Review: Lusting the Enemy by Mel Teshco

Lusting the Enemy by Mel Teshco
Series: Nightmix (# 1)
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
Pages: 88
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Akeisha is on a mission to be chosen as part of a harem for the desert king, Judas. She’ll use her body to entice and beguile, do anything it takes to save the near-extinct larakytes, her shape-shifting silver panther tribe, from Judas’ human subjects, who are trying to eradicate them.

She never expects to succumb to the wild ecstasy in his arms, a pleasure that threatens to expose her inner cat even as it transcends anything she’s ever felt from one of her own kind.

Falling in love with a human enemy was never part of the plan, but maybe there’s more to Judas than meets the eye.


Review:  As a shape-shifter, Akeisha will do whatever is necessary to save the lives of her tribe, even if it means joining the harem of the desert king, Judas. Little does she know that Judas has a secret of his own…one that could completely change the game plan.

From the moment he sets eyes on Akeisha, Judas is drawn to the lovely woman. He will do everything in his power to make sure that she stays at his side, even if it means he has to defend her himself.

This is a short read that could lend itself to more development, but the author has added plenty of spice to make it a worthwhile read. The paranormal angle is especially interesting with the different types of shifters introduced. If you are looking for a quick weekend read, this should meet your needs.