Review: 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.

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This is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series, and I have to say, this series has absolutely captivated me. I was first introduced to the series by a friend this past October, I bought the first book and hung onto it for a few weeks. I kept seeing more about these “Brothers” in my timeline on Twitter, and I hate spoilers so I finally gave in. My first impression reading this book? I didn’t love Wrath. Yeah, I said it. However, there were so many other good things going on in the storyline, I couldn’t help but immediately move on to the second book. I read all nine books of the series in just under two weeks. I’m a fast reader, but this was quick, even for me. I just couldn’t put them down. When I was done I wanted to read them again, slowly, to enjoy them properly. However, my to-be-read pile was as out of control as ever so I summoned the willpower to put the Brothers aside. Well, it’s been 2 months and I feel as if I’ve been a good girl and read a sufficient amount of other material to finally pick up the BDB again. I’ve decided to review each book over the next two months to coincide with the release of the tenth book of the series at the end of March. I’ll be sharing more news about the release of the new book in later reviews.
What I really think about Wrath, after the jump…

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