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Review: Enemies Like You by Joanna Chambers and Annika Martin

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EnemiesLikeYouEnemies Like You by Joanna Chambers and Annika Martin (romantic suspense, m/m, self published, May 2017)


They're dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.

*A standalone M/M forbidden bodyguard/spy romance (includes prequel!)*


Will has never met anyone like Kit. He's arrogant. Gorgeous. Lethal. The most expensive bodyguard money can buy.


And Will can't seem to resist him.


A simple command in Kit's cut-glass accent makes Will want things he's never wanted, do things he's never done. Their red-hot chemistry is off the charts.


Just one problem: Will has vowed to kill the billionaire that Kit is hell-bent on protecting.


And Kit has secrets, too--his own reasons for sacrificing his soul, piece by painful piece, to keep one of the worst men on earth alive.


On twitter, I posted something to the effect of “. . . super enemies-to-lovers on steroids” right after I finished Enemies Like You, the m/m, romantic suspense novel co-written by Joanna Chambers and Annika Martin. This one surprised me from the beginning, kept me guessing and had me on the edge of my seat. This is an enemies-to-lover romance like none I’ve ever read before.


Will is on a mission of revenge; dead set on killing Sergei Polzin, a Russian killer and arms trader who also dabbles in blackmail. Polzin is responsible for the deaths of several of Will’s special ops’ teammates on an op several years ago. No longer in special ops, Will is working with the CIA to stop (aka kill) Polzin, and he doesn’t seem to care if the only way he can succeed is via suicide as he doesn’t seem to have much to live for other than revenge. But there is one thing standing in his way, Polzin’s invisible protector who has managed to stop everyone from getting to Polzin - and no one knows who the protector is.


On the first mission, Will is somewhat distracted by Polzin’s girlfriend Katerina, a beautiful but flighty companion who isn’t exactly what she seems. In fact when Will is caught before he can kill Polzin, Katerina says that Will is an ex-lover to save him from certain death. She does this by getting to Will to suck her cock, because Katerina is actually a man named Kit. Will is bisexual and attracted to Katerina/Kit and responds enthusiastically to Kit’s demands.


Thus begins a cat and mouse game between Will and Kit. Kit is Polzin’s bodyguard and chief security expert. He isn’t actually a fan of Polzin’s, but Kit has his own mission and has to keep Polzin alive to stop blackmail information from getting out. So even though Kit isn’t a bad guy, he and Will are still enemies - enemies who can’t resist each other. Eventually, the two have to come to grips with their personal feelings and their work goals and find out how they can work together to get Polzin and to achieve Kit’s mission.


Of course, things aren’t that simple and Kit finds out that he may have been misled about his mission. And this is where there are some fascinating twists and turns in the suspense plot. Things aren’t necessarily what they seem, and this has great impact for Kit and his family’s spy legacy. I really enjoyed the suspense plot in this book; it was intense and complemented the romance very well.


One of the best parts of Enemies Like You is Kit and his long-term assignment masquerading as Polzin’s girlfriend. In fact, Will doesn’t realize that Kate is Kit until Kit reveals himself:


I send him a nasty look - a Polzin look - and, heart pounding, lower my voice to its natural, deeper register. “Let’s save the excuses for later. Why don’t you convince me you’re sorry by getting down on your knees and sucking my cock.”


I start at her for what feels like forever, but is probably only a second or two.


“What?” I say stupidly.


She - he - looks at me with those bird-of-prey yes - so fucking fierce - and yanks up the fancy white dress.


Underneath, he’s wearing white, silky panties with lacy bits, but they’re covering a very male bulge.


Will and Kit’s romance is passionate and combative, as one might expect in a book where the main characters are on opposite sides for most of its pages. I felt that these two were good for each other - two man who have made careers out of spying. And their romance is deeply connected to the suspense plot which adds to the intensity of their relationship.


Enemies Like You by Joanna Chamber and Annika Martin is a sexy and thrilling read in which two spies find their soulmates while battling each other and a deadly enemy. This one will keep readers on the edge of their seats.


Book Disclosure: An ebook was provided by one of the authors.

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