Wednesday, August 11, 2010

REVIEW - Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow

Enemy LoverEnemy Lover
By Karin Harlow

When you have no alternative, then you call in L.O.S.T. Because with the Last Option Special Team, it’s do or die. . . .
It’s Jax Cassidy’s first mission for L.O.S.T.—one that will give the former cop who went rogue a chance to prove herself. Her assignment: gain the trust of assassin Marcus Cross . . . eliminate him . . . then take down Marcus’s mentor, Joseph Lazarus, a man with a bold eye on the White House. But the woman who’s known by her team for being a femme fatale succumbs to passion, only to discover Cross’s deadly secret. He’s a vampire, and Joseph Lazarus is his creator.
Left for dead by his platoon in the violent hills of Afghanistan, Special Ops sniper Marcus Cross was given a second chance at life. His newly heightened skills make him the perfect killing machine, and as Lazarus’s right-hand man, he’s quickly rising to the top of his dark empire, purging enemies with speed and precision. Only when dangerous beauty Jax Cassidy is sent to bring him in does he begin to question Lazarus’s motives and his own actions. But when Jax’s life is threatened by the one thing that can destroy them both, Marcus must make a bitter choice—her death or his.

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My Rambles:
First, this may sound so stupid, but I actually had no idea that this was a paranormal. D'oh! lol I have no idea how I missed that. Anyways.
I love Jax.
Seriously love. She is a wicked badass, who does what's right, not necessarily what's legal. She's also been completely traumatized. She was shaken to the core, but has come back stronger and fiercer. I wanna be her when I grow up!
Marcus is the sexy vamp. He's smoldering and dangerous and just who I want to when I grow up!
I must admit, I would have loved this book more if the paranormal hadn't been a part of it. It felt like it was thrown in to add interest, but instead I found that it detracted from the story.
There was also some tension between Jax and her teammates that I would have loved to have seen fleshed out more. Gage and her had some looks, but I just felt that they didn't go anywhere.
I am very much looking forward to, hopefully, more books in this series. I definitely want to find out the stories of the other characters.
For a first novel, I was really impressed.

Who do I recommend to? Do you like Special Op type books? Do you like vampires? How about enemies to lovers? Then you will definitely like this book!

Who recommended it? Blogoverse

Pages: 405
Publisher: Pocket Star
Published: May 25, 2010
Standalone/Series:  Standalone
Genre: Paranormal, contemporary

ISBN: 978-1439109823
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Where did I get the book? Graciously sent by the publisher

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