Dark Lover : Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

Dark Lover : Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

Last week, I finally read Dark Lover, the first book from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, by J. R. Ward.

It is a very popular series, for those that follow the paranormal romance genre.

I don’t know why I hadn’t read this series, all these years. Maybe because I was afraid I would be let down? But one day I put all my worries aside, I gave in to peer pressure and picked up Dark Lover! So now, I want to apologize to my friends who were pressuring me for not trusting them earlier!

Enough with the silly talk! Here is my review

I am having difficulties expressing my thoughts about this book, the first book by JR Ward that I have read, but it has convinced me that she is a great author.
How did she do that? She made me put the book down.
Normally, that would be a bad thing.
She made me put the book down, because she made me hate the bad guys, from the first chapters.
That’s why I liked her!
Because she made me hate the bad guys, as much as she made me love the good ones!
Because I was seeking assurance, that the bad ones would die a painful death!
Because she made me laugh, in the most awkward moments!

There was a loud scraping noise as five chairs slid backward. The men rose as a unit. And started coming for her. She looked to the faces of the two she knew, but their grave expressions weren’t encouraging. And then the knives came out. With a metallic whoosh, five black daggers were unsheathed. She backed up frantically, hands in front of herself. She slammed into a wall and was about to scream for Wrath when the men dropped down on bended knees in a circle around her. In a single movement, as if they’d been choreographed, they buried the daggers into the floor at her feet and bowed their heads. The great whoomp of sound as steel met wood seemed both a pledge and a battle cry. The handles of the knives vibrated. The rap music continued to pound. They seemed to be waiting for some kind of response from her.

“Umm. Thank you,” she said.

The men’s heads lifted. Etched into the harsh planes of their faces was total reverence. Even the scarred one had a respectful expression. And then Wrath came in with a squeeze bottle of Hershey’s syrup.

“Bacon’s on the way.” He smiled. “Hey, they like you.”

“And thank God for that,” she murmured, looking down at the daggers.

Because I was dying to find out how the book would end but, at the same time, I didn’t want the story to end!

I loved all the characters, the primitive ways of the men, their different characteristics that each of them had and their way of interacting with each other.
Needless to say that I have already started Lover Eternal, even if I take small breaks and read a couple small books…..

All in all, I have read countless numbers of vampire books, I have been let down by various “popular authors”, this is a very good start of the series. I am looking forward to read the stories about the rest of the characters mentioned so far and I look forward to unraveling all the secrets hidden in these books!

For those of you that haven’t read those books, please do take a leap of faith! You will thank me!

If you have read the books, Let’s Talk!!

Dark Lover : Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

Title: Dark Lover
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #1
Also in this series: Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed
Published by: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 0451216954
Published on: 6 September 2005
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 393
Audio Length: 13 Hours: 35 minutes
Rated: five-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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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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A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.



5 responses to “Dark Lover : Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

  1. Pansy Petal

    Isn’t BDB the best series. Since we have a new one, I am thinking I need to read all of them again – just to refresh the memory ya know. Thank you for a great review. Loved it!

    • I have several in that pile over there >>>> you know the one. *sigh* Kiks really made me want to start reading!

  2. Kiki S

    I can’t believe I hadn’t seen those comments!
    Anyway… Review for book #2 is coming soon!
    I’ve heard good things and bad things for the series, but a couple of friends were pressuring me and I gave them a go. So far, I love them too!
    I have a long way, until I get to the newest book, though! I’ll be keeping you all updated!