Dearest Enemy Author:Nan Ryan Susanna LeGrande lost her fiance, her brother and her beloved home to the Union army. But her grief only strengthened her resolve to spy for the Confederacy. The once-pampered Southern belle charmed her way through Washington society, falling brazenly into the arms of Rear Admiral Mitchell B. Longley, a commanding Union sailor. She seduced, used... more » and loved the powerful man.
In the heat of ecstasy, Susanna forgot Mitch was her enemy -- she surrendered her body and her heart. But her ruthless betrayal in the name of the South would cost Mitch everything -- his command, his men and very nearly his life. She left a shattered, soulless man in her wake.
And now Susanna's dearest love, her dearest enemy, will show her that the sweet kiss of vengeance is a game he, too can play...« less
I thought this book was truly awful. For one thing It read like a first draft. The chapters are short. The plot is very unbelievable, almost corny at times, and the characters are very sterotypical "romance" characters, very flat and the heroine is quite spoiled & silly at first and then annoying later. The hero is actually referred to as the Rear Admiral a couple of times. (think about it) Even though he's a Navy admiral, it just sounded so...like Nan Ryan was pulling my leg. I actually started to laugh out loud while reading this and that's so not good while you're reading a romance novel. May just be Nan Ryan's worst novel ever.