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An academic enemies-to-lovers YA with all the nerdy drama, high school antics, and heartpounding romance of the Netflix original series Never Have I Ever

Since high school began, Alison Sanger and Ethan Molloy have competed on almost everything. AP classes, the school paper, community service, it never ends. If Alison could avoid Ethan until graduation, she would. Except, n
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 20th 2021 by Puffin
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T. S.
Feb 04, 2020 marked it as to-read
i’m a simple girl. i see wibbroka, i click “WANT TO READ”.
h o l l i s
I am so relieved right now. I was really starting to think IF I'M BEING HONEST was a fluke for this duo. While I had liked everything else they had written, nothing had edged over into love category and while I enjoyed the topics and themes, I was nonetheless a little disappointed.

Until now.

That said, I was definitely feeling some minor trepidation with this one, too. I was loving the competitive dynamic between the two leads but, not unlike in another romance (though, that one was adult, not YA
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Elena
Nov 24, 2020 marked it as to-read
okay but, this really just REALLY sounds like Today Tonight Tomorrow. the blurb is so similar

- enemies to lovers
- school rivals
- competing grades, extra curriculars, activities, etc
- competing for valedictorian
- feelings for each other grow when they spend time together

i'm still looking forward to it because it's emily and austin, but it's crazy how similar it sounds. the biggest difference is that in ttt, the two compete in a game while in wntl, the two are assigned to work together by the prin
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Lisa
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, arc
Exactly what I needed and wanted. An intense enemies to lovers involving two extreme over achievers who may literally fight to the death (it really feels close sometimes lol).

Plus, I loved seeing Alison’s drive paired up with her sister’s loss of ambition. There’s so much growth and insight there that Alison desperately needed.

My absolute only wish would be for an alternating POV with Ethan, but this book was still delicious and exciting without it.

Another contemporary gem from one of my favo
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Bruna Oliveira
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks Edelweiss and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Alison and Ethan have been competing for the position of best student for nearly four years, but now they are forced to work together organizing a high school reunion in exchange for a recommendation to their dream college: Harvard.

Well, first of all I must say I just love the enemies to lovers trope, especially envolving high school rivals, because the whole competition between them just makes everything e
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Aminah Safi
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wibbroka have knocked it out of the park again!

What's not to love about this book!

What a delightful take on the enemies to lovers trope. We've got Alison, our driven and insanely smart lead in the vein of Paris Gellar. And we’ve got Ethan, her perfect nemesis with future finance bro of America vibes. They’ve got every class together. They’re constantly trying to one up one another. Oh, and now they’ve got to plan a class reunion for some alumni.

What could go wrong?

I loved Alison’s perspective. I
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Simone Pond
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is everything to love about this latest installment from the supreme writing duo, Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka. Seriously, this couple can do no wrong when it comes to writing engaging, meaningful and humorous stories. Right from page one, I was pulled into Alison's head. And let me tell you, it's a fascinating place to reside. It's like a game of wack-a-mole with this intelligent, driven creature. When she resolves one conflict, another way-more-intense one pops up. She mana ...more
♡ jules ♡
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss.
Chloe
Jan 11, 2021 rated it liked it
*Spoiler free, 2.75 stars*

Even before reading and adoring If I'm Being Honest and Always Never Yours, I was looking forward to this book. Rivals-to-lovers with some amazing kissing. Yeah, that's pretty much all I needed to know to want to read this book desperately. Then, I found out how amazing these authors' books are, and I was even more ready to see what this book was all about.

I hate saying I didn't love this book. I really, truly do. But this book just wasn't for me. There were some parts
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Allie
Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
first of all, i would like to thank penguinteen for sending me this arc in exchange for an honest review! while i mainly enjoy contemporaries that surround school, and academic rivalries, i feel like this one just wasnt for me. i feel like ive seen this trope done a billion times before and it didnt really bring anything new to the table. it was still overall an enjoyable read and the characters were cool, but it didnt really stand out for me
Gretal
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was very good, and I think my second favourite Wibbroka book (although who can say for sure, I did read that book two years ago). Though in previous books I was really excited about the cameos, I didn't care about this one because I just don't care at all about Juniper and Fitz. I do really look forward to the Alison and Ethan cameo in their next book. ...more
Cait | GoodeyReads
I'm leaning towards more 3.5 stars.
It was enjoyable, but I struggled with wanting more from some of it and the super quick ending.

Full review to come closer to publishing!

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an eARC.
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Minju Kim
Nov 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I’ve been seeing these two authors all over bookstagram, and I’ve finally gotten to reading one of their books. What’s Not to Love has everything a good enemies-to-lovers high school romance needs: the banter, the longing, the arrogance from both sides of the rivalry - the perfect combination!

First things first, it portrayed teenagers pretty well. There were a lot unrealistic things I’ll get to, but the teenage angst and unresolved moodiness was there. You could see it in the banter between Etha
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Ashley Collins
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was AMAZING. I've been a huge Wibbroka fan since their debut, Always Never Yours, which stole my heart and ran with it. Though I've loved their other books, What's Not To Love is easily their best yet.

What's Not To Love follows Alison and Ethan, two academic rivals in their senior year with enough ambition to outpace the entire school. They share the same classes and activities and one-up each other like it's no one's business, much to basically everyone's chagrin. But when the pair are ass
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Caden
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-tbr
4.75/5 stars!

A huge thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Teen for sending me an E-ARC of this book for an honest review!

I have been a fan of Austin and Emily's writing since they first published ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, so I was super excited about their new YA Romance coming out this year. This book did not disappoint! I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!

This is honestly a perfect Hate-To-Love contemporary romance. My only critique, and it isn't even a large one, is th
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Nathália
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
i received this copy from edelweiss for a honest review! thanks!

i love this book. it’s so funny and packs nice discussions about finding yourself (in high school and afterwards). i love alison. she’s judgemental and kinda clueless, but she’s also kind. i’m more of a jamie myself (never left my parents’ house — and while things work differently here in brazil, i could easily identify with jamie).
alison is in her last year of high school and the stakes are higher than ever! she needs to do well i
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Margarita Salazar
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
First, I want to thank, because this book was an ARC. So I’m so grateful for have the opportunity or read this amazing book.
Well the plot is so interesting, maybe there are so many books with this kind of plot, but, this book, at least for me, it’s SO REAL. The characters are so funny and so intense at the same time, I was literally screaming every time they interact, also, the secondary characters made me laugh a LOT. The hate to love relationship is so heart-ponding, the atmosphere between the
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Born To Read
Jan 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Alison and Ethan are not friends. We could even say they hate each other. A little. Both of them want to be the best student to be accepted in Harvard.
So when the principal of their high school pairs them together to organize a ten year class reunion, let's say that they are...unhappy.
Working with your nemesis trying to confront you in every possible way is not their idea of fun.
But little by little their obsession becomes into something else.
This is a friend to lovers novel. I liked it although
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Modern Miss Granger
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ya-romance
This was a really cute enemies to lovers story. Full of mischievous moments and and hilarious outcomes. These two characters have such strong feelings for each other, but they struggle between hate or love. The result was so funny and you wanted to yell at them “YOU LOVE EACH OTHER”. It was such a fun book to binge. It definitely had its romantic moments that will make you swoon, ya romance lovers this one might be worth getting.
Sara
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*received a review copy*
I'm once again reminded why Emily and Austin are my favorite authors. The dynamic created between Ethan and Alison was perfect and kept me entertained the entire book. I couldn't put this one down! This is a great story for seniors in high school/freshmen in college who are thinking about their next steps and going through the transition from high school to college. This is a must-read and one of my new favorites!
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the lady e
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss.

I might have enjoyed this one a bit more if I hadn’t just read basically the same story in “Today, Tonight, Tomorrow” a few months ago, but YA romance lovers will enjoy this story of (white non specified) school enemies who fall in love while planning a school reunion.
Elisabeth
Jan 05, 2021 rated it did not like it
The characters were decent enough, but there was a struggle to really connect to either of them. There were things I liked about them, but it seemed rather blah and a little boring at times. I liked the premise, but the execution of the book was lacking for me. Overall it was just an ok read, not something that kept pulling me back to read more.

Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC!
Some Kind Ocular Device
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is so good!!! I loved Alison and Ethan's romance so much!!!! WIBBROKA WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS TO ME

Just so much good fighting and such good chemistry and such perfect enemies to lovers askskasksks
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Ashlee
Sep 21, 2020 marked it as i-need-it-now
Wibbroka covers become even more stunning every time!😍🙌 I can’t wait to read this one!💜💜💜💜
diana
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, edelweiss
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Lola
Jan 17, 2021 marked it as to-read
Okay, that guy on the cover looks like he’s 25! Like, he looks like he’s a teacher and that girl is a student. But I know they’re supposed to be the same age in the book.
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Emily Wibberley grew up in Southern California, but instead of working on her nonexistent tan at the beach, she spent her time reading, making music and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Shortly after falling for her best friend, Austin Siegemund-Broka, she attended Princeton University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. She and Austin now live and write YA co
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