Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Review - Dark Lover by JR Ward

Title and Author: Dark Lover by JR Ward
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Publication Date: 6 September, 2005
Paperback: 393 Pages
Genre:Paranormal Romance
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going 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 more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...

The only purebred vampire left on the planet, 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 - orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate - Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead...

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn't there, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume them both....

So, I finally got around to reading Dark Lover and I’m glad I did. I had heard a lot about the book and wasn’t disappointed.
In this book Wrath is the only purebred vampire left, which immediately makes him king. One who is unwilling to lead his people. He prefers to be a warrior, fighting against the Lessers, a group of undead people whose goal is to kill all vampires.
Wrath’s companions and brothers in arms are the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a group of vampires who fight against their enemies.
The book begins with Darius, one of the brothers, asking Wrath to help his half human through her transformation in a vampire. Wrath initially says no but when Darius is killed he feels obliged to help Beth, who is, in the beginning, clueless as to who and what she really is.
I enjoyed this book and its characters. The brothers are all very intriguing, enigmatic and, obviously, dangerous.
Wrath is sexy, complex and somewhat of a tormented loner. As the plot develops, a whole new side of him is showed, though. He falls in love with Beth, becoming a passionate, caring and protective lover.
Beth is also a very interesting character. She’s strong, passionate, intelligent and a perfect match for Wrath.
I enjoyed the romance between the two main characters. It was obvious they cared for each other and the attraction between them was indeniable. For me, the romance was, without a doubt, the best part of the story.
This was a fast paced book, easy to read despite all the different names and words, and enjoyable. The plot was a little predictable but there were erotic, funny, romantic and more serious moments that I think make up for it.
JR Ward created a very interesting paranormal world I think any fans of this genre will enjoy reading about.

Rating: Worth Your Time

1 comment:

  1. So far,I've only the first and second book of this series. Lover Awakened was much better than Dark Lover.