Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
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.

Dark Lover took me only a few hours to read and that only happens when the book is wonderful. I felt like this story was actually written about two real people who fell in love who are actually vampires. Well to be precise this story is about one full-breed vampire who seems heartless but is just afraid of putting himself out there and a half-breed vampire who does not know what she is, who are brought together because of the death of a father she never got a chance to meet.

Wrath, the only full breed vampire left in the world and also now king of the other vampires was afraid of letting people down and so decided that rather than lead his people he wanted to be a warrior and fight alongside them.

Beth, whose father was a vampire and mother human, never met either of them. So she grew up in a home and then when to college and became a writer for a newspaper. She has just turned 25 which is when half breeds go through transformation to become a vampire, of course not a lot of half breed go thought this transformation and even if they do , they do not survive.

Daruis, who is a part of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a band of vampires who fight to keep their own kind alive, was not only very close to Wrath but was also Beth’s father, knows that she is on the verge of changing and wants her to live. Darius asks Wrath to help his daughter through this tough time because he lost all of his sons to the transformation and would like his only daughter to make it but Wrath turns him down. Unexpectedly, however, as Daruis leaves their meeting place he is killed.

Wrath then decides he owes it to Daruis who was truly his only friend to try and get his daughter through the transformation and they end up falling in love but no matter how good something gets it never seems to last.

This book is a must read and I think I like it so much because it reminds me of the Dark Hunter Series. It is like Ash’s book and to be honest I gave Ash’s book 5 out of 5 so for this one I would give a 4.8, so rounding that off to a 5.

There is a lot going on and there are a lot of twists and turns, this book jumps out at you and once you’re in you are in there is no turning back. This is a beautiful story and I can’t wait until I start book two.

Thanks J.R. Ward, this first novel was a page turner.

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