Mission to Read

Wife, technophile, bibliophile, and student who obsesses over the latest gadget and political drama. I read compulsively. It's an addiction really. I also blog.

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)

Dark Lover  - J.R. Ward People have been bullying me into reading this series for SO long now, but with the never ending pile of review books I hadn’t gotten around to it. When it was available instantly from Overdrive I just had to start on the series. This book is super steamy with lots of action and a ton of heart.Beth is a highly relatable character that is passionate about her mate. I dislike that she slept with Wrath without even knowing his name, especially after being sexually assaulted. Beyond that I had no issues with her. She was intelligent, loving, and understood Wrath.I simply love Wrath. He is damaged, strong, and once he falls for Beth he will do anything to ensure her safety. One of my favorite scenes throughout the entire book is him fighting for their relationship with a higher being. The poignant marriage ceremony is another of my favorites.With names such as Rhage, Tohrment, Zsadist, etc. you know these boys are going to be dynamic. I can’t decide if I like the novelty of their names, but I do love the boys. They each have their own distinct personalities and I can’t wait to read their stories.The amount of different POV’s (point of view) distracted me. It felt like we were flipping around and at times it felt like I was gonna get whiplash. The character development is so strong in this book. The plot is never ending action and I felt real connection to the entire book. It had it’s issues, but overall it was an incredibly enjoyable read.