Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward


In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. 

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After one of the brotherhood dies, Wrath takes on the duty of helping the daughter through the change. Wrath is unsure about this, but he can't help but want to be close to Beth. Beth isn't sure who this tall dark stranger is, but she can't help but want to have him all. But when the lessers on the move find out about her, will either one live to be together?

This is the first book I've read by Ms. Ward, but I must say that I want to read more.

So, what did I like about this book? Well, I really like Beth as a whole. She is a smart, determined, and strong woman. She isn't one to dwell to much on the past, especially from her experiences of foster homes, but she knows how to use those experiences to keep her moving.

Wrath is a man carrying the heavy burden of grief and guilt. And for him the only way to relieve that burden is by killing anyone who is a lesser, and anyone who gets in his way of killing lessers. He doesn't even willingly take on the task of helping Beth, it is only because of the guilt at the loss of one of his friends in the brotherhood.

What I think is the best of the entire novel is Beth's interaction with Wrath. He is a man that is always obeyed, and when Beth comes across his path, he doesn't know what to do with a woman who won't do as he says.

I will admit that I had a hard time with the novel where it was from the villain's POV. I had a hard time reading his POV, and I mostly skimmed through those chapters. I really didn't even feel like I lost anything from the novel by skimming through those chapters.

On a whole, highly recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to reading more by Ms. Ward.

**Adult content - Not appropriate for all readers**

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. I love these books, they are my guilty pleasure. The third one is my favorite.


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