Now and then we shall feature a book from earlier years that we love. this is the first of our featured books.
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Wrath is the last of the purebred Vampires around. He is also the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. One of his best fighters, a warrior that was killed by a slayer which gives Wrath another reason to go after them with a vengeance since they also killed his parents centuries ago. Now that Beth has been orphaned, by the death of the warrior, Wrath is going to have to teach her what she is going to have to know to be able to go through the changes she is about to go through. Never having liked humans this is not going to be easy for either one of them.
Beth Randall doesn’t know the full truth about who and what she is. She is about to get a crash course on what her life is going to be like from now on. Now if Beth could just get past the stories Wrath is telling her about the brotherhood and about her need for blood things would probably get easier. At least a lot less frightening.
Wrath is discovering an attraction that he never thought would be possible, especially for a half-breed. Beth is changing his outlook on a great many things. Wrath is going to have to decide if his dislike of humans is going to stand in his way of getting the one thing he has ever truly wanted in his life. Beth is not sure exactly what is going on but one thing she is fast discovering is that her attraction to Wrath is proving to more powerful than her skepticism of all that he is telling her about a world she never knew existed. She just might have to take a leap of faith to get what she is finding that she really wants.
This story takes the world of vampires and really shakes things up. This one also takes all the stereo typically views and throws them out the window to build a completely different world that breathes new life into a storyline that has been done before. This is one that is very hard to put down. It takes you into the world of vampire and their fight for survival and has you hoping that the vampires will be able to take care of the enemies, the lessers. This is a great beginning to a fantastic series.
I give this one 4-1/2 red roses