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 challenge 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…
This is the forth book in the fantastic Black Dagger Brotherhood Series.This is Butch O’Neal’s story.
Butch is an ex-homicide cop, a natural fighter and a human. He gets introduced to the brotherhood’s world through Beth, and soon forms a strong friendship with Vishous. He is the only human to ever be let into the brotherhoods tight inner circle. He is in love with Marissa, but thinks he is not worthy of her.
Marissa (a vamp) belongs to a different world, the blind kings former Shellan, from an old aristocratic family. She is such a strong willed woman and a true lady. Butch and Marissa couldn’t be more different.
Butch being Butch sacrifices himself in order to save a male civilian. And falls prey to the dark force that is the Omega. He is then left for dead, found against all odds by his best friend. Marissa is called on, but can she save him?
There are some shockers in this novel and the ending is beautiful. Butch and Marissa are a perfect match for each other and i have enjoyed reading their story.
4/5 stars 🙂
Next in line is ‘Lover Unbound’ Vishous story.