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 He s got nothing to lose His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who s way out of his league If he can t have Marissa, then at least he can fight side by side with the BrothersFate 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 But even her love may not be enough to save him Don t think I was the only reason he healed You re his light, Marissa Don t ever forget that Honestly, I hadn t set my hope that high before I read like the first two books But Lover Revealed had proved me wrong Marissa isn t a character I am very fond of she s quite annoying, weak and not important to be the MC of this book But J.R Ward proved herself again that her works always have development She molded her characters in each book thoroughly until they re ready to get their ow Don t think I was the only reason he healed You re his light, Marissa Don t ever forget that Honestly, I hadn t set my hope that high before I read like the first two books But Lover Revealed had proved me wrong Marissa isn t a character I am very fond of she s quite annoying, weak and not important to be the MC of this book But J.R Ward proved herself again that her works always have development She molded her characters in each book thoroughly until they re ready to get their own books, so that s why this book is far beyond my expection so much V, you know I love you like a brother, right Yeah You feed her and I ll tear out your fucking throat out Butch is the hero that I set eyes on since Dark Lover He has some potentials promising something good has yet to come So I m here waiting and trying to be patient until I got my hands on this book The story is exciting and intense I just couldn t fathom how J.R Ward did this kind of thing so perfectly She put Butch and Marissa together because she knew that there s a lot of chemistry there waiting to explode That s you, Wrath said You shall be called the Black Dagger warrior Dhestroyer, descended of Wrath son of Wrath But you ll always be Butch to us, Rhage cut in As well as hard ass Smart ass Royal pain in the ass You know, whatever the situation calls for I think as long as there s an ASS in there, it ll be accurate How about bASStard Z suggested Nice I feel that I gave this book 5 stars without hesitation It kept surprising me no end I loved many scenes from this book What Butch has done for his brothers cracked my heart and made me love him evenThe reaction between Wrath and Beth was also divine I really liked this couple a lot Please give me.https goo.gl T4qQ0S This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was the 4th book in The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the story focused on Butch and Marissa I think it could be subtitled I Know Why the Caged Pet Sings primarily because Butch has pampered pet syndrome and Marissa has sort of the same thing going on with her sudden ejection from the glymera Here is my shortened version of the book Butch My name is Butch and I feel like a cheap whore wearing clothes I didn t buy and not paying rent and having no purpose in my life My birth family hat This was the 4th book in The Black Dagger Brotherhood and the story focused on Butch and Marissa I think it could be subtitled I Know Why the Caged Pet Sings primarily because Butch has pampered pet syndrome and Marissa has sort of the same thing going on with her sudden ejection from the glymera Here is my shortened version of the book Butch My name is Butch and I feel like a cheap whore wearing clothes I didn t buy and not paying rent and having no purpose in my life My birth family hates me and my new found family the Brotherhood can t really except me because I am human and fragile I think I will drink a lot and feel bad Marissa Hi Butch My name is Marissa I have been a virgin for 300 years and was rejected by the King as a lover but thats ok I was brought up in the elite aristocracy so I have really good manners although I have panic attacks and feel really confined and trapped I too am an outsider Hey Butch what s that black crap coming out of you when you bleed Butch Well Marissa, I was taken by the lessers and tortured Then the Omega showed up and cut me open and sealed a chunk of his finger in me so that now I am a freak that bleeds black goo Lucky for me I have a weird vaguely homosexual bond with my roommate who has a glowing golden hand of power uh hu and when he touches me with it I feel a LOT better Hey I know Lets fool around Ewwwww my junk is black Marissa It s ok I am a virgin so I don t know how gross that is Oh No My brother saw us fooling around and now he is kicking me out Where shall I go Oh I know I will go live in the same complex as you so our relationship can develop Butch Great idea Then I can feel like a weak human when I can t feed you but we can finally get rid of that pesky virginity you have been plagued with When I perceive you rejecting me because nobody in these books can actually talk to each other honestly and openly until the last couple of chapters then I will go kick some ass in the field to prove my loyalty to the Brotherhood I learned this neat new trick where I suck the soul out of a lesser and then I go to my roommate for some quality time with his golden hand for healing Vishous I am the tortured roommate I am sad and mysterious and I have strange feelings for my roommate and his chicka Marissa I also like long walks in dark alleys and kinky sex in my secret apartment that everyone knows about I used to have visions but I don t now I just have a bad dream every night and I am going a little crazy.Butch Are you sure you are a human Butch Well I think I am but lately I have been acting kind of vampy Maybe I am Wrath s cousin and you guys could turn me into a Vampire and then I could join the Brotherhood and feel like my life has purpose and meaning Marissa But I find that frightening What if you die Oh wait I can t ask you to live a shallow half life like I did Ok You can be a vampire and a Brother Butch Cool And we eventually worked everything out so now we are good John And my life is mentioned here and there and it still sucks really bad but at least they still pay a little attention to me Maybe once they get through all the Brothers they will devote a book to me too I have this great secret that I sometimes vaguely remember. 4.5 Butch The Dhestroyer Stars SpoilersFirst read 2014Reread 3 28 2017When I lie this close to you, when I smell your scent, when I hear your voice, I know everything that matters She looked down the length of him You are the male I want to mate with That s who you are Marissa J.R Ward did it again Lover Revealed is another riveting book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series It has it all, a bumpy but beautiful love story, a damaged hero finding his way, a naive sheltered heroine 4.5 Butch The Dhestroyer Stars SpoilersFirst read 2014Reread 3 28 2017When I lie this close to you, when I smell your scent, when I hear your voice, I know everything that matters She looked down the length of him You are the male I want to mate with That s who you are Marissa J.R Ward did it again Lover Revealed is another riveting book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series It has it all, a bumpy but beautiful love story, a damaged hero finding his way, a naive sheltered heroine finding herself, and loyal friends so close they re family Butch Dhestroyer and Marissa s book had so much going on, so many unexpected twists in it I never got bored Butch was such a sweetheart He was so gentle and tender with Marissa Protective, loyal, brave, charming, and strong Butch was everything a hero should be I loved his special friendship with V Loved the fact that he would have died before betraying the brothers and their shellans Butch had a sad backstory and I was so glad that he found his home with the brothers Marissa grew a lot in this book She started out timid, very naive, and insecure I loved how she found her backbone She found her true calling helping others and she stood up for herself What I didn t like was there was a few times she wasn t very supportive of Butch s role in the Brotherhood I know she was scared of losing him but she could have stood by her manOf course she turns it around and redeems herself, but I just wish she would have had his back from the start It s not just the sex I can t stand the idea of someone else s blood in her I want to feed her I want to keep her alive Butch I won t lie I m scared But I don t want to turn my back on you and you re a fool to try and make me MarissaButch and Marissa were so cute together Butch was so nurturing with Marissa Always telling how much he wanted her and how beautiful she was Which Marissa really needed to hear because everyone treated her so badly Marissa loved Butch and saw his worth and strength when he felt weak because he was human for half the book I loved the way Beth befriended Marissa in this book and how her and Wrath were there for Marissa when her worthless brother Havers threw her out 30 mins before dawn There was a lot of Z in this book and that always makes me happy There was this part with Z and Bella where Z is chasing Bella through the Mansion playfully, catching her, biting her and dragging her off to make love It was so cute I totally melted Qhuinn was in this book, and the Qhuinn, Blay, and John friendship is formed Butch becomes a vampire in this book in a freaking scary ass way and becomes a true Brother Xhen, John Matthews future shellan is in this book, but she hooked up with Butch which I really didn t like There was also someRehv in this book and I like me some Rehv There was too much time spent with the Lessers which is why instead of 5 stars I gave this book 4.5 stars but still a great book Below my favorite moment in this book and yes it s from my Z The Brother s bonding scent filled the foyer, just as his low, lion like growl did The male was all animal at the moment.a very sexual animal You like to be chased, nalla, Z said in a voice so deep it distorted Bella s smile got even wider as she backed up into a corner Maybe So run some , why don t you The words were dark and even John caught the erotic threat in them Bella took off, darting around her mate, going for the billiards room Z tracked her like prey, pivoting around, his eyes leveled on the female s streaming hair and graceful body As his lips peeled off his fangs, the white canines elongated, protruding from his mouth And they weren t the only response he had to his shellan At his hips, pressing into the front of his leathers, was an erection the size of a tree trunk Z shot John a quick glance and then went back to his hunt, disappearing into the room, the pumping growl getting louder From out of the open doors, there was a delighted squeal, a scramble, a female s gasp, and then.nothing He d caught her When Zsadist came out a moment later, he had Bella in his arms, her dark hair trailing down his shoulder as she lounged in the strength that held her Her eyes locked on Z s face while he looked where he was going, her hand stroking his chest, her lips curved in a private smile There was a bite mark on her neck, one that had very definitely not been there before, and Bella s satisfaction as she stared at the hunger in her hellren s face was utterly compelling It s crazy, I know thatbut I can t help myself I keep rereading this series over and over again and never get tired or bored with the books It s become my book addictiontruly Just as beforeI love this couple Butch Marisa are just so well suited right,what an old fashioned word that is..but just so true I love thisOne of my fav couples in this series.And yesI will read this book againand again 2nd ReviewRereading due to my BDB SERIES CRAZE..each waki It s crazy, I know thatbut I can t help myself I keep rereading this series over and over again and never get tired or bored with the books It s become my book addictiontruly Just as beforeI love this couple Butch Marisa are just so well suited right,what an old fashioned word that is..but just so true I love thisOne of my fav couples in this series.And yesI will read this book againand again 2nd ReviewRereading due to my BDB SERIES CRAZE..each waking hour of my day is filled with the world of the BDB..and finishing this book I was evencrazy for these twoButch and Marissa.and V s little obsession for B and his kinky sex life didn t irritate me as much.still love the guy though.he s such a BADASS..I have rated this book 5 stars because I found myself enthralled by this story than beforeso onto the next book..1st ReviewAfter meeting Butch O Neil, a tired, hard drinking, burnt out cop and Marissa, an aristocratic vampire in the first book of this series, Dark Lover, I was looking forward to reading their story.I love Butch.his love for designer clothes, his relationship with the Brotherhood he has given up his old life and since discovering their secret when he helped Wrath and his wife Beth, is living with the warriors I like the interaction between human and vampire He becomes very close to Vishous..whilst I liked the bond the two had I really didn t want them to become lovers I became a bit irritated by the romantic feelings Vishous displayed towards Butch.I wanted Butch to finally get the girl he craved for Marissa Thankfully he does although I do like Vishous.don t get me wrong.Butch and Marissa have to overcome so many obstacles before the finally get together..the interference by her brother, his capture and torture by the Lessers, his turning into a vampire not knowing if he would survive it Marissa is a kind, innocent woman who finally meets the man who changes her life Their story is tender and warm.at times I did want to feelpassion and intensity between the two.I mean.the scenes between Butch and Vishous geez hot and sexy..but as I said before..I am glad the author changed her mind.and we did not have a Butch Vishous couple I am sure we will get a story about two warriors in love in the future And wow.the characters Omega, The Scribe Virgin I liked readingabout John, Revhenge what a fab guy.bad and gorgeous Xhex what an amazing character was reminded of Xenia, the woman warrior can t wait to read their stories