Review of Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

I have had roommates, you (my wonderful readers) and even Amazon recommending the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books to me over the past few years. And at long last I have read the first book of the widely popular series, Dark Lover, and… I loved it! I loved it so much! The series has a new fan.

Book description:

“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 their enemies-the lessers-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 don’t read romances often, but when I do, I read books like this and I love them. Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon will enjoy this series, her books and these book have the same concept – big and bad supernatural man who has been damaged by his past and the amazing woman who saves him. It’s an overdone plotline, but it’s one I am addicted to.

Dark Lover is more than just romance novel full of hot and highly erotic sex scenes (though it does have those aplenty). You also have a wicked story full of sadistic murder and dark twists and turns, evil yet clever villains, and an entire vampire mythos that is actually unique compared to so many other vampire novels. I couldn’t put the book down.

There were parts in the story that were incredibly predictable though, I could have done without them, but they didn’t ruin the overall story.

Overall, I totally enjoyed Dark Lover and I will definitely continue the hot and sexy romance series.

Any other Black Dagger Brotherhood fans here?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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  5. i actually started reading this series over a year ago and up until june had only read two books, because i couldn’t find them where i am, in the last week of june i was able to procure the rest of the books and i am currently reading the sixth book i am hooked, while i could do with out all the sex scenes i truely enjoy J.R. Ward’s writing style and her ability to have made up such an intricate mythology in her writing and still keep her vampires close to what we know vampires to be (aka they don’t sparkle) lol

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