Editorial Reviews. Review. Setting: Scotland, Sensuality: 7. Beautiful Look inside this book. Intimate Enemies: A Novel by [Abé, Shana]. From Shana Abé, author of The Truelove Bride and A Kiss at Midnight, comes this exquisitely emotional, beautifully written novel about two warring clans on a. Intimate Enemies by Shana Abé – book cover, description, publication history.

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Years later, they meet again as adults when she repays the debt by saving his life during battle with a common enemy, the Vikings. Their families have always been fierce enemies, each claiming ownership of the Isle of Shot. As leader of Clan MacRae, Lauren risks the anger of her clan when she accepts Arion’s proposal to join forces in a desperate attempt to save the island from being conquered by the Northmen.

The uneasy alliance forces them into each other’s company, and Lauren and Arion find themselves falling in love. Their sacrifices may be for naught, for someone Lauren trusts schemes to betray her, and both she and Arion may die if they don’t find a way to meld the forces of Scot and English against the powerful traitor.

This is an intense novel with a heroic hero willing to give his life and all he owns for the love of one woman. The setting of a wild, unsophisticated island off the coast of Scotland is vivid, the secondary characters interesting, and the villain chilling in his betrayal.

Intimate Enemies is classic historical romance at its best. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Lauren MacRae is only a woman.

But her father’s death has left her the leader of the Clan MacRae. Now it is up to her to defend her beloved Isle of Shot from the invading Northmen, even if it means going to shan clan’s sworn enemy, the powerful English overlord, Arion du Morgan, for help.

But Arion’s raven hair, green eyes, and smoldering sensuality soon make Lauren forget just why she turned to him—as he awakens within her a wayward desire Like Lauren, Arion risks the mutiny of his soldiers by forming this risky alliance.

But he was brought up to believe that the Isle of Shot belongs not to the Clan MacRae, but to England—and he will defend it to his dying breath. Once, when they were children, Arion saved Lauren from a tortuous fate. Now, the copper-haired beauty has infimate found a way to banish the emptiness in his soul. And as they join forces to fight for the land they both love, he will risk everything—even his very life—to claim what is his.

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Showing of 29 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I love that I have found this author. I am working my way through her drakon series, but bought this one because it is about Scotland. I had to finish another book before I really got into this one, but once I got into it, I just tore through it. The other half of the island belongs to the English, and the two are bitter enemies.

Lauren suddenly and unexpectedly finds herself having to take control of her clan when her father is killed and her cousin, his heir is seriously wounded.

Lauren is a skilled warrior, but the attacks from the Vikings on the island lead her to propose a truce between the ancient enemies who live on and love the island.

This very uneasy truce is to be temporary and a story with many twists and turns ensues. It is a love story and for much of the book it appears that it will be a doomed one. Is Arion even going to live or will he die and the story go in another direction? This author really brings her hero and heroine to life, and so far in her books that I have read, they are strong people with serious commitments to those they care for.

In this book, Lauren is very torn between loyalty to clan and to what she desires for herself.

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It almost hurts to read her thoughts and choices. It is interesting to see how individuals within her clan react to her, a woman, taking charge, and then to the events that develop including the arrival of Payton Intimare, the man she has never met who her father had promised her to. Her marriage to him will strengthen their hold on the island and was planned years ago to keep them safe for many generations. I really can’t go into too much on the story without giving things away and the fun of this read is eagerly reading shan find out what will happen.

This book is not YA as there are some sex scenes, but they are not trashy intimatee overly graphic. The whole relationship between Ari and Lauren is hot. This author creates a man you can love and a woman you can admire – or vice versa if you are a guy! Then she sets them on fire but in a beautiful way. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It was really difficult for me to get through this shanw. I can’t relate to Lauren in any way.


She was rude to Arion through most of the book though he was obviously kind to her. Lauren wnemies headstrong to her detriment until it finally paid off near the end of the story, but each time she had to be saved from her consequence then acted childish and ungrateful.

I really can’t understand why so many writers want to write about fearless, headstrong heroines that undermine the men that care for them when it takes more character and maturity to admit your mistakes and change. Although Lauren began to have feelings toward Air, she never voiced them. Sometimes when I read these stories, they are so predictable, I know every twist and turn shhana I finish the second chapter.

Thankfully I can tell you that is not the case with this story. Obviously the hero and the enemes end up together because it wouldn’t do to have them separated.

Despite that, there was always a question asking “how could they possibly overcome their divisions? Are they really going to end up endmies It was a little bit of a slow start but all of the questions were answered in the end and the path was beautiful. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. The used book arrived when promised and was in excellent condition. It was a great value for the money!

I plan to purchase more used Shana Abe books through Amazon, as Amazon offers great value and great service! I give the book 3 stars because the writing is good, the two main characters are interesting, even the villains are okay, but I was terribly bored.

I realize Historical Romances are pretty standard by nature, but some hold my interest more than others. While well-written, Intimate Enemies did not hold my interest past the first couple of chapters.

I did not want to put it down! Make sure you read this one One person found this helpful. If you lntimate romance novels, please read Shana Abe’s books. She combines great settings with magical characters.

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