|Series||Black Dagger Brotherhood #4|
|Tags||demons, paranormal romance, vampires|
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 & Comments
Both leads are very well developed in this book. Both of them grow in a realistic fashion throughout the course of the story, not in a magical wave-of-the-wand cut scene. The mysterious mystical stuff and the strange handling of a relationship between two male characters, however, both detract from the normally tight plotting and characterization.