Monday 18 September 2017


Sleuthing with the Enemy
Unnatural Alliances #2
By Danielle Hardgrave
Releasing June 9th, 2017
Caldwell Publishing

In Sleuthing with the Enemy (Unnatural Alliances #2) by Danielle Hardgrave, Annemette 'Anna' Helsen is a woman determined to do whatever it takes to get  back the valuable artifact that was stolen from the Helsen archives. But when she attacks vampire prince, Jonas Weiss, she find herself in a world full of trouble, especially if she doesn't adhere to his demand or blackmail if you ask her. Reluctantly agreeing to work with Jonas to locate the stolen artifact proves tougher than she thought, considering the man is arrogant and determined to tempt her every step of the way. Will they achieve their goal then go their separate ways or will Annemette find herself falling under the vampire's spell?

After this story, I wished I'd had the chance to read the first book of the series, if only to know more about the secondary characters and the Helsen family. Yet, in saying that, I found this story could easily be read as a stand-alone and was a really quick and very captivating read due to the main characters that start off as enemies because Anna is a very  incensed werewolf determined to find out who stole a valuable artifact from the Helsen archives. Will she be able to hunt down the person responsible? However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face that had me intrigued because of Anna's reaction to Jonas and the fact that he's a vampire; a type of paranormal she's very wary of due to what happened to those she loved.

As for the dialogue, it was intense and had me hooked because of Anna's determination to hunt the people responsible for stealing the artifact, even though her brothers are against the idea. How disappointed will her brothers be when they discover what she's doing? Furthermore, the main characters were riveting and I loved their banter, as Anna challenges Jonas, even though she doesn't have a choice in teaming up with after what she does. Anna is also resilient, courageous and I liked how persistent she was when it came to teaming up with Jonas and going after any information that will lead her in the right direction when it comes to her investigation. While the hero, he's confident; determined to protect the heroine, even though it's palpable she doesn't need protecting all that much; and I liked how willing he was to help her because she needs to know what happened to the artifact, especially because of what the artifact can doing, considering it's magical properties.

Overall, Ms. Hardgrave has penned a really compelling and fast-paced read in this book involving betrayal, the tight bond of family and had me determined to discover how things would work out for Anna and Jonas and whether Anna would ever feel like she fits in with her brothers who treat her like she's still a little girl and can't do half of what they can. Then again, she is rather impulsive, so who could blame her brothers for wanting to protect her, even if it means protecting her from herself? The way this story ended had me loving Anna's brothers and what they do for her, what happens for Anna's best friend, Roxie, when it comes to her relationship with the Helsen family; and the teasing banter between Anna and Jonas that had me happy they found their forever after. I would recommend Sleuthing with the Enemy by Danielle Hardgrave, if you enjoy paranormal romance or books by authors T.S Joyce, Anna Lowe, Cynthia Eden and Catherine Vale.

Somebody just stole a valuable artifact from the Helsen archives, and Annemette Helsen—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.

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