Enemies like You (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Enemies like You (Enemies with Benefits #1)
Author: Joanna Chambers, Annika Martin
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: May 15th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Spy/Thriller
Page Count: 318
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 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.

FYI – “Enemies with Benefits” is a prologue (free on Amazon) featuring the first 9 chapters of this book.

This book is a spy thriller with loads of improbable situations … but once you get beyond that, step out onto that tightrope, hold on tight and enjoy.

Kit and Will meet during the attempted assassination of Polzin, “a fucking psychopath.” Put Will in the role of the assassin, while Kit is Polzin’s bodyguard. Their sexual dynamic is red hot and they rapidly progress from enemies to friends-with-benefits to much more, and the cross-dressing and the sizzling side of dominance is hella hot.

I need to get away from his orbit, but instead I draw closer—loathing him—loathing everything. “You disgust me.”
“But you still want me to fuck you, don’t you?”

Will is working with the CIA so he can kill Polzin in order to avenge the death of his men in Afghanistan (for which Polzin is responsible) while Kit’s reason is somewhat murky at the start of the book.

… a bent, twisted-up, deeply tarnished sword can kill just as readily as a straight and true one.

We get Kit and Will’s POV throughout and I loved the twists and turns as we get to know the two men, their motivations and their fears and it was devastating to learn why Will’s men were killed. This book doesn’t tie everything up in a neat bow, and since looks like this is the first book in the series, I’m looking forward to the next chapter in Will and Kit’s life. 4 stars!

Enemies With Benefits Series

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Advanced Review Copy

Galley copy of Enemies like You provided by the authors in exchange of an honest review.


Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas

I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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