Title: Enemy of My Enemy (The Executive Office #2)
Author: Tal Bauer
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary/Political Thriller
Page Count: 496
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
An affair that stunned the world.
Two men, committed to their impossible love.
One general, determined to destroy them both.
President Jack Spiers and former Secret Service Agent Ethan Reichenbach throw caution to the wind, committing themselves publicly as the first out male lovers and partners to occupy the White House. Jack moves Ethan into the Residence, but as Ethan settles into his new role as first gentleman of the United States, not everyone is thrilled with their choices. When it seems like the world turns against them, Jack and Ethan must turn to each other, finding the strength together to press on.
In the chaos, Jack’s relationship with the Russian president, Sergey Puchkov, grows closer, and the two nations find themselves working almost as allies. But President Puchkov has secrets of his own, secrets that could rip everything apart. And Ethan steps back into the action with Lieutenant Adam Cooper, taking charge of a covert kill team tasked with hunting down General Madigan once and for all.
But Madigan is elusive, and his dangerous reach is long. He strikes at Jack and Ethan from the shadowy corners of the globe, unraveling their entire world. As the mad general draws new allies together, he is single-minded in his quest to destroy the only two men who ever beat him.
He will stop at nothing until Jack and Ethan are shattered men, worlds apart, and struggling to get back to one another.
And after that, Madigan’s true revenge begins…
THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW.
I was dumb-struck and overwhelmed when I finished this book. I think I was in shock! It took me 3 days just to pull myself together enough to write this review!
A few things off the bat:
1. This is not a standalone. You need to read Enemies of the State before starting this one. (Which is a 5 star book, beloved by just about everyone.)
2. If you see a review with a spoiler tag, RUN AWAY SCREAMING! There are some outrageous secrets and revelations in this book and you will enjoy it SO MUCH MORE if you let them smack you in the face while you are reading. Jaw-drop worthy surprises.
3. This is a long book coming in at just under 500 pages. Start this on a lazy day because you are not going to want to put it down once you start.
Enemy of my Enemy starts off right where Enemies of the State left off. Ethan and Jack are in love and exploring their new passionate, sexual relationship. The evil white house moles are gone (save one) and Ethan starts his new job in Iowa which starts a long distance relationship for him and the POTUS.
OK, there you go! I don’t want to say anymore. I will say that there are some new faces in this book, and new couples who are on the brink of romance. You will love all of them, guaranteed. I will also say that this book was absolutely riveting and suspenseful and you WILL be tense during many of these scenes. If ever a M/M romance should be turned into a movie, it is this series. Speaking of which, you should watch the movie London Has Fallen and imagine Gerald Butler as Ethan and Aaron Eckhart as Jack. Just pretend Gerald doesn’t have a wife and these two men have a slow burning romance going on. Worked for me!
The only criticism I have is that it ended on a cliffhanger HFN for Ethan and Jack and a full-on cliffhanger for the other couples. Tal says the next book comes out in March and I will absolutely be the first in line to buy it.