Evil Enemy by Elle Thorpe

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Evil Enemy by Elle Thorpe

Book Info

Evil Enemy by Elle Thorpe
Series: Saint View Strip #1
Rating: four-stars Book ratings explained
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 324
Published: 10/03/2023
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A male/female romance set in the Saint View world. No prior knowledge of the world is needed to start this hot new series.

I’m the ruling queen of Saint View Strip. After growing up poor, taking my clothes off and dancing for men is all I know. My thriving club and the people I employ are everything. They’re my ride or die, and I’m theirs.

Nobody is taking them away from me.

So when a local politician announces plans to bulldoze everything I’ve spent the last ten years working for, I won’t be silenced.

Not by some suit.

And not by the cops.

Joshua Boston can arrest me all he wants. He can come at me with strong arms and piercing eyes that make my insides tingle. He can push me up against the wall and cuff me all day long.

I’ll still hate him.

I’ll still want him.

In this town of gangs, shootings, and dangers around every corner, no one is safe. I’m no damsel in distress, but when a violent threat ups the stakes, it’s Boston I’m forced to turn to.

We may hate each other, but the real enemy is the one neither of us will see coming.

Evil Enemy is a dark romance that may have triggers for some readers. It was first published in the Hate to Want You Anthology.

Evil Enemy - My Review

Book review from Glowstars.net, 4 stars. Book cover: Evil Enemy by Elle Thorpe

Remember back in Locked Up Liars, Mae had a sister Jayela, who was partnered up on the police force with a guy named Boston? What about when Liam took Mae to a strip club owned by Eve right before the place got shot up? Evil Enemy takes us straight back to that time and the protagonists in this book are the very same Eve and Boston.

You don’t have to have read Locked Up Liars or any of the other Saint View books and series to understand the storyline in this book, but it does give a unique perspective on some of the events in those books and a different view of the characters. And if you haven’t read any of them, you know I’m going to tell you to go do it now, because they’re too good not to.

Eve and Boston’s story starts when he arrests her for disturbing the peace at a political event. Over the first part of the story the pair cross paths and clash at almost every opportunity (except one very steamy text exchange). Eve is impulsive and her lack of forethought throws her into situations she’d be better off out of, sometimes even dragging Boston into them with her. But you know it all helps the build-up to the raunchy scenes so I’ll let her off.

Evil Enemy was originally published in an anthology and the style of the story reflects that. Although there’s a cliffhanger isn’t Eve and Boston’s story to tell; their own story is tied up nicely and we’re left ready to move on to the next characters. The book was more like a standalone with a continuing story arc and so didn’t have the building urgency and peril that I’ve come to expect from an Elle Thorpe cliffhanger. Yes, I’ll be reading Unholy Sins, the next book in the series, but I don’t feel the burning need to pick it up right this moment.

About Elle Thorpe

Elle Thorpe

Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she’s a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.

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