Dark Lover by J.R.Ward | Book Review

Rating: 2/5

Favourite Quote: “Perfect date material, she thought. A vampire with the social equivalent of road rage.”

Review: I really, really wanted to love this book (mainly because Sarah J Maas loves it). But I just found it so very boring.

Dark Lover follows Beth, who is a journalist living in New York. She meets Wrath, a vampire king, and his band of vampire brothers. Oh and there’s a cop, Butch, who gets all involved because he likes Beth. And then basically there’s these other pale fellas who half heartedly hunt vampires. That’s it. Nothing else to the story really.

I’ll admit I kind of liked Beth. She didn’t allow anyone to boss her about. Wrath though, I did not like him one bit! I went in hoping he’d be a bit like Eric Northman from True Blood, but nope. Wrath was clingy and worshipped Beth way too much too quickly.

The other vampire brothers had no defining personality traits so it was impossible to remember who was who and who looked like what. The exception being Zsadist, who was always angry and fed up and extra scary (ish). And Zsadist has left me kind of tempted to skip to his book just to see what’s up with him.

Overall a light but rather dull read. I’m being kind in this review, even though I’ve given it 2 stars, because I get the feeling I would have enjoyed this series a bit (well a tiny bit) more back when I was first watching/reading True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. But as someone who is very much into fantasy and strong female leads at the moment this just isn’t what I want to read right now.

So if you’re in the same phase as me I’d not bother with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. But if you’re still loving vampires then 100% give it a go!

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