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Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
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Mar 24, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: pnr, paranormal-uf, 2011
Read from March 13 to 24, 2011

Well, as a self-confessed stalker and worshipper of Tatiana's reviews, I had serious reservations about this book. In fact, I had serious reservations about the whole series. Yeah, yeah, we all have different tastes but I can't help it, in my opinion Tatiana has got it completely right every time. However...

I liked this one. It was never ever going to get 5 stars, simply because it was always inevitably going to be compared to the Fever series with it being in the paranormal romance genre, but I did enjoy the read. Wrath was no Jericho Barrons (aka immortal sex on legs) but I liked that he had a back story rather than being another typical two-dimensional vampire to add to the ever-growing pile. And I loved the Brothers, their inter-chemistry with each other and Butch was what can only be described as cute - for serious want of a better word.

I just don't know why so many authors think that a romance must be all "Oh, my love, you are everything to me..." and "Their eyes met and suddenly there was no one else in the world but the two of them". Sorry to bring it up again, but I absolutely loved how there was none of that crap in the Fever books, it was deliciously sexy and they obviously loved each other in a way that Karen Marie Moning didn't have to point out in every single sentence... because it was so wonderfully obvious! One of my favourite parts is when Mac discovers who was really behind her sister's death and Barrons comes in all grumpy and cynical until she says his name. And that whole wonderful part where he just talks to her and understands... he never says "you are the only reason I want to live" but you know how deep he feels for her. Now that's literary romance for you.

Okay, so before this review is completely taken over with my obsession love for the Fever series, back to the BDB. Beth is a so-so heroine, I'm hoping she improves. She's gutsy and not a pushover, which I like, but she's also a bit lame. The author needs to give her more of a personality (like someone whose name begins with 'M' in a series whose name begins with 'F'), so far I don't dislike her but I'm going to need to care if I'm hoping to continue with this series. Which I am. It's not a bad start at all and I'm looking forward to exploring the other brothers, especially Zsadist - what is that guy's story?? He intrigues me most of all. He isn't pretentious, he isn't a hero, finally something gritty to get my teeth into. Let's see where it goes from here.
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Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews::: I love the brothers!!

Tatiana Sorry, Emily, I could never work up any love for a series whose main characters wear leather, speak gangsta and have names like Zsadist or Thorhment:)

Emily May Tatiana wrote: "Sorry, Emily, I could never work up any love for a series whose main characters wear leather, speak gangsta and have names like Zsadist or Thorhment:)"

Yeah, the names were awful but... I don't know, guess I like leather or something :D

Tatiana You might be a bigger fan of PNR that I am, that is all. Enjoy the series. I hear it gets better and better:)

Alexandra Haha. I love how you kept bringing
The Fever series into this.

Emily May I always try my best to bring the Fever series into everything :D

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