What a difference one book can make. Enemy Lover isn’t perfect, but it’s a big improvement over “Broken Souls.” This book had a lot of action, a lot of heart, and a lot of really hot sexy times.
The book begins with Damian on the hunt for Jamie, his destined mate. We learned in The Empath that Jamie was in league with the evil Morphs, trying to learn magic. She even helped them with their plan to try and kill Damian. Fortunately, that didn’t work out. But despite her betrayal, Damian wants her. Because they are destined to share a bond, no other woman will do.
Destiny or not, Jamie has no plans to mate with Damian. She saw him kill her brother years ago and she has hated him ever since. But he is the only one who can help her fight a curse laid on her by the Morphs. Despite her protests, the two end up working together to hunt for an old book of magic that could contain the spell to save her. And of course, that time spent together lays the groundwork for the development of their relationship.
The sexual tension between these two is off the charts. Poor Damian wants to sleep with Jamie so badly. But over and over, he pushes down his needs, to please her. The man deserved to get lucky way before he did and frankly, I thought he had the patience of a saint.
I wasn’t a big fan of Jamie. Granted, she is young, but she makes some excruciatingly bad decisions. She teamed up with the Morphs; she tried to kill Damian; she put him and herself in danger over and over. And she refused to accept the hard truths about her brother. I didn’t really think she deserved Daiman. Yeah, yeah… she’s damaged. (The backstory with the cat was fit for a horror movie.) But it didn’t garner enough sympathy in me to forgive her constant stupidity
Overall, I did like the book, though. The world building continues to broaden. And the story introduces us to Daiman’s adopted family, the Robichauxs, who will be featured in future installments. Plus, when Damian and Jamie finally get around to doing the deed… Well, you may want to have a bucket of ice water handy. Rraw.
Enemy Loverby Bonnie VanakRelease Date: November 1, 2008Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne