Beloved Enemy Book Cover Beloved Enemy
Destiny Trilogy #3
Hywela Lyn
The Wild Rose Press
March 11, 2016

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team


I want to begin by saying that I did not read the first two books in this series, but at no time did I find myself lost. I am sure I would have had a better insight into the main characters, but I knew enough to be satisfied.

Cat Kincaid finds herself crashing on a planet and while exploring where she is, she comes upon a man being attacked. Her first reaction is to help. When the dust clears she finds herself treating the very man she has wanted revenge against for the death of her sister. Although she could very easily have left him to die, she wanted to know for sure what happened to her sister. They must work together to find a way off the planet.

Kerry Marchant is part owner of Destiny, the ship he and his crew used to leave Earth years ago to escape the Global Union and their corrupt policies. He lost the woman he loved, Jess. Although he finds himself somewhat attracted to Cat, he swore he would never let another woman into his heart.

Cat also has secrets and since they don’t trust each other, she keeps it to herself. She is running from the Union and her ex-lover Dorian. Cat has something the Union wants very badly and will not stop till they have it. Cat and Kerry find themselves in some very strange places, an old western town, a desert one minute and lush scenery the next. Dead bodies disappear without a trace and when he finally confesses what happened to her sister, she finds it hard to accept. Is her sister really dead? Was her sister a traitor like Kerry said?

There are a lot of things that do not make sense at times but it all becomes very clear. The book was very reminiscent of a story you would see on Star Trek. Since I love that show, how could I not love this book? There are surprises, secrets and a budding romance between two characters who started off hating each other. All the characters in the book were wonderful, especially Cat’s constant companion, Shifter, and very unique animal.

If you are a sci-fi fan you will love this series. Although this was a stand-alone I recommend reading the series from the start.