Monday, 2 May 2016

Review: The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14) by J.R. Ward

*****4.5 Stars*****
I can't tell you how happy this book made me. Having been disappointed with the last couple in the series, this book seemed to have gone back to what made me fall in love with those sexy vampires in the first place.
If anything it is clear many more things are in store for the vampire race and I am keeping my fingers crossed a certain character will make a reappearance, that would make me so so happy, but that is all I'm going to say on the matter.
My only criticism was that the passion between Rhage and Mary wasn't as explosive as it was in their original novel. As a reader we knew the couple were still as passionate but anything happening between them was often mentioned after the fact although there was an incredibly funny scene which I very much doubt will be forgotten by the brothers anytime soon.
What this book did have however, was tons and tons of emotion and for me Lassiter just keeps embedding himself in my heart. Assail just keeps getting better and better and I pray one day he will get his own book.
My faith in this series has been restored and I for one cannot wait for Xcor and Laylas story.
Reviewed by Louise Dale
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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