by J.R. Ward
‘Black Dagger Brotherhood’ series Book #4
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now, an ally of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will face the challnge of his life and the evil of the ages.
Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard living, ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world – to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He’s got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. If he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers…
Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, found by a miracle, the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him…
Review: ‘UNPUTDOWNABLE’!!! I can’t get over this series! Ward knows how to write them, and she’s turning into one of the best. Each character is unique, their own personalities, flaws and all, makes them appear incredibly read (even for vampires.) The words Ward uses to describe each character works on so many levels; you can feel their happiness, their pain, their envy, their sadness, their fear, their worries … everything, even the love and friendships they share. Fighting scenes make you hold your breath. Sex scenes … holy good god, can they make you hot under the collar! Arguments between characters makes you feel everything they feel, understand their reasoning, no matter how their flaws. This series is incredible, and if you’re into paranormal/fantasy, I can’t urge you enough to read it!!!