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Enigma of Life

(Enigma #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  122 reviews
Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.

Isaac Holt is the very definition of an enigma. He is mysterious, dangerous, alluring and knee clankingly gorgeous. After one chance meeting, I was falling at his feet, literally. His magnetizing allure has the ability to electrify all of my senses with the simple touch of his fingertip.

But no matter h
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Hell yes I did! ! FREE and it had me sucked in so tight, and want to talk about a pantymelter? Yes, Mr. Isaac Holt.

“It is a personal preference,” he replies coldly. “No brunette I’ve ever fucked has been able to maintain my interests once we leave the bedroom.”

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This man is very alpha and damn how I love them but there were a few things that I just wanted Elle to stop squeezing her legs together, her ahhh, melting "break~downs", and getting caught up in his beautiful eyes and letting him get aw
Nov 09, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sara Oxton
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes a breath-taking five-star read. This is the first book in the Enigma series and is also book #1 in Isaacs story. It is recommended for over 18s as does contain scenes of a sexual and adult nature, as well as language that may offend some people. ‘Enigma is a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand’ Isaac Holt is one such thing, and would definitely be classed as an enigma. This is a love story, but not your conventional love story, it shows us ...more
Kim Shofner
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shandi never disappoints. Even writing a book about two people who shouldn't be together is a masterpiece. Isaac has questionable ties and is being investigated by the FBI. Izzy is a green behind the ears new employee for the FBI. Such an awesome read. I'm glad the next one is available. I might have had to pull my hair out if I had to wait for it.
Ana Oh
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Good

The naughty scenes are lots of fun and well-written.

Certain parts of the story make the reader draw unavoidable comparisons to another very famous alpha with Grey eyes. They are probably not intentional similarities.

The story is good enough that I was up most of the night reading it, and will start the next book shortly.
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this novel is amazing you will definitely not be disappointed in Isaacs and Isabelle’s story it's hot and the chemistry between them is so hot it could set your kindle on fire.
Isabelle is a fbi agent who is currently waiting on a flight where she literally bumps into what she seems to think is a hard wall but no it’s a gorgeous God like specimen of a man while shes on the floor she can't help but admire him he's that attractive plus it's been a while of you know what I mean ladies, realisin
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life (Book 1) by Shandi Boyes is the first book in a spin-off series in the Perception universe. It is the story of Isaac Holt and Isabelle Brahm. Isaac is the older brother of Nick, who we have met in the Perception Series, and is a wealthy Night Club owner in their home town of Ravenshoe.
Isaac and Isabelle meet by accident in a NYC airport when Isabelle literally crashes into Isaac and falls at his feet. The two end up keeping one another company on the flight back to Ravenshoe, Isa
Pam Snell
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is more like 20 Stars!!!!! I am literally at a loss for words. This book is one of the best books I can honestly say I have ever read. It is absolutely positively just amazing. We met Isaac in the books previous to this one. He has always kept to himself and has been pretty much a mystery to the characters before. In this book he sweeps in and literally knocks you off your feet. I am still coming down from the high I have been on since I started this book yesterday. Isaac is without a ...more
B.A. A. Mealer
It's a book.

I'm not sure of how good this book really is as I couldn't take one more smirk. The author needs to look up t he meaning then find another word to use. After close to thirty smirks in the first six chapters, I had enough. The story was decent, but I couldn't stomach another smirk.
Angela Batchelder
Enigma of Life: Isaac's Story by Shandi Boyes is about Isaac, Nicks brother. If you have read The Perception Series then you know exactly who Isaac Holt is!!! Isaac is a man with few words but when he meets a beautiful women at the airport, he knows he wants her but for how long???
Isaac would do anything for family. You get much more detail of his life from Enigma of Life. You will fall in love with this book just like all of Shandi Boyes books. You won't be disappointed in Isaac's Story. Just
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love, must-read, emotional
Isaac has had me intrigued from the very start of this series. He is mysterious, dangerous, possessive, drool worthy sex on legs alpha male. Isaac without a doubt will become your next book boyfriend and have you wanting more.
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
“If you are going to be accused of something, you may as well do it.”
An Enigma is a defined as a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. Isaac Holt is the absolute definition of an Enigma. A young business entrepreneur, with a history no one knows all about, he is also a multimillionaire. It is his success alone that drops Isaac Holt right smack in the center of the FBI’s radar. Thankfully for Holt he doesn’t have too much illegal practices to worry about, and i
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

Enigma of Life is the first book in the Enigma Series by the incredibly talented Shandi Boyes. I have fallen in love with all of Ms. Boyes books, she quickly become one of my favourite authors- her stories are addictive. She really is a ‘must read author’- and if you haven’t read any of her work, then this is the best place to start as this is the book that started it all. So, if you are at all intrigued by the author/book/series, I highly suggest diving right in, you are bound to love it
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
5 stars!
Enigma of Life is the first book in the Enigma series by Shandi Boyes and this is the book I have been waiting for a long time! I am not joking when I say I did not put this book down at all! I was completely and utterly hooked from the very first chapter! I don’t think I have been this captivated in a book for a VERY long time! This is also the first book that I have read by this author and what an impression she has made on me! The storyline was fast paced and so well written that thi
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enigma of Life : Isaac’s Story-Book One
By Shandi Boyes

Enigma of Life is the first book in Isaac’s Story by Shandi Boyes. And let me tell ya, two words…. Steaming hot!!! I'm already anticipating the second book, I can't wait!!
I haven't read anything by Shandi before... It won't be my last either !! I'm definitely a new fan!!
It's quite amazing when you read a book, and you can see the characters in your head, hear their voices, and feel like they're your friends. And that's exactly wha
Angela Shirley
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Enigma of Life (Enigma 1) by Shandi Boyes, OMG this story has you gripped from the first chapter, but the true message in this story is would you give up your whole world for one person.

The story revolves around Issac and Isabelle and although this seemingly well matched couple have secrets which are hindering their life, until one day a trip in an airport transforms Isabelle's life forever.

Isabelle is the feisty female character in this book with the passion for her job to do good by her family
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life: Isaac’s Story is a five star novel by Shandi Boyes. This book is book number six in the Perception series. This book can be read as a standalone since Isaac is normally such an insignificant character in the other books. You may not even remember him fully! But not anymore. Isabelle is flying to her new job. Boy, she hates to fly. She is so deathly afraid of flying that on the first leg of her journey, she didn't even let go of her death grip on the armrest the entire flight. Now ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story would have easily been a five star if there had actually been a little less sex! (I can’t believe I just wrote that!) But really. Our main characters are Isaac Holt and Isabelle Brahn. And boy oh boy do they have a lot of sex together. Bathrooms, airplanes, counters, cars. Yeah a lot of sex. They also have a lot of secrets from each other. I’m not really sure how I feel about these two. There is no denying the chemistry and lust they have but do they have more than that? Can they real ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enigma of Life: Isaac’s Story Book 1 by Shandi Boyes – 4 stars

“Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.”

In Book 1 of Isaac’s story, we get to meet Isaac Holt who is a young millionaire business owner and Isabelle Brahn who is new to the area due to a recent job change and isn’t the most coordinated of all women. She is quirky and funny and I really would like to be her friend. Isaac and Isabelle both have secrets they are keeping to themselves and as they each ref
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life: Isaac’s Story - Book One by Shandi Boyes

5 Stars

This author!!! She is one of those authors you have on your favorites list, you want to reread everything you've already read by her and then you read a new one and you swear thats it..Shes off the faves list and your done! She destroys me with every book I read of hers..I can just imagine her sitting there when she gets to the end and with an evil laugh saying “yep that should do it” and she would be right!!

I loved this book, it ha
Valkyrie Oracle
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life is the first book in the Enigma series. This book introduces Isaac Holt from Isabelle’s experience with him. During the first few chapters, I was pretty sure I knew where the story was going so it seemed pretty predictable, however by the middle of the book I was sucked in. I don’t know exactly where it shifted for me, but I got invested in the relationship between Isaac and Isabelle. Even though you can see the inevitable coming and don’t want to read about it, you can’t stop you ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life
By Shandi Boyes
5 Stars

My review of this book is going to be a bit off. Why? This is the first book in a series. So, it’s not a stand-alone book. I will admit these are not my favorite types of books to read. Sue me, I like HEA books. I like to finish a book and be satisfied at the end that everything is “settled”. But this book, WOW. Shandi Boyes knows how to spin a tale. And with this book, she doesn’t disappoint.

This was the first time reading this author (but not the last). Th
Amber Eckstein
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life
By Shandi Boyes


ARRGGHHH! OMG. I don’t even know what to say. Honestly, I just finished the book and wanted to type these feelings down as they came to me. This book was nothing like I expected it to be. I had high hopes when deciding to read this but this book was far better than I could ever imagined.

I AM IN LOVE. Shandi Boyes you are a Queen! I am just saying it. I absolutely loved loved loved this book and there is nothing that I could do to stop my heart from p
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enigma of life: Isaac's Story, Book One is such an enigmatic read! The first novel of the Enigma series by Shandi Boyes pulled me in from the very beginning, and I never wanted it to end.

The novel embarks on the beginning of Isaacs and Isabelle's love story. One fateful day, they meet and fall happily into lust with each other, but something gets in the way between them. It’s a brilliant read!

Isabelle is a strong, independent character. She’s also beautiful, but doesn’t truly know it. Isabelle
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Engima of Life by Shandi Boyes
Stars: 4

Isaac Holt is the very definition of an enigma, which is something or someone that is difficult to understand. He is dangerous, mysterious, handsome, and brilliant. Isabelle or Izzy fell at his feet the first time she met him. Literally fell right at his feet. From that first meeting between Isabelle and Isaac, the chemistry between the two is off the charts. However, Isabelle cannot have for a magnitude of reasons. However, she can’t stay away either. They
Michelle Austin
Title:Enigma of Life
Author:Shandi Boyes
Series: Enigma of Life #1

Enigma of life was a great 5 star read.

Not only is Elle afraid of flying but she falls not once but twice at the feet of a very hot man. There is something about Mr. Holt (Isaac) that calls to her lady bits. The way he talks to her is off the charts hot. Before they part at the airport, Isaac gives Elle a card for his club and asks her to meet him. Of course Elle doesn’t show up but fate has other plans for them.

Isaac is a very h
Scherry  at The Novel Lady
I ordered this book on KU, but needing something to occupy my time on my 5-hour drive to Cocoa Beach, I ordered the Audible version as well. Good choice! It certainly kept my mind occupied as I drove! When I reached my destination I didn't want to stop listening and could hardly wait for my trip back home so that I could see what happens. I was a bit disappointed that I was left with a cliffhanger. I will definitely be purchasing the next book in this series so that I can find out what happens!

Tracy Wilkin
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enigma of Life is the first book in the Enigma series by Shandi Boyes. What incredible emotions I felt while reading this book. The synopsis of the book captures, briefly, what Isaac is all about. He was the ultimate enigma. I loved getting to know a little about him. I got the feeling, that the reader, or even Isabelle, would never truly know him, which made this story so addictive, I had to read in one sitting. My senses were on high alert, as the feeling of something major was lurking around ...more
Amanda Williams
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enigma Of Life: Isacc's Story by Shandi Boyes for me is a five star read.

Wow! This is definitely a five star read for me. What a wild ride. It had me gripped from the very first page and I did not want to put it down

This book can be enjoyed time and time again. It is amazingly intense and the author prepares you for the journey for you to take alongside the characters really well. The characters and story development were perfectly done. This book was extremley well written and has fast become o
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Enigma of Life by Shandi Boyes is the first book in her Enigma series and what a FIRECRACKER of a start. Enigma follows Isaac Holt and Isabelle Brahm, and while this is a spin off from her Perception series, you don't have to read that series to get into this one. Isabelle is heading toward a new case when she runs literally right into Isaac, who is a hot hard wall of delicious male, making her flustered and nervous in all the best ways. Isaac is a private person, in his line of business attachm ...more
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Shandi Boyes is a USA Today Bestselling Author who was an avid reader for many years before she discovered the love of writing in February 2016. Her first penned novel 'Perception of Life’ is a new adult rockstar romance that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very last word.

In September 2016, her focus shifted to hot alpha men in steamy contemporary reads that sizzle off th

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