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Review: Lover Enshrined (BDB #6) by J.R. Ward

Lover Enshrined
(Black Dagger Brotherhood #6)
By J.R. Ward
534 Pages
Published June, 2008
ISBN: 9780451222725
Courtesy of Me, Myself, and I

In this "frighteningly addictive" paranormal romance sage there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of 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 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.


I was excited to read the next in the series but was actually a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, It was still a great story but not as good as the rest. Phury became the Primale of the Chosen to help repopulate the Brotherhood's line. There's a little issue with this though, he is basically still a virgin. A little hard to repopulate when you don't copulate. *snickers* Anywhoo, so Phury decides he will take this new role seriously and does the whole ceremony thing where he has to do the deed with one of the chosen in the mating chambers. However, the scene he walks in on is not one of his liking. The Chosen was strapped to the bed, presented for him, with a draped cloth covering her face. Although unexpected, he could get over that but he couldn't get over the fear rolling off her in waves. Phury knew right there that he couldn't take what was offered in front of him. He takes her from that place to the otherside to his room. Well one night (without sealing the deal) turns into months. Now this is where I want to start slapping the holy hell out of Phury. You have a wonderful female, who is a Chosen which means she is a kind and beautiful woman, and you ignore her basic need for the pleasure she herself seeks. Really dude, I know you have issues but getcha head outta your ass! Grr...

Poor Cormia. She is taught that sex will be painful for her always so when she is the one chosen to be the first on the chopping block for the Primale, she is terrified. The gentle hand and voice of the Primale quickly changes her mind though. Cormia can see how he is a male of worth and sets out to not only win his body over but also his heart. Too bad it takes months of her being under the same roof before he decides to pay her any attention. One thing I will say about the Chosen, she is definitely patient. I wouldn't have stuck around as long as she did with no results. 

Finally we start to see Cormia have more of a voice which entails catches Phury's attention more and more. He can no longer deny the pull he feels towards this woman. Finally doing something about it. The sexual energy finally heats up to unbearable proportions and we get to see them come together. Which only took forever! Lol. 

Overall what made the book better was the other characters thrown into the mix with their story line. It added a nice refresher to the book and made it better. At least towards the end I wasn't wanting to beat some sense into Phury. :)


Not as good as the rest but wasn't horrible either. It just wasn't my cup of tea. 

When it finally heated up it was well worth it!

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