Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Book review. Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan


Intimate Enemies

She is on a quest for answers; answers that could just get her killed.

Six months after the mysterious yacht explosion that killed Cassie Christo’s mother and stepbrother, authorities still have no answers to the cause. Searching for closure, Cassie returns to her childhood home on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico, where she launches her own investigation into the accident. She never expected to find an adversary in the man who had once touched her heart with kindness in her darkest moment.

Rio’s been fantasizing about reconnecting with Cassie for months. But not here and sure as hell not now. As an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he’s working the biggest sting operation in all of northern Mexico, and he definitely doesn’t have time for the wild attraction he feels for Cassie.

Not only is his cover on the line, so is his heart. Because as the end of a yearlong operation draws closer, Rio knows if he tells Cassie the truth about who and what he is, it won’t only jeopardize his mission, it may result in him losing her forever. And if he doesn’t, his lies and deception could get them both killed.

This is my first Joan Swan book. I was kind of excited to read it as i heard so much about her first book Fever. Which was the first in another series called Phoenix Rising. Intimate enemies is also a first book in a new Covert Affairs series. This baby is a romantic suspense and action packed. Rio in under cover in Mexico when the step daughter of the man he's trying to take down shows up. Cassie is there to make sure her step father gets kicked out of her childhood home. Cassie doesn't realize she's met Rio before. He was at the funeral of her beloved mother and step brother. He held her at the graves while she cried her heart out. She felt something for the man at the time but was too distraught to really look at him and then he was gone. For Rio's part he loved holding her and hoped that when his mission was over there might be a chance to meet her again and maybe start a relationship. Then she shows up at the house in Mexico and from there it starts to all fall apart and quietly drive him mad. Honestly there is danger at every single turn. Packed to brim with action, suspense and romance tucked in here and there. Loved Rio and Cassie and i enjoyed the story. The only thing that bothered me a little was it seemed to at time to much danger. There was constant danger and then a small peak of romance and hot sex. Can't complain about that in the least though.  Now and then it seemed to go on to long. Joan doesn't hold back on the gruesome parts of this either. It really brought it home that this story had a very serious side to go along with the romance.  I look forward to book 2 in this series to see where it goes from here. 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick stars for Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan.

Find out more about author Joan Swan this book and her other work check out her website here www.joanswan.com

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