Dark Lover - J.R.Ward
About the book:
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There also exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Among them, none relishes killing their enemies more than Wrath, the leader of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD......
The only pure-bred vampire left on the planet, 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 orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate - Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead......
Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn't there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a drawing hunger that threatens to consume them both.....
I really love these books and this is the second time i have read the first in the series, and I'm sure its not going to be the last. The last time i read these was before i started reviewing, so i thought on the second time through i would share my love of the boys with you all.
This books essentially follows Wraths story (as the others follow an individual of the brotherhood). Although you do also find out in depth back stories for all the boys. Wrath is carrying around issues with his past and who he is making him an excellent warrior, but also making him not want to take his rightful station in the vampire world. The brotherhood are always fighting their enemies, and when the brotherhood loose one of their best fighters and a good man to boot they go all out to find the person who took him from them. The only problem with that is before he dies he confesses that he has a half breed daughter that is coming up to her change that he needs to find. Once he dies Wrath takes it upon himself to find,watch over and explain everything to Beth his brothers daughter.
We meet Beth working in a reporters office working for the local paper, she has been feeling ill for a little while and doesn't know why, when a mysterious man turns up in the middle of the night turning her life and her emotions upside down.
I loved this book the characters and their back stories are amazing and really well written, you feel like you know all about where they have come from and the world they live in. The story line is amazing and in depth J.R.Ward has a real way with words bringing you into the whole brotherhood world, and i for one never want to leave. The characters are endearing in their own ways when you find out more about their back stories and their troubles. The relationships between all the characters are amazing, especially the relationship between Wrath and Beth it is so well written covering all the problems that relationship come with in a really well written way. I found that i really wanted to know what was going to happen and routing for certain members of the group.
In all i love this series and if you want a different take on vampires this series is for you i don't think you will be disappointed.