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.
Lover Enshrined3By Jasmyn9Fhury has been lost since Zsadist found his mate. His drug use is increasing and his inner-demon whispering in his ear (quite literally) are about to drive him insane. Always the one to do what is best for everyone else, he's volunteered to become the Primale and mate with the Chosen (all of them). There's a lot of denial of feelings, reality, needs, and desires in this one. Fhury is the ultimate tortured soul. Cormia is the ultimate innocent. She's been manipulated and forced into a mating ritual (don't worry - no forceful sex or rape) with a vampire she hardly knows. Fhury is the perfect gentleman, perhaps too much so, and as she comes to know the gentler side of his soul, well, she falls in love. Here was the on again off again type of thing that I'm not really a fan of. One chapter they're about to get together, the next he's convinced he's no good. While it did show his paranoia and schizophrenia in a way that shows his crazy side off well. Forced to confront both his addiction and his little demon, As always, the story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood rolls right along - which I love. John Matthew, Qhuinn, and Blay are all starting to come into their own as adult vampires, but there's a wrench thrown into their lives as Torhment returns after so long. There's also trouble brewing with Lash that I expect to see grow even more over the course of the next few books. A great addition to the series overall, but I did get a little tired of Fhury's wavering over Cormia, and Cormia's lack of action towards Fhury (although I do understand why she didn't because of the way she was raised). The best part of this one was the continuation of the urban fantasy elements.
Not the authors best work.2By ClaudiaS1234I don’t know what went wrong with this book. The characters are likeable but I am bored. There are too many side stories going on, such as with the villain, and a club/bar owner. Nothing is really happening with the main characters and im on page 200. I have skipped so many pages and the nothingness just keeps coming. I enjoyed several of the previous brotherhood books, I thought I would like this one too.
Another great in this series5By Caveman282Another great read in what has been an incredible series so far! Can't wait to read the next one.
Frustrated with Phury!!!2By Ugggggg!!!I never write reviews, but this book really frustrated me. I was diggin the sacrifices of. I could appreciate that he wanted others to be well and happy.....so I was looking for him to get a world changing happiness because of all his sacrifices. What I got was his weakness and lack of character....I won't say more but boy do I want to blast this review with some colorful choice words that belts out how I really feel.. Uuuugh, so not a fav or a fan of Phury but a must read to get to the rest of the great story line.
Lover Enshrined2By Northwest ReaderI have enjoyed this series so much - but this book is a disappointment. Phury must be the author's least favorite brother. His story is all about fighting his addiction. The love and tenderness for Cormia (horrible name) is completely shortchanged compared to the previous books. I kept waiting for his story to get better but it never did. Still, it is a must read if you want to continue with the series. Just don't expect much.
Lover Enshrined3By Animal PrintzI concur with most of the previous reviews. Not the best book of the series for sure. It took more time to get thru it because it just wasn't holding my attention. I didn't dare give up however because, I'm continuing on with the rest of series. I truly love The Brotherhood & must find out what happens next! I'm hoping for a series of movies like Twilight!!
Editing2By Kfan58The book it's self isn't that bad but the editing was so poor it was hard to get into. Just as you are sucked into a good part, the same sentence is written twice or spacing wrong and you are brought right back to reality. It would have been much better if they would have paid closer attention to what was written.
Blast2By yoloallthewayI am such a huge JR fan and love the Brothers but This story dragged on and on. My least favorite of the series. Phury deserved a better love story. Cordial was a bore. My least favorite shellan.
Fire Your Editor!!!1By CaiteeRoseI have read hundreds of books and have never written a review. The editing on this book is atrocious! There are hardly and spaces between scene changes. You read one sentence and the next you are completely confused. Whole sentences are combined and a lot of misspelled words. Like I said I have never written a review but I really want my money back. That is how bad the editing is on this book.
Not what I was looking for2By Tasha0508As much as I loved all the books... This left me seriously wanting :( It didn't live up on the other books.