Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The only purebread vampire left on the planet. 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 – orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate – Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead…
Racked by a restlesness 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 brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume them both…
Dark Lover was a very good start to a series. It not only introduced the main characters, Wrath and Beth, but also many other key characters (I’m assuming) for the entire series. While it is not the greatest book I’ve ever read, this book was amusing and hit the “vampire spot” in my heart. I have plans on picking up additional Brotherhood books soon.
Some high points would be the detail to the connection between Beth and Wrath. It is undeniable, if not maybe a little rushed in the book – but the two are perfect for each other. I like how Beth is not afraid to stand up to Wrath, despite his status or size. Some low points – the name of all the vampires, just names of darkness or evil – and some with trendy spellings. I found it a bit silly, but easy to overlook for sake of getting into the story.