Claiming the Enemy by Lauren Hawkeye – REVIEW



Piper Dawson has spent a lifetime living by other people’s rules.

She’s worked hard to get what she wants—a residency at her first choice hospital—and no one will ever tie her down again, not even her severe yet incredibly sexy supervisor, Dr. Alexander “Ace” Lennox.

Ace is done with love. He’s had his heart shattered, and he never wants to go there again. But when he’s inexplicably enticed by the sexy, tattooed woman with blue streaks in her hair and a perpetual smile on her lips, he figures that maybe he can keep it to just sex.

The problem? He thrives on control, and Piper dances just around the edges of it.

But when they’re together, control is the first thing to go…

Each book in the Pulse series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:
Book #1 Engaging the Bachelor
Book #2 Seducing the Boss
Book #3 Claiming the Enemy

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Gina’s Review

I have not read the first two novels in Entangled’s Pulse series, but after reading Claiming the Enemy, I shall—and soon! I’ve always been a fan of Entangled Publishing and Lauren Hawkeye’s tale continued to solidify my fandom. Holy Hotness!

This story revolves around a resident doctor—Piper Dawson—and her Dr. McDreamy boss—Alexander “Ace” Lennox. What I loved about the start of this story was the way in which these two noticed each other. This wasn’t a walk-in-the-room lust that turned into a romance. Their relationship had been tenuous. Ace always seemed to bark at her. Piper thought he disliked her because no matter what she did—like bring him his favorite drink, a Coke—he refused to be kind to her. (Just a quick diversion from the storyline here—I do wish that this part of the story would have been shown more. It was alluded to in each person’s POV, but we never actually saw this strained relationship. It might have helped to make the setup for the next scene even more fabulous.)

But when Piper is unwinding at the bar/restaurant across the street from the hospital and her slimy ex takes aim at her, she slides into the booth with Ace and their adventures begin. Ace, who is sitting with his mother, figures out that Piper needs help ridding of her ex, so he plays along. He quickly buys into this game to give his uppity mother a heart attack by introducing Piper as his girlfriend. The role playing was a success for both of them—maybe too successful.

Ace is a man who has focused on his medical career—especially after his wife died. He’s built walls around his heart that he swore would never be broken. Piper just wants to make a go of her medical career to pull herself from the days of her bouncing from house to house as a foster child. But neither of them can deny the attraction.

Ms. Hawkeye created a great hero. He’s alpha when you need him to be—like in the bedroom. Boy, is Dr. Lennox hot in the bedroom. He’s a dirty talker—which I personally love and so did Piper. But he also has a sensitive and protective side.

Piper is an interesting heroine. A girl from a small farm town in Ohio, who jumped from foster home to foster home until a family took her in, who just wanted to become a doctor. And she does. But she struggles with her past and the idea that it may define her.

But that’s what makes these two great together. Not only do they burn up the pages together, they also bring out the best in each other. This was a sizzling, romantic, fun read.

4 sizzling, romantic and fun silver buckles.

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About Lauren Hawkeye

Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.

Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!

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