Title: Enemy of My Enemy (The Executive Office #2)
Author: Tal Bauer
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Page Count: 444
Reviewed by: Vallie
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Fifteen years from now, an affair rocks the world.
Two men commit to their impossible love.
One general is 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 …
It felt like forever waiting for the sequel to Enemy of the State to come out, but it was so worth the wait!
Tal Bauer brings more romance, more suspense, more action-packed sequences, more conspiracy, and more plot twists than ever before. Do not read this if you have not read the first book. You won’t have a clue what’s going on. Having said that, I barely had a grip on what’s happening for the majority of the story but I loved it!
The banter among the agents cracked me up to no end, especially since Ethan is now with Jack in the white house as first gentleman. Yowza! Jack and Ethan are just spectacular together. Their emotional connection rivals their sexual chemistry in an unbelievable way. I just dig them as a couple so freaking bad.
I especially liked that it was not all roses. I think the author has tried to make this as close to realistic as possible –if this were ever to happen, what factors would come into play? Tabloids, scandals, the PR nightmares, the political implications, picking out the china? All of it is addressed and dealt with very well.
And of course, as if this could ever be simple, the mystery aspect comes out full force. It’s like being on a treadmill and going from a flat out spring to a jog, to a fast pace walk, and back to a sprint over and over and over. I hyperventilated during some parts, physically leaning forward to read and clutching my I-pad, because I COULD NOT HANDLE THE TENSION.
Dear god. Amazing writing, the plot went places I would never have imagined, all leading to what I am sure will be an extraordinary third follow up. The plot is heading toward a science-fiction path which I welcomed as it was so effortlessly introduced. Man, some of the things that happened here.
Loved loved loved loved this to death. Definitely a favourite and highly recommended!