The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter--and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When and aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he's unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.
For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe's dangerous appeal is enticing--and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin's death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.
Rhage, the Brother will the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary's new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.
As Axe's past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep--and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.
3/5 stars (liked it)
These books are very predictable. Love story, it can't happen, then it does, then something comes between them and then things work out. But even though these books are predictable I love reading them. I love the characters and the writing. This character contained several stories. There is Rhage and Mary's story. They love Bitty so much but a relative comes forward and threatens their perfect family. I love the introduction of the uncle and look forward to learning more about him. I have a feeling he will have his own love story. There is also Peyton and his messed up idea of love and the tension between him and Novo. I have a feeling something's going to happen with them. There's also the story of Axe and Elise. I felt like even though this book was supposed to be more about them, they were more of a background feature. I didn't care too much about their love story.