Place(s) Traveled to: Caldwell, New York
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I started Dark Lover that very night and finished it the next day. All 416 pages just flew right by. Although it didn’t happen all at once. The beginning of the book was a slow but then around half way through something happened and before I knew what was happening I was done with the book. Even with the weird WTF moment that was the first sex scene in the story. That made me pause and think for just a moment if I wanted to continue or not. I was really glad that I did though. As I fell in love with all of the characters.
The names are a bit hard to deal with at first….the odd spellings and the like. But you do get used to them. Just as you start to fall for the very diverse and flawed group that makes up the brotherhood. I loved how Ward lets you see all the brothers in some detail in this first book. You get to know them all at the start and I like how Ward deviated from the traditional romance book set up. I liked going off with some of the other characters and learning about them. These little tangents made me look forward to their stories all the more.
Usually a romance book will focus 90% on the 2 mains, and while it may be a series you don’t really see much of the ones who will take over the story in later books. Then in later books the mains that you fell in love with in book one start to fade into the background. But as I said Ward breaks this mold. All the stories start to interweave and build and grow on each other. Which creates a lush and detailed world that one can almost believe is real. I loved this story. Its a book that falls into a category that I call book crack and I am so glad that I bought the box set because after reading the first book I can not wait to dive into book two.