The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #14)

The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #14)

by J. R. Ward

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Fan favorite couple Rhage and Mary return in this gripping novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. 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. But he can’t understand or control the panic and insecurity that plague him. Terrified, he must reassess his priorities after suffering a mortal injury. And the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his—and his beloved Mary’s—world...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451475176
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series , #14
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 29,218
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

J. R. Ward is the author of more than thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She is also the author of the Black Dagger Legacy series and the Bourbon Kings series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-six different countries around the world. She lives in the South with her family.

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The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #14) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 168 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say that these books are getting better they are just the best! Each installment drops us in the lives of the characters , who become living, breathing people that you can imagine living out there in the world. To have so many characters in one series who are totally believable that they become real the moment you start to read is incredible. Since Rhage is my favorite next to V or maybe Z ok they are all favorites , JR honored Mary & Rhages love story with this book you dont want to miss it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! I mean, yes, there is all of Ward's usual product placement, (she never met a brand she could not put in a paragraph...) and her use of slang I can not imagine 400 year old vampires using. However, she is not using the texting abbreviations as much and I am grateful for that because, you know, the whole idea of a 400 year old man thinking to himself in text-speak and using words like outtie when he says he is leaving never sat right with me. Overall, I love that we are getting to revisit characters from previous books. Too many times in a series once the character has a HEA it is as if they drop off the face of the earth. We get to see not only Mary and Rhage but insights into V and Jane and Assail, who I always liked, gets more attention. In typical Ward fashion, new characters are introduced that may play out in books yet to come and some questions are answered. Whether those questions are answered in a future BDB novel or in the spinoff series remain to be seen but I can not wait. A very good book that I will definitely read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am happy to say that I knew when I finally gave my 1st five star rating it would be with this author in this series. Thank you J.R. for completing Rhage and Mary. Something always felt off with them, something missing. No longer. You knocked it out of the park. Now you just need to wrap up Tohr and Phury. That something special is missing in their stories. Cormia and Autumn are great for them but that connection? Maybe it's a lack in my comprehension but I'm just not feeling it with those two unfinished couples. I demand you fix it Ward as only you can. Oh! And leaving us hangin about Xcor and Jo? Mean. Just meeeeann! Love this series so much and the writing style is the best. Don't ever change a thing. It's perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly, loved it. I really need another fix NOW! Im addicted, badly. Out if all the books i read, and i read usually at least 1 per day or day 1/2. This is one of my favorite series. Please dont stop writting! Thanks so much for using your creative mind to entertain us all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rhage is one of my all time favorite Brothers. I had very high expectations for this book, and the Warden has most definitely passed them faster than a purple GTO! The book was witty, funny, sexy, and had me hooked from page 1. Already, I cannot wait for the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And this takes you back to why. Biggest brother with the biggest heart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was getting my hair done reading Anita Blake, someone asked me if I read the Brotherhood series and I said I never heard of it. That was maybe 10 years ago. From time to time ? I reread the series. It never gets old and the plot is always great. I started from the very 1st book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep the book's coming. Every time I finish one I can't wait for the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this reader's very humble opinion there is no other author of paranormal genre equal to JR Ward! Her characters you love her stories you find compelling. If you are new to the Black Dagger Brotherhood there are 13 other wonderful stories to read. If you are a fan don't miss this one. Rhage and Mary's story you don't want to miss and there are a lot of surprises in store for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One helluva ride!! So many twists and turns to keep you on your toes!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow wow wow, J.R. has done it a gin put out the perfect book, sometimes I think she can't get any better and BOOM she does, Rhage mad me laugh so hard with his crazy self. So many great things happened in this book what a blessing, a few scary moments but that's what makes her such a great author she keeps u entertained. I wanna know more about Asail can't wait for that. Please write quick, your the best author ever......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.....with BDB. J. R. Ward's writing makes you KNOW these Brothers are real! Rhage & Mary are my favorite couple.....and now.....Bitty!! Can't wait to see what's next. Is Marcus gonna pinch hit for the Scribe Virgin? Assail gonna get his stuff together and grab up Marisol? Xcor...where u at? V and Dr Jane...everything okay? Hey Manny.....surprise!! Hurry up J. R. Ward!!! I'll be in this fetal position til the next BDB installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laughter, tears and pure joy! It keeps getting better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! I can't wait for a new story. This is one of the best series availble! Can't wait for the next installment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So happy to have rhage and Mary back I loved their original story and this story is awesome as well I can't wait for the next in the seriea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J. R. Ward does another outstanding job! I truly love the way she tells the story with so much attention to detail. She makes you feel like you are right there with the characters; going through all that is happening. After reading this Amazing book, I have to say it is one of my 5 top stories in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I am so happy that J. R. Ward created the story around Rhage, and Mary. It was such a heart warming adventure. There are so many emotions I went through.....laughing, crying, on the edge of my seat (trying to anticipate what will happen next). I found it difficult to put the book down, always saying to more chapter and then another and so on. I honestly have to say that Mary is a strong willed person. She really shows what she had to offer as Rhage's shellan. She definately would be a fantastic role model. Who would not look up to her abilities after reading the story? Rhage is a terrific strong and fearless, handsome, strong willed, caring, and to top it off: he has a dragon tatoo that changes into a beast: which Mary is the only one that can tame him. Into their lives Bitty (a young poor girl who is an orphan) arrives at Safe Place. She just lost her parents and has no place to go or any family to turn to. She is all alone and scared. Mary tries to help Bitty (since she works at Safe Plzce) to through this tough time. Can Mary break through to the girl? What's in store for this young girl? I don't want to give too much away but, you have to read the book. I promise you will not be dissapointed. Intrigued by Romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best of the BDB novels. Rich, deep, emotional, loving and wonderful. Simply a fabulous novel. Rhage and Mary seem so real. What better compliment can I say....I would love to meet them. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Stars!! Love, love, love The Beast, and Rhage. Another amazing story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, by J.R. Ward. Rhage is one of my favorite brothers, so I was more than happy to have the opportunity to read more about Mary and Rhage, aka Hollywood, and the Beast. After I preordered The Beast, I decided to go back and read the entire series again, and I fell in love with everyone in this series all over again. So happy that JR ward is continuing to write about the Brotherhood couples, adding new story lines as she goes, but continuing with the original storylines. J.R. Ward is a truly great story teller. She excels at intertwining other new and old stories within the main story, keeping you reading, one book after another. Including her new spin-off series, which I am also reading!! 5 Stars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has got to be my favorite book of the series thus far. I can't wait for the next book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved revisiting my favorite brothers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Jr ward I cried I laughed. Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried, I rallied and I raged. The sign of an amazing author is the ability to spin a story so engrossing that you feel like you are part of it. Wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only on chapter 30.. and loving this book so much. Omg!
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Anonymous 12 months ago
One of the best stories.