Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Enos by Zarug Thane

Okay, so I’m still feeling a bit nostalgic. Plus, I was the first person to review this book. So here’s a review I did back in December of 2013.  This is one of those books that I felt like I shouldn’t have liked just based on the beginning, and then by the end of the book, I fell in love with it. It’s hard to explain…oh well, hopefully my review of Enos makes more sense.

Enos is a private investigator with a problem: he’s four months behind on the rent, and he hasn’t had a decent case in months. When the beautiful Jayleen walks into his office, matters go from bad to worse. Not only is she hoping to locate her missing roommate (who will almost certainly appear on her own within a matter of hours), Jayleen isn’t able to pay Enos’s normal rate. At least, she isn’t able to pay in cash....

To his surprise, Enos discovers that not only is Jayleen’s roommate truly missing, the young woman has been kidnapped for a most sinister purpose, by powers best left alone. There are dark forces at work, and Enos finds himself far more involved in the simple missing person case than is good for him.

Continuing his practice of having sex with anyone who doesn’t say no fast enough, Enos is soon in danger not just of eviction, but of evisceration.

Warning: For Adults Only. Heterosexual and homosexual behavior; coerced and reluctant participation; light dominance and discipline. 

My Review:
4.5 stars

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book, especially after reading the warnings, so I was looking forward to something different. And this book certainly delivered. Though, I should warn you, this is apparently book 2 in a series, which I wasn’t aware of when I read Enos, so I would recommend reading the first book well...first.

Anyways, this was an interesting and conflicting book for me. I had quite a few problems with it, and yet I loved it. Though, my biggest problem was that I was thrown into a paranormal world with no explanation or background. However, like I said above this is book 2, and I did not read book 1 first, so I’m assuming the world building was primarily in that book. When I realized that, I wasn’t quite so upset at being so lost.

And the sex...truthfully, I was a bit against all the sex scenes at first. I know this is an erotic romance, but there was so much sex. I’m normally not a big fan of tons of sex scenes, and while there were times where I just wanted the story to move on, Enos surprised me. I actually liked reading most of the sex scenes, as they were all different and exciting (and included both heterosexual and homosexual scenes). I didn’t get overly bored reading them, which is unusual for me, which definitely made me enjoy the book more

Problems aside, I greatly enjoyed this book. Because for all the problems I had with it, I couldn’t put it down. I was drawn into the story, and I can’t wait to read the first and the third book in the series so I can learn more about this world. And considering I spent the majority of the book clueless about the world the story was set in, and ended the book with tons of questions in my head, I actually loved this book. Therefore, I would definitely recommend this book, as it surprised me and captured my attention to such a degree that I was able to put aside my problems with the book and truly enjoy it.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


  1. Thank you for the review!

  2. Sometimes the beginning of a book won't grab you but later it does. Glad that it turned out to be a good one for you.