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A thrilling dark steamy page turner that will have you on the edge of your seats.
Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like…
Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.
But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.
“5☆ A Gripping, Enthralling, Dark Romantic Suspense/Thriller; I Couldn’t Put Down!
Withstanding the Enemy is a thrilling and gripping romantic suspense/thriller that had me enthralled from the first few pages!”
Withstanding the Enemy by T.L. Mahrt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Withstanding the Enemy is book 1 in a Trilogy. There are some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and it ends on a hella of a cliffie! This is a dark suspenseful romance. Meaning there could be some triggers for some.
This is Emma Andrews story. She has been in and out of foster homes since her parents died. She ends up running to multi-millionaire Rick Stevens. He isn’t a good man and feels he owns her and finds out he loves Emma. Chance has been put in charge to guard Emma’s safety. Now Emma has mixed emotions as to whom she loves or doesn’t love.
The only thing that I would question is this authors taste in beer. Come on in this day time there are so many other better beers out there than Bud Light. (just saying) 😉
So as I said there is a HUGE cliffhanger at the end of this book. I have the next book on my kindle and will be starting it ASAP.
I give this book 4 stars.
For your information on the rest of the trilogies:
Within the Shadows, Book 2
Withholding the Key is Book 3 and is the conclusion to this series. I do believe they are all out now. So no more possible cliffhangers.
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Lita T’s Review:
Withstanding The Enemy: A contract for life (With Emma Book 1) by T.L. Mahrt. I am so confused regarding this story. This is my first time reading this author. When I read the synopsis I was very interested in reading this story. Emma has made a decision to leave foster care. At the time she thought she was making a good decision. She heard of a man who would hire girls no questions asked. What end up happening was she end up jumping from the frying pan and into the fire. Now at 23 she finds herself going from employee to girlfriend. She is imprisoned in an opulent penthouse with a physically and an emotionally man who was once her savior. When Chance comes into her life as her bodyguard her life gets emotionally turned upside down. At some point in this story I couldn’t tell what Emma was seeing or experiencing was real or in her mind. The constant battle of her feelings for Chance and her boyfriend Rick was enough to give me whiplash. Than there were the feelings Chance has for Emma and his real purpose for being in the penthouse. There was just so much going on. I did know who was genuine or who had nefarious motives. The ending had me all over the place. All I know is the the prologue of the next book was included and it is because of it I am curious to go on with this trilogy. The fact that I didn’t know this book was a trilogy may add to my feelings of confusion with this story. I definitely would have read it with a different mindset. With that being said, I give this book 3 stars.
Meet the Author
T.L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.
After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and DYRK1A, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.
T.L. Mahrt has a thirst for knowledge, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies degree.
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