Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review of Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)

by J.R. Ward

published September 6th 2005 by Signet Eclipse

Paperback, 393 pages

This is the story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. A group of vampires who are great warriors. They mostly keep to themselves and protect themselves against the Lessening Society (this society tries to get rid of vampires).

Darius was one of them. He had a half breed daughter who knew nothing about him. He watched her from birth up until the present time. He asked Wrath to take care of her if something happened to him. "Wrath was six feet, nine inches of pure terror dressed in leather. His hair was long and black, falling straight from a widow's peak. Wraparound sunglasses hid eyes that no one had ever seen revealed. Shoulders were twice the size of most males. With a face that was both aristocratic and brutal, he looked like the king he was by birthright and the soldier he'd become by destiny." (p. 3) "He was the last of his line, the only purebred vampire left on the planet, and though his race revered him as its king, he despised his status." (p.3)

Well, something did happen to Darius. Someone planted a bomb in his car and it went off went he got into it. "As his body was incinerated by a blast of white heat, his last thought was of the daughter who had yet to meet him. And now never would." (p.16).

Wrath had a shellan (female vampire who has been mated to a male p. xi) named Marissa. He fed from her but had no attraction to her.

Mr. X had been tracking Darius for a year and broke into the dealership while he had his car there an put the bomb in it. Mr. X was a lesser.

Wrath showed up at Beth Randall's (Darius' daughter) house and told her he was sent to protect her. She thought he was coming to kill her. "And then the extraordinary happened. As he stopped in front of her, she felt a blast of pure, unadulterated lust. For the first time in her life her body got wickedly hot. Hot and wet. Her core bloomed for him." (p.63). He wanted to see if she was going through the change yet, as she was half vampire and could tell it was coming soon. Even though she didn't know him, she asked him to kiss her. He was surprised. "This half-human was the hottest thing he'd ever gotten anywhere near. And he'd cozied up to a lightning strike once or twice before." (p. 64).

There is much more to the story, but you have to read it to see what happens.

I loved this book. There was a lot of action and hot vampire sex. Wrath was supposed to be this warrior, but he really was a gentleman. He really sounded like a hot god! I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!


  1. My thoughts exactly. Can't wait to read more of the series.

  2. Keep going...I'm not sure if they ever get better than this one though.

  3. This series is excellent and a fav of mine! You will enjoy reading about all the brothers and their women. Lots more hot vampire sex to be had!