Dark Lover Book Review

Dark Lover

By J.R. Ward


Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟(4.5/5 stars)

J.R. Ward’s Dark Lover is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and the third paranormal series that I read. Which helped catapult my love for all paranormal books.

Dark Lover is a thrilling and captivating paranormal romance novel that delves into the dark and intense world of vampires, love, and the neverending battle between good and evil in Caldwell, NY. The book is the perfect mix of paranormal and urban fantasy.


The first book in the series introduces us to the brotherhood and Wrath, The Kingβ€”a title he doesn’t want. Wrath is the last pureblood vampire. As a result, he must take responsibility for protecting the vampire race with help from the brothers. A group of warriors is born to save the vampire race from a group of humans (that is not so human). These soulless creations, who call themselves the Lessening Society, aim to eradicate all vampires.

The Heroine in the story is Beth. Beth is one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s half-breed daughter, Darius.

Darius wishes for Wrath to help Beth through her transition. I don’t like to write spoilers…but Darius died at the beginning of the book (or did he).

My Thoughts on the Book

The romance between Wrath and Beth is pure fire and passionately charged. The chemistry between the two is scorching hot. Their love story is well-developed despite the danger surrounding them.

J.R. Ward remarkably weaves an intricate and impressive world where her vampires are reimagined with a different twist from other vampire stories. One example of the difference is that vampires can only feed from other vampires; they will not survive otherwise. However, just like most vampire stories, they can only go out in the eveningβ€”they will burn.Β  Not only does J.R. Ward know how to write the steamiest of steam, but she also knows how to keep the action intense. It feels like I was right there in the mix with the brotherhood. If you are like me and love banter and humor, you will love Dark Lover.Β 

Click here to read the series review (will update soon with newer books)==β‡’Black Dagger Brotherhood-Steamy Series Sunday

Almost Perfect…Except

While there is a HEA for Wrath and Beth, some storylines are left unresolved, which she will continue with in upcoming books. The unfinished business left me wanting more immediately. Lucky for me, when I started the series, the series had 11 books already published. The books are released once a year in April or around that time.

Favorite Quotes

“Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.”Β 



Final Thoughts

I would definitely recommend Dark Lover to everyone who loves a tremendous Paranormal romance book, specifically Vampires. Dark Lover is action-packed from start to end with J.R. Ward’s excellent storytelling, incredible plot, unforgettable characters, and so much heat that burns up the pages. The book is enticing/engaging and a great start to the series. Prepare yourself for an all-nighter because you cannot put this book down.Β  Check back next week for my review of Book Two, Lover Eternal.

Rating Review Rollout:

(1) Attention Keeper: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(2) Digging deep in Character Development: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(3) Danger-Drama-Friction-Suspense Fulfillment: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(4) Edit to Perfection! 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(5) Feeling the Words: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(6) Going with the Flow of the Story: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(7) Grammar Police: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(8) It’s all about the Chemistry, baby: 4 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(9) Laugh out loud funny: 3 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(10) Love connection: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(11) Plot Worthy:5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(12) Show me Entertainment: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(13) The Writing speaks for itself: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(14) The Wrap Up of all loose ends in a tidy bow: 2 🌟 🌟 

(15) Bring the Heat 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(16) Book Cover 3 🌟 🌟 🌟  

What do you think of the review?Β  I would love to hear from you…leave me a comment below.Β 


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