REVIEW: Lover Enshrined by JR Ward


In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives...

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 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 sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.

Title:  Lover Enshrined
Series:  Black Dagger Brotherhood
Book #: 6
Author:  JR Ward
Approximate Book Length:  560 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


Phury was a tough read all around. Cormia is great and I absolutely agree with her every decision throughout the book. It's Phury that irritated me on a lot of levels. Ultimately I'm glad things play out the way they do. The changes he makes are huge and empowering. I do have to give him (and Cormia) mad props for the road it took to get there, as I don't know that I'd have made it.

The overall series arc is ginormous. Phury makes some big decisions for the chosen, Quinn's life changes drastically, and the war with the Lessening Society takes a turn for the worse in a big way. The romance might not be my favorite, but as far as BDB world storyline goes - it's in my top three!

Bottom Line:

Lover Enshrined is a turning point in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I was left in tears with my jaw on the floor in the end. A fantastic read!