If you enjoy a strong lead female character who is smart, decisive, and can kick some serious butt. A complicated hero who fights his own demons and walks a fine line between meeting out well deserved justice and doing what's right ENEMY MINE is a must read. Sloan is a more interesting character because of her diverse background. Born to a white American father and an African mother in Sierra Leone, Sloan witnessed and survived the violent loss of both of her parents at once. After being raised in America Sloane has dedicated her life to bringing justice to the one man who is responsible for not only her suffering but the suffering of thousands of others as well. Sloan's strength was forged in tragedy and heartbreak and she is determined not to let the monster responsible get away and not pay for his crimes.
Baine has survived the cruel and unloving rearing provided by his father and has decided to extract vengeance for himself, his mother, and all of the other people his father has destroyed in his own way. Baine's reputation of being as cold blooded and deadly as his father is not only saving him from his father, but allowing him to get closer to administering his own form of justice.
Sloan and Baine's paths cross in a very unexpected way and the story rockets off from there. ENEMY MINE is full of both sexy romance and a suspenseful storyline. I love that Sloan and Baine are not cookie cutter romance characters and have depth and interest to their personalities. Sloane and Baine's love is difficult, complicated, and intense. ENEMY MINE is an excellent romantic suspense read. Mitcham has created a cloak and dagger world with diverse and interesting characters that I will be following throughout the BASE BRANCH series. I look forward to reading book 2 JUSTICE IS MINE which is Magdalena's and Law's story.
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.