Saturday, December 15, 2012

PNR Review: Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 6) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Lover Enshrined" the 6th book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. 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.

About the Author

J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Signet (June 3, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451222725
ISBN-13: 978-0451222725

My Review:

Phury is fiercely loyal to the Brotherhood and has sacrificed himself to be the Primale Chosen.  He is responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodline alive and he is to father sons and daughters that will make sure the traditions stay alive and to ensure there are warriors dedicated to fight their enemies.

Cormia is the Primal's Chosen mate and she wants to win not only his body but his heart all to herself.  She is also dealing with some tough issues and needs to overcome them.

Phury is on a downward spiral because of his feelings for both Bella and Cormia.  He is smoking The Red Smoke even more now and hits rock bottom.  He has to decide between life or death.

There are other storylines going on around the main one with John, Quinn and Blay doing some growing up and dealing with some tough situations, Lash is even worse then anyone thought, Rhev and Xhex characterization are fleshed out more and Zsadist is trying to cope with the fact that Bella can die because of a troublesome pregnancy.

I wasn't really feeling this one because there wasn't any chemistry between Phury or Cormia.  It was hard for me to understand how he could fall in love with her when it's quite obvious he's in love with Bella.

I was more interested in the secondary storylines and would skip over any scenes with Phury and Cormia except for the love scenes.


Book in series:

1.   Dark Lover
2.   Lover Eternal
3.   Lover Awakened
4.   Lover Revealed
5.   Lover Unbound
6.   Lover Enshrined
7.   Lover Avenged
8.   Lover Mine
9.   Lover Unleashed
10. Lover Reborn
11. Lover at Last - March 26, 2013

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