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Preview — Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow
Enemy Lover (L.O.S.T #1)
When you have no alternative, then you call in L.O.S.T. Because with the Last Option Special Team, it’s do or die. . . .
It’s Jax Cassidy’s first mission for L.O.S.T.—one that will give the former cop who went rogue a chance to prove herself. Her assignment: gain the trust of assassin Marcus Cross . . . eliminate him . . . then take down Marcus’s mentor, Joseph Lazarus,...more
This book is totally different from any paranormal vampire book I have read. Harlow works her magic with this book she adds lots of suspense, throws in the paranormal spice then tops it with a political heated battle that will have you spellbound.
I want to add the first hundred pages is getting you familiar with both team Operatives and their characters, Jax, the senator and his family. In other words, it takes a bit before you get into the juicy between Jax and Marcus. If this tend ...more
In MIO,this novel was the best of the best! I haven't read a good PNR in a while.This book met my expectations.There is just to much to be said about this book.It's that good!
My big surprise was finding out this book was a PNR.It gave it the extra boost to be a great novel. There is lots and lots of political talk. At first it almost put me to sleep a few times.The PNR woke me right up, then finally reading more on the H/H just pulled me in and sucked me dried. I loved it! It's hard fo ...more
I absolutely LOVED this book, couldn't put it down.
My mind is still thrumming with the excitement this book gave me, It started at the beginning and didn’t let go!!! I love it when an author can consistently give me a fantastic reading experience, and with this being my third book from this author she has my expectations high for the books I haven’t read. ( sorry Karin )
I got about way through this book, and I trotted off to my kindle store to pre-order the next book Enemy Mine.
Angela Giacom ...more
Don't let the acronym L.O.S.T. (Last Option Special Team) fool you. This group of elite operatives is in no way "lost". They know exactly what their objective is and how to accomplish it. The team is lead by the enigmatic Godfather, aka Mr. Black. (Ms. ...more
Paranormal Romance- May 25th, 2010
Sleek, dark, and tumultuous. Enemy Lover starts out a little like the movie matrix.
Angela is a cop with her own set of rules. But when she is betrayed by her own and sent to jail even her tough personality starts to crack under the strain. On her way to maximum security her bus is bombed and she is kidnapped. When she wakes up in darkness she is immediately confronted with a terrible choice. Join a mysterious covert group wh ...more
This story was set out fairly different to what I was used to in books. We ...more
Ex-cop Angela Giacomelli ‘s life is going to limited to a small prison cell. En route to her new home, she gets an unexpected surprise when an ambush takes her down an unfamiliar path, right into the arms of an organization called L.O.S.T – Last Option Special Team.
I absolutely loved this book! There were so many good things about it. First off, Harlow writes such compelling characters. Angela has her own demons to deal with. It’s her past that has made her a mouthy, t ...more
Something that is always nice to find in this genre is an original plot and Enemy Lover has it. A lot of set up at the beginning but then the story starts moving and is filled with action, suspense, angst, distrust, deception & betrayal, sexual tension and some pretty hawt love scenes.
Tight storyline that is straightforward and flows well with a natural dialogue set in today’s world. Harlow just needs a bit more work on her MC’s imo. Which is why this gets a 3 stars from me beca ...more
Overall, Harlow spun an interesting tale of paranormal romantic suspense involving a kick-a$$ yet emotionally traumatized heroine who's given a second lease on life and a sexy "powerful" vampire assassin of questionable morals who works for a secret government organization gone rogue.
Initially, I was really liking the story - Jax's character background was quite fascinating and I wish we could have seen more of her transformati ...more
Marcus Cross is a trained sniper, who used to be Special Ops. Marcus was left for dead n the desert but was given a second change at a new life, when he met Lazarus. Lazarus is a very powerful vampire and Marcus’s maker. Lazarus heads up a ...more
And mind as well another .5 star for the cover, geez. I was very close to drooling seeing the cuts on those abs and southward dips, shamelessly lickable. They have truly found the perfect Marcus Cross...SOLD!
Anywho, here are my takes. READ IT, it's packed with action from beginning to the end. I can't help but felt a tinge of True Blood...on crack. The fight scenes, the torture chambers, the teamwork, the passion were so painfully & beautifully ...more
So our h is a rape victim, and while she's still having (some) contact issues right up until tab a enters slot b, a rousting good orgasm courtesy of the magic penis cures everything. Reality check ...more
Jax Cassidy is a newly converted member of the Last Option Special Team. Chosen by the Godfather for her skills and ability to survive and adapt to her situation, it's been six months since she was indu ...more
The only thing Angela Giacomelli has to look forward to is a small cell in prison. What she doesn’t know is that she has been selected to be a part of a special elite team known as L.O.S.T. It’s an organization that gives trusted and talented people like Angela a second chance, a band of misfits, all with their own bag ...more
Between A Rock and a Hard,....Place, That's It Place
by Karin Harlow
Recommendation: Eh. A way to pass time. I am pretty neutral. But, I appear to be the only person in the world who is not mad for this book.
Reading Level: Adult but if the kids sneak it off the bookshelf they will have horribly unrealistic expectations of sex.
Marcus Cross: Terrorist-Fighting, Vampire-Patriot, Male Love Interest
Angela Giacometti/Jax Cassidy: Ex-Cop, Betraye ...more
Even though I have 200 books in the TBR (or more...maybe...but who’s counting?) I downloaded this e-book immediately because it‘s just so darn easy and because in this age of instant gratification when I want something - I want it now!
I knew nothing about the plot of Enemy Lover...I simply bo ...more
I read Enemy Lover a few days ago and I didn't do a review right away because I am unsure what to rate it. So this review is my on the fly jotting down what comes to me and where it flows out at the end is how I'll rate it. I don't think I've done that before.
The female protagonist is Jax Cassidy. She is a tough chick. She has been wronged on so many levels that it infuriated me. So points there for invoking so much anger ...more
I just e-mailed an acquaintance that had asked me to let her know what I thought about Enemy Lover because it was my first Karin Harlow book. Ironically, the e-mail served well in helping me collect my thoughts about the book. *whispers* Acquaintance, you know who you are so if some of the comments in this review seem familiar, take care – you inadvertently aided me in creating this review.
I really loved this book. I can honestly say ...more
ENEMY LOVER started off strong for me, but grew progressively weaker as I continued reading. It took me two weeks to finish this book--not because I did not enjoy it, but because of my hectic summer class schedule. I literally have no free time anymore, so I crammed this book in during any break I had. Of cour ...more
When you have no alternative, then you call in L.O.S.T. Because with the Last Option Special Team, it's do or die. . . .
It's Jax Cassidy's first mission for L.O.S.T. - one that will give the former cop who went rogue a chance to prove herself. Her assignment: gain the trust of assassin Marcus Cross . . . eliminate him . . . then take down Marcus's mentor, Joseph Lazarus, ...more