Hostile Territory by Marie James
Contemporary Romance, Romance Readers, Romance Review, Series, Standalone, Suspense, Thriller

Review: Hostile Territory by Marie James

Can you call someone an enemy if you haven’t seen them for the better part of a decade?

Deacon Black is perfectly content with the status quo—work, sleep, repeat.
Who cares if he’s rigid, structured, and set in his ways?
It’s a job requirement that keeps his men safe and his company’s doors open.
One phone call is all it takes to upend his life and land him right back into a past he has tried to forget.
Revisiting old ghosts is the last thing he needs.
Especially when the forced trip down memory lane includes the only woman he never wanted to see again.

Annalise Grimaldi hit the jackpot with her life—from her trust fund to her best friend, she has it all.
But her world comes crashing to a halt when her best friend vanishes— leaving behind an apartment in tatters and more questions than answers.
There’s only one person she can think of that can help in a situation like this.
She hates to make the call, but there isn’t a thing she wouldn’t do to make sure her friend is found.
Even setting aside her hatred for Deacon Black.

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The characters are great and also have an interesting history and the twist on enemies-to-lovers is quite unique here. There was a little too much angst over their relationship and whether or not it’s truly forbidden to go there. There were times I wanted to shake Deacon and tell him to just talk to her already because his broody thing was ridiculous. There was a lot of tension surrounding the MCs because of their mutual attraction, but there was also some suspense surrounding their circumstances and the missing friend. The mystery was great right up until the end, because the resolution was boring after so much build-up.

Despite all of that, I still enjoyed it very much and will probably check out the next book in the series because sometimes the first one is where you have to work out all the kinks.

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