Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #6)

Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #6)

by J. R. Ward
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Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1749 reviews.
DogLoverNYC More than 1 year ago
I've read many of the reviews from readers of this book and I'll have to say that I too, was left shaking my head after finishing this book. To my dismay, I found myself frequently wanting to quit before I finished the book because the hero was so annoying. I started reading the series, oh, perhaps, 2 weeks ago. So, I really followed the brothers from book one to book six within a relatively short time period. Call me obsessive...usually, if there's a series I take a shine to, I'll just keep reading it. (Admittedly, I slowed down with V's story...boy, that one was pretty bad, as well) Luckily, I'm a really fast reader. Anyway, I really took to Phury from the beginning of the series and boy, as a hero, he could not have been more disappointing. Well, maybe he could have been, but then he'd have regressed into this psychotic, whiny addict with no personality. Oh, wait, that was how he played out. So, yeah, I go back to my supposition that he couldn't have been a worse hero.

I've always been the kind of reader who liked an action packed book with a mandatory twist of romance added in. I have been on a "vampire" kick and enjoyed the first few books because of the interesting plot line. The others in this series were obviously filled with more romance than this one but the comparative lack of that in this book didn't actually bother me at all. Just give me a hero/heroine to believe in. Please. And then I'm happy. Is that too much to ask for?

To me, the unfolding plot lines were what made me continue on with this book...except I became more and more frustrated at how incompetent the brotherhood was starting to look as the book continued. Hey, the lessers were kicking butt and putting the brotherhood to shame. If this continues, the civilian vampires should start hoping that the lessers somehow develop a change of heart and decide to protect them, not destroy them; after all, the incompetence seen in this book by the saviors does not bode well for the race as a whole. Hopefully Ward starts to reinfuse some confidence in the brotherhood with her next book. Then again, Rehvenge isn't exactly a brother is he?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I liked all the stories that were taking place at the same time. The characters are great, and I got the romance between Phury and Cormia. What is bothering me though is that J. R. Ward has turned two guys I thought were going to be two more great stories into a gay storyline between the two warriors. There aren't too many more male characters left to write about and I was looking forward to Quinn and Blay's story but now I'm just not. No offense but I am not interested in reading about guys into other guys no matter how nicely written. I want to read about hot hetero warriors because I am a woman who loves to read about sexy girl/boy couples not sexy boy/boy couples and if you are going to introduce more male characters with gay lifestyles you should be fair and give equal time to girl/girl couples. Now that would be different and maybe more interesting. (You mean to tell me that out of the 9 warriors 3 have been kind of into guys, or gay, but out of 40 chosen females with no mates who according to J.R. are ready to mate there isn't one girl /girl couple or maybe even more than one.)
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! JR Ward has done an outstanding job at weaving together many intricate stories that progressed nicely together. I'll be honest, Phury is not my favorite of the Brothers; he's way to self-destructive with a martyr complex to match. However, he is not unredeemable. If you are a diehard BDB fan, this book is a must read! This installment wasn't just about Phury, Cormia and the Chosen, but instead was portioned off with crucial scenes that will have effects on future books with John, Blay, Quinn, Xhex, Tohr, Rhevenge, Lash, the Glymera and others. It also appears that the Lessers have a sleeper cell in the vampire community and when activated is programmed for maximum annihilation. The reviews for this book seem to be brutal with a bulk of them asking where the romance is or Phury's HEA; but to be frank, this book was more in the dark urban fantasy genre than any of the previous BDB books. I highly recommend this book and series to dark urban fantasy readers. I also look forward to Lover Avenged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the books in the series, this is somewhat of a letdown due mostly to the fact that the story was to be about Phury/Cormina (looking at the synopsis at the back of the book) but they take a backseat to not only the next generation (John, Blay and Qhuinn) but to Phury's inner voice (the annoying wizard) and Rhev. One minute Phury/Cormina are not even interacting for months then they are in love (no slow development of their development - you go from point A to point C and missing much of the middle). The book is more a precursor to the next books coming out than anything. Plus there was almost no V or Butch to be found. Too many characters and too many story points for one book.
DogLover18 More than 1 year ago
Believe the Publisher's Weekly review and not what the author peddles on her own website which would make you believe this is about Phury and Cormia and their love story. It's not.

It's pretty much a very large book about the war, the vampire's world, and other factions she's bringing in to generate more books (sympaths, Moors, fallen angels, sheesh!). Inside this large book about all those other things (too many IMO) there's a semi-satisfying novella length (barely) story about Phury and Cormia and a good 70% of that is about Phury and the wizard (damned annoying) and his addiction. Phury and the readers got gipped.

The rest of the story is good, I'll say that. If you like the younguns, John, Quinn, Blay and Lash, you'll love this because it's more about them than almost anyone else. You'll learn lots more about their families, some you'll love and some you'll really hate.

I'll probably continue with the series out of curiosity, but I won't expect a romance that's for sure. I feel pretty confident that those days are over. If you want hot, steamy vampire romance with the Brothers, you'll have to reread Dark Lover because this is lightyears away from that "vein". LOL!
eReaderSS More than 1 year ago
I was a little confused with this one. Who's story was it? Phury, John Matthew, Quhinn and Blay? I had to assume it was suppose to be Phury's story but hard to tell at times. It lacked in the romance department which is one thing I really liked about the first books in this series. Now there seems to be too many other things going on. And the author changes scenes so quickly. One minute you're reading about Phury and all of a sudden it's John Matthew. Sometimes I didn't even realize it had changed. Overall I am glad I read this book. It is virtually impossible for this author to write a "bad" book. I'm looking forward to Revhenge's story. He sounds very interesting to me. Heck, I'd gladly crawl under the sheets with any of these vampires (except Lash...what a P---k).
AudP02 More than 1 year ago
This was my least favorite in the series. I did like that the plot was different than the previous books, but the content was lacking for me. Worth reading to maintain the storyline of the series.
soto_caligrl02MI More than 1 year ago
what can i say about the brother phury, this book was yet again a master piece just like the rest. I have read all her books and i never saw this coming. Phury is seen as the noble loving brother who will do anything for his brothers but I never thought I would see this side of him. There are hot passion scenes and a love story that will make you root for the female instead of the brother. Once again ward created a great read, although i didnt like to see how phury delt with his life, i did enjoy the way he made a u turn for himself. This book is a must read for any brother lover, and just when u think its over more plots unfold which leave you panting for more....Props to ward for giving us the hottest vampire brothers ever. this is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read romance to escape the drama of real life. I read it for entertainment. There was little romance in this book that was marketed as romance by the author. The main characters received little attention. Phury seemed very weak in this book. He was not protrayed as weak in previous books. There were too many subplots being developed. The birth of Z's baby was covered in a text message. VERY disappointing. Phury should have been with his brother for that occasion. I will purchase future books in this series used or check them out from the library if I read them at all. This series has taken a turn I don't care for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book I think Ms Ward got a bit ADHD in the story/sub-story telling. It really detracted from the flow of the book and took Phury way out of his character. I was very disappointed in this one and it has clouded my feeling for the series but I will read the following one to see how it goes.
StephanieD More than 1 year ago
Lover Enshrined is my 2nd favorite out of the series so far. Phury's story is only second place to his twin's, Zadist, story. There is a lot going on in this book. As the war with the lessers increases, Phury feels more and more pressured to do what is right by traditional standards. The only thing is, tradition doesn't feel right. There are quite a few casualities and one twist that shocked me.... and just when I thought J.R. Ward couldn't do anything to shock me! :) This book is a great addition to the series and makes me even more anxious for the next story in the series to get here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OUTSTANDING , no house work done while reading these 6 books. can't wait for the 7th
jojo0915 More than 1 year ago
I love the brotherhood series and can't wait for the next one to come out. I tend to get so involved in the charactes in a series that I can't wait on the next one to come out so I can catch back up with them again. Phury's book lives up to the Black Dagger series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The love story between Phury and Cormia is wonderful. Phury shows such honor for the brotherhood and also for his brother and his mate that you can't help but love him, he is one of my favortes of the Black Dagger brotherhood and Comia is a great surprise as one of the chosen she has great strength.
Cormeia More than 1 year ago
I love this book even if the book was only partly Phury's story. I remember when I first bought at barnes and noble my sister was just coming out of work when she gave me a copy of Lover Enshrined. I know this sounds weird, but I'm such ageek in that matter that I jumped up and down when she gave me the book. OMG! I was so happy when I read what happened at the end I felt like crying. I love this book and I strongly recommend it. I'm really eager for the next book lover Avenged! *sigh* It feels like a long time though since it comes out on April 28.
DANGEROUSTJ More than 1 year ago
Samuraigirl More than 1 year ago
.. this one in my opinion was my 2nd favorite. It was truly touching, and I'm sure anyone whose ever had to look deep inside them and become the person they were meant to be, can relate.
izzyKC More than 1 year ago
i thought this book was a little different then the rest of the books. I really liked this one. It was like a roller coaster and I was happy of the outcome. Of course everything has a "happily everafter," but getting there was the fun part.
Ashley_C More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read this yet, you need to because it's beautifully written by JR Ward. What can I say about the author? She is amazing. The first book totally grasped me into her "fantasy" world. It's hard to put this book down. Phury is hard to understand in a way but yet he is just so lovable. The way he treats Cormia is phenomenal.
Leigh30 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book last night and I have to say that I enjoyed it. I had always wondered what Phury's story was and I have a totally new outlook on him and what he went through after Zsadist was abducted as a child. I respected Ward for not in any way painting any kind of pretty picture about Phury's addiction, as no addiction is pretty. I hope that in the future we see that Phury is continuing the battle his addiction and win it over and do well as the Primale of his race. Great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this book as with all of the other brotherhood stories. yes there was a lot going on, but thats not always a bad thing. i've read many series where you read about characters and then dont hear about them again. with this book, i loved reading about the other characters, hints of future books as well as the developing romance of phury. i highly recommend this book to others and to continue to read the series. i'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first books in the seriers are so wonderful, I was really dissapointed with V's story because it was more about everyone else then the actual leading characters. So I was hoping that Phury's story would get better. But it was just too much of everyone else and the next books in the series. I really hope J.R. Ward goes back to how she wrote in the beging of the series. Please make the next book about the actual leading chracters!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the first 4 but this seemed to focus on all of the other characters and Phury just didn't seem to have enough time with Cormia to really develop the relationship they landed in. A hugh tear jerker towards the end but kind of disappointing all the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lover Enshrined I may say was more of the few other brothers although, it had Phury go through some major rough points of his life. This book sets up more for the upcoming book, but it was still an entertaining read. I wasn't able to put this book down. J.R. Wards series had me at the edge of my seat, turning pages, and staying up until 5-6 in the morning reading. I can't wait until the other books come out, and I recommend you read this series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've loved all the books in the series, except Lover Unbound and, now, Lover Enshrined. This book was more about all the other brothers. I would have liked this book to be more about Phury and Cormia. It was disappointing. Ward is writing more about the characters in her following books (like propaganda for whats to come) than about the central characters to each book. I gave it another chance after Lover Enshrined, but I think its just going to be more of the same. I guess I'll quit reading her new releases and just reread the first in the series.