Let us begin with this, the book is not for everyone. That said, I loved it!
How many do I say that about a book? Quite often, I know, but if you know me then you know I mostly write here about the books I enjoyed.
Intimate Enemies was difficult for me to really start reading, I had it on my phone for some time actually, and I had read the first page I think, first line and was like, eh, maybe not, even though it was Shana’s and I love how she writes, one of my favourite authors, in case you didn’t figure that one out due to the extensive quotes I have all around from her books, and the fact that most of my reviews are about books by her.
I strayed from the path there, sorry. Back to IE, it has a certain uniqueness to it; the book is set years ago, as in 1170’s more or less, and by the title you can guess that this two clans are not really friendly, until Arion and Lauren are old enough to know they have a thing for each other. Are you planning on reading the book? Don’t worry there is not much spoiler here.
But if you are able to pass the prologue and first chapter, like I did, then you found in the same situation I did, the one where you are unable to put down the book, it was really good, I don’t know if it is that I’d love anything by Shana so far or that she is so freaking good that even a story about people two people who are supposed to be hating each other and end up discovering a forbidden desire awakening in them… it does sound good, I know.
I don’t know what else I can say about it, other than if you are looking for an exciting war-hate-love- and all in between story, then this is the one, it has a little bit of everything and it made me say: why haven’t I read all books by Shana yet? Because the Drakon Series and The Sweetest Dark trilogy are just too awesome, and Intimate Enemies was another great one, so, yes, I recommend them all.