I adore the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but this book was my least favorite of them all. It didn't grab me and I almost didn't continue with the series had it not been for the glowing recommendations from some members of a forum that I frequent. I am so glad I did continue because this series is absolutely fantastic and one of my all time favorites. Dark Lover, which is Book 1, is a necessary read however since it introduces you to their world. Make it through because the reward will be Book 2, Lover Eternal, as well as all subsequent books in the series, which are fantastic. Anyway, it pains me to give it 1 star but I cannot in good conscience give it a higher rating.