In preparation of the release of Enemy Storm I reread Enemy Games. Here's a repost of my review.
Enemy Games (Chronicles of the Empire Book #2)
by Marcella Burnard
What is it about:
Different species from different worlds make reluctant allies...
While combating a plague, scientist Jayleia Durante becomes a pawn in a greater game. With her father missing and intergalactic mercenaries on her trail, her decision to cooperate with Major Damen Sindrivik may prove advantageous...if she can control her attraction to the officer who abducted her.
Some secrets aren't worth keeping...
Damen, a spy from a rival government, will use anything, including his predatory instincts, to achieve his mission...locating Jayleia's father. She reacts to Damen's charm and seductive power, so why does he question her motivation?
Conflicted loyalties and enemies abound...
Traitors and the alien enemies threaten to destroy the galaxy. Jayleia must choose. Betray her father, risk her friends, and lose Damen, or prevent an Interstellar war?
What did I think of it:
I've been looking forward to reading this book ever since reading Enemy Within, the first book in this series. And I can tell you this book was worth the wait.
Burnard manages to mix Scifi, adventure, suspense and romance into a thrilling tale that has you hooked from the start. The world building in this book is excellent and the plot is fast paced and intricate, which makes that you have to keep paying attention or you will easily lose track of what's going on. The romance and action storylines work well together and neither overshadows the other luckily enough.
So, no negative points? Only a minor one: Jayleia is a difficult character to get to know, but I liked Damen from the start, which made me invested in Damen's attempts to break through Jayleia's defenses to get to the person inside, so in the end this wasn't really a negative point at all.
Why should you read it:
It's a thrilling, romantic, SciFi adventure.
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