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Book Review: Sleuthing with the Enemy

Vampires, werewolves, and Norse mythology.

Nothing here I don’t like.


I loved Danielle Hardgrave’s funny, romantic page turner To Trust a Wolf (check out my review here). This novel is the second in the series and, I have to say, it just gets better.

Sleuthing with the Enemy fleshes out Hardgrave’s world, where a tenuous peace treaty keeps various supernatural entities from an all-out war. But when a priceless, mysterious artifact goes missing from the vaults of the Helsen werewolf family, the badass and slightly reckless Annemette vows to recover it. Even if the trail leads her to sexy vampire prince Jonas Weiss…

I absolutely loved Annamette. She’s a strong female character who also manages to be believable, and her vulnerabilities really pulled me in. Plus, her wry, relatable narration made it easy to slip into the world of vampires and werewolves.

I also appreciated the way Hardgrave turned a few stereotypes on their head by having her kick-ass, punch-first-ask-question-later, werewolf character be female, and her thoughtful, sexy, vampire character be male.

And finally, I’m delighted to report Hardgrave’s spot-on sense of humor kept me giggling through the entire book. Yes, it’s action-packed and sexy, but it’s also freaking hilarious.

Think werewolves, Norse artifacts, and vampires can’t possibly make you laugh out loud?

Think again.

Sleuthing with the Enemy does a fabulous job of wrapping up enough plot lines for a satisfying ending, but leaving plenty of open questions for the next books in the series. I can’t wait to see what happens with the stolen cuff, the peace treaty, and the mysterious Benji (I’ve got loads of theories about him!).

Sleuthing with the Enemy is a stand-alone novel, and a heck of a lot of fun on its own, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t also read To Trust a Wolf.

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