst regret anyone could have.’

This is JR Ward, she never fails to write one bloody fantastic story and The Beast reminded me once again why I fell in love with The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I actually thought this was such a beautiful story at the heart of the ongoing fight the brothers have on their hands. It had such rawness, insecurity and vulnerability and if you know Rhage and Mary….well….you know that means one passionate and emotional ride.

“How is it possible…that you always make me feel so beautiful?”

He kissed her once, and then again. “I’m just reflecting back what I see and know to be true.”

It’s been years since I read Lover Eternal which was Rhage and Mary’s book, and the second in the series, catching up with them it all came back to me and my heart was reminded once more why I love them so. Whilst Zsadist has always been my most favourite Brother, I have to say, that after The Beast, Rhage seriously comes in close second. What him and Mary go through in this book was completely not what I expected and I loved every minute of it. The feeling I had upon finishing was like coming home. Home to perfection and what makes the BDB so bloody special! Oh and hot!

‘She was the watch on his wrist, the roast beef when he was starving, and the pitcher of lemonade when he was thirsty. She was his chapel and his choir, the mountain range to his wanderlust, the library to his curiosity, and every sunrise or sunset that ever was or would be…She was all the power in the universe coalesced into a living, breathing thing, the miracle that he had been granted in spite of the fact that he had long been undeserving of anything but his curse.’

I have to mention that as always we get POV’s from others in the continuing fight against The Lessening Society. We meet some new characters as well as the continuing Xcor and Assail storylines. Oh and Lassiter….MY HEART….that Angel always has me in stitches and I love him! He really needs his own book after all this time!

“Lassiter’s a fallen angel who we’ve somehow gotten stuck with. He’s like gum on the bottom of your shoe. ‘Cept he doesn’t smell like strawberries, he hogs the TV remote, and on a regular basis, you think to yourself, is that really the best the Creator could do with an immortal? The guy has the worst taste in television…”

I’ve had this reluctant love for Assail since I met him so can’t wait for his book but Xcor and Layla’s next which is exciting too.  If you haven’t picked up The Beast yet, do it! As a crazy arsed BDB fan this instalment was pure heaven. I laughed, cried, my heart melted as did my knickers…bloody brilliant Warden, once again!

5✯


THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J R WARD

BDB

*DARK LOVER BOOK ONE
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* LOVER ETERNAL – BOOK TWO
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*LOVER AWAKENED – BOOK THREE
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*LOVER REVEALED – BOOK FOUR
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*LOVER UNBOUND – BOOK FIVE
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*LOVER ENSHRINED – BOOK SIX
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*LOVER AVENGED – BOOK SEVEN
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*LOVER MINE – BOOK EIGHT
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*LOVER UNLEASHED – BOOK NINE
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*LOVER REBORN – BOOK TEN
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*LOVER AT LAST – BOOK ELEVEN
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 *THE KING – BOOK TWELVE
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*THE SHADOWS – BOOK THIRTEEN
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*THE BEAST – BOOK FOURTEEN
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