Title: The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14)
Author: J.R. Ward
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Release Day: April 5th 2016

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…


I am emotionally not ready to review this book. Black Dagger Brotherhood fans know the struggle. We get 1 book a year and it’s so intense, these are huge books, 500+ pages each and yet I read this in one day, while I did a bunch of other stuff including work. IN. A. DAY. I’m a fast reader, experience and all, but when it comes to the BDB books I set a new record each time. I literally read this in a day and it was the most amazing reading experience.

It always amazes me how I can dive back into this world and remember every detail from the last time, and read it without getting tired or getting restless. No, it’s truly something I wait for every year. And each year it’s just as amazing. It’s Hollywood. And Mary.  And the story start’s with Vishous saying this to Rhage.

“You’re going to fucking die tonight.”

That’s when I fucking died. I just did. But Vishous is Vishous and his mom – I truly hate her – is a deity and all. So yeah… things happen. No thanks to her. Back to Rhage and Mary because they’re officially having the baby talk which I was kind of expecting it to happen sooner with all the pregnancies in the house, first Bella, Layla and then Beth and Layla still going through it, so yeah, the Beast was perfectly timed as usual to deliver yet another beautiful story.

Rhage, is the handsome/Beastly brother with his dragon and all. Mary is the human/not so much human now. And they make the most unlikely adorable and hot couple. Hollywood is a sweetheart – like all the Brothers – when it comes to Mary. And now Mary has a few issues to deal with at work. Gradually the BDB world has been doing a lot of human stuff, or a little less traditional stuff. It happened with Phurry, then with the King himself, Qhuinn and Blay and now Rhage. Because he and Mary finally get to adopt a baby.

“Rhage! You have a dragon! A pet dragon! I got to rub his tummy!”

Well, a child actually; Bitty and her mother was introduced last time as the Brothers saved her and her mom from her father and now Mary is trying to find any relatives to take care of her. But there is none. And after a lot of talking and a lot of paperwork and interviews, which Rhage rocked to be honest, it’s official!

And I got a tiny bit of Z too! ♥

“Z was the last to come over, and as he opened his arms wide, for some reason, the slave bands that had been tattooed around his throat and wrists stood out to her.”

It was the sweetest way to get those two to finally include a child into their little family. Due to reason they both had been deprived of the choice but now things have changed in more ways than one. I never know what to spoil so I won’t say anything.

P.S: Qhuinn and Blay and Layla, you guys let me hug you please! And THAT ENDING WHOA! The next book is The Chosen and it’s about Layla and Xcor, now that will be interesting to read mostly because HOW?! Till next year… *cries*


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