Dark Lover- J.R. Ward

Written By: Kellie - Jul• 07•11

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: I don’t usually read romance novels, but the hype around this series was just too much to resist. I kept hearing that the men of this series were pretty much the sexiest, ever. Not sure I believe that after this book, but I’ll probably check out another, just to be sure.

Anyways, I definitely liked this book but it wasn’t mind blowingly awesome. But that could have a lot to do with my pet peeve about people falling madly in love at first sight. It’s annoying. So, very, very annoying. Especially when someone involved is tortured and inhumanly sexy. I think I would have liked this book a lot better if it had been just a straight fantasy, instead of a romance novel. A bit more focus on the action and plot, rather than a bunch of characters swooning over each other would have helped quite a bit in my eyes.

I did really enjoy the relationships between the brotherhood. The dynamic is fantastic, and I really can picture this hoard of epically sexy, gigantic men sitting around together having a few beers. Even the butler was a lot of fun. Sometimes the guys can be a bit much, testosterone abound, but it’s all in good fun and makes for a smutty, fun read.

Up until the last couple of chapters I was pretty confident I wouldn’t be continuing this series, but I liked the direction it left off in, so I’m curious to see where it’s going to go. That being said, if you’re a fan of paranormal romance I can’t recommend this enough. It’s pretty much the epitome.


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  1. Oh, dear. I can’t really do romance novels. I like novels that have a romance somewhere in them (and those that don’t) but when the plot revolves around that it’s almost overload for me.

  2. Kellie says:

    Yup, I feel the exact same way. Except when it comes to YA, for some reason I can tolerate those just fine. The hype just got to me on this one. From time to time, there is something worth reading in the romance section… right?

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