Review: Dark Lover

Review: Dark LoverDark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #1
Published by Signet on September 6th 2005
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 393

Sexy, Exciting Vampire Romance

THE STORY: Wrath is the last purebred vampire and although he is recognized as king, he doesn’t want to be in that position because he believes himself unworthy. Because of his purebred blood, he ends up agreeing to help half breed Beth Randall through her transition to become a vampire. Beth grew up as an orphan and had no idea that her father was a vampire. When Wrath and Beth meet, both of them have their expectations blown apart. At the same time, there are serious threats from the Lessers (de-souled humans) who threaten both humans and vampires alike.

OPINION: I loved this book. Intense, sexy and exciting, DARK LOVER is the story of a serious alpha male who is made both vulnerable and strong by love. The men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood are vampires crossed with dangerous motorcycle gangs. Dark and gritty, DARK LOVER also manages to be deeply romantic. This book is clearly the first in a series as there is much setup and explanation. Also the plotline regarding the war between the vampires and the lessers is just beginning and is clearly not resolved by the end of the book.

WORTH MENTIONING: Ward introduces several other men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood with intriguing stories that will play out in future books.

FINAL DECISION: I really loved this book. Wrath and Beth are a great couple and the story is exciting.

CONNECTED BOOKS: DARK LOVER is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

STAR RATING: I give this book 5 stars.


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