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Dark Lover: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: Book 1
 
 

Dark Lover: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

J.R. Ward
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

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"'It's not easy to find a new twist on the vampire myth, but Ward succeeds beautifully. This dark and compelling world is filled with enticing romance as well as perilous adventure. With myriad possibilities to choose from, the Black Dagger Brotherhood series promises tons of thrills and chills.' Romantic Times"

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"'It's not easy to find a new twist on the vampire myth, but Ward succeeds beautifully. This dark and compelling world is filled with enticing romance as well as perilous adventure. With myriad possibilities to choose from, the Black Dagger Brotherhood series promises tons of thrills and chills.' Romantic Times"

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 509 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (3 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LX0DKO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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J. R. Ward lives in the South with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centres in the nation. She is the author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Fallen Angels series.

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113 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT, SUPERB, SPELL BINDING 24 April 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am always on the look out for a good new author and when amazon recommended this book I decided to try it. And I am so glad I did! (Little tip - buy the second book at the same time)

These books are written exceedingly well, the plots are exciting, breathtaking and nervewracking (don't make any plans to do anything else until you have finished the book!!!), the characters well drawn, with many flaws but likeable, both guys and gals, mortals and otherwise and the baddies are mean but not too smart.

This first book in the series gives the reader a good background on who the brotherhood is, what and whom they fight, whom they love, starting with Wrath, their reluctant leader. The descriptions of the characters are so vivid, they jump of the page and one immediately feels a bond with them.

I am often astonished at the versatility of the Vampire novel writer and Ward has a great imagination. I read this book in one sitting (albeit until 3 am in the morning) and can't wait to get my hands on the next installment. I feel the urgent need to find out what happens next and for an author that must be the highest compliment.

I won't get into the story line, check it out for yourself and let me know if you think I have exaggerated. These books are keepers and you will read them again and again.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ab Fab 12 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I came across this book by mistake whilst searching amazon for new books. And i have to say, it was the best mistake i have ever made.
Not only does this book tell the story of Beth who is a half breed and Wrath who is King of the Vampires, it also incorporates other characters that seduce the reader into the addictive depths of the world created by J R Ward.
Amazingly this is J R's first book, and it delivers on every level.
Brilliantly written it is hard not to read this book at break neck speed, the pace is fast yet steady and every page is begging to be turned.
I lost sleep because i could not put the book down for wanting to know what happened next.
Beth is a half breed who doesn't know she is about to turn into a vampire and Wrath is a gorgeous, warrior, King vampire who must help her through the transition.
The attraction is instant and steamy and their story is aided by the adhering characters surrounding them.
Thankfully there is another installment of the black dagger brotherhood (i have already ordered my copy from Amazon) and i know there is going to be more as i have become so enthralled with this book i joined the fan club.
I would recmmend this book to anyone who likes a well written, fast paced, page turner. If i could give it a higher star rating, i would.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cant believe i waited so long to read this. 11 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I have only just read this. I have had the Black Dagger Brotherhood series sitting on my kindle for over a year and until now I haven't so much as looked at them. Being completely honest here, I think the reason I haven't picked them up yet was because I was scared. Every where I look people are talking about BDB, they are recommending it, not once have I seen anyone say anything negative about this series as a whole (until I started reading other reviews after finishing it) and I wasn't sure it would live up to the hype. Dark Lover was chosen as one of the reads for our book club on Goodreads and I decided it was now or never.... well I'm really glad I chose that first option.

I was supposed to be reading something else, but I fired up my kindle and figured I'd have a quick look at this. Before I knew it I was on chapter 11 and there was no way on this planet anyone was making me put the kindle down until the story was finished. Now that it is I am itching to read the next in the series. I don't know if I could cope with the book hangover I can already feel this series will leave me with.

I have read lots of vampires stories before now and I continue to be blown away by how unique each author has made them and J.R Ward is no different. Ward's vampires are unique, even amongst themselves. And while this book is clearly about Wrath and Beth, each member of the Brotherhood has become flesh and bone in front of the reader rather than a 2 dimensional side character which will have life breathed into it at a later date.

Wrath's character development is so cliché that I can't help but love it. At the beginning he is this cold unfeeling badass who keeps everyone at arm's length, even the other members of The Brotherhood.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Mills & Boon For Me... 13 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this after seeing it recommended on a review site, but in all honesty was a little bit disappointed by it..I was hoping to discover a new series of books that I could really get into and enjoy, but it seemed a bit thin on plot and full of raunchy action to try to compensate for this!

I really didn't find myself connecting to or caring about the characters at all, and the story that there was was minimal and very predictable. I found the characters a bit too "far-fetched" for me to identify with them at all really; it felt a bit like jumping into the fourth or fifth in a series of books rather than the first, as so much information about the characters was thrown in but not really in any detail, so I often found myself thinking that I needed more back-history of the characters in order to develop any kind of relationship with them.

This is a steamy read, and may suit some people as a "throwaway" beach read or something like that, but I tend to prefer more detailed plots and depth to characters, so this isn't an author I would actively seek out to read again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good for a holiday read
Published 6 days ago by Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and breathtaking
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

This is the first book in The Black Dagger Brotherhood and it is brilliant. Read more
Published 10 days ago by April
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!!
Absolutely brilliant book if you are in to vampires and the undead, lots of sexy bits in it too! ! !
Published 2 months ago by Julie turner
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, from the humour & the banter between characters to the unexpected sex scenes, it was well written, original & left me wanting more. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Enigma
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! Amazing read
This book was recommended and I was completely unaware that this series has been out for years. It is incredible - wow, what a fantastic read. J R Ward has a remarkable talent. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Angel13
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love the BBC series and its vampires.
J.R. Ward manages to convey such fantastical plots in such believable ways. She keeps the suspense high with the constant twists and scene changes without losing momentum. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bex79
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This book was brilliant couldn't put it down very well written so glad there is so many more in the series.
Published 2 months ago by emma morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great book, well written. Very intense. Would recommend to all vampire lovers. I honestly couldn't put the book down lol
Published 3 months ago by Fiona lake
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy fantastic
Love this book and was hooked on the series, could not put it down and had to get order other books asap
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars omg
wow..
was recommended to read this collection by a mum in my childs playground.
i am unable to do anything else at the moment other than read. Read more
Published 3 months ago by titian smith
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