Book Review: Sleuthing with the Enemy by Danielle Hardgrave

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Somebody just stole a valuable artifact from the Helsen archives, and Annemette Helse Sleuthing with the Enemy by Danielle Hardgrave— a very pissed off werewolf — is going to make sure they pay for it.

There’s just one problem: Anna’s only suspect is the arrogant vampire prince, Jonas Weiss. He’s cocky, frustrating, and a little bit sexy. Okay, a lot sexy.

He also claims to be innocent, so the fact that she just broke into his home and attacked him is problematic.

And his price for keeping silent about the whole debacle? Downright devious.


The short novel you’re about to consume is quick, quirky, and delicious. Get ready to enjoy a main course of romance with a side of adventure. Buckle up, it’s about to get sassy!

Sleuthing with the Enemy can be enjoyed as part of the Unnatural Alliances series or on its own.

my review

Sleuthing with the Enemy is a paranormal story with a touch of hot and sexy romance between the two main characters.

The story is all about Annemette Helsen a.k.a. Anna, who barged in the mansion of a vampire prince called Jonas Weiss and whom she almost killed for thinking he was the thief of the Gleipnir Cuff or Jay-Bray. But afterward, she found out that she attacked the wrong person. Now, she needs to help him find the real thief, and if she refuses, he will report her to the Council.

I’ve enjoyed reading this book even if the ending was not that good in a way that I felt it was rushed. I also liked the author’s writing style. It was easy to read because the story was told using simple words. Unlike the other best selling books right now, which used deep and sometimes, flowery words. (For me, it is one of the reasons why some readers were having a hard time getting into the story.) I’ve also had a good laugh from this book, and it was proof that I was really entertained by the story.

The main character, Anna Helsen, was hard-headed and has a strong determination to do what she thinks is right, and when she gave her final decision, no one can change it. She was reckless, and sometimes, I find her childish when she was with her brothers. She also has this temper that always brings her troubles.

Jonas, on the other hand, was an arrogant vampire and yet I find him also sexy and hot. Then, for the other characters, I’m really interested in Roxie, Anna’s human best friend, and Benjie, a vampire whom I find a very mysterious and yet adorably funny guy.

I really liked how their characters developed throughout the story, especially Anna. I also liked that. And aside from the romance, I was able to see some values on friendship and family too.

Overall, I like this story. I’m recommending this book for anyone who wants paranormal romance stories. Please also note that this has a few sex scenes that are not suitable for younger readers.

Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from the author.

my rating

rate 4

book details

Publisher: Caldwell Publishing

Publication Date: June 9, 2017

Series: Unnatural Alliances, 02

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Language: English

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about the author

Danielle Hardgrave can find romance anywhere. While obtaining her History degree, Danielle Hardgraveshe spent more time than she’d care to admit speculating on the love lives of famous historical tyrants.

She was born and raised in Victoria, BC, a small coastal city on a small island in the giant country of Canada. She spends most of her time writing, reading, or getting into trouble with her roommate.

Caldwell Publishing is the result of two sets of talent and one dream. It combines the writing of Danielle Hardgrave with the design expertise of Olivia Conway. The result? Sizzling tales of romance to help you slip away from reality—if only for a little while.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Sleuthing with the Enemy by Danielle Hardgrave

    • Hmmn it could be but if you want to start with one of the best paranormal romance book (based on how many times I see this as a recommendation for this genre), I recommend Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. 🙂 I also recommend the Immortals after Dark Series by Kresley Cole. 🙂

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