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They're dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.Will has never met anyone like Kit. He’s arrogant. Gorgeous. Lethal. The most expensive bodyguard money can buy. And Will can’t seem to resist him. A simple command in Kit's cut-glass accent makes Will want things he’s never wanted, do things he’s never done. Their red-hot chemistry is off the charts.They're dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.Will has never met anyone like Kit. He’s arrogant. Gorgeous. Lethal. The most expensive bodyguard money can buy. And Will can’t seem to resist him. A simple command in Kit's cut-glass accent makes Will want things he’s never wanted, do things he’s never done. Their red-hot chemistry is off the charts. Just one problem: Will has vowed to kill the billionaire that Kit is hell-bent on protecting.And Kit has secrets, too—his own reasons for sacrificing his soul, piece by painful piece, to keep one of the worst men on earth alive.This is a stand-alone hot contemporary M/M bodyguard/spy romance....

Title : Enemies like You
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ISBN : 9781546431541
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Number of Pages : 318 Pages
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Enemies like You Reviews

  • Renée
    2018-10-14 22:00

    ~3.5 stars~I liked this story, I really did. But I didn't love this story. I'm not familiar with the writing of Annika Martin, but Joanna Chambers is an amazing author. The writing is not in question. This duo made the story completely engaging. Will and Kit were very likable characters. Character building was on point, and the relationship development was smooth. And the sex? *fans self* It was HAWT.But this is romantic suspense, and so the authors have the challenge of making the suspense just as engaging as the romance. And that's where my enjoyment wasn't as strong. When I say you need to suspend your disbelief, I couldn't say that more emphatically. SUSPEND YOUR DISBELIEF! The story was serious, so it warranted serious espionage. But these two spies couldn't have been much worse at their jobs. I don't proclaim to be an expert on the inner workings of the CIA or independent mercenaries. But this was a fumbling excuse for realistic espionage. I think I'd make a better spy than these two. If you can be distracted by the "goods" of the person you're after, you're not gonna get an A on this particular assignment. Just sayin'.Having said that, once I suspended my disbelief, this story was entertaining. I flew through this book, and I'm glad I read it. I would also recommend it. Just don't expect to be blown away. My other niggle is that this story is in need of an epilogue. We get a strong HFN, all in the last chapter, but nothing was resolved in regards to where the couple will live? Are they going to live together? What is Will going to do with his life now? Etc. I would've liked to see a glimpse of Kit and Will in the future. I have faith in their relationship, but I wanted more.**Please note that the first 9 chapters of this book are the prologue of Book 0.5 that is offered for free on Amazon. It's not necessary to get the prologue if you buy this book. And if you did read the prologue, this book really starts at 24% for you.

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2018-09-25 22:54

    4 STARSI like my sex like I like my grenades: simple, fast, and furious. One-time use.That. Was. So. Freaking. HOT.No seriously. That was SO FREAKING HOT. I don't think I even bothered to read the blurb for this book before jumping at the chance to read it. While I haven't had a chance to read anything by Joanna Chambers prior to this (which I'll be rectifying quickly), Annika Martin has been an auto-buy for me for years. But really, this book couldn't have been more custom written for me if it had my name on it.Enemies to lovers? Check!Sizzling hot MM? Check!Suspense interspersed with smoking hot sexy times? Check and CHECK!Will is a man on a mission. With the CIA at his side, he knows that he's on a suicide mission that no one expects him to come out of alive. But he also knows that he'll stop at nothing to kill the man that's responsible for the single event that still haunts him to this day. Nothing short of feeling his blood seeping through his fingers will make Will rest. There's only one thing in the way; his target's ruthless and unstoppable bodyguard.Their attraction is unexpected. Their connection is dangerous. And their inability to stay away from each other just may cost both of them their lives.He takes my mouth again, snarling against my lips as his hips pump. His strong fingers intensify their grip. It’s wild and animalistic. And I love it. Kit’s civilized demeanor has fallen away completely, exposing the passion that lies beneath the cool, icy surface.Enemies Like You was one twisty and sexy ride. I didn't expect what I got and what I got was entertaining as hell. I don't want to give you any spoilers, but not everything is what it seems and man did I love that particular twist to the story. But the twists don't stop. The authors hit you with them from every corner, until your mind is spinning so hard you feel like the lid will explode.There were a few points that I felt were underdeveloped but it wasn't anything that took away from my enjoyment of the book. And boy did I enjoy it. THOROUGHLY. It was deliciously naughty and full of action and suspense and with two characters that I couldn't get enough of. This book is like GI Joe and James Bond came together to make a sexy MM baby. Does that even make sense? Whatever. Just go with me here.ARC courtesy of authors in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2018-09-15 17:51

    BR with The AdamFirst things first, the prologue (Enemies With Benefits) is the first 8 chapters which inspired some disappointment. I was left wanting at the end and feeling a little sick that it was over. Those 8 chapters would’ve gone a long way in easing my separation anxiety. IDK if the Kit and Will saga will continue but I sure hope so!Is this book perfect? Nope. There were several spy game things that had me side-eyeing. Don’t EVEN get me started on that whole club scene with Master Tom and Will. IDK what that was. I’m just going to pretend like it didn’t happen.Taken as a whole though, I had some pathetic moony eyes happening. Will and Kit have an instant connection. Did I find the automatic D/s dynamic between them weird and heavy-handed at times? Yep. But the pragmatist in me says no one ever really knows what’s going to turn their crank until it happens. Kit turns Will’s crank in ways he’s unfamiliar and moderately uncomfortable with, but I loved that he didn’t fight it. He doesn’t understand it, it just is what it is and I did think the weirdness lessened as their connection grew and as the narrative evolved. Kit’s androgynous and posing as Polzin’s (all around monster and narcissist) bodyguard and girlfriend. You gotta know happy Cupcake was happy with this WHOLE kit and caboodle! Will’s bisexual and happy with however Kit wants to dress. Even better! Not a lot of angst was spent on Kit’s androgyny which was a hit at Casa de Cupcake.Will is ex-military, American and brute force to Kit’s cunning, British spook and that interplay amused me as did their cat and mouse game. Will keeps trying to outmaneuver Kit and Kit always senses when something’s amiss. It was entertaining and usually led to sex. I see nothing wrong with this. *shifty eyes* Once they join forces, though, is when things started to click for me. Their mission held my attention and even a surprise or two. Chambers and Martin struck a good balance between the espionage and romance plotlines. Naturally, their joining forces a modicum of trust that grows as they reveal more of themselves. Having both of their perspectives I watched the walls between them start to come down and how each of them has unintentionally fallen for their “enemy”. I love a good enemies to lovers, but I can’t for the life of me fathom how these two couldn’t manage some hate sex. Truly baffling, this is. Their first time together with Kit’s unveiling ranks at the top of my list on the sexmagickhotness scale,-SHOCKER-but none of it was shabby by any stretch. *side mouths* There could’ve been more MANTIES. Just sayin’. *end side mouth* But at least the big guy bottomed! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! #winningIt wasn’t perfect but I hearted the fuck out of it anyway and I’ll pounce on a book 2 should it be in the cards.Recommend to enemies to lovers fans.A review copy was provided.

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    2018-09-28 18:00

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Disappointed*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ I'm uncertain of how I feel about this book. In some ways I liked it (a tiny bit), in other ways I didn't. I liked the concept of the story, however, I didn't like how fast the romance started. It felt like a done deal after the first meeting. Also - PLEASE DON'T HATE ME - I didn't like how bodyguard ((view spoiler)[actually a British government agent (hide spoiler)]) Kit ‘Kate’ ‘Katerina’ aka (view spoiler)[Christopher Sheridan (hide spoiler)] (27?) was playing a woman. Specially since I wasn't informed of it before reading it. I don't know why, but I struggled with feeling/seeing his... manhood? Masculinity? Something flickers in his eyes at that, and wildly, I think, He does know me. Not on the outside, but on the inside, where it counts.I thought, going into the book, that I was reading about to masculine, alpha males, but none of the characters acted like that. Will ‘Nero’ (in his thirties?) wasn't all that; saying he's a top and in charge, yet as soon as he meets Kit he's on his knees for him? Also, I didn't feel like they were any good with their...‘work’ of sorts. Overall, it could've been so much better had it been written differently. But, story wise it wasn't all that bad, however, it was still quite predictable.I need to get away from his orbit, but instead I draw closer—loathing him—loathing everything. “You disgust me.”“But you still want me to fuck you, don’t you?”Quick basic facts:Genre: - (Adult) Contemporary Romance (M/M)Series: - Series/Standalone?, Book One.Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]Favorite character? - Will ‘Nero’.Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Unsure.Would I recommend this book/series? - Unsure.Will I read this again in the future? - No. Rating - 2/2.5 stars.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    2018-10-11 20:51

    This is one hell of a sexy cover. Great representation of the two heros. Great composition. Eye catching title. I love it.This was a super enjoyable book. Well written. It had a nice pace to it. Some twists and turns. Some hot sex scenes. Two likable main characters. No real angst or relationship drama. It was almost perfect.Two things kept this from being a perfect read for me. One, I thought the plot was a little underdeveloped overall. Two, the ending felt REALLY rushed. Those two small issues aside this one was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

  • Mónica BQ
    2018-10-02 19:00

    Minus One StarTL;DR: click here for Giedre's reviewI don't even know where to start, to be honest.So I'll just go from the beginning. I despised Will and his cave-man routine that's basically thinly veiled homophobia and macho man showiness that excuses his objectification of both men and women by hiding behind "stoicism":"I like my men to be men""I like my sex like I like my grenades: simple, fast, and furious. One-time use".Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for casual sex and one night stands. But it still other people you are fucking, not things. There's a certain level of respect that goes both ways when you engage in a sexual activity, no matter how quick or devoid of intimacy. If you classify it at "using" someone, then you are a piece of trash. And exactly, how are men supposed to be like to be manly enough? Do tell.When Will's cock starts to have a mind of his own, very much a la Christian Grey, I started to check out. I understand the disconnect we sometimes feel between what our bodies want and what our minds are comfortable with, but this was an exaggeration.His dick started sounding more and more like a separate entity:"...my dick likes that notion."After that the sex gets generic, boring and repetitive. And it's fill fodder for the lack of actual plot construction of the rest of the story. Huge plot advancements are made through the eyes of one character or another. A huge pet-peeve of mine. Which just goes to show that the authors had no skill to demonstrate emotion or depth without restoring to the old: "he was smiling with his eyes" shit. Plus this next quote happens during the beginning of the book and seriously diosbenditodeloslibrosmediocressálvamedeestaputapendejada:"Something flickers in his eyes at that, and wildly, I think, He does know me. Not on the outside, but on the inside, where it counts."Look, the book had a great premise. But an underwhelming execution.Everything that happens is hugely predictable. Not one thing came as a surprise to me. And when it came as a surprise to the characters in the book all I could think was that they were terribly mediocre spies. I would have felt much more satisfied with the ending had both of them died. They had it coming to them for being such crappy investigators.I don't even want to go into details about Polzin. He's apparently the best that two white authors can come up with. Every single Hollywood cliché-filled carboard paste up of a villain that you can imagine is represented in Polzin. He's Russian (because duh... you know what would have been original? if the authors had for once showed some of their own countrymen that have committed despicable crimes, but no -_-), he's rude, he's a sexual sadist, he's the most evil man to ever evil in the history of ever, he's speaks in broken English, he fucks anonymous women and thinks more with his little head than with his big one buuuut he's the head of this terrible empire of doom, everyone is named Sergei, Dimitri or something along those lines (and his Russian employees are brutes who can barely think for themselves plus they are crappy bodyguards, because the only competent person in a whole security team can only be the British guy, obviously) and we never know anything concrete about him.What are the evil things he's done? WHO THE FUCK KNOWS, BUT THEY ARE TERRIBLE AND AWFUL.What exactly is the nature of his businesses? WHO THE FUCK KNOWS, BUT HE'S EX-KGB AND BAD.What are the secrets he's privy to that are worth so much? WHO THE FUCK KNOWS, BUT IT'S SUPER DOOPER CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT SPIES WANT, OK?!The entire characterisation of Polzin is a massive hyperbole (heh) of a Disney villain supposedly come to life. He's so superficially done that I kid you not, Cruella De Vil has more depth.Having zero knowledge of Russian, i can't comment on whether the few words that were used here are accurate or not. But i would love to read a few reviews from someone with veritable knowledge of the language because really, if you had to make your bad guy a Russian and have him be THE MOST STEREOTYPED villain, at least you could have been respectful to the language.And probably even then, I would have found this lazy-ass, slightly racist depiction of a villain to be contentious.The actual plot was an idea that never became anything more than a half-cocked story. From the minute there's a flashback to Madeleine Island the whole charade is painfully obvious (and stupid). And I'm gonna be courteous and put the next bit in a spoiler tag, but a part of me wanted to leave it as I had it written, because it's just so badly done I want everyone to know beforehand: (view spoiler)[Archie was so shadily obvious from the start, that anyone can guess at it, ANYONE. But after the phone call were Kit announces his findings and his plans to him, the plot is child's play. It's BAD BAD BAD. I also rolled my eyes through the entire overly dramatic Mom scene. I wasn't emotionally invested by that point, so it mostly read as an über annoying "clutch-my-hand-to-my-heart" scene. (hide spoiler)].Finally, that terribly under executed "Three months later", left me with no desire to read anything further from these two authors. Both of them are new-to-me and they are both definitely never-again ones.Nothing about this book worked for me. Not the romance, not the suspense, not the mystery, not the action, not the sex.I can also live my entire life without ever having to read "a brown that's umber and sienna" ever again.

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2018-10-09 22:54

    2.5*I sadly fell in like and not love with this story. Such a shame because I was really looking forward to reading it. The sex was off the charts hot. The chemistry was great. What was not so great was all the time we spent without these guys being on page with each other. There wasn't enough of them together for this to feel like a true romance book. We just got bits and pieces of them together and I didn't enjoy that. We get more of the suspense part of the book and that would have been great cause I do enjoy these suspense romances for both purposes. The romance and the suspense. That's why I love reading Josh Lanyon so much. But unfortunately this suspense left a lot to be desired. They both were just so unbelievable at their job. I found myself bored unless they were interacting with each other. It just didn't work for me dolls. Happy reading! xx

  • Ariadna
    2018-10-02 22:57

    Y'all, I don't even know. :| I snapped up this book as soon as I finished the novella (which turned out to be the first 8 chapters of this novel. That should've raised a flag or two. #IJS)Having never read anything by Annika Martin, I basically snagged this book based on my lurve for Joanna Chambers. Her Enlightenment series is one of my faves so I was THRILLED to read a contemporary M/M by her.Initially, I thought I was going to end up giving this novel at least a 4.5. BUT THEN, certain things started to annoy me (the way a pebble does inside a shoe) until I ended up practically hate-reading it to its rather fizzed out end. What I liked+ Kit (sexiest spy ever? #Debatable)Not surprisingly, Joanna Chambers wrote his POV scenes AND IT SHOWS SO MUCH! If it was up to me, I would have read 1000s of pages about him. He's this person who has a LOT of layers and a background that is so opera heroine-like. Joanna Chambers must have had tons of fun writing him. We do get to learn a lot about him and it is that v. knowledge what allows readers to forgive his somewhat wacky behavior in the melodramatic scenes in the next-to-last chapter. I liked the D/s aspect of his relationship with Will. But then, I've got a soft spot for characters who constantly one-up another. Even though Will was such a run-of-the-mill ~macho~ dude, his submission to Kit's cool demeanor was hella tasty. Ridic af but there we are.What I didn't like- Who is Will? (No, really, WHO IS HE?)I had a difficult time figuring him out. All we learn about him is that: 1. He lead a team in Kabul, they died, and he feels guilty about that. So now he has a plan of REVENGE that he doesn't expect to survive.2. He really likes Kit. Especially in panties. Also when Kit orders him around.That's it. Does he like to drink coffee? Does he have any hobbies (aside from lusting after Kit and pretending he doesn't)? Is he a cat person or a dog person? *hands*Annika Martin wrote him as a generic Alpha dude who rationalizes a lot of how his body and mind respond to Kit. He's a pastiche of the usual macho hero dude. Honestly, he was SO incomplete as a character that I didn't care if he lived, died, or ended up in an alternate dimensionI mean, there's a female side character who works along Will and we learn just as much about her as we learn about Will. Soooooo...- The random kink club sceneOK, without spoiling much...There's a scene in which Will visits a kink club on his own in order to find some answers about himself. The problem is that the way he goes about it feels v. superficial.Never mind the reactions from his play partner (who isn't Kit) that is almost like one out of a really bad porn? Neither of them behave in a way that feel human or real. Will is super dismissive even though he's being hit v. hard and the person he plays with is kinda dispassionate? It's all kinda a HUGE mehhhhhhhhhh.I'm gonna give a generous guess that this scene is supposed to be a contrast to the way Will does kink with Kit vs. with someone else. #Imreallytryingtonotbetoomean- The plot (Oh, spies being all spy-like...zzzz)Part of what kept me reading this book--even as I rolled my eyes into the next century--was that I thought of it in terms akin to a summer blockbuster movie. The kind with OTT premises and ultra-cheesy lines. This is on the fantasy-level of spy stories. At one point, I was pumped cuz the plot hinted at the idea that Kit and Will would have to travel around the world in a short time while searching for SUPER IMPORTANT YET SECRET THING. I expected, like, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and ended up getting Paul Blart: Mall Cop 4.The whole thing came undone in the last 15%. The SUPER IMPORTANT YET SECRET THING that everyone was searching for might be at xyz place. So Will and Kit prepare to go on a FINAL MISSION TO CONFRONT DESTINY (or some such thing.) The book tries to make the reader think that the tension is intense, zomg and that readers will be at the edge of their seats!!!!111!!!BUTa) I never felt either Kit or Will were in actual danger. Not once (and this could be explained by the fact that, other than being a sleazy dude who happens to be Russian, we don't really know much about Polzin. Like, how does he run his empire? *shrugs*)b) Unfulfilled promise. Let us go to (view spoiler)[Will has spent a whole book talking about how much he was going to make Polzin suffer and all the terrible things he was going to do. He finally gets a chance to do EXACTLY WHAT HE'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR 2/3 OF THE NOVEL and, when given the chance to rain excruciating suffering on Polzin...he kills him. OFF SCREEN. WTF, WILL? WHY DID YOU DISPATCHED THE ONE MAN YOU WERE SO EAGER TO (PRETTY MUCH) TORTURE SO QUICKLY? [insert annoyed look emoji] (hide spoiler)]AND THEN something happens. The scene fades to black and we pick up 3 months later. JUST LIKE THAT. Sure, we're told what has happened in that 3-month span BUT STILL! What kind of counterfeit storytelling method is that? *gives Joanna Chambers a V. POINTED LOOK* #YoureWAYbetterthanthisChambers- The small typo that was >__>At the 72% of the story we get this:And Polzin would put Kit through unimaginable pain if he knew who he was. Two fucking years undercover with Polzin--Kit has steel cajones no question about that.I understand Will is trying to say that Kit has steel cojones (steel balls).CAJONES, however, are drawers (like the ones you find in a cabinet or armoire.) It doesn't translate at all. Considering the fact that this is a fairly well-known slang and it's the one moment there's a word in Spanish, how did it get misspelled? HOW??????TL;DR: A SUPER DISAPPOINTING entry by Joanna Chambers (given that Annika Martin ~wrote~ Will's scenes, I truly cannot give her any props.) I legit ended up in a sad kitten!book slump for almost a week after read this. This book took a wrong turn somewhere along the plot and never got back on the road that it should've been.My suggestion would be to read the novella (which is FREE) and forget this book exists. Cannot recommend unless you're a completist fan and must read everything that Joanna Chambers publishes. #Trustme

  • Ami
    2018-09-21 14:48

    For those of you who have read the FREE novella, Enemies with Benefits, the story will start at Chapter 9. For those who haven't, well, Chapter 1-8 of this book is basically the novellaEnemies Like You the first installment of Enemies with Benefits series as well as the debut of collaboration between Joanna Chambers and Annika Martin ends up being on the lower end of "just okay" spectrum for me. My biggest problem to enjoy this enemies-to-lovers romance is because I only cared about one half of the equation, while dismissive towards the other. You can imagine myself being bored with one narration (and skimming a lot!) and wishing that I could read this book solely from one character's perspective.Let me explain...Enemies Like You is written using two narratives. One is Will, the CIA freelance assassin who is dead set to kill Sergei Polzin, the man responsible in killing Will's bands of brothers. The other is Kit, the British bodyguard extraordinaire who also poses as Polzin's girlfriend when needed.I am not familiar with Annika Martin's writing or how this duo works, but based on her background, being an American, I assume Ms. Martin tackles Will's chapters and Ms. Chambers writes Kit's.I didn't have a problem with Kit's chapters. In fact, I LOVED them... I loved Kit. I thought Kit had layers that kept me very much engaged throughout: a bodyguard who cross-dressed on occasions, with an artist soul. Kit didn't protect Polzin simply because it was his job. Oh no, Kit had reasons to do it and readers would learn about this as the story went on.It was Will's chapters that made me struggle so much. I thought Will was very flat and two dimensional as a character. While I could try to suspend my disbelief, the fact that he ended up thinking with his d*ck during mission made me want to get my money back if I am CIA. I disliked how Will's chapters were basically only providing the physical interaction (sex and more sex: blowjob, masturbation, and so on) of the story. It was very disappointing for me because I thought Will had a great background for this story. After his army brothers died Will basically had suicidal mission. He became an effective assassin (although I question his reputation during this mission) because he just stop caring. I wish THAT is being more explored. Instead I felt completely detached from Will and wish I could just read more of Kit's chapters.In fact, Will seemed to have more nuanced, to be more 'human' when he was written from Kit's point of view...That is my reason for my rating. I am not sure if I want to read the next books. I love Joanna Chambers; she's one of MM historical authors who is responsible for my liking that genre (I avoid historical romance before, at all cost). So I want to follow this series for her. But I'm worried that Ms. Martin's writing might not be my cup of tea (based also from her backlist titles that seem to be more sexy than romantic).I guess we'll just have to wait and see...The ARC is provided by the author for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.

  • Adam
    2018-09-23 15:48

    Tag team review with Cupcake!2.75 starsI’ve got mixed thoughts on ‘Enemies Like You.’The two MCs are pitted against each other from the start. Will is gunning after a Russian oligarch, while Kit is determined to protect the villain.Will is the selfless avenger. His only goal is to get justice for his betrayed friends, with no thought for his own life. He’s reckless, but it was easy to understand where he was coming from.Kit’s motivations are less selfless, and it takes a while to figure out what he’s after. He may not be a knight in shining armour, but I liked him right off the bat. The tortured bad boy vibe was just too hard to resist.From the beginning, these two have a complicated and slightly unhealthy relationship. In fact, their “relationship” for much of the book is an alternating mix of aversion, obsessive fascination, and kinky sex.It wasn’t realistic - two enemies falling straight into sex - but it was definitely hot. If you’ve got a thing for the bigger guy being the submissive bottom, you’ll be pleased.The emotional aspect of Kit and Will’s relationship is just as complicated, and takes a lot longer to settle. The two are lonely men, and while they slowly fall for each other, neither is willing to put their trust in someone else.But once Will and Kit start letting their guards down, they quickly realise that they can’t imagine life without one another.I liked the relationship/romance aspect enough to enjoy the book.What I wasn’t a fan of was the mystery/action plot. Neither Kit or Will are particularly savvy spies, so it felt like amateur hour at times. The mystery itself isn’t exactly original, so it just didn’t capture my attention.Overall, this was a mixed bag for me. I liked Kit and Will’s enemies-to-lovers romance well enough, but I wasn’t blown away by the plot.

  • Chris
    2018-09-20 18:43

    Okay so this was very frustrating ! I felt a bit ripped off that I started at Chapter 9 because the first part of the book was a repeat of the novella - I'm not sure about that ... I expected to pick up from the prologue, not have it repeated. I liked Kit and I liked Will but there was some kind of disconnect- i couldn't really feel the chemistry even though there was every attempt to build the heat between these two. I figure it was me and I just wanted more. Once I hit 80% things started to fall into place but it was so hard to get to that point. I hope lots of people love it - and I'm certain it will hit the right notes for other readers but unfortunately it was just a middle of the road book for me

  • Jessica Alcazar
    2018-09-15 19:59

    Enemies to lovers like no other #TRUTHridiculously fucking HOT

  • CrabbyPatty
    2018-09-25 21:51

    FYI -Enemies with Benefits is a prologue (free on Amazon) featuring the first 9 chapters of this book.This book is a spy thriller with loads of improbable situations ... but once you get beyond that, step out onto that tightrope, hold on tight and enjoy. Kit and Will meet during the attempted assassination of Polzin, "a fucking psychopath." Put Will in the role of the assassin, while Kit is Polzin's bodyguard. Their sexual dynamic is red hot and they rapidly progress from enemies to friends-with-benefits to much more, and the cross-dressing and the sizzling side of dominance is hella hot. I need to get away from his orbit, but instead I draw closer—loathing him—loathing everything. “You disgust me.”“But you still want me to fuck you, don’t you?”Will is working with the CIA so he can kill Polzin in order to avenge the death of his men in Afghanistan (for which Polzin is responsible) while Kit's reason is somewhat murky at the start of the book.... a bent, twisted-up, deeply tarnished sword can kill just as readily as a straight and true one.We get Kit and Will's POV throughout and I loved the twists and turns as we get to know the two men, their motivations and their fears and it was devastating to learn why Will's men were killed. This book doesn't tie everything up in a neat bow, and since it looks like this is the first book in the series, I'm looking forward to the next chapter in Will and Kit's life. 4 stars!I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.Review also posted at Gay Book Reviews - check it out!

  • Jen
    2018-09-30 18:36

    Smoking hot!! Loved this quick action packed story. Kit and Will could not keep their hands off one another even though they were enemies.

  • haletostilinski
    2018-10-01 23:02

    4.5 starsOhhh, I really really loved this. Thank god the rest of the novel was as good as the prologue we got because YES. This has several things I love in romance stories and it is written WELL, ahhH!! 'Cause we got spies and the whole "mortal enemies thing" going for it and mystery and intrigue and trying to figure out who the bad guys are - I love guessing who it could be (and I was right with this one, yep!) - and really really hot sex and of course my favorite of all, two guys falling in love ;).But seriously, I loved Kit and Will, they had explosive chemistry (and REALLy fucking hot sex scenes, DAMN. And if they're the main focus of the next book, I'd love to see Will fuck Kit, because that would be so fucking hot) and I felt the satisfaction when they said "I love you" to each other. I felt that love for each other. (view spoiler)[I mean, nothing says 'I love you' like taking a bullet for the man you love and almost dying! Damn Will, you hero <3 (hide spoiler)]. Overall I loved the plot, the characters were interesting and dynamic and thankfully not one dimensional, and I loved the sizzling hot romance. The oNLY gripe I had that led me to take away half a star was the fairly rushed ending. Because one minute (view spoiler)[Will is hurt and accepting that he'll die and the next page is three months later. We don't even get to see the aftermath of him being, we're only told it by Kit. I feel like we could have had an extra few chapters dealing with all that, and then we get the wonderful last scene where they get together. That is the one seen that didn't feel earned because of the surprise time skip (hide spoiler)]. Also, I'm guessing Kit killed Archie or something because he doesn't really come up after the scene before the last chapter. But like, the readers being told either way if the dude is dead or not would have cleared things up, is all. That was my only gripe, which sucks because the ending of the book mostly paled (except for the cute scene between them at the very end) in comparison the the rest of the book, that spent a lot of time setting up the plot and letting us get to know these two characters and see them fall in love. It should have had a great ending to cap everything off as well. I mean, we got these two together and happy for now, which I'm happy about, but skipping over the recovery period felt rushed imo. But this book is definitely worth, if not for the last chapter, then every other chapter haha. (Although the last chapter is worth it too just because Will and Kit get together ;)).

  • Giedre
    2018-09-25 17:59

    Fifty Shades of Incompetence, or They're Still Alive, Because This Is Fiction. I enjoyed it, though. Mostly because of Kit. I'd read a book just about him.

  • BR11
    2018-10-13 18:48

    Barely 3 stars. What could have been a great plot fell short in all departments. These two acted more like horny teens than spies. And don't get me started on the declaration of love... I rolled my eyes sooo hard I thought they were gonna get stuck on the back of my head.A mehh reading.

  • Наталья
    2018-09-20 15:03

    DNF at 28%

  • Line
    2018-10-09 21:51

    DNF for me, which would normally be a 1-star rating, but leaving it at 2 stars, since the 'so-called' prequel was quite good.As for the rest of it:I did not care for Kit at ALL. It was really fucking hard for me to sympathize, since he killed a lot of people, because of (view spoiler)[a 'book', but it was never an altruistic mission, at least not how far I got in the book (hide spoiler)] (as I read it).The smex was hot, but again Kit was a douche, and it annoyed me that Will kept accepting Kit's behaviour.The prequel, really was not a prequel, but the beginning of the book... It feels like bamboozling somehow (IMO)...

  • Bev
    2018-09-17 15:02

    3.5 stars rounded up from me. I begrudged paying for the 'free' novella which wasn't free on Amazon UK when I bought it, and to then have the whole novella repeated at the start of this one and take up 25% was more than a little annoying...in effect, I've paid for the novella twice, not happy, not happy at all.Anyhoo, as far as this story goes, I was slightly disappointed. These two showed so much promise in the novella, and things just sort of fizzled out. Joanna Chambers is a very good writer, and I just wonder whether she was mentoring Annika Martin, who doesn't appear to have written any other M/M as far as I can see. I loved the story from Kit's POV, but quickly got bored with the writing for Will's character. Yes, there were quite a few feels other than sexy ones in this story...betrayal, anger, regret, astonishment, even the L word made an appearance, but the plot itself was fairly obvious and the remaining bad guy was practically telegraphed. Will there be any other collaborations between these two?? I have no idea, and tbh, I'm not sure I would buy another story if they did. Such a shame.

  • Tina
    2018-09-22 14:43

    James bond meets Jason bourneI seriously thought I bought the wrong book, that I had to go back and see if I made a mistake. NOPE mistake!...keep reading...I'm sure you get it at some point...and I'm so glad I did! that was a damn Hoooot twist!They don’t like it that I’m twice the man they’ll every be and prettier than any woman they could ever get"So many twists and turns and one BIG holy crap I never saw coming. Oh, stop flirting and just suck my cock. You know you want to.”This book will give you, passion, trust, secrets, betrayal and sex that will make you blush!People can change. Sometimes they change for the worse, but sometimes somebody comes into their life and inspires them to be different, better.”

  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    2018-10-16 22:52

    Enemies Like You (Enemies with Benefits #1) by Annika Martin and Joanna Chambers4 stars!!!***Note*** If you have read the free prologue, Enemies with Benefits, then this book will start around 24% for you. If you have not read the free prologue…don’t fret…it is included in this book. My review for Enemies with Benefits can be found here http://www.theromancecover.com/2017/0...“Sometimes you have to disengage your personal conscience in order to achieve the greater good.”For those that have read my review for Enemies with Benefits you will know how much I itched to read Enemies Like You. Enemies with Benefits was the perfect appetizer and I couldn’t wait to dive into the main course. I have to be honest, I inhaled this book. I could not read it quick enough and it ticked so many boxes. It wasn’t quite what I expected and yet was more than I did. I loved the constant surprises that these two authors hit the reader with and that constant feeling of anticipation never dissipated throughout this book. This book was about espionage and spies, the UK and the US combining their talents to bring a master manipulator to their knees. This was James Bond meets Rambo and it was damn addicting.So, Annika Martin and Joanna Chambers give us some of my favourite tropes…enemies to lovers, spies and seriously, seriously hot MM action. I must admit I did read this book as fiction and literary licence was liberally given because I am sure true spies and mercenaries would never have their attention diverted to that extreme by a hot bod, but this is a book, a romantic suspense and the rules went out the window as soon as Will got down on his damn knees (I’m still fanning myself BTW.) Seriously though, these two are combustible, all that sexual tension along with some seriously intense chemistry had me from the word “knees.”“I need to get away from his orbit, but instead I draw closer – loathing him – loathing everything. “You disgust me.”“But you still want me to fuck you, don’t you?”Will and Kit should be sworn enemies, yet neither can deny the attraction and both have the uncanny ability to truly understand the other. The connection that these two have is extremely dangerous, for both of them, and yet that danger seems to add to the allure. These two are fighting against each other…or are they? One wants the Russian dead, the other desperate to keep him alive until his breath is no longer required. Will these two continue to compete against the other, or could two heads be better than one?“I won’t just neutralise him…I’ll make him suffer…He’ll never see me coming.”This is a book that continued to surprise me, at every turn these two authors continued to thwart my thought process as just as I thought I had it all fathomed out, they pulled the rug from under me. But I love a book that keeps you on your toes and this one did that in spades. I don’t want to go into too much detail because this book relies on the plot and you definitely need to read it yourself to appreciate the ride that these two authors take you on.I would have loved an epilogue for this one, unless these two authors are going to write another of course and while I felt the ending was a little rushed it in no way hindered my enjoyment of the book as a whole. As I said above, I inhaled this book and I am seriously hoping that this is not the last I hear from this dynamic duo, that is Will and Kit as well as Martin and Chambers.www.theromancecover.com

  • Denise H.
    2018-09-27 14:57

    *** Action, sex, intrigue, secrets, and more sexiness ! ***A marvelous spy novel about Russians, a traitor, big money, and huge secrets. Will/Nero is ex-military, who is CIA and his target is the powerful Russian, Polzin. At a large party, a secret meeting will take place. Will plans to get Polzin, but things take a turn. Polzin's elite bodyguard is passing as his girlfriend, and HE is a British agent ! Kit/Christopher, is perfection as masculine and feminine. He's beautiful. Later in London, Will and Kit run into each other again. Will goes undercover to a BDSM Club to get Polzin, but Kit distracts him, once again, with very dirty, raw, hot, BDSM, and extreme sex.The CIA finds more information about a group of nicknamed bad guys, who they call "The Nest." Will decides to share his information with Kit, and we see their secret thoughts, the inner conflicts and reasons they are where they are. We get more wild, animalistic sexy times. They are led into a bloody, messy, vicious battle. There are discoveries, shocking news, and "Sirin", Phoenix" and "Griffin" are found. But what about Will and Kit? This is beautifully written, with dynamic characters, a fast moving plot, and lots of hot sexiness. This is a marvelous, action packed tale. Great stuff ! Loved the ending and I am very impressed with these two authors.Highly recommended ! ENJOY ! =================

  • Lelyana
    2018-10-08 23:06

    This is not my Joanna Chambers first book but I'm not familiar with Annika Martin's writing style.Adjusting is not easy.But since I was loving the Prologue because it was sexy and I loved Kit so much, adjusting is not a big deal.Can't get Kit out of his head, Will keep coming back searching for the flamboyant guy and he's kind of surprise (not) of who's Kit is.Both Kit and Will did their job with baggage on their back, they have to make pace with that before everything's solved and they can be together.I had a little difficulties following Will's thoughts, maybe because all he can think of is how sexy Kit/Kate is and that how much he wanted to bang Kit. But you know what, I can understand that. Kit is 'that' sexy.My only complaint is there's not enough romantic moments between Kit and Will, and seemed like the 'case' was outnumbered the romance.But overall, this is a good story,and if you like mysteries and enemy to lovers book, you should read this one.*I voluntarily read the ARC, no high rating required upon the receiving of this book.*

  • Angela
    2018-09-16 19:05

    I really liked this one! It was entertaining and I'm so thankful for that. I'm all about romances with interesting stories or action lately and this hit the spot.

  • Em
    2018-10-13 16:46

    I LOVED IT.Review to come.

  • Francesca
    2018-10-11 19:38

    Full review is up at the bloghttps://ingloriousbitches.wordpress.c...#Suspenseful, plot and character driven, romantic and highly sensual: great novel altogether. Full review on pub day. In the meantime: highly recommended

  • Karen Wellsbury
    2018-10-11 20:58

    Fast paced, thrilling, twisty, romantic, sexy WillKit is great fun with unexpected tenderness and insights.Loved it, highly recommended. Full review on publication day

  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    2018-10-05 14:54

    After reading Enemies with Benefits, which was free on Amazon (!) I was intrigued by Kit and "Nero" not only in the opposites attract way, but also in the fact that the more diminutive Kit was more dominant toward the larger, more alpha ex-soldier and it worked for them. It didn't hurt that there was a scene with Kit wearing lacy underwear--to suit his undercover persona of a female companion to a major player in the espionage world. But I was sadly disappointed to learn that the first 8 chapters of this story were actually the full book of Enemies with Benefits. It seemed cheap and cheating, somehow--unexpected and like chapters that could have had new action had old rehash-- and it irritated me before I even got started. That being said, the drama and espionage intrigue of this story was interesting and fast-paced, but to be honest, it felt more juvenile than many other spy stories I've read. There was a lot of sexual attraction and a lot of sex, and though the premise of two totally opposite agents being attracted to each other seems promising, the reality of the scenes in which these professional and revenge-driven characters stopped their forward progress to drop thou and sex up a dozen pages at a time was pure titillation. My overall feeling is that the authors could have likely pulled off a good spy story if they weren't so focused on reaching the audience of readers who enjoy explicit MM pairings and romance. And then, the ending felt abrupt-- with all the threads laid out on the table and tied into a neat bundle within a few short pages-- it was too elementary and did not live up to expectations.

  • Maria Rose
    2018-09-29 20:56

    Enemies with Benefits is a sexy suspenseful spy thriller collaboration between author duo Annika Martin and Joanna Chambers. The first part of the story was released free as a prequel with the same title, but it’s also included in the full novel. If you didn’t pick it up you haven’t missed anything, and if you did (like me), you can fast forward to where the story continues.Will is an American ex-special forces CIA operative on a personal vendetta that corresponds nicely with his handlers’ desires to rid the world of international arms dealer and all-around bad guy Sergei Polzin. It was a decision Polzin made that resulted in the death of several of Will’s comrades and he’s willing to sacrifice everything to bring him down. The last five professional hit men sent to assassinate Polzin died, so Will is under no illusion that it will be an easy task. The mystery surrounding their deaths is that no one knows who Polzin’s bodyguard is, and that’s the first step to getting past his defenses. Discovering what Polzin’s next social function will be, Will and his CIA handler have a plan in place to get Polzin alone. Will’s knows that the bodyguard must be somewhere in the room so he has his eyes open and he’s ready for action.Kit has worked undercover as a bodyguard to Polzin for two years, all to eventually get his hands on papers that will prove once and for all why his parents were killed in an embassy bombing in Sudan. Raised by a family friend, Kit’s mom had been CIA, and his father part of British Intelligence, so he’s grown up in the life though he wishes he could devote his time to art. In another life before this one, he’d been a reclusive but sought after painter. Tall, blonde, beautiful – he is a master of disguise and is often underestimated by the assassins determined to bring Polzin down. But Kit won’t let that happen until he gets what he wants first. The tenacious American ends up in a compromising position with him that leads them to discover they have appetites for very compatible sexual encounters. But they are enemies with opposing goals, and no matter how strong the attraction is between them, neither is willing to lose sight of their objectives. At cross purposes, if one succeeds and the other fails, will they end up destroying any chance at a relationship?What an exciting read! There are several plot twists and turns that I did not see coming (and that I don’t want to spoil in this review) but suffice it to say that it makes for an action packed story! And equally entertaining is the romance that blossoms between Will and Kit. At first, it’s a sex-only fling, the knowledge that they are on opposite sides fueling the secrecy and urgency of their interactions. They don’t forget that they are vulnerable to each other and that one could turn on the other quickly, yet it doesn’t stop them from their risky encounters. For Kit especially, if Polzin or his men were to find out that he’s engaging with the enemy it could ruin all his plans, and he still has to keep Polzin alive long enough to get what he wants which means keeping Will at bay.The sex is not just hot, it’s also a key part of how Will and Kit relate to each other. Will is the more masculine of the two, but he’s the submissive in their somewhat kinky relationship and Kit holds the control. Getting on his knees for Kit gives Will the most pleasure he’s ever experienced in a relationship but in every other situation, he’s the alpha male with a protective side. His feelings for Kit are confusing, especially as he learns more about Kit’s past and they grow closer together. They come to a point where the decisions they make could spell the end of whatever it is they are building unless they can find a way to compromise and work together. I was totally invested in this sexy thriller and highly recommend it for lovers of romantic suspense who like heat, intensity, and surprises in their stories.This review is posted at: https://straightshootinbookreviews.co...Note: a copy of this story was provided by the authors for review.