Camilla has a less than positive relationship with Rhett, so when he comes to her for help, she really should kick his ass to the curb. But somehow she goes along with it and finds that just maybe this time they can make something work, if Rhett doesn't change back to his old self, the self she loves to hate.
As far as enemies to lovers goes, Whisky Moments is great. Camilla and Rhett have chemistry for days, and their banter and deep feelings for each other are entertaining reading. I admit to not liking Rhett at first, because he was such an ass, relying on his dubious charm and displaying grating arrogance, but by the end he had won me over just as he had won over Camilla. Camilla was fabulous - strong, sweet and compassionate.
I haven't read any of the other stories in Steele Family series, but after falling for this couple, I plan on going back and reading them all!
When Katrina gets a call from her best friend, she knows she has to be there for her. She has no work to attend to now, so why not go back and help Gemma? Unfortunately, Gemma's annoying (hot) younger brother, Syler, is there, too, and it will force their still present attraction to flare up. They still dislike each other, though, so the attraction doesn't mean anything, right? Wrong...
Enemies to lovers and second chances are two of my absolute favorite tropes, and I gotta say that Cora Brent nailed both of them in this sweet, sexy holiday tale. I loved it! It's light hearted and fun, with enough steam and chemistry to warm up the reader's holidays. These two were just dying to get back together, even though they disliked each other on the surface. But their chemistry and their real feelings were not be denied, and were really obvious from the first page. And the secondary cast is just as great as Syler and Katrina, so I'm really hoping Syler's siblings will get their own stories.
When Angeline is tasked with writing a new blind date feature for her magazine Pink, she's not exactly thrilled to learn it'll be her mutual
When Angeline is tasked with writing a new blind date feature for her magazine Pink, she's not exactly thrilled to learn it'll be her mutual enemy, Jack, her boss' son, that she'll be doing the blind date piece with.
I love it when rom coms aren't too fluffy, when the banter and the zing between the leads isn't sugary sweet, and that's exactly why I like The Blind Date Diaries so much - it's sassy and witty and fun and the chemistry between Jack and Angeline is hot!
Quinn has the world's most asshole boss. Unfortunately, he's also the world's hottest boss. She really cannot stand the man, but she
Quinn has the world's most asshole boss. Unfortunately, he's also the world's hottest boss. She really cannot stand the man, but she lusts after him and it's damn annoying that she can't keep her mind out of the gutter whenever she looks at his lips. And then one day the force of their mutual disdain for each other drives them into the hottest encounter of both their lives. Still, they know better than to repeat it. So why does it keep happening? Again. And again. And AGAIN?!
I freakin' loved this enemies to lovers story! It's snarky and witty and the tension between Quinn and Ronan is smokin' hot. I love how much she sassed him and didn't put up with his bs, and I loved how much it drove him crazy, in the best kind of way. I remember thinking Ronan had to have a good story back when I read his brother Liam's story, (Public Relations), so I was really glad to finally read it, and it was worth the wait. Ronan and Quinn are fire together and make the perfect enemies to lovers couple.
Emery is finally going to tell her best friend, Reed, how she feels about him now that he's broken up with his girlfriend. Unfortunately[image]
Emery is finally going to tell her best friend, Reed, how she feels about him now that he's broken up with his girlfriend. Unfortunately Fortunately for her, it's the wrong Prescott brother in his bed that night, and Emery's left with the horrible feeling that her window to let Reed know how she feels is forever closed.
Now, years later, she's still friends with Reed, but Nash is her only hope if she wants to make enough money to pay off the stack of bills she hides in her freezer where she doesn't have to see them. It's come down to this: a reversal in circumstances where Nash is the billionaire and Emery's the poor one. Will Nash take advantage of their reversal in positions? Of course he will, he was always the brother with the anger in his eyes, and he wants his pound of flesh for what Emery's family did to his.
Holy wow, I was not expecting this! The level of snark these two exhibit as they battle their wills. The chemistry obvious even before their ill-timed night in Reed's bed. The UST was just too much in the most delicious of ways. I absolutely loved this enemies to lovers tale of vengeance and love and lust.
Kai has a heartbreaking past, but her present life is fixed to shield her from it. Then she meets Sebastian, the jerk who sprays her with water right before her latest audition. But of course all the antagonism between them is just masking the deep attraction, and soon, more than just attraction. But, Sebastian will have to choose soon: Kai or the show that's his everything, and his last way at back into the theater life he loves so much.
Damn...I love The Trouble with Gravity! It's heartfelt and heartbreaking. Kai and Sebastian are both hiding some seriously damaged souls, so with each other, they found some peace, some healing. I'm going to remember them and their story for a long time to come...
When presented with a dire choice: marry slimy, sleazy Count Godfrey or let her father's "creditors" do what they will with him and
When presented with a dire choice: marry slimy, sleazy Count Godfrey or let her father's "creditors" do what they will with him and their family, Liz is determined to find another way out of her family's troubles. Then Spencer happens. Yep, THAT Spencer. Her first love. Her now enemy, the man she hates. But is still attracted to. Damn, what's a royal to do?
Well, in Liz and Spencer's case - have a rollicking good time as they race the Vespa Isles trying to decide if enemies can become lovers and engage in a little marriage of convenience, all while figuring out how to fix her family's royal problems. Their chemistry is super hot, the action is rolling, and the whole story is fun and sexy. Can't ask for more in a good royal love story.
God help her when Ava's brother's best friend, Evan, moves in to her place. He needs a place to stay, supposedly temporarily, and she needs a roommate to help pay the rent. Sounds ideal, right? Wrong. Because he and she don't exactly get along. And because she kinda maybe sorta has crushed on him forever.
Wheee!! I loved this last installment of the Kiss Me series! Like the previous 2, it's freaking funny, witty and snarky, and Ava and Evan are one deliciously passive aggressive couple! There's the usual cast of crazies (humans and animals alike), plus Ava and Evan front and center in all their snarky, prank-filled glory. I'm gonna miss this series if this is really the last one because Emma Hart does rom-coms like no one else.
Nick Saint-Croix ..."is the Grinch. A Scrooge. A Dursley amongst Harrys." And Holly despises him. Her boss drives her nuts. Too bad he's "...hidden in a six-foot-tall package of male perfection." What's a girl to do with a douche boss who despises Christmas when she loves it? Probably not fall into bed with him...
Ahhh I loved The Boss Who Stole Christmas! Holly and her two sisters (who get their own stories too) are fun and funny, and Nick and Holly's chemistry is certainly enough to make anyone a Christmas believer, even the Scroogiest Scrooge. I always love Jana's rom coms, and this time it's even better because it's a Christmas story! And an office romance! Reindeer Falls is a fabulous new world that I can't wait to explore this holiday season.
D (Delta) and Caiden have history. A not so happily ever after kind of history. So when D's boss and Caiden's potential new boss, Alpha, pairs[image]
D (Delta) and Caiden have history. A not so happily ever after kind of history. So when D's boss and Caiden's potential new boss, Alpha, pairs them up on an assignment to find out who betrayed them both at different times, let the good times roll!
Lots of action (both of the fun and the not so fun kind), sizzling chemistry, witty, snarky banter and a fast pace kept Kept in the Dark at a very readable level for me. I thought the two made a great couple and all the side characters introduced kept my interest as well. This is a series that I will be reading lots more of in the future!
Abigail isn't what the rest of the world sees. No, she's more. She's broken and damaged, but she's just really looking for someone to truly[image]
Abigail isn't what the rest of the world sees. No, she's more. She's broken and damaged, but she's just really looking for someone to truly love her the way her family should, but does not. And then she's stuck with someone she hates, someone who hates her, as a bodyguard.
Theo hates her. And he wants revenge. He's a cold-hearted bastard who plans on taking the Reject down.
Alas, their hearts have a different plan in mind for these two. So what actually happens is just such a great story. Yes, it's a bully romance. Yes, it's an enemies to lovers romance. Yes, it's brutal and sad in places. But in the end? It's quite beautiful.
Mary once wrote one of my favorite stories - a little something called You Own Me.Heartless reminds me of it in a lot of ways, but I can see how far her writing has come in just 3 short years since it was released. Even if you do not normally dig bully, enemies to lovers type stories, I highly recommend you give Heartless Hero a try. You will not regret it because it's pretty damn great - sexy, emotionally substantial and layered, and Theo and Abigail will quickly have you falling in love with them.
Landon and Shay despise each other. So it makes sense that when a bet was placed that he'd make her fall for him before he fell for
Landon and Shay despise each other. So it makes sense that when a bet was placed that he'd make her fall for him before he fell for her, that the mind games would be all over the place. But something happened along the way and the two started to develop decidedly non-hateful feelings toward each other. Somehow Shay became Landon's light, offered him some peace to the jagged mess that was his mind. But, he's got a lot of work to do on himself before he's ready to be with Shay. Will she stick around, or move on? Unfortunately, I won't find out until part 2 release, which I hope is soon!
Enemies to lovers can be hard to write successfully, but in Brittainy's capable hands, the trope was executed perfectly. I fell so hard for these two who hated, who loved. I cried with them, especially Landon, as his story was unfolding. I can only hope in part 2 that he's back and with a measure of happiness and peace, that he deserves. And I can only hope Shay's love for him is still there.
"I love you in the light and in the dark. I love you like a whisper and like a shout. I love your good days and your bad days, and I...love...you. All of you. Every single piece..." "And every single scar."
Let's just say that Charlie and Triple J (Jackson)'s first meeting is not the adorable meet cute in romance movies and books. You could even say the two become sorta enemies because of their less than friendly first meeting. But somehow they become friends, then more when they start to see more in each other. Start to see something beyond the exterior. But along the way, there's snarky fun, witty as hell banter, some steamy times, and a really solid relationship actually ends up forming between them.
I thought Jackson was quite possibly the most adorable, sweetest guy I've read in a long, long time. On the outside he came across at first glance as a BIG DUMB JOCK with attitude. But the reality is that he's an absolute sweetheart with a huge heart and caring nature. I fell in love with the jock! And Charlie is perfect for him. She's feisty and sassy and puts up with no kinda bs from anyone, especially Jackson. These two are a match made in romance heaven. So if you're in the mood for something sweet, witty and a little steamy, I would highly recommend you 1-click Jock Road today.
Layla knows the time has come for her to come back to her life. It's been a year since her husband's accident, and she's let things slide. So today's the day that she will slowly start putting away her grief, putting her children first, and trying to move on. And then something happens when she meets her new neighbor. Her new, gorgeous neighbor, whose kindness shines from him as he starts teaching her children how to care for their horses. Will he be Layla's second chance at a great love? Will she and her kids be Reid's redemption?
Damn...this story has me feeling all kinds of stuff right now. I'm not even ashamed to admit I shed a few tears when everything went down. I won't spoil, but I will say that the big reveal, while perhaps not a complete surprise, has such a huge emotional impact that I almost couldn't stand it. I loved everything about this beautiful story of love, and grief, and healing, and redemption, and I know I'll remember it for a long, long time.
Harper is a frazzled, hard-working mom of twins whose first meeting with her new boss is less than pleasant. And that was before she found
Harper is a frazzled, hard-working mom of twins whose first meeting with her new boss is less than pleasant. And that was before she found out who he was. Oh boy...but once these two meet on mutual ground, they find there's an attraction that neither wants or has time for. She needs this job, so she cannot possibly have a thing with her boss. He needs to impress a potential client, though, so will she pretend to help him close the deal? What about when feelings catch fire?
Hard Place is a great start to a new series. It's a slow burn office romance with lots of tension, witty, snarky dialogue and chemistry that is obvious from their very first, not so cute meeting. Now I can't wait for Hard Truth. October can't come soon enough for this reader!
Halley's kissing booth competition this year is Preston, her best friend's brother, the man on whom she's had a huge crush most of her life.
Halley's kissing booth competition this year is Preston, her best friend's brother, the man on whom she's had a huge crush most of her life. But it doesn't phase her at all. Right? Right...
Kiss Me Not is cute, sweet and seriously fun. I loved Preston and Halley together! Adorable is the word that comes to mind. There's so much chemistry between these two. It's been literally years that the feelings have built up, so it's no surprise there are sparks everywhere around them. I love how their competition never waned, but how they slowly admitted the real feelings they had for each other. Preston and Halley are not the only reason Kiss Me Not is so good, though. The secondary cast is as fabulous as the two leads. Grandma and Aunt Bethel. Let's just say if my Grandma and Aunt were like them I'm not sure how I would have survived my growing up years ...more
Olivia Monroe really, really dislikes Byron Crowne. And why shouldn't she? He's the epitome of everything she despises, using his wealth and
Olivia Monroe really, really dislikes Byron Crowne. And why shouldn't she? He's the epitome of everything she despises, using his wealth and charm to steamroll past environmental and city regulations just so he can own everything in sight. She didn't count on her body reacting so viscerally to him in person, though, and it's a problem. She can't be attracted to the man she's suing, can she?
When it becomes obvious that she simply can't resist the gorgeous asshole, though, and he can be a means to an end, she takes him up on his brand of dominance and pleasure. After all, it will get her what she wants, so why shouldn't she spend some time rolling around in the sheets with him?
But we all know that pleasure, whether it comes with a hefty dose of pain and dominance like Byron does, often times comes with feelings. Pesky little feelings. Feelings that it seems he might not reciprocate. So Olivia has a choice: stick with the plan or walk away and fulfill her dream on her own.
Iron Crowne is hot. Really hot. I can't say I liked either Byron or Olivia that much, hence the 4 rather than 5 stars, but I liked the story itself and found everything else in this world intriguing. From Byron's brokenness to Olivia's sass that hides her own brokenness, down to Byron's family. All very fascinating stuff. I will definitely be on the lookout for more in what I hope will be a series.