Our Review


“I’ve fought for power, Beau I’ve fought for freedom. For revenge. For hatred. But I’ve never fought for love.”

Wow….this series is absolutely RIVETING. Hands down our favourite by Jodi Ellen Malpas after the This Man Series.  Brilliantly written, with an emphasis on suspense and passion in equal measure. The Enigma was captivating, thrilling, dark, erotic, and completely unputdownable. So well written, with a focus on strong character connection. We highly recommend that if you haven’t read The Brit yet, pick it up and immerse yourself in the dark world of crime, violence, retribution, and fierce love, then move on to The Enigma. This series needs to be read in order. For readers of dark romance, anti-heroes, and strong heroines, this is definitely a series to add to your reading lists!

‘Who are you James Kelly? And how can you hold me captive with curiosity I know is dangerous?’
‘He was arctic cold. Unfriendly. Spellbinding. Darkness entices darkness.’
‘He is the most beautifully dark thing I have ever seen.’

Beau and James’s story felt original and, in our opinion, showed just how much this author has developed in her writing. Fresh, fierce, and suspenseful; The Brit was just the beginning, and The Enigma took it to a whole new level. These characters stole our breath and our hearts. The atmosphere was so emotionally raw, angsty, and powerful through the agonizing broken darkness in both Beau and James. Their chemistry was explosive, as were their individual stories. When they came together it was utterly heart-breaking yet exhilarating too. Their connection profound. Their chemistry on fire!

‘…Beau sees me. Even if she doesn’t know what she’s looking at.’
‘She’s toxic. But to me, she’s a balm. And I’m fatal. But to her, I’m life.’

What we absolutely loved was the character development and the way in which their storyline unfolded. It packed such a powerful punch! Without any unnecessary and repetitive internal monologue faff from Beau, this made her one of our all-time favourite heroines by this Author. And James, oh my….what a man! Never mind freezer time, we’d need an ice bath to cool down reading this book. We do love our kink and Jodi Ellen Malpas did a stellar job here with James Kelly!

‘Love and hate. I couldn’t stop loving this man if I tried, no matter who he is. And I couldn’t stop hating the world if my life depended on it. But I can do both. Love and hate.’

The Enigma is edge of your seat reading and -wow- we were kept guessing and holding our breath at the twists and turns we had to take on this HOT and explosive ride. Bravo, Jodi Ellen Malpas, you absolutely NAILED IT!

‘Amid the chaotic, loud crashing of our bodies together, there is silence. Her eyes. My eyes. Her thoughts. My thoughts. Her heart. My heart. Her darkness. My darkness. Her demons diluted by mine. And mine by hers.’



A fatal blend of revenge and desire.

After leaving her fiancé at the altar and quitting her job as a Miami cop, Beau Hayley stumbles through life, feeling only resentment. Injustice. Loss. Her mom’s death was called an accident. She’s not convinced. Grieving, she becomes numb to everything except the constant, biting pain of heartbreak and hate. She can see no light. Until she meets James Kelly, a man who seems as damaged as she is, inside and out. And yet despite his twisted, cold façade, he stimulates feelings. Pleasure. He is a respite from her own flaws. A complete mystery.

And impossible to resist.

James Kelly has only one objective. Find the men who murdered his family and kill them all very slowly. But the web of crime and deceit leads him to Beau Hayley, the daughter of the notorious detective who pursued him relentlessly until her death. Beau is not what James expected, and past the darkness that shrouds her, he finds a glimmer of light. Light is addictive. An escape. Beau might be the key to James’s mercy mission, but with dire consequences. So he has to decide-leave her breathing and risk exposing himself, or kill her and continue his mission, still unknown.

Still The Enigma

Two tortured souls playing one deadly game. But who will survive?

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