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Boom

(Blast Brothers #1)

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,140 ratings  ·  115 reviews
One crumbling house. One exploded truck. And two people who think they can't stand each other.

Arden Weathers. She's a girl on a mission, and that mission most certainly doesn't involve Brody Blastoviak, the hometown hottie who made her college prospects go boom, and not in a good way, six years ago.

Brody Blastoviak. He knows better than to stick his you-know-what into Craz
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Kindle Edition, 429 pages
Published June 25th 2020 by Mellow Moon
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Syndi
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am skeptical at first, I admit. I am sucker for Enemies to Lovers romance. Not all authors can pull it off the explosive chemistry. Miss Stark done well. Although I think the slow pace made me frustrated. Boom hit the spot for explosive chemistry between Arden and Brody.

The story of their hate started long ago while in the high school from series of misunderstanding, prejudice and unfortunate events. The writing kept me interested. Bit dragged due to slowness of the pace. I think the story ca
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Laura
Jun 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF at 26%

I'm ok with cute, or with clever, and sometimes I am even ok with over the top humor in a romance.

What I also need is a strong romance to balance out the humor...and I didn't believe Arden and Brody liked one another.

At all. And at 25% in, even in an enemies to lovers, there has to be a connection between the main characters, even if it's strong hatred.

I never really thought Arden or Brody really cares that the other was around. And if there's not romance, there needs to be a draw of
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Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

So let me get this straight… Recent college graduate Arden committed a first degree felony by breaking and entering her old family home to only then be caught by the owner Brody, who was the high school all star that caused the loss of her college scholarship, when taking a shower and has the audacity to question why he was there? Accusing him of purchasing her home out of spite, making demands as if she had any say in the matter, throwing out false accusations and stating that s
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P
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. It’s one of the best enemies to lovers I’ve read in a while, and it was probably my most enjoyable read over all lately. I hate second channel books typically, but this didn’t have that dynamic. You can see how they could have been good together but they were so wrapped up in their own lives it wasn’t the right time. I usually don’t like that, but this author just makes it work. I can’t even explain it. Watching them fall for each other was awesome. Watching him grovel when he ...more
☆☆Hannah☆☆
This was an okay read for me. I seem to be hit or miss with this author. My main problem with this book is Arden. She just isn't likable. I did like Brody but like other's he wasn't enough. The good news is that they did get a happy ending. I just hope the next guys book is better. ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)




Amazon US / UK / CA / AU

When Arden accidentally breaks into her high school arch nemesis' home and takes a shower, it gives these two enemies a good chance to get to know each other in ways they never bothered to in high school, and they find they were both laboring under a lot of misconceptions back then. And more significantly, they find that their antagonism was masking a serious attraction. Can they indulge in that attraction and keep their hearts intact, or will all their old ways of th
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Heather Gilbert
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Sweet

The kind of contemporary romance that makes you smile. It’s sweet.... well, once they get over themselves. And they do have quite a bit to get over. I mean, if either of them had just talked things through it works have been an incredibly short book - but no. It's misunderstanding heaven and they BOTH fall deep into the trap..... it is a Enemies to Lovers romance, after all.

Fortunately, like all good romances (or main stream ones at least), things are resolved, feelings exposed and the futu
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Erika Jackson
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I so freaking excited when Sabrina just popped up with this surprise story! She is one of my favorite author! She never disappoint me and this time was excellent! I couldn't stop it down.
This story is freaking amazing, captivating, hilarious, and beautiful! Sabrina pulls you into her world with how she describes the scenery and the everything that comes with it! Sabrina writing is done beautifully and flows throughout the book without any errors or the flow of the story.The herione is Arden. She
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Stephanie Nordin
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Arden and Brody have known each other since high school where a disastrous chemistry experiment set off a chain of events that made them enemies. Six years later Arden returns to her grandparents’ home, the only real home she had to find a sold sign, her cousin who is supposed to own the house with her not answering her calls and the new owner is none other than Brody. Brody and his brothers have the hottest home renovation company on tv and Arden begs him to save the house rather than demolish ...more
Shelley
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, I loved this novel. From the very first chapter, this novel reached out and grabbed me and did not let go until the very last. I did not want this novel to end. I loved Arden and Brody. I loved their chemistry. I love the way this author writes dialogue and no one does banter better. I have loved all of this author's previous novels and this novel did not disappoint. I love it when a novel can make you laugh out loud in public. This novel checked all of my boxes for me and left me wi ...more
SCBookAddict
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed every bit of this book! It was a cute, fun, sexy read!

It started off with a bang and never let up!

Arden and Brody were high school nemesis. They both despise the other for reasons that are revealed in flashbacks as the story progresses.

In the present, Brody has something Arden wants. Now they are stuck working with each other while being filmed for a national television show.

The banter is fun and the chemistry between these two is incredibly hot!

Secrets are revealed that will carry
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Nicole Carter
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and sweet renovation love story

Written in true Sabrina stark style, Boom was funny and sweet. Told with her biting one liners, some funny misunderstandings between our lovers, this was a fast and easy read. I love a couple with some bad blood in their past to overcome. And wrapped up sweetly and happily.
domestic_godess_reads
Great

This was a great enemies to lovers to enemies to lovers again book 😅 I enjoyed the witty banter between the characters .
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
DNF. Just couldn't get into it. ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Boom was a cute read and there were things that I liked, but there were also things that I could not relate to. I couldn't connect to the characters and couldn't follow their thought logic, which made it hard to connect to the entire book as well. All in all it was an interesting book with cute and humorous moments, but probably not one that I would re-read. I give it 3 outta 5 stars!

PS: Thank you to Sabrina Stark and Give Me Books PR for allowing me an advanced copy of the book to read and revi
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Katy
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3 stars
What I Liked: For the most part, I think this was a fun romance with some comedic elements. I like Sabrina Stark’s work. I find it really easy to read, and whilst some elements of her style (an over-reliance on cliffhangers and ominous statements, for a start) can be a bit grating after a while, the writing flows well and allows for the reader to move through the story quite quickly. Some bits were very well done - there were some bits that made me feel quite emotional, such as wh
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Nightbird Novels
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Arden Weathers has been working hard to take care of her family home while away at college. And now that she has graduated, she finally returns to the one place she was only ever happy... only to find that someone else now owns everything she ever worked for...

Broderick Blastoviak aka "Brody Blast" is rich and famous from starring in his own home renovation show and being an equal owner in the lucrative tool business he shares with his equally well known brothers. But Brody wasn't always this se
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Bette
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Story & Narration🎧 A Blast of a RomCom💘

Boom: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy
Blast Brothers, Book 1
By: Sabrina Stark
Narrated by: Connor Brown, Stephanie Rose

Wow, this book is one angsty and comical ride and I loved every minute of it. Sabrina Stark is a gifted author, I enjoyed her writing style, she created interesting storylines that were captivating from start to end. I liked how she lightened up her angsty enemies to lovers romance with comedy, a perfect blend of tropes and not
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PelicanFreak
This starts out much the same as dual-POV enemies-to-lovers novels seem to. And to my amusement, “Boom” is a very apt title. Well played, Stark.


While an entertaining enough read, there’s one thing I’d change:
I love dual POV, but in this instance, we do not get anything different with it. It’s poorly executed. Rather than getting different thoughts of the 2 MCs or different views of what’s going on, we literally just read everything twice. Once in each MC’s POV, and at times it’s literally word-f
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Lisa
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5*

This was an enemies to lovers story, with a lot from their past clouding their present and future. The story revolves around a house that used to belong to Arden's grandparents and that Arden thought she was close to owning herself. Unfortunately for her, Brody is now the proud owner and it will be the next project on his reality construction show.

Whilst it was clear that there was definitely chemistry between them, as the sparks definitely flew, I struggled to see how they would wor
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DJ
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 EXPLOSIVE STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BOOM (BOOK 1)
BLAST BROTHERS SERIES
WRITTEN BY SABRINA STARK
NARRATED BY STEPHANIE ROSE & CONNOR BROWN


This is a fabulous book that will definitely have you smiling. An enemy to lovers romance about Arden and Brody who reconnect after six years, having attended high school together they share an explosive moment that resulted in them becoming enemies.When Arden returns home after six years the home, her grandparent owned, the only home she could call home has been sold! Her co
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Christi
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Boom is a fun and slightly addictive enemies to lovers story and a great intro for me to author Sabrina Stark. Arden is an independent and stubborn woman.  After years of being away at college she returns home to negotiate with her cousin to buy her grandparents house. Unfortunately the house had been sold out from under her and she comes face to face with the new owner, literally a Blast from her past. 


Brody is Arden's high school enemy. Now, he is gorgeous and successful and quite h
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Toni Benton
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I enjoyed this listen. The performance was decent, although, sometimes it seemed that Conner couldn’t narrate some sections fast enough...almost like the sentence needed to be read in one breath. That aside, overall, both narrators did excellent on changing voices to distinguish different characters.

The storyline & plot were good. The beginning of the book up to about Ch 43-44 were a little slow moving, but I’m actually ok with that. It gives a little more time for character developmen
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Kari Hansen
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arden was raised by her grandparents so the home that they owned holds a special place in her heart. When they passed away, she became a 50% owner and has been paying her cousin for the upkeep however she is in for a nasty shock when she returns home from college. The house she loved has not only been sold but is also being renovated for a television show and if that isn’t distressing enough the new owner is also her enemy from high school.

Brody appears to be living the perfect life, but appeara
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Deborah Kurniawan
2.5 stars

Another new-to-me author this month!
The blurb sounds amazing hence why I sign up to get the ARC.

The story is good. It is well-plotted, the ANGST rate is high, and the chemistry between Brody and Arden is scorching hot.
They were enemies in high school, but when they met again they became attracted to each other.
They could not deny their feelings and acted on it.
Despite their past, could they get their HEA?



Yet, there was one element that irritated me during reading.
That was the heroine,
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Patty
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boom: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy
Blast Brothers, Book 1
By: Sabrina Stark
Narrated by: Connor Brown, Stephanie Rose

Arden is newly graduated and goes home to start her new life to find that her home has been sold. And if that isn't bad enough, the person who bought it is her nemesis from high school! Brody, her old lab partner, is going to renovate the house and with Arden under foot and under his skin, things are a little crazy. But he is liking crazy. Will these two find that they were m
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Serenechaosnyc
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that initially, I was concerned that I wouldn't like the heroine- the story starts with Arden trespassing in her childhood home. It was sold (not to her) and when Brody found her, instead of being sorry, she was actually really combative. I also didn't like how Brody treated the meeting. In fact, they are enemies from high school (a few miscommunications etc) and the anger drives their first few meetings. As Arden has to start working with Brody, who is a home restoration whiz an ...more
Christi Fowler
Title: Boom
Author: Sabrina Stark
Format: Audio
Narrators: Stephanie Rose, Connor Brown
Genre: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Enemies to Lovers, Reality TV, Home Improvement
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Blast Brother # 1
POV: Arden and Brody
Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy but not very explicit
3.5/5

I'm of mixed mind about this book. It's slow and plodding and I didn't really connect with either character. Arden and Brody's lack of communication (both in verbalizing and listening) despite the numerous a
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Lynn
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
O.M.G. Boom! ... for sure! Another 5 Star book from Sabrina Stark

Boom is a very well written, full length story that is tightly woven, chock- full of witty dialogue with a dual POV, with scenes that are fun, witty, romantic, full of drama, and plot twists.

Brody and Arden have a history that goes back to high school. He’s now made it and is super wealthy with a renovation TV show and a line of tools.

Arden has just graduated from college and is penniless ... and carless. She thought she’s been pay
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Colleen
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story, characters BUT....

I loved the characters you could feel the the heat and attraction between them even when they wanted to kill each other. The story was also creative enough to keep the friction and conflict going to the end. Even the reader doesn't get the full scope of why the brothers hated Arden so much when until the end. BUT, there is a very strong lack of physical affection between the main characters no kissing, touching, holding cuddling even when they are together for
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