Friday, January 16, 2015

Book Review: Enemy Mine by Megan Mitcham

Enemy Mine (A Base Branch Novel #1)
Megan Mitcham
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When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers.

Born in the blood of Sierra Leone's Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative, Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord's inner circle, the man called The Devil who killed her family and helped destroy a region.

As son of the warlord, Baine Kendrick will happily use Sloan's body, if it expedites his father's demise. Yet, he is wholly unprepared for the possessive and protective emotions she provokes. Maybe it’s the flashes of memory. Two forgotten children drawing in the dirt beneath the boabab tree. But he fears there is more at stake than his life.

In the Devil's den with Baine by her side, Sloan braves certain death and discovers a spirit for living.

What I like about this book is that it can be very much be adapted into a movie. 
I can totally imagine the scenes on the big screen. 
The assassinations, killings, his father being a huge pain
And of course, the sizzling tension between Baine and Sloan. 
I like Sloan. She's the badass character who you'd cheer for even when she's already killing people (bad people, mind you). She gets her way and wouldn't back down. In that sense, she only shows her vulnerable side to the people who earned her trust. That's why, even with her tough shield, she still shows that she's definitely a woman and not a killing machine. Same can be said for Baine. Baine might not make it to my Top 10 book boyfriends but he's a worthy contender. He respects Sloan and despite the years between them, he still senses the connection they have established when they were younger. 
What I like about the relationship between the two of them is that there is more to it.
They have known each other way back to where they are now. 
Baine and Sloan had a past that got them through the toughest times. 
They were each others' safe place.
The plot is not much different to those who follow the typical setting of some spy movies. And yet, because it's written in book form as well as the manner of storytelling the author does, you can see the story playing in your mind. You can even hear the gunshots and feel the tension present in certain moments in the story. At times, it reminds me of the movie Salt with the revenge and infiltrating enemy borders. 

If spies, action and a little bit of romance are your thing, then Enemy Mine is a worthy read.

I SAY...

Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and began working for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens heart pounding romantic thriller novels and window steaming erotic romance. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Goodreads!
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