Lover Enshrined Book Review

A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novel

By J.R. Ward

Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 (3/5 stars)

Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward is a compelling addition to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, delving into the intricate world of vampires and their entangled destinies. Set against a backdrop of supernatural politics and complex relationships, the book revolves around Phury, burdened by the weight of his role as Primale, and Cormia. She is a Chosen caught between duty and personal desires. As they navigate their tumultuous journey, their relationship unfolds within a tapestry of challenges, weaving duty, love, and self-discovery.


Phury, grappling with inner demons and addiction, shoulders the responsibility of being the Primale, while Cormia, dedicated to her Chosen duties, finds her loyalty tested by her growing feelings for Phury. Unlike the fiery passion often found in epic romances, their love story emerges as a slow-burning ember, gradually evolving amidst the complexities of their individual struggles.

Other Prominent Characters

Beyond Phury and Cormia, Ward skilfully introduces characters poised for their own tales. One such figure is Rehv, whose intricately woven life intersects with the central narrative. His personal secrets and connections to the Symphath colony unfold, impacting the Brotherhood’s dynamics.

Another enigmatic presence is Vishous, entangled in complex relationships and shrouded in mysteries. Read my review on Vishous book, Lover Unbound here==>>Lover Unbound Book Review.

My Thoughts on the Book

Ward intricately explores the complexities of love and duty through Phury and Cormia’s relationship, offering a unique portrayal that differs from the usual romantic tropes. Though lacking in explosive chemistry, their connection reveals layers of emotional depth and authenticity, contributing to the series’ richness.

Almost Perfect… Except

While the depth of character exploration remains a highlight, some readers may find the pacing less engaging, longing for a more rapid narrative arc and heightened romantic intensity. Additionally, while adding depth to the Brotherhood’s world, the interwoven subplots may occasionally distract from the central character dynamics.

Favorite Quotes

β€œCourage of heart can make a male taller and stronger than he is physically.”


Final Thoughts

Lover Enshrined is a significant installment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. The book showcase Ward’s talent for crafting intricate supernatural worlds and complex characters. While the romantic fervor might not match some readers’ expectations, the book contributes depth to the overarching narrative. The allure of Ward’s storytelling keeps readers invested in the Brotherhood’s saga, eagerly anticipating further exploration of character dynamics and more captivating twists in the supernatural realm. While Phury and Cormia take center stage, the book hints at the rich potential for future stories surrounding characters like Rehv and Vishous. The saga continues to captivate, promising more intriguing tales and enthralling twists on the horizon.

Additional Content

Expanding on the individual struggles and resolutions of Phury and Cormia and providing deeper insights into their emotions, motivations, and interactions could enrich the narrative. Overall, Lover Enshrined adds layers to the series, promising more enthralling tales and character developments in the ever-evolving world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Rating Review Rollout: 3

(1) Attention Keeper: 3🌟 🌟 🌟  

(2) Digging deep in Character Development: 4 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  

(3) Danger-Drama-Friction-Suspense Fulfillment: 3 🌟 🌟 🌟  

(4) Edit to Perfection! 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(5) Feeling the Words: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(6) Going with the Flow of the Story: 3🌟 🌟 🌟  

(7) Grammar Police: 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

(8) It’s all about the Chemistry, baby: 3 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(9) Laugh out loud funny: 2 🌟 🌟  

(10) Plot Worthy: 3 🌟 🌟 🌟  

(11) Show me Entertainment: 3 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(12) The Writing speaks for itself: 4 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 

(13) The Wrap Up of all loose ends in a tidy bow: 2 🌟 🌟 

(14) Bring the Heat 3🌟 🌟 🌟 

(15) Book Cover 3 🌟 🌟 🌟 

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