Will Ashford and Kit Sheridan are two men on opposite sides of the spy game. Will is determined to put Polzin, the criminal responsible for the deaths of his men in Afghanistan, in the ground for good. No other outcome is acceptable and he will do whatever it takes to make it happen, which includes risking his own life. Kit needs Polzin alive. Currently a bodyguard to the former Russian KGB operative, he has seen and done things that have stained his soul, but he does what he must until he can get his hands on a certain file that will clear his parent’s names and keep an unnamed number of undercover operatives safe.
Romantic suspense doesn’t always work for me. Not that I know a whole lot about the CIA or KGB, or bodyguards and assassins for that matter, but it seems like most people wouldn’t be getting down and dirty in the middle of a life or death situation. Which means I have to be swept into a story in order to suspend my belief enough to enjoy. The first time Will and Kit ∼ahem∼ engage did the trick. I mean whew, could these author’s have possibly written a sexier scenario? I don’t think so. Granted, this scene is actually part of the free prologue offered on Amazon, Enemies with Benefits, but it is also the first eight chapters of Enemies Like You, which is how I read it and ultimately what grabbed my attention and kept me reading.
I liked that Kit and Will were well and truly on complete opposite sides of the fence. Will had assumed the role of assassin, Kit the role of bodyguard, and neither were willing to give up on their assumed task. I also liked that the POV shifted back and forth between them which enabled me to truly understand their motivations and how their feelings for each other shifted and changed into something more as they got to know each other. Their sexual chemistry sizzled and snapped from the moment they locked eyes onto each other and didn’t let up throughout the entirety of this book, but it was the softer moments that enabled me to see that they connected on a deeper level.
Enemies like You was a fast paced, smoking hot romantic suspense that kept me engaged from the moment I read the first word right up to the HFN ending. I’m hoping that this is just the beginning of the Kit and Will adventures and we’ll see more of them in the future. Final grade- B-
We slide to the floor, kissing frantically and pushing each other’s clothes aside. In every encounter we’ve had, Will has let me master him–and oh God, I’ve loved mastering him–but this isn’t about that. Not today. There’s no master here. Only two lovers and a desperate need that’s been denied too long.
Enemies Like You by Joanna Chambers and Annika Martin