Series: Red Stone Security #13
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Dangerous Protector, Lethal Game, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder
Also by this author: Enemy Mine, Dangerous Protector, Sworn to Protect, Shattered Duty, Dark Protector, Lethal Game, Tease Me, Baby, It's Me Again, Baby, Resurrection, Falling For His Mate, Mistletoe Me, Baby, Tempting Danger, Dangerous Witness, Innocent Target, Hunting Danger, Wolf's Mate, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, Bishop's Knight, Dark Memento
She refuses to trust him.
Red Stone Security employee Dominique Castle knows all too well that there are people in this world she just can't trust. After losing both her parents, Dominique keeps her distance from anyone tied to her past—especially the man she's hated for years. And Viktor Ivanov isn't going to change her mind about who he really is—no matter how determined the infuriatingly sexy Russian is.
He's determined to win her over.
She may hate him and not trust him, but Viktor is determined to crack through Dominique's icy exterior one way or another—even if it means taking the game into his own hands. With a past like Viktor's, he's made more than a few enemies along the way—enemies who'll stop at nothing to take him down. When Viktor realizes Dominique's life is in danger because of him, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her—whether she likes it or not. Now it's up to Dominique to trust the one man who's linked to the agony of her past. Can she find a way to love the enemy she always loathed?
Love Thy Enemy
I only recently discovered the awesomeness that is Katie Reus books! I grabbed her PNR, Enemy Mine, and devoured it. So, I snagged Love Thy Enemy as soon as possible. It is number 13 in the series, but I haven’t read any of the other books and it didn’t hinder my understanding or enjoyment of the book at all!
Dominique had a very difficult life as she finished high school. Her dad had gotten into some major trouble and racked up gambling debts to a VERY bad Russian. After her father’s death, the Russian took their home and the life insurance money, but also forced Dominique’s mom to work as a whore for him. After 6 months of this torture, Dominique’s mom commits suicide and Dominique is left all alone. All this happens in the prequel. Seriously, there is a lot going on!
She knows the name of the Russian who ruined her parents lives and when she meets his son, she expects that he is the same type of man his father was. Victor, however, is nothing like his father and falls instantly in love with Dominique. They have quite the whirlwind relationship (major insta-love here!) but someone is stalking Victor and is determined to use Dominique as leverage.
The story moves along at a fast pace and I read it in one evening because I didn’t want to put it down. You get a growly, possessive alpha male, a virgin heroine, and a shoot out! Its all very engaging. But, if you don’t like the insta-love thing or you prefer your fiction to be more ‘realistic’ this might not work for you. Me? I love this shit! The only thing that really bothered me was how much time was spent describing how ‘hot’ Dominique was to Victor. I get it-she is a ‘goddess’. That word was used to describe her multiple times and it kind of grated on me.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: none
- Trope: enemies to lovers
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within a series
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes with a satisfying epilogue as well! « Hide Spoiler
Deep Dark by Laura Griffin, At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter, Until June by Aurora Rose Reynolds…then you will probably like Love Thy Enemy!