Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. And if he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.
But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he’s found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.
When I first met Butch in Dark Lover, I was afraid he was only going to be around for the first book. The endearing, smartass, gutsy, intelligent cop was too good a character to leave behind. I was a very happy girl when I realized he would be sticking around, living with the Brotherhood no less. I was curious to find out how it would work out though, with him living on the fringes… unable to go back to his human life because of what he knows but not really a part of the Brotherhood either. When Butch and Marissa met in the first book, their instant chemistry was captivating. I was hopeful that their story would lead to a book of their own. I was glad that I didn’t have to wait too long into the series.
More about this gorgeous, badass, Southie ex-cop after the jump…