Dark Lover

By J.R. Ward

Dark Lover - J.R. Ward
  • Release Date: 2005-09-06
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
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Description

See where it all began in the first phenomenal novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series... 

The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.

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

INCLUDES A NEW LETTER FROM J. R. WARD

Reviews

  • BDB ❤️

    5
    By Yvette Br.
    Great start to the series!
  • Moves a bit fast but within good reason.

    5
    By BirdyB.
    What I hate about most romance books is that they move so fast that even as a fiction novel, it’s not believable at all. This book does move a bit fast at first, but it give a good enough reason for it. Aside from that, it’s a perfect vampire romance. I loved every second of it and the sequels are just as good. It’s well worth a read!
  • Got on a whim, fell in love!!

    5
    By Kittykatmanson
    I got this book on a whim. I've read it probably 5 times back to front. I love this story!!! My favorite vampire love story. Way better than 50 Shades of Grey, or even Twilight!!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By bookgirl20
    Loved it!
  • Addictive

    4
    By Jaymy M.
    The book that started it all. Couldn't put it down. At a dozen+ still can't resist JR ward's BDB and it's engaging characters. Am starting next generation of Brothers with Legacy series. Made me folllow Jim, Ad & Edy down the Fallen Angels rabbit hole too
  • Dark Lover

    4
    By Jasmyn9
    This was my first audio book this year, and my second audio book ever. The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a huge series and I figured it was about time to get started on it. I wasn't disappointed. The story was exciting and really held my interest from start to finish. There's an interesting mix of traditional lore and the author's own little twist. I loved the concept of the Lesser society. It was a new look at vampire slayers and demons that added a nice layer to the world Ward has created. The Brotherhood was a little over the top - and I know they are supposed to be - but they were just too "big" for me. The saving grace was that they each seem to have some serious flaw in their physical-self, personality, or haunted past to help balance out their amazing power and size. Their leader, Wrath, is quite a hard person that is very driven in his task of taking out Lessers, even more so after the one of the Brotherhood is killed. There's quite a bit of suspense and excitement in the story that revolves around this death and the rise of power in the Lessers that takes the Brotherhood by surprise. But this is a romance, and quite a good one. Beth is a unique woman, She's not a vampire, but she's not a human, and Wrath can't seem to stay away from her. I loved her fire and her spunk. She wasn't one to let a big vampire walk all over her and tell her what to do. Her introduction to the vampire world was great. I'm a big fan of the freak-out moment. The moment where someone realizes all those scary stories are real and they just walked into one. Beth's realization was great and it only made me like her more. The narrator of the audiobook took a little getting used to. Partly because it was a male, and the voice in my reading head has always been female. But he told the story well and drew me in quickly. He was quite a nice companion on my daily walks.
  • Absolutely love this book.

    5
    By Spunkypup82
    I read Dark Lover about 4 years ago. I devoured it in two days. I have been looking for it ever since. The authors characters have stayed with me all this time. A must read for those who love romance, excitement, and a fast paced suspense. It will stay with you long after you've read it.
  • Buy it!!!!!

    5
    By Sterry3
    Best series EVER!!!!!!!
  • Unexpectedly loved it!

    5
    By Kathleen Thompson
    I will admit that while I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, I did not have high hopes for this book. I was totally wrong about everything! I used part of my iTunes gift card to purchase the ebook on my iPad air and by chapter one, I was sucked into Ward's world and I did not want to leave. I found myself saying " one more chapter. It's only ten pages " and the next thing I know, two more hours of reading has gone by. It is my opinion that anyone can write a sex scene, it is what comes before and after that makes it a great story. While the sex scenes were smokin hot, it was the story I loved the most. Each character had their own voice, and the more I read, the more I felt the author has created a vampire story unlike anything I have read before. This is the first book I have given five stars to as well as a favorite for this year.
  • Must read series

    5
    By Savannah..aka Sav
    Ward does an amazing job!! The way she delivers the characters makes you feel as if you are apart of their world. Great writing, great story lines, amazing series!!