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Dating the Enemy

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Ms. Romance, Hannah Arden, writes one of the top read relationship advice columns in the nation. Mr. Reality, Brooks North, writes the top read relationship advice column.

Ms. Romance believes in true love and soul mates. Mr. Reality believes love is a term humanity has assigned to the primal instinct to procreate. She believes in fate—he in chance. She knows there’s one
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Published September 23rd 2018
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.5 'My New Reality' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Ardent Prose PR in exchange for an honest review.


Loved the premise of the story. Loved the tension and chemistry between the couple. Loved the romantisism around the theme. Especially loved the last 30% of the story. Dating the Enemy is like the kind of romance I normally enjoy and, as you probably know, I enjoyed many of Nicole Williams' novels in the past. Did I enjoy this one? Oh yeah, I sure did and I read it pretty fast. Was it my fa
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Melanie (mells_view)
There’s a reason for everything, Arden.

This is a good ONS to enemies to lovers read. Hannah & Brooks are thrust into a dating social experiment while also competing for a job. (Yeah I’m pretty sure this is an HR no no, but hey... it’s a fun read!) It’s entertaining reading them getting to know one another and I enjoyed the banter between the two main characters. That being said the heat level was low, so if you’re looking for steamy... this is not it. Not that it HAS to be, but just a fair w
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Shayna
“He already screwed me. I’m not going to let him fuck me over too.”

Dating the Enemy by Nicole Williams is an intense slow burn, enemies-to-lovers romance that definitely kept me on the edge of my seat for hours! It’s an epic battle between Ms. Romance and Mr. Reality…who will come out on top?

I loved the premise of the story, the banter between the two main characters, and the overall outcome of the story was satisfying. There was almost too much of a slow burn between these two, but I can unde
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Kindling Micky
3.5 stars

If you are in the mood for a hate to more story, this might be your book. I think I must not have been in the mood for this kind of storyline because DATING THE ENEMY didn’t hit the heights of enjoyment for me; it was a decent read, however.

Hannah is a journalist writing an advice column and I found Hannah a smidge irritating. One minute she was swooning over her one night-wish it had been every night-stand and the next she hated him. True enough Brooks swoops in to compete for the job
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4.5 "Romality" Stars

Can't stop smiling, can't stop smiling, can't stop smiling! I'm in a bubble. A bubble of happiness, I'm floating and I'm doing my best to keep this bubble from bursting because I don't want this giddiness to end. Dating the Enemy hooked me right from the beginning. No frills, no drama, just a feel good enjoyable read. The witty banter between Ms. Romance and Mr. Reality had me living! I couldn't stop laughing at their excha
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Lindsey
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: annoying-heroine, meh
Sigh, I need to stop getting so excited for new releases from my favorite authors... maybe my expectations are too high, because I keep ending up disappointed.

This book was just frustrating.

Hannah was so unlikable... Brooks was OKAY, but not great... and they had ZERO chemistry. Everything felt incredibly underdeveloped - the rules of the "social experiment" were vague and undefined. And I wish Hannah had handled it all differently. She's forced to go on these dates for 3 months - why not enjo
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m in absolute awe of this book and everything that came with it. Nicole Williams did an incredible job on this beauty and just oh my god.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

When I seen Dating The Enemy I knew I had to get in on that book and boy am I glad I did.

Brooks is an asshole, a confidant, arrogant asshole that has had his fair share of women. He’s gorgeous and knows it. He’s Mr Reality, he doesn’t believe in love or soul mates and is determined to prove it

Hannah, she’s the k
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sonali
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
If Ugly Truth ever met How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days we would get Dating the Enemy.

A guy who doesn’t believe in love Mr. Reality meets a girl Ms. Romance who thinks soulmates exist and there is a ‘the one’ for everyone. Well do I believe I soulmates? no. do I believe in love? no, but I sure as hell love reading enemies to lovers’ rom coms.

Dating the Enemy was a slow burn with an epic age-old battle of the sexes over love and reality that had me turning page after page. Who will win love or the h
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Bindi Boo
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 sweet, enemies to lovers, with no-smut stars

Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 LOVE is real stars

I didn't expect anything less than a great story from Nicole Williams and this book didn't disappoint. All of Mrs. Williams' characters leaves a lasting impression. I was hooked to the storyline and invested in seeing the HEA.
Talon
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Love isn't some magic spell, it's a detailed recipe."

Hate-to-love genres are slowly becoming one of my favorite things to read. When I finished Dating the Enemy, I felt like I had seen every thing that I love about romance novels: great, witty banter, a radiant connection, no sex scenes (because lets be honest, aren't we all over the whole smut thing by now?), and a genuine and fun plot. Most importantly, the book left a huge smile on my face when I finished it. 

Three things I wanted to touch o
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Kate
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
My friend, Sona, put it best when she said this book was a mix between "The Hating Game" and "The Ugly Truth". I could easily see tropes/motives from both the book and the movie in this story.

And, well, it worked.

This was entertaining, cute, feisty romance with a reasonable side of banter and reflections on love, romance and reality. And while my own view on romance and love is much closer to Mr Reality's, I'm glad that both Brooks and Hannah managed to convince the other of their respective wor
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Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
I’m trying to figure out the best way to write this review without sounding negative because I really did like the book. However, I spent a huge amount of time angry at how the whole premise of the story was set up. Not angry at how it was written but angry at the character who set it up to go that way. Which leads me to repeating my theory that only a well-written story with strongly developed characters could make me have such real emotions while still hanging on every word and falling in love ...more
Courtney
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh how do I love a good slow burn romance with the perfect amount of chemistry bubbling underneath the surface.

Nicole Williams does it again - she makes me a huge believer in romance and that their is love out there for everyone.

Hannah and Brooks story is one that I really enjoyed. The premise of the story was amazing along with how Nicole plotted everything out. Hannah and Brooks are both vying for the same job, but they have to prove to the world who's views on love and relationships is more a
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Rebecca
3.5 STARS

I am huge fan of Williams and was thrilled to see the hate/love trope in the synopsis. The beginning was a struggle, and I felt little connection to Hannah and Brooks relationship. I wish there had been a flashback chapter or more details about the "one night" between Brooks and Hannah to enhance the chemistry between these two. The second half of the book is stronger, and there is more emotional development to balance out the banter. Brooks is a but of a jerk, and I enjoyed seeing his
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Miriam
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this story. It was funny, cute, full of sexual tension and two characters I found myself quite invested in.

Ms Romance and Mr Reality have great chemistry together. Even though they both tell themselves the opposite and are so damn stubborn, they come to realise that opposites attract. I really enjoyed their bickering and the 'inner thought' dialogues.

This has a happy ending that will satisfy you and leave you with my big smile on your face (did for me)

Sabah™
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Flo Grugel
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I loved this book!!! Brooks... Swoon...sigh... He was perfect and just made for Hannah!
A perfect balance of humour and feels, 5 solid stars!!
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
I absolutely loved this enemies to lovers romance that had some twists that were not the usual or predictable.

Life and Style journalist, Hannah Arden (Ms. Romance) couldn’t let go of the idea that her mysterious one night stand may have been her “one”, her soulmate.

“There’s one perfect someone for everyone. Forget about the rest.”

Hannah finds herself pitted against her professional nemesis the cocky and arrogant
Brooks North (Mr. Reality) in a dating experiment battle to prove the existence of
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abire
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
“I fell in love with her the way one breathes: unconsciously.
Yet I will stay in love with her the opposite: consciously, exactly, precisely, concentrating every fiber of my being on protecting it.
I was love’s greatest cynic, and now, it’s most infamous casualty”


3.75 stars.
this started out bad for me, i didn’t like it at first and i really didn’t like the boss and the li. but the latter got some development and i ended up loving him. as for the boss? let’s say had hannah not quit her job at
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Alexis
DNF. This book is a bit of a mess. The writing/grammar is really off...
Three Chicks
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Hannah Arden had a one night stand with a nameless, gorgeous, blew her mind (3 mind blowing orgasms) guy a month ago in Chicago. She left him her number but hasn't heard from him. As a romance newspaper journalist, she knows if she hasn't heard from him by now, she's probably not going to...

That is until she walks into her boss' office and there sits Mr. Nameless. Apparently he has a name-
and he's also a writer-better known as Mr. Reality. He's the guy who doesn't believe in l
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Stephanie
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dating the Enemy is a slow burn, enemies-to-lovers romance that will leave you in your happy place.

Ms. Romance, Hannah Arden, writes one of the top read relationship advice columns in the nation. Mr. Reality, Brooks North, writes the top read relationship advice column.

She believes in fate—he in chance. She knows there’s one right person for everyone—he knows there are multiple ones.


Hannah (Ms. Romance) and Brooks (Mr. Reality) have opposite views on love. They are often times battling it out i
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Antonella
DNF!!!

This book is a mess. A big one.
I love enemies to lovers plot line..that is my jam people. But I couldn't read this one to the end. Nope. Sorry not sorry.

Okay since when is Pride and Prejudice in every book as reference to single, bitter, romance in their eyes woman, looking for Mr. Darcy as the perfect man?! I didn't get that memo.




I don't care!!!



Suzanne
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! The witty banter that comes from Hannah and Brooks was so great. I loved the set up and loved watching it all play out.
It made me question my own views on love. But it also helped solidify some.
Kara
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start with getting this off my chest: I’m with her!! This is the shirt I’d be promoting in my support of Hannah.
Secondly, I go into books blind. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that Dating the Enemy was not the typical enemies to lovers book. Both Hannah and Brooks were aware what they were signing up for. It was exciting and the emotions were flowing off the pages. I felt like I was not only reading the words but watching it on screen too. I was a live spectator to what I was readi
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sofia
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
occasionally cheesy, and i would have wanted a little more from some scenes, but this was FUN
Ashtyn
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Avidez Literaria
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“The worst for last? Is that really what you think of me confessing that I love you and wanting to know if you feel anything close to the same for me?”


Hannah Arden is the personification of the romance. Her conservative clothes, pearl necklace, flat shoes, girl’s night with endless hours watching Pride and Prejudice and her search for the Prince Charming all contribute to her extremely romantic, beautiful and loving world. She believes in soul mate, love, and lifelong relationships. No wonder sh
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