Bit of a mixed bag for this one

A New Enemy eCoverA New Enemy by Cara Dee

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Two things about this book are fixed in my mind, the first being I knew it was a duo and would, therefore, have somewhat of a ‘cliffhanger’ type ending.

The second is that, for the majority of the book, I really couldn’t work out why it was titled the way it was.

There is nothing in the development of Sebastian and Blake’s relationship which would qualify for them to be enemies.

Until the end. Then it’s dropped like a tonne of bricks. I’m not sure quite how I feel about it to be honest.

Because even then, it still doesn’t feel like justification for the enemies tag.

The reason for what happens is totally legitimate, it makes sense within the context of everything that has gone on before.

However, it also feels utterly contrived simply to split the book up.

Now, as I’m a massive fan of Cara, I’m trusting that everything will become clear in book two and part of that will probably be because it’s going to be from Blake’s POV.

So, other than this oddness over splitting the book into a duo, the story itself is absolutely fabulous.

Filled with all the usual hallmarks of the Camassia Cove series – found family, great characters, wonderful sense of place and steamy smexy times which are grounded in emotion (although even here a lot happens off page and we’re told they’ve been burning up the sheets) – I was captured from the start.

So now I’m dying for book two and cursing Cara for making me wait 😁🤣

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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