Review: Claiming the Enemy (Pulse #3) by Lauren Hawkeye

April 19, 2017 Review 0

Review: Claiming the Enemy (Pulse #3) by Lauren Hawkeye

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.
Series Order:
Book #1 Engaging the Bachelor
Book #2 Seducing the Boss
Book #3 Claiming the Enemy

Title: Claiming the Enemy
Author: Lauren Hawkeye
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: FLING: A BDSM EROTICA ANTHOLOGY
Series: Pulse #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Seducing the Boss
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: September 12th 2016
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 170 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Piper Dawson has had a rough life.  Raised in foster families, she never felt like she belonged with any family she was with. Because of that, she’s learned you have to fight for what you get-no one is going to just give it to you.  Now she’s working in the ER of a top hospital, almost finished with her residency, she’s scouting hospitals to be a doctor at. The problem? Her supervisor. Must he be such an ass on a daily basis? They haven’t seen eye to eye from day one and no matter how hard she tries, no one can break through his steel reserve. Probably no recommendations coming from him!

Dr. Lennox, Ace, is the hospital’s resident supervisor and he’s highly respected in his field.  Things haven’t been the same for him since he lost his wife three years ago to a drunk driver.  Now any women he dates, is just for sex. He won’t allow himself to get close to anyone else, ever again. If only his mother would stop with the matchups, he would be happy.  One day while he is having lunch with his mother, Piper shows up in need of saving from her ex. Piper kisses Ace and time stops! He sees this as a way both can win, so they pretend to be dating. Get away from ex-throw Mom off her matchmaking game. In reality, both were affected by the kiss and want to do it again. But it would be wrong. They work together- and he’s her supervisor for gosh sake!

They decide on one night-just to get their fill and get each other out of their heads. Well one night turns into two, which turns into three, which turns into … you get the picture!! And boy those sweaty sexy scenes were smoking hot!! Such a dirty talker Ace is and I loved it! Hot Hot Hot!! Piper had no idea the chemistry between them would be so explosive. She’s at a loss knowing this could cost her in the end. But they are craving each other like its their next breath! They can’t continue though. Piper will leave to another hospital, and Ace doesn’t want more than sex. It wouldn’t work. Can’t work. Or can it???

Well I have to say I was expecting this to go in a vastly different direction.  It’s billed as a enemy to lovers story, but I didn’t get much of the enemy part.  We almost dive right into the unexpected relationship.  I would’ve liked more solid foundation of the butting heads part before we dive into the 180 change.

I did, however, thoroughly enjoy reading Ace and Piper’s story! Both have hurt in their past which gives them some baggage for each to sort through. I am glad Ms. Hawkeye kept them both grounded. It hit them both fast and hard and literally had them reeling. The characters felt real to me and I was rooting for them to pull it all together.

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