I don't know what some people's problem is with Enterprise, the show, or the books. Both are incredible. I love all the Star Trek series, but Enterprise (and it IS Star Trek people, so get over it) is by far my favourite. It is just so awesome. They've got a great cast of characters, played by excellent actors, with great episode plots. The writers and so on, are doing a great job, that is not easy, because they have to recall all the things about the other series so as not to mess up the timeline. If they do once in a while, give them a break, they have three other seven season shows, and one 3 season show to recall.
The book, Broken Bow, is awesome. I should have read it after I saw the premier not before. The premier was great, but the book really goes into more detail, with some extra scenes and more in depth characterization. So, watch the premier first, then read the book, and it'll all be good.