Wednesday, April 11, 2012

'Enemy Through the Gates' by D.T. Dyllin: Review

P.J. Stone, like most eighteen-year-old girls, is a little boy crazy and somewhat obsessed with finding the perfect boyfriend. Some days she feels like she might be the last remaining virgin in her entire high school, and maybe even the entire tri-state area.

After a traumatic night at a friend’s party, P. J. realizes what she truly wants has been right under her nose all along. Bryn O’Bannon, her best friend and partner in crime since age five, is head over heels in love with her, and she feels the same about him.

But P.J.’s life isn’t that simple. She’s a member of a separate society that exists secretly among the rest of the world; the society raises gifted individuals to protect the world from interdimensional interlopers, and P. J. was taught to put duty before her heart. She is expected to choose a suitable mate in order to perpetuate the Seer line. Unfortunately, Bryn is a Guardian and is forbidden to date—let alone mate with—a Seer such as herself.

As if figuring out her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. begins having visions of a threat to her world only she is able to perceive. Now, she must concoct and execute a plan to avert world disaster while at the same time avoiding the dissolution of her love life.
(from Goodreads)

Ok let me start out by saying that I was very lucky to get a copy of  this book from the author to read and review. When I read the synopsis, I thought, hmm..this sounds different,  I can't wait to read it. I was blown away by this book. Honestly.  It was so much more than I was expecting! D.T. Dyllin brings us a story with suspense, romance, action, heartbreak and a great group of characters. 

The story, told from the point of view of the main character, P.J. is rife with conflict and suspense. Far from being another cookie cutter paranormal story, this book has twists and surprises that will have you gasping out loud in places. Well-written and funny, I couldn't stop reading this book. I devoured it in a day. I literally carried it from room to room with me. I just had to know what would happen next. 

 Even as P.J. makes choices that you want to kick her for, you're cheering her on and hoping things turn out all right for her in the end. She is a great character, funny and stronger than she realizes. She is also fiercely loyal and even when she has no idea what to do, she tries to do something whether it's to save herself or others. She isn't your damsel in distress type, she wants to be able to kick butt and be a force to be reckoned with.  You really can't help but love her. 

I love P.J.'s friends, too. Jenna, her sex-obsessed female best friend may seem self-absorbed but she's always right there for P.J. when needed. Then we have Bryn, the other best friend and the love of P.J.'s life. He is  sweet and yes, quite hunky. He's also smart and funny & unapologetically overprotective of P.J.  I adore him. 

Honestly the only thing I didn't like about this book was that it ended. I can't wait to find out what lies ahead for P.J. and her friends. If you are looking for a good paranormal read with a lot of romance and some steamy scenes to keep you interested, this book is definitely for you! 

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