Enemies and Playmates[wpramazon asin=”1442187697″]Related Cell Phone News ProductsRelated Posts: SMS Marketing - Have U heard about (Short Message…By Dean Schlenker|2012-07-04T22:46:39+00:00July 4th, 2012|Cell News|3 CommentsShare This Story, Choose Your Platform!FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: Dean Schlenker Related Posts Cool Cell Phone News images Cool Cell Phone News images Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life Cell Phone Tattoos! Cell Phone Tattoos! The Daily Brief – Google vs. Bing, Cell Phone Etiquette – 01.13.12 The Daily Brief – Google vs. Bing, Cell Phone Etiquette – 01.13.12 Nice Cell Phone News photos Nice Cell Phone News photos 3 Comments Jaleta Clegg "vampire squid" July 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm 138 of 148 people found the following review helpful Dark and disturbing, November 8, 2010By Jaleta Clegg “vampire squid” (Delta Quadrant) – This review is from: Enemies and Playmates (Paperback)I confess, I didn’t finish this book. Not because of the writing or characters, both of which are well crafted, but because the subject is just too dark. I read for escape. I prefer my books light. Enemies and Playmates is neither. It deals with abuse very frankly.Lauren Covington’s father is a highly successful businessman who shows the world a face of compassion. But to his family, he is brutal, vicious, and unforgiving. Lauren wants to escape, to just live a normal life of a college student, but feels trapped by her mother’s helplessness and the need to protect her younger brother. She meets Jesse at a bar, feeling an instant attraction to the man, without realizing that he works for her father, handling contract jobs her father wants kept off the book and out of sight.Darcia doesn’t hold anything back in this story. This story went places I just didn’t want to go. I couldn’t finish it. If you want a compelling story dealing with abuse, I’d recommend this book. If you want a beach read, try something different. This book will give you nightmares.Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (7) LawrenceSvetlana July 5, 2012 at 12:24 am 56 of 61 people found the following review helpful Great Read!, September 15, 2009By LawrenceSvetlana (USA) – This review is from: Enemies and Playmates (Paperback)Very well written! Interesting, entertaining and overall a great read. I was at first worried about the name and the picture on the cover, but after reading two other books by the author first, No JusticeNo Justice and Hit ListHit List, I realized that the author simply writes well all the time.Something else I noticed about this author: she manages to add unpredictable and thrilling turns in all her novels when you at least expect it.And yes, you kind of know that the two main characters will find their happy end, but you will never be able to guess all the “how it will happen”, which, of course, makes this book such a “take a break from the day and get lost in a good escape-book” read.Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment michael a. draper July 5, 2012 at 1:03 am 40 of 44 people found the following review helpful a book with an important message, July 6, 2009By michael a. draper (Guilford, CT) – This review is from: Enemies and Playmates (Paperback)What happens to the abuser when the person being abused fights back? Lauren Covington, age 23, seems like a happy person when out with friends but at home, her father, Alex, is a domineering control freek who physically and verbally abuses his family. Lauren gets her biggest break when she meets Jesse Ryder. Jesse is a private investigator and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Jesse had been doing work for Alex Covington’s law firm but when the asked Jesse to fake some evidence and set up someone to be framed Jesse tells them to forget it. Lauren keeps the abuse to herself but when her brother overdoses, she can no longer stand it and confides in Jesse. Jesse then decides to take action against Alex but Alex has influential friends and hires some muscle to do the dirty work for him. Darcia Helle tells an inticing story. She states that she has been influenced by Tami Hoag, John Sanford and Janet Evanovich. Her story has such a strong message that copies should be distributed at women’s shelters. The story is well told, Jesse Ryder is a likable character with a strong sense of morality. Lauren and her mother are somewhat meek but perhaps this is a trait common to the abused.Copies of the book can be found at the author’s website […]or through Amazon by searching under the title and indicating, paperback copy. Read it, it’s worth the effort and you’ll have an enjoyable experience.Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (4)Comments are closed.