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…
Where do I begin?!
I had fallen off of the BDB world sometime ago due to the fact that there were soooo many releases of other great books that I couldn’t keep up but I read enough to know that one, Rahge (Hollywood) and Mary’s story was my favorite. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up but Ward has written it in such a way that you could be like me and not have picked up a DBD book in years but after one chapter you are not only hooked and invested but not also not totally lost!
This story took me by such a surprise in a good way! From what I remembered of Hollywood and his beast, this side of him that we see is just….DEEP. So deep that I was NOT prepared for the emotions i got from it. I found myself more than once with lumps of emotion clogging my throat and blinking back tears. The feels, GD the FEELS!!
As per her norm, this story not only involved Rahge and Mary but it also focused on the brother’s, some more than others and acquaintances of the brothers. Assil is a new to me character but still very intriguing and I can’t wait to find out more about him and his journey, for I see it being a long and eventful one. The journey that Rage and Mary take you on is not an easy one but it was totally necessary for the character’s, and while I gritted my teeth in anger at some non Rahge parts I totally didn’t want it to end.
I am now so immersed in the brotherhood again, especially due to the shock that’s delivered toward the end) I am finding myself going back and read the ones I missed!
As always hat’s off Mrs. Ward for a job well done!