ABOUT CLAIMING THE ENEMY
Piper Dawson has spent a lifetime living by other people’s rules.
She’s worked hard to get what she wants—a residency at her first choice hospital—and no one will ever tie her down again, not even her severe yet incredibly sexy supervisor, Dr. Alexander “Ace” Lennox.
Ace is done with love. He’s had his heart shattered, and he never wants to go there again. But when he’s inexplicably enticed by the sexy, tattooed woman with blue streaks in her hair and a perpetual smile on her lips, he figures that maybe he can keep it to just sex.
The problem? He thrives on control, and Piper dances just around the edges of it.
But when they’re together, control is the first thing to go…
Each book in the Pulse series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Engaging the Bachelor
Book #2 Seducing the Boss
Book #3 Claiming the Enemy
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“Are you just teasing me? Going to poke fun at me tomorrow for being all over you?”
Ace just stared at her for a moment—she was pretty sure she’d shocked him, but she had no idea why. Finally, a dark laugh escaped his throat, and those granite eyes locked with her own.
“I find this situation anything but amusing.” He closed the distance until there was nothing more than a slender ribbon of space between them. “I don’t get tempted…ever. And yet, ever since you kissed me today, all I can think about is what you’d look like with your legs wrapped around my neck.”
He did not just say that.
“Jesus, Ace.” Piper’s mouth went dry, and she ran the tip of her tongue over her lower lip. His eyes tracked the movement intently, and she felt a surge of moisture between her legs. “How the hell are we supposed to work together tomorrow?”
“No idea.” Sucking in a deep breath, he pressed his forehead to hers. “All I know is that I want you.”
Against every shred of good sense that she possessed, Piper felt her knees weaken. That wasn’t fair. Saying things like that while he stood there looking all smoldering and delicious—how was she supposed to put up a fair fight?
“I…” Closing her eyes, Piper stretched out a hand for the last shreds of self-control in her arsenal. “It’s a bad idea. A really, really bad idea.”
I can’t give in. I won’t.
“It’s a horrible idea,” Ace agreed, and when she opened her eyes the feral glint in his eyes had her pulse stuttering. “But right now, when I can see your pulse beating at the skin of your throat? When I can see the flush on your skin and know that it’s because of me? I don’t care.”
“Ace.” Piper’s voice was weak. “If we do this, it will be really hard to go back to what we usually are.”
“And what are we, usually?” Ace’s voice held no trace of the humor she’d expect during this absolutely bizarre conversation. No, he was completely serious.
Serious about seducing her.
“Pains in each other’s asses.”
Claiming the Enemy is the first book I read by Lauren Hawkeye. It is the third book in her Pulse series. The synopsis was really good and I love an enemies to lovers story. But while this did have amazing sexual chemistry and scenes, I felt the interaction between the two really fell short.
We find Riley at the local bar drinking the day away after a hard shift at the hospital that she is a Dr. There she runs into an ex, and upon seeing Dr. Ace Lennox, she uses him to ward off the attention of her ex. But then the tables are turned when Ace, needing help from his meddling mother, gives the impression of a relationship between the two.
They agree to the premise of a no strings relationship because really neither wants to be tied down again. For Ace, he doesn’t want to open up to the heartache of loss again after his wife died a few years before. And for Riley, she simply doesn’t want the connection and the complications that go along with a relationship especially when it goes bad. The sexual scenes are hot and do not disappoint.
However, there could be more desired from the interactions between Ace and Riley. They rarely talked about anything except what a bad idea it was to get involved because they are scared the other will want more despite them wanting more from that person. They didn’t talk about their past, or even see how they were enemies in the first place. The last chapter had the most feeling and conversation between them than the whole book except when they were having sex.
I really wanted to love the book but I can only give it 3 ½ stars. I would have given it more if there was more character development with Ace and Riley. But like I said I don’t discount the sexual chemistry between the two, it was very palpable and I looked forward to when they got together. Despite my rating, do give this book a chance, you may have a different opinion of this book.