Newton brings us another fast-paced, suspenseful romance with Protecting the Enemy. Newton offers a little more steamy, yet tasteful, sexuality in this new story about Julianna and Reid who are assassins with heart. Both are led to believe that they are killing for the “right reasons” and discover that things are not what they seem to be.
Julianna wakes up in a hospital with total memory loss. Her rescuer gives her a new life and identity, as an assassin. When she meets her next mark, Reid, something finally flashes in her memory and she hesitates. What follows is a brief cat and mouse between the two as they each try to figure out the truth of the situation. Reid has been ordered to kill Julianna because she has switched sides and is working for the enemy, but when they both discover that they were taking orders from the same person, they realize that nothing is as it seems. Suddenly they are on a mission to discover why their boss pitted them against each other and wanted them both dead when they both had been doing exactly what was asked of them.
The story has a few twists and turns, which builds the suspense. Weasel is an interesting and fun/nerdy character that I am happy to see stayed with them throughout the story as a sort-of sidekick, providing them with technical assistance. This is definitely the best out of all of Newton’s books so far.