Review: Enemies of the State (The Executive Office #1) by Tal Bauer

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Review: Enemies of the State (The Executive Office #1) by Tal Bauer

A rogue Black Ops unit with the president in their crosshairs.
A Secret Service agent who will break every rule.
A president falling for the one person he shouldn’t—a man.

Newly elected President Jack Spiers’s presidency is rocked from the very beginning, and he’s working furiously to keep the world from falling apart. Between terrorism attacks ripping apart Europe, Russia’s constant posturing and aggression, and the quagmire of the Middle East, Jack is struggling to keep his campaign promise—to work toward a better, safer world.

For Special Agent Ethan Reichenbach, Jack is just another president, the third in twelve years. With Jack’s election, he’s been promoted, and now he’s running the presidential detail, which puts him side by side with Jack daily. He’s expecting another stuffed suit and an arrogant DC politician, but Jack shocks him with his humor and humanity.

There are rules against a Secret Service agent and one of their protectees developing a friendship—big rules. Besides, Jack is straight as a ruler, and a widower, and Ethan has always avoided falling for straight men. Ethan keeps his distance, but Jack draws him in, like gas to a naked flame, and it’s a lure he isn’t strong enough to turn away from.

As the two men collide, rules are shattered and the world teeters on the verge of war, and a rogue Black Ops unit bent on destruction sets Jack in their deadly crosshairs. Ethan must put everything on the line in order to save the man he’s come to love, Jack’s presidency, and the world.

Title: Enemies of the State
Author: Tal Bauer
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Time to Rise
Series: The Executive Office #1
Published by Nine Star Press
Source: Publisher
Published: 02/15/2016
Genres: M/M Fiction, Male Male Romance
Pages: 324
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-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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Tal Bauer is definitely a gifted writer.  When I reviewed A Time To Rise, I was very impressed by his writing style and he did it again in this book.  After reading the reviews for Enemies Of The State, I knew I had to read it.  That story was pure pleasure, I felt like I was in an action movie with depth and emotions (which is a rare thing to find).  This book is written with intelligence and the plot is absolutely fascinating.

Enemies of the State took me straight into a world conspiracy that kept me on the edge of my seat.  The US President Jack Spiers is doing all he can to achieve peace in the world.  He is deeply human and he wants to bring some changes that would give the world citizen a feeling of safety and peace.  Special Agent Ethan Reichenbach is responsible for the president security.  Along with his team, he is working at the security logistics of every single President move.

Black Fox is an organization with its own machiavellian plans inside the legitimate government. It is like a secret society in the White House.  They are plotting with terrorist groups to do a complete take-over of the world.  The President and the secret agents are not aware of this threat until it is too late.  The outcome is a real nightmare but all of it is going on while a romantic relationship is slowly blossoming between the President and Ethan.

Think about it for a few seconds, what a shocking scandal it would be that a President that has a gay lover.  Jack Spiers is not gay, he never thought about men that way but something unusual is happening when he is with Ethan.  A deep friendship is formed and Ethan fell head over heels for Mr. President. That simply can’t happen because it is against all the working rules of Ethan.  Ethan is completely caught off guard.  He is not the type of guy that is doing relationship.  He doesn’t like commitment but when Jack is around him he can’t think straight and is only falling deeper and deeper in love with him.  Jack finally admitted that he felt the same way about Ethan and slowly they began to build their romantic relationship.

I felt a deep emotional connexion with both of the characters of this book.  We can sense that the author really felt these emotions and was able to translate them on paper.  It is pure magic.  The love scenes were sensual and realistic.  We are feeling that desperate need that both of the characters are feeling and it is pure emotion.  The pace of the book is just perfect and the political intrigue makes it a real page turner.  The secondary characters (especially Daniel and Collard) are as strong as the main characters.  It is an amazing book and really hope that you will get the chance to read it!

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