Title: Enemies like You (Enemies with Benefits #1)
Author: Joanna Chambers, Annika Martin
Release Date: May 15th 2017
Page Count: 318
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
They’re dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.
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.
This is a stand-alone hot contemporary M/M bodyguard/spy romance.
This was enjoyable. I liked a lot, I just didn’t love it. I think it’s a good writing duo.
The espionage/mystery part didn’t thrill me until I reached the final 10% of the story. Until then, I found myself having to suspend disbelief, or just keeping rolling my eyes. I understand that Will is not an actual agent, but still. I even found the reason Will’s men were killed in the first place a tiny bit…ridiculous? But the sudden turn of events and the revelations in the end were on spot, and I found myself really invested.
The romance part was a bit underdeveloped in my opinion. The MCs interactions weren’t that many and it was mostly sex. When the first I love you came, it took me by surprise. I don’t think they were there yet, you know? And Kit’s behavior in the end, choosing to leave before talking to Will felt manufactured too.
That said, I loved the chemistry between the characters. The sex scenes are scorching with a nice dose of kink. I loved how Will couldn’t stand the sight of Kit on his knees. I would have LOVED an epilogue, or at least something to show how things played out after the mystery ended. But then again, maybe there are more books to come?
The writing is top notch. Even the first person POV grew on me in the end.
Overall, this was pretty good, I just feel I could have really loved it.