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Book Review: Dark Lover by J.R Ward

Dark Lover by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 393 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on February 19, 2005
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The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago.

But when his most trusted fighter is killed — orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate — Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger one that threatens to consume them both…

I suddenly felt like rereading Black Dagger Brotherhood after talking Wrath in my Top Ten Fictional Crushes post.

“You’ve won the evolutionary lottery: You’re a vampire. Let’s go to Disneyland!”

Dark Lover didn’t only have one point of view like I remembered but it didn’t have as many as later books either. I haven’t been feeling like reading the last books of the series but after reading this one I’ll probably reread rest of the series (or at least the ones I actually enjoyed) or get those books I haven’t read yet.

Beth grew up without knowing what she could become. Her mother died giving birth to her and she never knew anything about her father. The story starts when her father is trying to get Wrath to help his daughter when she changes.

Wrath is like the leader of the Brotherhood. He has no desire to help until some bad happens to Darius. I mostly liked Wrath but I hated how he treated Marissa. I appreciated seeing Wrath interact with the brothers even if they weren’t really sweet moments. They’re protective of each other

I loved how Wrath and Beth were drawn to each other from the beginning. Wrath tries to fight his feelings of course but in the end looses the fight. He knows she’s his and Wrath is such a romantic character for someone who has been through so much and who was such a jerk to Marissa.

I enjoyed the world but I couldn’t care less about the lessers vampires were having a war with. There were many thinks I enjoyed about this book but my favorite scene was probably Doggen talking with Beth about her father. It even made me cry. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys vampire books and some spice in their romance.

5 stars

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