Loving the Enemy (Prequel, a full-length novel)

(This book was previously published as Crushed. The cover and title have been changed, but the story remains the same.)

If your father is a powerful criminal, you can’t trust anyone, especially not the stranger who saves you.

Lily is on the run for her father’s sins. Having escaped a brutal attack on her home that left her dad’s small army and her beloved nana dead, she finds a job and a cheap room in Camps Bay, South Africa. When the men from Sky Communications track her down, she’s forced to flee again. This time, Lily ends up homeless, alone on a bench under a brewing winter storm in a violent city. It’s a lucky coincidence that Jacob appears through the mist just before a gang finds her in the dark, deserted park. Or is it?

After offering Lily shelter for the night, Jacob’s flat is destroyed in an explosion. With Jacob’s help, Lily tries to locate her father in search of his protection. In a whirlwind escapade from Africa to France, danger always a step behind, Lily learns about desire, love, survival and trust. Eventually, she’ll also learn about betrayal … and the truth about the savior to who she gave her body and heart.

This erotic action romance is the prequel to the Seven Forbidden Arts series, but also reads as a stand-alone. There are no cliffhangers. It contains frequent, consummated love scenes with explicit language and is recommended for an adult audience.


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“Wow! This is by far one of the best books I have read this year. It’s action and romance packed! The story line is unique and keeps you on your toes.”

“I LOVE the action in this book. So much action, what a page turner.”

“Lily may be young, but she is smart, strong, and don’t crap from anyone. By the end of the book, she has grown into a woman readers will be proud and root for.” 

“Read it on my vacation, and it was incredibly hot!”

“Deadlier, sexier, and more action, makes for a book that I read in one fell swoop, and could not put it down.”

“I could NOT get enough of Jacob! I am so mad I read it so fast! I. Want. More. I found my next series!”

You will root for Jacob and Lily to find their way to each other. She will grow. He will soften. An easy read with a great ending.”

“This book has a lot going on from action to suspense to passion and even betrayal. This is just the prequel and if it’s this amazing then the rest of this series should be awesome. It will get you hooked right from the beginning. If you are looking for a book with a little of everything then this is the book for you.”

“I love this Author and can’t wait to read the other Seven books. Job well done.”

“I am so excited about this book, it was close to perfection.”

“Ooh my I won’t stop saying things about him … I’m in love!!”

“A very enjoyable book with a fast plot, great characters, a lot of action, hot scenes … the perfect combination for a book. I’m so happy and looking forward to read the following books of the series!!”

I couldn’t put it down! From the very beginning, Lily was on the run. From one attempt on her life to the next, you’ll be holding your breath in anticipation!”


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Other books in the series

Pyromancist (Book 1, FIRE)
Aeromancist, The Beginning (Book 2 – a novella, AIR)
Aeromancist (Book 3, AIR)
Hydromancist (Book 4, WATER)
Geomancist (Book 5, EARTH)
Necromancist (Book 6, SPIRIT)
Scapulimancist (Book 7, ANIMAL)

Or get the discounted box set

Seven Forbidden Arts Volume 1 (Books 1 to 5, FIRE, AIR, WATER & EARTH)