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Beloved Enemy (Gaian Stories #2)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  254 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In the far distant future, during a war that no one really wanted, two starfighter pilots are stranded on a deserted jungle planet. Earthforce's Meagan Flena turns out to be Gaian Kavath Terrell's perfect match sexually, but neither of them wants to commit to a relationship. As they struggle for survival, though, they soon realize that what they have in common is more impo ...more
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published (first published June 1st 2005)
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Jacqueline
This was pretty good. It could have been longer. (191 pages) A lot more could have been done with the plot and just more scenes would have been nice. It is your basic stranded together on a jungle planet story. Those are basic right? :-) There wasn't a lot of conflict between them. They were pretty attracted to each other from the start and there wasn't much to keep them apart. They are both human but from different places. It wasn't real clear how his people had changed genetically to cause the ...more
Mara
I like BamaGal's rule of reading more than one book from an author before deciding if you really dislike their way of writing.
After Promises to Keep, I tried Beloved Enemy, set in the same world.

I can't but repeat what I wrote about the first book. There's nothing wrong with it, simply it's not my cup. There was no real conflict even among a war, every thing and every one is either black or white, with nothing in between. Moreover, if you are not a fan of outdoor stories, this is going to bore
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C.E. Kilgore
There were parts about this book that I really enjoyed and almost loved. Mea and Kavath are both good characters, the world building was very well done and I enjoyed the romantic elements as well as the survivalist elements. There was so much cliche in the book, though, that I had to read it with a cheesy grin almost the entire time. Earth is at galactic war with aliens. Earth female (who at least in this book isn't a total dimwit) gets into a situation where she is confronted with alien hunk wh ...more
Caro
This was a really good freebie. I loved the characters and the story line. There was action, steaminess, emotions, a little exasperation, plenty of sparks, some humor, and a great ending. I was definitely pulled in and kept reading til the end. I loved the world and the characters were strong. This definitely left me with a smile on my face, it started small and grew as I went along in the end. I definitely wouldn't mind reading this again. A good read for anytime and gets the heart pumping. A o ...more
Goddess
Surprisingly good. BOOK COVER is awful ***VOMIT***.

HE'S HER ENEMY.
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HER MISSION IS TO KILL HIM.
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FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Stranded Survivors
I love books where people build or improve something. It can be anything e.g. a house, a community, a garden, a business or lifestyle (learning new skills) etc. I find it cathartic and enjoyable seeing such progress.
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This story provided this "building/ improving" element in spades (the characters learning/trading survival skills, building a life within a new planet using
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Joy

#2 in the series of 4.


I’m not into sci fi-ey type novels but initially I liked the feel of this novella but it got boring once Gaian and Meaghan from two warring worlds got stranded on a forest planet with no real threat except trying to keep their hands off each other. Gaian because his people mated only once and he didn’t want to become ‘sexually attached’ to Mea and ruin his only chance of finding himself a wife and Mea because where she came from it wasn’t necessary to become anyone’s wife
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Djg
A good read. It was a little slow getting started but it didn't drag.

Enemy pilots Mea from Earth and Kavath from Gaia wind up on an uninhabited planet and must come to a tentative truce to survive while they wait to see which of their people will show up to rescue them. Of course there is attraction and sexual tension. Without giving too much away Kavath's people have a physiological response when they find their mate and they are monogamous for life (and I do mean LIFE).

I liked both characters
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Tanya
During a war, two pilots from different sides were stranded on an isolated planet. They worked together to survive, spent about two months in this new environment, and eventually fell in love.

The story was a good read. It was a little bit slow in the beginning, then things started to get interesting when Mea and Kavath crashed their planes on a foreign planet. Aside from the romance part, the culture shock experience and the process of two people trying to understand each other's culture made th
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Nancy
I liked this story better than the first one. Kavath is great.
SheLove2Read
I wasn't quite as enamored of this story as I have been previously in this series. The heroine did some really idiotic things and our hero seemed a little on the bland side. For a hot shot pilot who was supposed to be "all that", he very much rode the beta-hero fenceline. I felt like their time spent on the planet alone could have been used for greater effect than it was. 2 stars
Jill Myles
This was pretty cute. It was kind of like the Blue Lagoon in space, and kinda inspired from BSG. I liked, though I don't know if I am going to seek out the next in the series. The hero was beta to the heroine, which you don't always see, and he was very sweet.
Kyra Dunst
This was an adventurous romance. Two enemies stranded on an uninhibited planet find love. Their attraction and desire for each other overcomes their opposing factions. I would recommend this book to others.
Clarke
I love this book/series. It's been a while since I read the book but the world the author built is interesting and the characters spunky.
Victoria Newman
Is a great book to read
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Gaian Stories (6 books)
  • Promises to Keep (Gaian Stories #1)
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  • A Promise Made (Gaian Stories #1.5)
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