The Beast by J.R. Ward



review Another STELLAR and captivating read from J.R. Ward. This book took me a little longer to get through solely because I wanted to savor each and every page. I ADORE Rhage. His and Mary's story is still one of my top in this series. Maybe THE top. This novel brought us back to them and I got to fall in love all over again. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot that needed to be mended in this book, but I LOVED it. SO MUCH happened in this read too. I know that it happens with EVERY book in this series, but really, this one was super full of happenings. From the super sexy we all love, to the danger that we crave, this book had it all. And to top it all off? An ending that brings THE FEELS. You have been warned. This novel brought back the feel of the first few in the series. I let like it focused a bit more on the characters we wanted and Ward went back to her roots in writing. You need to read this book. IF you even like the first books a TINY bit, then you will love this one. synopsis Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself… 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...follow