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Book Review: ‘Enemies at the Altar’ by Melanie Milburne

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Enemies at the AltarEnemies at the Altar is one of the Outrageous Sisters books from Mills and Boon/Harlequin. As usual, I’m reading them out of order, but it doesn’t matter. This book works perfectly well as a standalone, but I’d definitely like to check out the other book to fill in some of the gaps.

This is the story of Sienna Baker and Andreas Ferrante. Many years ago, they lived in the same house as Sienna’s mother worked as a maid for the Ferrante family. Sienna harboured a major crush on Andreas, and even tried to seduce him. That was the last time they saw one another… until they’re thrown together after the death of Andreas’ father. He put a crazy clause in his will stating that for Andreas to secure his inheritance, he and Sienna must marry, and live and stay together for six months. If they achieve this, Sienna will be rewarded, too.

Still, the pair are clearly not happy with this turn of events, but feel they have no other choice. If they can get through the wedding ceremony without killing each other, then that’s a step in the right direction, and they’ll have to take each day as it comes. But things aren’t easy for either of them — their joint past, and the things that have happened to them since that fateful day combine to keep them at each other’s throats. But, as is the saying, there’s a fine line between love and hate, and even as Sienna and Andreas continue to fight, there’s a powerful spark between them, and it won’t take much for it to burst into an all-consuming flame. Will they give into their desire, despite the unpleasantness between them? And if they do, how will they deal with the consequences?

This was an interesting premise for a book, and one that, although the ending was pretty predictable — it wouldn’t be a Mills and Boon without a happy ending, after all! — was very enjoyable. I liked the tension, the love/hate between the two characters, and often wondered how on Earth they were going to work it out. There were some very hot scenes, too, lending a very realistic air to this well-written, fun book. A heated read, and one I’d recommend to romance fans.

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