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Flaming hot resolution to Sebastian & Blake’s “enemies” romance

I'm not the enemy eCoverI’m Not Your Enemy by Cara Dee

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Like book one, I don’t really think this is an enemies to lovers trope book and, also like book one, I don’t think it needed to be a separate publication.

Obviously it’s a duo, so part one is told from Sebastian’s POV and this one is all Blake’s but, imho anyways, it could have been done in the one book.

Still, what’s in this book is superbly written, as is everything from Cara. It’s off the charts hot and includes some of my favourite kinks (Blake is very much a slave to Sebastian’s commanding ways and gets off on the humiliation of being told he’s a cum dump, a whore for Seb’s cock etc) which is ridiculously hot.

It also has an excellent secondary narrative running through it about finding a home, about the importance of surrounding ourselves with people who support us and that, sometimes, it’s those who should be closest to us that can cause the most hurt.

My heart ached for Blake because he’s very definitely not a bad man at all, he’s conflicted and he’s fallen in love for the first time ever and doesn’t know what to do with his feelings.

I was pleased that things weren’t dragged out unnecessarily, there is a bit of “hate sex” right at the start when Seb and Blake first run into each other when there’s no-one else around, but other than that, this is more a book about reconnecting.

Teddy was his usual awesome self, I also very much appreciate Sophie and David, Blake’s siblings, and I love Dylan, Soph’s partner, who is all ends up just a decent bloke. I also loved the wee guest appearance of one of my absolute favourite characters of Cara’s Darius Quinn 🙂

Ultimately though, this is a book about loving someone because they make your day brighter, your future happier and your life something to be enjoyed, and you do the same for them. It’s a really gorgeous relationship – once the pseudo enemies thing is out of the way!

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

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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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