The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.
©2005 J.R. Ward; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
It is so incredible that this is her first series. I cannot wait to hear what she writes next. She is so talented!! This series has it all. You must read. But beware for some very intense love. I cant wait for Lover mine.
I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy this series but it I couldn't stop listening to this book. I also bought the book series and read them when I had free time. I Love the BDB series. I hope JR Ward continues to write about the brothers as more brothers join. I love it... I highly recommend this series.
I like some vampire books but can definitely do without romance novels of any kind. Sigh.. unrequited and angst just isn't my cup of tea
Alright, so this is DEFINITELY a "romance" novel, and I can't say anything, because that's pretty much what it's billed as.
I finished listening to "covet", by JR Ward, and really really enjoyed that book. Thought I'd give this a go, even though the description of "romance novel" was a bad omen...
This one was better than most of the genre. As a romance novel goes, it sticks to a lot of the rules of the trade, and glosses over some others. As a "vampire" novel, it's acutally kind of neat. The culture and mythos in the book are interesting and different. I actually liked the authors portrayal of vampires a lot.
Other than that, there are some thin plot points (developments that seem to occur with little or no explanation) and the charater development is not as rich as it could be; but there are like 7 more novels to develop characters in, it seems.
It took a bit for me to get into the narrator's voice, but it often does. He did a good enough job but it wasn't amazing.
Still, the story was fun, the "romance" (for lack of a better word) was steamy (and fun) and, yes, I did download the next one.
I'm still holding out for the follow-up to "covet", however.
Most excellent story/writing! Can't wait to read the next one in the series. Coudln't hardly get out of my car (where I listen to audio books) for this one.
Great vampire fantasy world and interesting characters. I think I will like reading this series.
I loved this book, as a first book in the black dagger brotherhood series it started with a bang. Wrath is the most dominant character of the brotherhood and i thought it was brilliant to start with his story. Bella's character is soft but also very strong, which is needed to couple with Wrath's character
Dark Lover is a great first book in a series about Vampires. It is scenes in it that will make you blush even though you are the only one in the room. The author does a great job if informing the reader of terms and events in the book. One of my favorite book series!
The other reviewers gushed about how great this book was so I read it. It was okay, but not really great. The sex scenes were hot, but other that that, the story is mediocre and the characters are very stereotypical.
As a vampire fan I did not really like the author's take on the old myth, making them a separate race that feed off each other rather than humans. Instead of vampires, they felt more like aliens or some mystical race of magical beings other than vampires. I understand authors like adding their own personal twists to stories, but this author's version seemed to me like the vamps are called vampires just so you can say this is a vampire book and that will draw a certain fan base (like me) to read it.
Also the main villain was to me, was very blah. I thought the scenes with the antagonist took away from a lot of the story, as it was pretty boring as I waited for the tale to return to the main characters. I know the author wanted to show how evil Mr. X was, but knowing the villain's motives, in my opinion, takes away from any animosity I felt for the villain. He seem more like a wannabe instead of someone you just love to hate because he's so evil type. I think the story would have been more interesting and involved if the protagonists learned more about the antagonist the same time the reader did through the story. As it was, by the end of the book, the main characters fought and defeated the bad guys, not knowing much about what the villain did, or even who he was.
As a love story, it's typical sexy girl meets sexy dark mysterious guy and the hop into the sack and fall madly in love. There are a lot of erotic scenes in the book, so if you like that stuff this is a good book for it.
I did somewhat enjoy the novel, but I am not sure if I will get any of the other books in the series, as I was not very impressed with the first book.
Wow! This story really pulls you in. I usually limit my listen to my 90 minutes commute, not with this book. Once I started listing, it was like a roller coaster. You only exit at the end of the ride! I was totally hooked on the story and the reader.
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