Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ENEMY MINE by Karin Harlow

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ENEMY MINE by Karin HarlowEnemy Mine by Karin Harlow
Series: L. O. S. T. #2
Published by Pocket, Simon and Schuster on 2011-08-30
Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

Lovers from opposite worlds reunite in Karin Harlow’s explosive, erotic new L.O.S.T. adventure. . . . While tracking a hijacked cask of enriched uranium in Kyrgyzstan, L.O.S.T. operative Nikko Cruz is ambushed and left for dead. Which means he must be hallucinating when the only woman he ever loved—the woman he was sentenced to death for killing—comes to his rescue. Half-daemon Selena Guererro has secrets she’d kill for. The most important one, she’s already died to protect. Now she’ll do anything to keep her daughter safe. But she can’t just leave her lost love to perish. She injects Nikko with immortal blood serum, putting herself in grave danger. When Nikko comes to, he is superhuman and super pissed. The mother of his daughter—the one he thought killed their child—is alive. He wants answers. He wants blood. And despite his best intentions, he wants Selena. He traces her to a mysterious terrorist cell where the cask has surfaced. First, he must retrieve the deadly material. Then he’ll take revenge on his beautiful ex. But when nothing goes as planned, Nikko and Selena find themselves burning with desire . . . and blowing the roof off their separate worlds, human and daemon alike.

Nikko Cruz used to be Johnny Cicone. Now he’s an operative for L.O.S.T. (Last Option Special Team). A team of elite operatives that go into situations no one else would dare. His latest mission takes him to Kyrgyzstan in search for nuclear weapons. Nikko is double-crossed and ambushed. The enemy left him for dead and high-tailed it with the weapons. Nikko thinks his end is near until he sees the last person he’d ever expect; the love of his life and the woman he murdered.

Selena Guererro is half-daemon with one mission in life: destroy her father, the prince of hell. When her father threatened her happiness she had to make the man she loved think she aborted their daughter. Selena never expected Johnny to attempt to kill her but it served her purpose; keeping him and their daughter safe. She is closer than she’s ever been to having the ammunition to kill her father when she finds Johnny half dead on the side of a mountain. Selena does the only thing she can, save him and totally screw up her plans in the process.

Nikko survives but he’s changed. He’s pissed and determined to find Selena and figure out what the hell is going on. He still needs to recover those nukes and he’s content using Selena to do it. Nikko and Selena’s reunion is made of fire and ice. Find out who survives in Enemy Mine. 

Enemy Mine is a torrid, explosive mile-a-minute story. Karin Harlow fills Enemy Mine with high stakes passion and suspense. There is so much emotion between Nikko and Selena it’s ridiculous. There is so much more at stake than their lives and you can feel it on every page. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Nikko and Selena as well as the ones between Selena and Joran and Nikko and the members of his team. Enemy Mine is a fascinating and intriguing story. The L.O.S.T. series continues to be cool, complex and full of spice.

EXPOSED by Laura Griffin

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EXPOSED by Laura GriffinExposed by Laura Griffin
Published by Pocket, Simon and Schuster on 2013-06-25
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Suspense
Reviewed by Nannette

Every picture tells a story. But not all of them have happy endings. As a forensic photographer at the Delphi Center crime lab, Maddie Callahan is used to seeing violence up close, but she’s never before been the target of it. When a freelance photo shoot goes awry, she realizes she may have seen, and perhaps photographed, the kidnapping of a key witness in a federal probe. And although her camera was stolen, Maddie knows she has something that could be even more valuable to investigators. FBI agent Brian Beckman has spent months investigating a vicious criminal known as the Doctor, only to have a key witness abducted on his watch. Worse, he’s falling for the woman who may be the Doctor’s next target. Maddie’s aloof facade hides a world of hurt that he wants to heal, no matter how much she keeps him at bay. But first he has to protect her from the danger that’s just out of focus, drawing close enough to shoot . . . and kill.

Along with taking pictures of happy couples and smiling toddlers, Maddie Callahan moonlights as a forensic photographer for the Delphi Center. When she unknowingly captures some very bad men on film while shooting a couple’s engagement pictures, her life is thrown into danger. FBI Agent Brian Beckman is investigating the possible connection Maddie’s attack has to the case he’s trying to solve. The almost immediate attraction between them puts Maddie on edge. Brian’s everything any girl would want, but Maddie isn’t interested in what Brian’s offering. Keeping their relationship strictly professional is proving just as hard as solving the case.

 

I sympathized with Maddie for the heart-wrenching loss she endured in Exposed. I’m not sure I could have pulled through it. Her reticence to find happiness with Brian is understandable for many reasons. I really wanted her to take the leap, though. Brian is a great guy, and he’s so good to and for Maddie. As Maddie and Brian struggle to find common ground, a killer weaves a complex story of greed, power, and ultimately betrayal. The sensuality of Maddie and Brian’s relationship keeps things sizzling and the suspense ratchets up with each page. Exposed is the perfect addition to an excellent series.

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