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.

Ok! I’m going to call it – a guilty pleasure right here!

This is just one of those books that no one will admit to reading, although they have in fact read it, because it is a little… scandalous – kind of like 50 Shades of Grey…

Although, don’t get me wrong, this is nothing like 50 Shades.

This is infinitively better!

Ok – so time for the review! I, personally, me, loved it. I am a sucker for vampire romance, I just love it for some reason, and this is perfect in that area. It’s just one of those great blends of a vampire world and. our world, as well as satisfying combination of romance, and yes, sex.

– On a side note, I just, briefly, wish to discuss this hysteria regarding sex. Come on, people – calm down. Yes, sex is a big deal, and yes there are implications involved, as well as possible complications, but it isn’t the end of the world. It is not wrong, as some tabloids or books might have you believe, and the hysteria revolving around it just makes me go a little crazy.

Back to reviewing – Wrath can be a little too intense, in my opinion, and although that’s kind of expected in this kind of story, it bothered me slightly whilst reading. He just so Woah! all the time, and it gets a little exhausting after a while.

Also, the author fell for, what I like to call, the Perfection Dilemma. It’s when the author’s make the characters so perfect that the entire story becomes unrealistic. I realize that this is a vampire novel, and so realism isn’t exactly plausible, but I can remain oblivious to the improbability of this being a true story as long as the author avoids the Perfection Dilemma – this author didn’t dotumblr_m2yljueLI41qlbiy3o1_400 that. Wrath was so strong and brave and manly, and Bella (“the girl”) was so beautiful and kind and soft, and argh – it just became ludicrous after a while.

And a final rant – the one thing that did bother me was that whenever you read in Wrath’s POV, and he was around Bella, he kept on going on about (WARNING! PG WARNING!) how “hard” he was all the time. Seriously, it was like he was eating Viagra for breakfast, or something. But then again, when you read this kind of book, except something like that.

Thank you!

(OBS! This book is slightly – and by slightly I mean the very – PG, and so if that stuff offends you or anything, then you shouldn’t bother buying it.)


Anybody else read this book? Agree with me? Disagree? Let me know in the comments section below!


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