by Shawna Delacorte

August 2002
ISBN: 0-37376455-3
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What do you do when your plans for revenge fall through because you tumble headlong into love with the person you’re supposed to hate? That’s a big “whoops” and it’s happening to Paige Bradford, who’s convinced that talented businessman Bryce Lexington was responsible for her father’s suicide.

She expected a cold-hearted manipulator without scruples or morals. She got a warm hearted caring eccentric with magnificent muscles and turquoise eyes. They both found something they didn’t know they were really looking for.

This is a sweet, somewhat flowery romance, where expressions of love are couched in terms of soft kisses, vulnerable inner feelings and much trembling. However, there is nothing wrong with that, and in fact it’s a nice change from the hard-edged raw sensuality that pervades some currently popular novels. Paige and Bryce fall slowly in love and their passion reflects the hesitancy of their emotions – sometimes hot and spicy, others warm and gentle.

The supporting characters have little to do other than demonstrate what a great hero Bryce is, and they do that very well indeed. But Paige and Bryce get the lion’s share of the action, in fact, Bryce seems to get more dialogue than Paige! While we understand Paige’s dilemma, it’s Bryce’s position that becomes clear as the tale progresses.

A short book, Falling For the Enemy can be read in a couple of hours, and is a lovely way to pass a late summer afternoon, or any time you want to share in some warm loving.

Reviewed in September 2002 by Celia.

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