Author: Dee Tenorio
Published: June 14, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
How I Got It: ARC ebook from Net Galley
The man of her dreams...or her worst nightmare. Only one can win her soul.
Detective Pale Rysen, an Alpha, is determined to secretly rebuild the Wolf packs from the ashes of genocide. So when a killer starts picking off young females looking for sanctuary, it’s his job to protect them. Forced to work with a hated enemy, he fears his cover is about to be blown.
Jade-Scarlet’s membership in the powerful Order of the Sibile has always been controversial. A half-wolf, Jade’s unstable psychic powers are a constant disappointment to her mercenary handlers. When her oracle commands her to work with Pale, Jade sets out to prove herself...even if it means challenging the enigmatic shifter.
Yet Pale triggers more than her curiosity. He sends her into Heat, which could mean losing control of her gifts—something she can’t allow. As the number of victims rise, so does the danger. A murderous darkness wants them both dead. But even if they stop the killer, how long can they fight each other?
This was my first read by Dee Tenorio and I was pleasantly surprised with it. If I have to chose one thing that I like about this book, it would be Pale.
Pale is a true alpha male. I loved the fact that he acted the part, but didn't broadcast it to everyone and expect them to bow down to him. And while you could tell that his temper was always thin as wind, he always managed to keep himself in check. He especially kept himself together when dealing with his mate, Jade.
Jade was a likeable character. She was a strong woman and could hold her own if she needed to. She did have periods where I wanted to smack her. I mean who complains when they've got someone as hot as Pale all but drooling over them? No one.
The fact that those two were made for each other is an understatement. They are both from different walks of life, but they still seemed to fit together perfectly as if nothing else mattered.
At times it was so frustrating to see them fight their attraction tooth and nail, but in the end, they more than made up for it.
I also liked the mystery that was presented in this book. The killer's identity was a wonderful twist. I thought I saw the killer' identity a mile away, but was totally wrong. I love it when an author keeps me guessing.
Tempting The Enemy is a good quick read. If you love Alpha males, please don't miss this one. I give it three flowers of love because I wanted more!
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