Wednesday, March 22, 2023

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Evil Enemy (Saint View Strip Book 1) by Elle Thorpe


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.

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Holy Hot Book Cover! Elle Thorpe always has great covers - okay, let's call it like it is - Elle always has drool-worthy covers. Anyway, this one may just be the drool-worthiest. It's fitting, given the chemistry between Boston and Eve. They have the enemies-to-lovers vibe between them in the beginning, which makes sense. Hate's a strong emotion and only a step from love, so the sparks between this pair quickly turn into flames.
If you're familiar with the Saint View world, there are a handful of characters you'll recognize, some that we got to know very well and some that were more on the periphery. That's one of my favorite things about the world Elle has created in Saint View. It really has the feel of a community, and found family is a pretty common theme among the characters.
In addition to some steamy goodness, there's also plenty of danger and intensity coming at both Boston and Eve as well as some of those around them, some of that found family I mentioned. This is the first Saint View Strip book, so not everything is resolved by the last page. Some things are still up in the air, and I'll be impatiently waiting to see where the story is going. 

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