4 stars adult - 18+ Bodyguard Book co-workers to lovers Contemporary Enemies to Lovers Enemies to Lovers Fated Mates Gay m/m Mid level angst Monthly Theme Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter Standalone vampire

Enemies to Lovers: The Vampire’s Werewolf Bodyguard by Liv Rider

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What happens when an out-of-control werewolf is hired to guard his immortal enemy?

Simon Caley barely survived an assassin’s strike. The reclusive vampire trusts no one, but he’s still in danger, and the attack left him too weak to defend himself. He needs protection while he hunts for the mastermind behind the attack.

Cody Weston’s werewolf instincts make him a good bodyguard—but only if he can control his wolf. After an accidental shift on the job, he’s on probation, until his boss calls about a very unusual client.

Instincts and tempers flare when they meet, along with something unexpected: desire. Simon’s not just Cody’s fated enemy, he’s his fated mate too. Can the vampire and his werewolf bodyguard work past their differences and save each other, or will Cody lose control—and hurt the man he’s sworn to protect?

The Vampire’s Werewolf Bodyguard is a standalone M/M paranormal vampire/wolf shifter romance with no cliffhangers.(less)


I thought this was really good! We get animosity, super-charged sexual chemistry, a mysterious and powerful “ex”, great villains, and some interesting world building.

These vampires are “old school” and are both powerful but have some exploitable weaknesses. The juxtaposition with modern “bodyguards” and security was well done. Mix in the age old enemy of werewolf vs vampire and mix in some fated mate and – viola! Great story.

I’d have given it perfect marks but I wanted to see more of the “mate/mine” dynamic.

Highly recommended to fans of shifter/vampire romance. I’ll be looking for more from this author.

4.25 of 5 stars


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