Sunday, June 10, 2018

#BookReview - Enigma of Life (Book 1 of the Enigma Series) by Shandi Boyes

Title: Enigma of Life
Author: Shandi Boyes
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2016

About the Book:
Dominant, Sexy, Alpha & 100% Off Limits.

A spine-chillingly delicious story on a rookie FBI Agent and the target she was assigned to investigate. After a chance meeting, Isabelle was falling at Isaac Holt's feet--literally. His magnetizing allure, heart-stopping features, and enigmatic personality sets her pulse racing, but no matter how much Izzy craves Isaac's touch, she can't have him. Morally and ethically, he is off limits. He is the enemy.

Her astute brain understands this, but her lust-driven heart needs a little more convincing. Join a fast-paced story based on forbidden love. Can two people on opposing sides of the team work together for love? Or will outsider influences force their cart off the tracks before the fireworks truly begin?

This is a story about two people NOT destined to be together. This is not your typical love story. Not everything is black and white: there is a whole heap of gray no one pays any attention to.

Author Warning: This book contains open door sex scenes, adult references, swear words and adult scenes. This book is only recommended for 18+ readers. It is part of a series, not recommended as a standalone. The entire series is available.
Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:
I ordered this book on KU, but needing something to occupy my time on my 5-hour drive to Cocoa Beach, I ordered the Audible version as well. Good choice! It certainly kept my mind occupied as I drove! When I reached my destination I didn't want to stop listening and could hardly wait for my trip back home so that I could see what happens.  I was a bit disappointed that I was left with a cliffhanger.  I will definitely be purchasing the next book in this series so that I can find out what happens!

This book has such a great story line.  Female FBI agent bumps into a gorgeous hunk of a man at the airport and they hit it off beautifully.  She later finds out that he's the target of a major FBI investigation. Isabelle's fascination with this man is undeniable and the sexual attraction between these two is hot. Really. Really. Hot.

As the relationship between Izzy and Isaac grows, she is convinced that his involvement with the mob is not what the FBI thinks, and she tries to keep her involvement with Isaac Holt a secret from her fellow agents.  This is a relationship that should not happen, but the reader can't help but cheer for these two.

Shandi Boyes is a new author to me, but one I plan to follow now that I've read this book.  Her writing is intriguing and her characters are multi-faceted and likeable.. or hateable as the situation may be.  Great adult-only book.  

My Rating:

About the Author:
Shandi Boyes lives in Queensland, Australia, in a coastal community with her husband and children. She's been an avid reader for many years and discovered the love of writing in February 2016. Her first penned novel 'Perception of Life’ is a modern new adult rockstar romance that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very last word. In September 2016, her focus shifted to hot alpha men in steamy contemporary reads that sizzle off the pages. Shandi’s penned novel ‘Enigma of Life’ is an award-winning story on FBI agent and the subject she was signed to investigate. Her men are swoon-worthy, devoted, and alpha; and her heroines are strong-willed, determined, and loveable. You should consider starting her stories first thing in the morning or you may not sleep.

You will laugh and you will cry, but Shandi's characters will stay with you for a lifetime! 

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Enigma of Life (Isaac #1) 
Unraveling an Enigma (Isaac #2)
Enigma: The Mystery Unmasked (Isaac #3)
Enigma: The Final Chapter (conclusion of Isaac's story #4)
Beneath the Secrets (Hugo #1)
Beneath the Sheets (Hugo #2)
Spy Thy Neighbor (Hunter)
The Opposite Effect (Brax)
I Married a Mob Boss (Enrique)
Second Shot (Hawke)


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