Title: ENEMY MINE
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle, 90 Pages
Published: KR Press, LLC (March 6, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses
A novella about a star-crossed romance between a vampire and a shifter whose families are sworn enemies.
When Kiernan and Melina spent one passionate night together a year ago, they never thought that it would change their lives forever. While the attraction was undeniable, gorgeous, green-eyed shifter Melina knows it takes more than passion to combat a century of family animosity—even if she can’t manage to get Kiernan out of her head.
After a year of Kiernan’s relentless pursuit, Melina finally gives in to her secret desires and agrees to give the dark, handsome vampire one more chance. But when their hot Miami night of flirtation is violently interrupted, Melina must put not only her trust, but her life in Kiernan’s hands…
"That dress makes me want to do bad things to you."
There was a long pause in which her sweet honeysuckle scent grew, twisting around him. Finally she spoke, her voice low. "What kinds of things?"
ENEMY MINE by Katie Reus is a swoon-worthy urban fantasy romance set against two feuding paranormal families - a shifter pack vs a vampire coven. Think of it as a fractured retelling of Romeo's and Juliet's tragic romance - but with supernatural characters and a very satisfactory 'warm fuzzies' ending. I loved it!
This is the story of were-shifter Melina Rodriguez and dark vampire Kiernan Doyle. It does not seem possible that a young, beautiful were shifter and a tall, dark and sexy vampire could find happiness in each other's arms while their families fight their relationship tooth and nail. Add in underhanded shifter skullduggery, sexy interactions and a sweet and hot romance, for an exciting, passionate, action-packed read that you won't want to put down until you've read through to the end! I have to give extra bonus points to Kiernan's character as, even though he was an alpha and driven to protect Melina at all costs, he was also considerate of her family and held back at times that amazed me.
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this hot and steamy read:
One night of hot sex should have been easy enough to forget, but she couldn't get the images of their intertwined, naked bodies or his intoxicating scent out of her head.
She certainly hadn't planned to sleep with anyone. But Mr. Tall, Dark, and Sexy had approached and it had been over for her.
"Sweetheart, no one needs coffee, I just like the taste. Almost as much as I like the way you taste."
This was a short, quick read, but, believe me, each page packs a punch. The story was not lacking in substance at all with fully fleshed characters and an intriguing, solid plot. Katie is one of my very favorite authors. Every book I've read by her and her alter ego, Savannah Stuart, have been captivating reads and this book is no exception. I don't believe she's capable of writing a book that doesn't rock. I highly recommend ENEMY MINE to anyone who enjoys steamy, exciting paranormal romances!