In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The only purebred vampire left on earth, 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-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.
Dark Lover. I had first seen this on my trusted friend's shelf, but I just ignored it no matter how much she gushed about the book primarily because the cover doesn't appeal to me. But after a couple of times I've seen it on other people's favorites shelf, I got curious and went to give it a try, though I'm not getting my hopes up.
But now that I've finished reading it, all I can say is....
Why the hell was I judging a book by its cover!? Literally!
I am soooo glad I gave The Black Dagger Brotherhood series a chance. Dark Lover is just.....addicting! Like, once I finished reading the first chapter, I just. can't. stop! I lost track of time so I was a bit surprised when I turned the page and the next thing I'm reading was Acknowledgement.
Apart from the yummy brotherhood, er I mean, Black Dagger Brotherhood, the story itself is very interesting. It has a different take on vampires, which is a plus because I'm getting tired of the old feed-on-human-blood vampires. Here, vampires do not feed on human blood. They feed on their own kind, though not so much as to drain them. AND, they do not kill each other, for it's against their rules since the vampire race is dwindling because of the Lessening Society. So, they have the BDB as their race's warriors: Wrath (the MC), Rhage, Zsadist, Darius, Vishous, and Phury. The lessers are created by the Omega, the leader of the evil side. The brotherhood is guided by the Scribe Virgin, as opposed to the Omega.
Albeit the story is mainly about two characters---Wrath and Beth, the half-breed and reporter---there's still balance between passionate romance, fierce action, and dedicated brotherhood. So I could not ask for more! ...Well, okay, maybe I want more of Wrath. But still, if you're into paranormal romance, then you have. to. read. this! Trust me, it will be such a shame if you don't. ;)