Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #4
Author: J.R. Ward
Published: March 6/07 by Onyx
Genre: paranormal romance
Back Cover Blurb:
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, he's found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back. But even her love may not be enough to save him...
Seeing the transition from the male’s perspective was quite enlightening. It gives you a real sense of what it means to be a vampire. The lesser are creepier than all get-up. The more I get to know about them, the more I understand the need for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I also love how these guys have modernized themselves. Technology & modern speech patterns shine through. The fact that they’ve come to grips with the changing times makes everything so much more real.
Ward creates believable characters that you can relate to and that you really want to get to know. Butch’s fashion obsession kills me and really shines through. He embodies metro sexual and alpha at the same time. It’s a fantastic mix. I know that this is Butch & Marissa’s story but it’s got me really hooked on V. V’s erotic self-discovery was a treat. Getting to know him so intimately really allowed me to understand what he was going through.
The more I read of this series, the more I wonder how I never picked it up before now. As usual, Ward kept me hooked throughout and left my dying to get back with the Brotherhood as soon as I can.