I was never supposed to be this woman.
I was supposed to be a super wife. A mom. A business owner. And I was…Until an armed robber sticks a gun into my face.
The man who saves me? Javier Mondello. My former high school crush. A tattooed troublemaker turned Adonis overnight.
A blast from the past too good-looking for his own good.
There’s no denying it; the chemistry between us is all-consuming—electric.
But when danger finds me again, when a crime of opportunity takes a twisted turn, I can’t decide which fate is worse: falling into the arms of my hero… Or finding out what he’s really up to…
Romance | Contemporary Romance | New Adult
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review***
The Enforcer is the fourth book in the Kisses & Crime series and can be read as a standalone – which is great because this is my first Natalie Wrye book! I was definitely really excited about this book, that synopsis sounds flipping amaze-balls. Second chance, childhood romance back in action with a little crime – yes please and thank you!
Told from two perspectives, Delilah and Javi who were high school sweethearts now seeing one another for the first time in fifteen years. Delilah is a married woman (currently going through separation), taking care of their child while dealing with the aspect that she is the last witness for an FBI investigation one that is being headed up with Javi. Delilah is in a place in her life where she didn’t think this would be her situation – definitely not how her life should or would have turned out. I like this a lot about her personality because as the reader you sympathize with her situation a great deal. Javi on the other hand is her savior in more ways than one, both in her past and now in her present. He is a possessive, passionate male lead who is definitely our brooding hero.
Javi and Delilah’s relationship is a lot of back and forth between the two. Both really stuck on their past emotions towards each other which really evolved into more seeing each other after all these years. It is definitely complicated. Wrye does do an amazing job at bringing the gaps of their history into the storyline. The way Delilah was the good girl in school until Javi came into the mix, seeing right through her facade. Now in the present their passion and attractions towards one another is still strong as ever – they really needed one another.
Though I liked the characters there was just a huge difficulty connecting with their dynamics, which in turn made me less invested in the storyline. The suspense and politics that trailed their budding romance was interesting, but because I could not enjoy the characters enough I more or less started to skim read. I hate to admit that, but I enjoyed their chemistry but for me it just did not flow the way I thought it should have.
Overall, I liked The Enforcer, but with some of my personal pet peeves clouding the way, I just do not think I was able to connect enough with the characters. I definitely want to try other books from Natalie, just thinking maybe Kisses & Crime Series is just not for me. Nonetheless, I did laugh, I swooned and the suspense was really enticing.
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About Natalie Wrye
Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones addict and author best known for writing page-turning Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense.
A Jersey Girl living in the South, when she’s not obsessing over a new Netflix series or yelling at college basketball games on TV, she’s usually crafting sexy stories about hard-bodied men and the strong-willed women who crave them.
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