Thursday, June 28, 2012

Guest Blogger: Book Review of Dark Lover

Today I will be turning the blog over to my friend who would like to share a book review! She is my first guest blogger so please give her a big welcome!

Turn Me Gingerly
a book review by GingerSnap

The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series profile

Book 1: Dark Lover

If you are unfamiliar with the series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, and you are into dark, steamy, vampire genre books, I highly encourage you to give JR Ward’s series a chance.  I started reading this series, and this is my review. 
Oh my JR Ward.... where do I begin.! That was a breathy little, "yowsa". The first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series introduces us to the vampire warriors that make up the band of brothers: Darius, Wrath, Rhage, Tohrment, Zsadist & Phury. Dark Lover is Wrath's story. 

At first I wasn't sure what to make of Wrath. Brooding, angry and shutting out the world, he is a force to be reckoned with. When tasked with the responsibility of helping a fallen brothers half-breed daughter transition, Wrath's world is turned upside down. Convinced he is a one man show, he has spent centuries ignoring who he is destined to be. His mission has always been vengeance for those slayed; his parents & fellow fallen brothers. But now, Darius has bequeathed to him his final wishes - take care of Beth and help her. What I loved most about this book was the chemistry, lust and love story that develops, unfolds and consumes you. In the midst of helping Beth transition to the world of vampires, there is also the looming force of the Lessening Society always around a dark corner. A war is raging between the Lessers and the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Wrath is leading the fight. Caught up in his overpowering love for Beth, Wrath is torn between fighting with his brothers and protecting his one true love, his leelan, his shellan. After years of running, fighting, shutting the world out, Beth breaks barriers and brings Wrath to new levels of intoxication he never knew. Finally, a rightful King ascends to his intended throne. 

This first story, was an excellent mix of love story, war, mystery and campy, hilarious candor. “Dark Lover” introduces other background characters that help keep this booking clipping along at a pace I had a hard time keeping up with. Butch: a strung out homicide cop on a mission to protect Beth from what he assumes is a pack of drug lords on steroids. Fritz, the ever doting-pleasing doggen, and Marissa, the scorned ex-shellan of Wrath. 

I laughed, I gasped and sweated reading every last page of this book. As another reviewer said, "The Black Dagger Brotherhood owns me...". Dark, magical, full of lust, love and action, this book will possess you. Well, well JR Ward... don’t mind if I do.


Kara said...

Erin Merrill! You are famous! :)

Erin said...

Oh I'm so excited!!!!