ARC received from: Netgalley
Trope: Enemies turned lovers turned friends turned lovers
Chemistry: Off the charts Scorchio
One-Sentence Summary: Jase and Emily light the pages on fire with their chemistry
Review: HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with so much UST between the characters. The first half of the book was just full of lust-covered hatred and jibes and UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION. And then when the sexual tension was resolved? CRAZY HOT SEX SCENES.
But let’s rewind back to the beginning. Meet Jase and Emily. They have a RIDICULOUS number of mutual friends. Seriously, before you get through the first third of the book the author is going to make you feel like you have an inadequate social life because there is no way normal people have that big of a social circle……. right? Anyway, as you can imagine Jase and Emily keep running into each other at weddings and because of a BIG MISUNDERSTANDING when they were at school together (cue delicious backstory and character layers being peeled back), they hate each other. But secretly lust after each other. Then not quite so secretly lust each other.
The way the book is structured is very much around Jase/Emily’s encounters and each chapter is pretty much a new month, a new wedding or a new run-in so you don’t get any of the filler stuff that takes up all the room, everything you get is important relationship development. It has been a long time since I read a romance which would be so amazing if it was turned into the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Seriously, I can picture it in my head: imagine the set-up of 27 Dresses but take out the mildly irritating Katherine Heigl and replace it was the wonderful UST and chemistry of Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas’s characters from Sweet Home Alabama. If a Hollywood producer happens to be reading this and umming and ahhing about which book to adapt into a film next (since when was the last time Hollywood produced anything original?!) then let me make clear a future romcom blockbuster is sitting right here!
In case you’re still wondering about how I feel about this book, *spoiler alert*, I LOVED IT. It hit all the right notes for me with the UST, the relationship progressing (and regressing) at just the right speed, some likeable secondary characters and of course a happy ever after.
I loved the way the book ends with an epilogue from Max’s POV thereby revealing to us that his book is up next. I can’t wait to find out what is in store for him and Brody but most importantly, GIVE ME SEAN/MOLLY’S BOOK NOW!!!!!! Thanks.