Enemies to Lovers... to Enemies
by Karina Cooper
Dark Mission series, the first full-length book—Blood of the Wicked—introduced Jessie Leigh and Silas smith. Respective? A witch and a witch-hunter; natural enemies.
We see the trope again in All Things Wicked, which pits Caleb Leigh, a witch with a murderous past, against Juliet Carpenter—the witch who will see him dead for betraying her family. Sacrifice the Wicked doesn’t quite reach this level of antagonism, if only because Simon Wells makes no secret about the fact he’s trying to protect Parker Adams from her own nosiness, but the salsa really hits the fact when One for the Wicked opens up to the final Dark Mission conclusion.
It’s a case of hatred taking a hard knock when the object of revenge turns into somebody who’s really quite likable... and the choices made by both Kayleigh and Shawn as secrets are revealed that could push both into unfamiliar waters. They begin the tale as enemies, turn into lovers before either can really figure out what’s what, and are shoved back into enemies by events that neither knows how to control.
What chance does love have when it’s up against decades of bloody history?
What are some of your favorite enemies-to-lovers books out there, and what do you love about the trope?
One for the Wicked by Karina Cooper
Book #5 in the Dark Mission series
In this thrilling finale to Karina Cooper's Dark Mission series, New Seattle's witches will rise again…or fall forever.
Dr. Kayleigh Lauderdale possesses the only cure for what's killing the city's witches. Desperate to acquire it, the resistance sends their best agent, but Shawn Lowe has his own agenda, and it doesn't include saving anyone—least of all, the daughter of his sworn enemy. He has to ignore the blistering attraction he feels the instant they meet, because he can't give in until he gets what he wants. He just never counted on wanting her…
Kayleigh can't believe how out of control Shawn makes her feel. He lies to her with one breath and excites her beyond reason the next. A reckless encounter could steal her heart, while the danger hovering over the city may prove too much for either of them to handle. When the world turns upside down, it will take everything.
One part glamour, one part dork and all imagination, Karina is also a gamer, an airship captain’s wife, and a steampunk fashionista. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a husband, a menagerie, and a severe coffee habit.
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