In Dark Lover Rhage was the beautiful light hearted warrior that went through women like most people go through meals, you know, three a day. But Rhage has his own curse, the Beast, that rises in him when he gets too riled up and the only way he can keep level is through fighting or sex. But when Mary comes into his life, his Beast in more ansty then usual and the secret longings he has for a shellan of his own rather then a long list of disposable women.
Rhage and Mary are exceptional characters, together they are mesmerizing. Who knew that a womanizing warrior like Rhage could love someone like Mary? They are so different from one another. But unlike most the human race (me included!) she didn't immediatley fall into Rhage's arms, she was hesistant, which I loved. She is a smart woman who sticks to the truth about life, which is that it only happens once. With her health on the line, Mary takes cautious steps in this book where she learns to trust and love someone else.
Mary and Rhage just may be my favourite couple of the BDB. Their love was believeable and real you could feel their connection through the pages. This book is truly a happily ever after, and it couldn't have happened to a better couple.
Butch came around in front, twisting his shirt he'd taken off into a rope. Thanks to all the lifting they'd been doing, the male's chest and arm muscles were thickening up, and he hadn't been small to begin with. He couldn't pull the kind of iron Rhage did, but for a human, the guy was a bulldozer.
"You're getting into some kind of shape, cop."
"Aw come on now." Butch grinned. "Don't let that shower we took go to your head."