Okay, I'll be the first one to admit that I initially resisted reading this series.
Because I'd read the back of book one, Dark Lover, and the blurb really didn't appeal to me. But I kept hearing so many good things about this series that I finally broke down and bought it.
Lucky for me, book two was already out because as soon as I finished Dark Lover I had to have Lover Eternal. Thankfully, book three wasn't far away and I hurried to buy Lover Awakened.
Then the long wait began and I haunted the bookstores until book four, Lover Revealed was released.
If you love vampires, then you NEED to read this series. J. R. Ward does a spectacular job creating a series like no other.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood is the band of warriors that protects their vampire race from their enemies, The Lessers. These are large, mean vampires who will stop at nothing to protect their people. All of them are cursed with problems of their own, but you will fall in love with each and every one of them.
In Lover Revealed we get the story of Butch O'Neal, an ex-cop who has stumbled into the world of the Brotherhood and their fight for survival. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire, he falls prey to the darkest force of the Lessers. He's left for dead, but is found by the Brotherhood. It will take powerful forces to save him and even then, Butch O'Neal will no longer be the man he was.
This may be the best in the series yet, and that's saying something because this entire series is spectacular. Do yourself a favor if you haven't already read this series--go out and buy it. Start at book one and work your way through. You won't be disappointed.