They were coming for her.
The only problem was, Collett couldn't recall who or why. For the last two years, the only thing she knew was the key to her survival remained hinged on staying one step ahead of the Darkness that wanted her dead. Or so she thought.
Everything changes when Cade tries to help her. Born a werewolf nearly 300 years earlier, he is no stranger to the unpredictability that accompanies the secret world of the supernatural. Committing himself to helping the alluring Collett, Cade quickly learns that the ultimate cost for helping may be his own heart.
They soon discover that Collett is far more than she appears. As otherworldly abilities awaken within her, everyone, including herself, becomes hungry to know who she really is and what, exactly, she is capable of.
However, Collett is not the only one to harbor dark secrets.
Their enemies are stacking up, and the odds are against them. Can they discover the truth in time, or will the past destroy them all?
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Forgotten Enemy by C.B. Haight is the first book in a series called The Powers of Influence. Cade is a werewolf and part of an organization entirely focused on protecting people from paranormal threats. When Roderick, one of his close friends and ally, asks that Cade look into one of Roderick’s employees, Cade is enthralled by his charge for protection. Collett is a seemingly skittish woman who doesn’t remember any of her past and is on the run for her life. Creatures of evil regularly track her down and attempt to kill her and Collett doesn’t even know why. Cade, Roderick and his family work together to both keep Collett safe, but also figure out who she is. Collett is also slowly discovering powers that have been lying hidden and, on top of everything else, she must figure out how to manage these powers and determine what they might mean. Together, they all must figure out who is hunting Collett and why. As the clues begin to fall into place, Cade and Collett also work to cope with their quickly changing relationship.
I really enjoyed this story. It was a little slow in terms of the action, but this allows the reader to savor the characters and the growing relationships. The romance grew organically and I really liked that. There were a lot of characters, but they all added something to the story in terms of actions or just information about the relationship between all the characters. I also liked that in addition to Cade and Collett’s point of views, the reader gets the point of view of the predator. It helps build up to the revelation near the end of the story, which I really liked. However, I really disliked how the story ends. Because the plot moves a little slowly and there are going to be more books in the series, the main mystery of the story was never resolved. Some information was revealed to at least keep the story going, but I really wish there was more. It almost felt as if the characters were really in the same place that they were at the beginning of the story. This is frustrating because the slow pace and development of relationships can really cause the reader to become attached to the characters and how their lives progress.
The narration by Mikeal Narramore was pretty good. I did sometimes have a difficult time keeping track of who was speaking because some of the characters sounded similar, but over all he did a good job. The production quality was good as well. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good long lasting mystery and paranormal romances.
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I would absolutely agree that the audio version is more enjoyable than the print version of this book.
Call me weird, but I like the foreshadowing and unanswered questions. It makes me want to read the next book, even though I felt like this one had good closure.
He makes it so smooth. I would often get caught up in overly complicated sentences while trying to read it, but he did a phenomenal job making everything make sense.
My favorite part of the book was a scene when two of the main characters went out hiking and met up with a wolf pack.
I got a free copy of this book in return for a review.
This is a GREAT first book for a beginning author and trilogy. I can't give it five stars because, let's be honest, it's not perfect. But how many books are? If you let go of a few little things, I think you'll really enjoy the story and characters.
Listen to this book knowing it is the beginning of an epic trilogy full of good v evil, personal growth, and diverse characters. While there are a few unanswered questions at the end of Forgotten Enemy, making you WANT more, it can definitely stand on its own. It has its own storyline and resolution (unlike some trilogies out there).
I really enjoyed that Forgotten Enemy has a little bit of everything (romance, humor, drama, action) - just like life. There is something for everyone, especially if you like supernatural stories!
Lastly, The narrator does an awesome job bringing this book to life! I've read it and listened to it, and listening was much easier. I'd also give him five stars, but I personally didn't love his female voices. However, his male characters and everything else (inflection and pauses) were spot on!
I can't wait for books two and three!
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