Book 1, The Base Branch Series - A Base Branch Novel
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From USA Today bestselling author Megan Mitcham…
When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers.
Born in the blood of Sierra Leone's Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative, Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord's inner circle, the man called The Devil who killed her family and helped destroy a region.
As son of the warlord, Baine Kendrick will happily use Sloan's body, if it expedites his father's demise. Yet, he is wholly unprepared for the possessive and protective emotions she provokes. Maybe it’s the flashes of memory. Two forgotten children drawing in the dirt beneath the boabab tree. But he fears there is more at stake than his life.
In the Devil's den with Baine by her side, Sloan braves certain death and discovers a spirit for living.
"Megan Mitcham's books are well-paced, well-plotted suspense novels edged with stunning sensual intensity. Her lovers are cold and deadly--except when they are skin-to-skin. I can't wait for the next book in the series!"
- DELILAH DEVLIN
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Note: Each Base Branch novel stands alone, but is best enjoyed when read in order.
Base Branch Series Reading List
1. Enemy Mine
2. Justice Mine
3. Stranger Mine
4. Warrior Mine
5. Danger Mine
6. Prisoner Mine
10. Survivor Mine
What's New in Version 1.9
Back matter updated.
Very good romantic suspense
Enemies to lovers is a great romantic suspense trope; the danger heightens everything both physically and emotionally. In this case, Sloan was tasked with stopping an assassination attempt and her target turned out to be a childhood friend. I felt her dismay, her anger and her determination to do what was expected of her. Blaine had not only been her friend, but he'd been Sloan's light during one of the darkest times of her life.
Branch Agent Sloan Harris was one bada$$ heroine. When she was first introduced, you'd have thought she had ice in her veins and in her heart. She only seemed to thaw around her partner. Her back story was full of pain and thoughts of revenge all of which made her into the woman she'd become. Things got interesting once Sloan went undercover as an escort to infiltrate the warlord's sprawling estate.
Blaine Kendrick was hell on my hormones. Charming, intelligent, protective, cunning and deadly. The life Sloan thought he'd been living was all smoke and mirrors though as he had a few secrets of his own. He was very protective of Sloan and kept running interference with his father's lap dog, Kobi. Essentially, she had found herself in the position as the shiny new toy in a den full of ruthless animals. All the key players in this story had their own agenda. The exciting part was seeing who would gain the upper hand and manage to stay alive.
The chemistry between them was off the charts hot and didn't feel staged despite them playing their roles to stay alive. The sex was graphic, but those scenes never overpowered the story or felt like filler. If I did question one thing, it was Sloan's rather quick turnaround from the hard, closed-off woman in the beginning to the passionate woman she was around Blaine. I thought her admission of falling in love with Blaine came about a little too quickly to feel authentic. I believed Blaine's feelings more readily because of an interesting admission on his part.
The build-up of suspense to the climax was a nail-biter all the way to the end. I don't want to give anything away, but there was a big surprise where Blaine was concerned. I wasn't expecting that particular revelation at the end. This was my first Megan Mitcham book, but it won't be my last. If you love a kicka$$ heroine who falls for the enemy, a man whose loyalty is questionable, suspense, intrigue and an exotic setting, then you'll enjoy this fast paced story.
*Complimentary ARC provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review.*
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Ok I totally got side swiped here as I started reading this book thinking ... a nice action packed spy/crime thriller suspense somethin' somethin' with a change of scenery and not to mention hot guys, hot bods and some hot spicy romance.
Here is what I got .... SO MUCH MORE THAN FAST PACED ACTION WITH SOME REALLY DARK UNDERCURRENTS, STRONG 3 DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS WITH A PEPPERING OF HOT GUYS AND GAL , WHO HAVE REALLY HOT BODS AND BOY SPICE IS MUY CALIENTE!!!!
The story is riveting as we are not mindlessly following a meandering cop and robbers story ...
We are crossing timeframes and boundaries (both ethical and physical), borders and even continents with a really deep storyline of a hated Crime Lord who is so sadistic and downright evil, then mix in his son and his childhood friend who go up against this pit of darkness to not only revenge their childhoods but to protect the world.
It's amazing how Ms Mitcham got so much into this book and so full with complex characters and scenarios I couldn't put it down at all and then I couldn't wait to grab the second book in the series. It has EVERYTHING you can want to read in an action based, crime suspense thriller romance, blood pumping heart thudding adrenaline releasing and don't forget hot sexy scenes and it just doesn't stop... so yup, I chewed my nails to the quick as the twists and turns kept it most entertaining and really enjoyable.
A MUST READ PEOPLE!!! NOW EXCUSE ME I AM CURRENTLY READING THE SECOND IN THE SERIES "JUSTICE MINE" ... Your next purchase BTW