Paranormal Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
 Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749938188
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: 2007 
Number of pages: 416
Source: Bought
Challenges: BDB Read-A-Long 2013;2013 Immortal Reading Challenge2013 Ebook Challenge

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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.



I read this book so long ago that most of the story was lost to me and it was really great to reconnect with these guys and watch Wrath rise to the throne. This is actually one of my favorite books in this series because we can see them all together and mostly friendly. The Brotherhood is a heavy burden and at the moment was enjoying a quiet time after the lessening society took a major hit.

For the most part this book is about Beth and Wrath relationship, but we also got to meet the other brothers and learn more of this world. Darius is a fine guy and I was sad to see him gone so fast in the story, I think his friendship with Wrath was amazing, especially when the king didn’t actually helped anything. In this book we also have Torh and Welsie happy and pregnant. I liked seeing her again.

Butch was not a great character for me, but I liked his bromance with Vishous. I think that’s a nice spot and broke all the ugliness of their world. Marissa suffered a bit in this book but I can’t feel sorry for her. She sounded like a spoiled princess complaining of something right in her face. Despise the parts I do not enjoy, this was a great book and I read it so fast. This series is addictive.

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Series in Order

#1 – Dark Lover
#2 – Lover Eternal
#3 – Lover Awakened
#4 – Lover Revealed
#5 – Lover Unbound
#6 – Lover Enshrined
#6.5 – Father Mine
#7 – Lover Avenged
#8 – Lover Mine
#9 – Lover Unleashed
#10 – Lover Reborn
#11 – Lover At Last
#12 – The King (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)

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4 thoughts on “Paranormal Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

  1. Christy says:

    Ahhh … I need to start this series! I know a lot of people love it. Then I see 12 books listed and I realize just how far behind I am. -sigh-

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