Book Review: Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6 Series)
Author: J.R Ward
Pages: 534
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451222725

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body, but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood’s mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love.


Lover Enshrined is the 6th installment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. The book is focused on another brother, Phury, and his mate Cormia. Like all the books, Lover Enshrined didn’t disappoint me or the other readers, in fact it is as good as the other books and Ward continues to give her readers the best of her craft with every story.

To be honest, Phury is my least favorite of all the brothers. I just felt that he doesn’t have a back bone. I get it that he wants to help and “save” every one in the group but seriously he has to think about himself and what he wants for a change. I have read enough of his love for Bella in the past books, about his addiction to red smoke, about his decline into something he doesn’t want to be – it’s about time that he realize that there’s more to what he’s in. Cormia was a bit of a drag, a little troubled like Phury but they both got through it all. A lot of answers to question from past books and a few hints in upcoming additions as well, so this is a definite read if you are following the series.

Like Ward’s other books, Lover Enshrined is full of sub plots and it’s just not Phury-Cormia focused but rather it talks about every one here and there. I really enjoy Ward’s writing style. Although she writes cliff hangers in the series, for me it works – effectively! Less in the romance department which sits well with me. I can feel that there’s something big coming around the corner. Definitely a must read book, and a must read series!

Black Dagger Brotherhood

1. Dark Lover

2. Lover Eternal

3. Lover Awakened

4. Lover Revealed

5. Lover Unbound


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