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Dating the Enemy

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  962 ratings  ·  183 reviews
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
ebook, 324 pages
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
Tracy  C
3 1/2 Stars
My thoughts on Dating the Enemy are a dichotomy.
Nicole Williams writes a good romance. I really enjoyed the banter between Brooks and Hannah. She is a bit sassy, knows what she wants and goes for it. Brooks started off as a bit of a d-bag, but he really wasn't and did show it. The grand gesture at the end was good, as was the article that instigated it.
However, I am irrationally angry at the whole “social experiment “ thing and the stupid boss, Mr Conrad. He is an idiotic misogynist
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
My life is so not “lame” I, of course, did not spend my New Year’s eve reading this book, not at all. Okay, in my defence it was a perfect way to start the year laughing.

❝You don’t find a soul mate. You become one. You don’t fall in love. You create it. You live it. You shape and mold and build upon it until it has become the sacred thread tying two unlikely souls to one another. An unbreakable bond that defies meaning, refusing to be lumped into a definition one can pen into words, or
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 warni
“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 un
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I’m not on her side. I’m not on his side. I’m on your side because we are the kind of friends that would bleed for each other. However”—she ignored my little huff—“I don’t think either of you have it totally right. When it comes to all of that love stuff, I think you both have your points and the truth lies somewhere in the middle.”

for this being my very first step into the new adult genre, i quite enjoyed this! i wasn’t sure what to expect, except lots of sex, but this book didn’t have a lot
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
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

It doesn’t happen often where I find myself torn between which character I like better, the male or female lead of the story. When it came to Mr. Reality and Ms. Romance I could not pick a side. I was simply along for the ride, enjoying their snarky banter the whole way through. I especially loved the angst between these two. In many ways, this book reminded me of 10 Things I Hate About You, one of my favorite go-to chick-flicks to get lost in when I have experien
Bookphenomena (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
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
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
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.
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
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
Bindi Boo
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 sweet, enemies to lovers, with no-smut stars

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)

May 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a twist on the classic hate to love romance.

A hot night, they had hot sex which left her thinking about him

Later she is to fight for a promotion with him which leads to them being on a reality TV show.

One believes in love and the other doesnt
It's an emotional battle to find out who is right.
talon smith
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
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jaime Fiction Fangirls
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
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

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
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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
DNF. This book is a bit of a mess. The writing/grammar is really off...
Oct 13, 2018 rated it 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
Oct 04, 2018 rated it did not like it

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!!!

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
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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Nicole is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author who got her humble start dictating books to her parents at the age of three and her big break nearly three decades later when she signed her first publishing deal. She grew up an avid reader and writer who majored in Economics because a Creative Writing degree was lofty and impractical, not to mention a pipe dream. Irony, you wily fiend. ...more

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