Enshrine by Chelle Bliss
“You’re my tether, my anchor, my beacon of hope. You’re the one who chased away the darkness and brought me back into the light.”
Beautifully emotional read.
Let me tell you a secret….I pre-ordered Enshrine by Chelle Bliss based on the cover alone. It is mesmerizing…I just KNEW this would be an amazing read. I was not wrong. The story is just as mesmerizing as the cover. I was hooked immediately….unable to put it down.
Enshrine is not a smutty romance. This is a book about struggle, overcoming fears, digging deep, finding strength, beating odds, and learning that it’s ok to lean on others. It’s about pulling yourself back up and fighting with everything you’ve got, when all you want to do is give up.
My feels took a major hit while reading this gem. I literally wanted to crawl inside my kindle and hold Callie. She was so broken, being pulled under over and over again. My heart hurt so badly. But then, just when I thought I couldn’t take it any more, Bruno steps in. Giving comfort. Radiating strength. Forcing Callie to get angry and fight.
I really enjoyed the side characters as well. Everyone was absolutely loveable. Lee….I simply adored everything about her. I’m very curious about little Miss Gabby…and Lucca!! Chelle Bliss has an excellent talent of writing fantastic family dynamics. She creates families that I want to be a part of…it’s a beautiful thing.
“Everyone thinks they’ll handle shit with grace, but in reality, our fears start to suffocate us. I’m no different— my fears are many and real. We’re all fragile, filled with insecurities and worry, and we shouldn’t be judged on how we behave in our darkest hour because it’s never pretty. We should be judged on our life as a whole— the way we love, how we treat others— and not how we act when our world is crumbling around us.”
Overall, I truly enjoyed this story. Be warned, your emotions will be high. I would suggest having a tissue or two nearby, there is no shortage of feels. Enshrine is different from Miss Bliss’s other books. She went out on a bit of a limb…and I’m so glad she did. This is a beautiful story and I am certain you will enjoy it as much as I did.
4.75 stars for storyline
3 flames for heat (it’s not super smutty, but there is still some heat)