Lessons Learned by Marie James

POV: Dual 1st person 
PoP: 19% 
Trope: Enemies to lovers, Dark Romance, Anti Hero 
Series Name: Book #1 in Mission Mercenaries  
Type of Series: Interconnected  
Stars: 4/5 Star
Release Date: October 13, 2022 

This book… when I started reading it, I wasn’t sure if I was going to love it or hate it.  I still am not quite sure what I think.  Marie James is an author that I never hesitate to read, so I picked this one up even knowing tit was going to be quite a bit darker than anything else she has written, and boy is it.  Lauren and Angel are two very damaged people with questionable morals.  I didn’t really like either character for most of the book, but at the same time they were intriguing, and I couldn’t put it down.  These two fed off of each other’s issues.  There was question as to whether or not it was going to come together at the end, but it does and it works.  There are a lot of dark themes… if you have triggers, then this book probably isn’t for you.  I ended up really enjoying it, but it was a little bonkers.  I am extremely intrigued to see where this series is going to go.