Light and funny with plenty of steam, this book moves quickly and will keep you smiling. It’s an “enemies” to lovers romance where our couple butts heads until the tension between them snaps. And while Syler may have been something of a bad boy in the past, all we see is what a great guy he truly is deep down. While I felt the romance lacked some depth and cringed at the circumstances surrounding the night that changed things between Syler and Katrina, there’s a whole lot that I enjoyed about the book.
The story follows Syler, a 28-year-old who returns to his hometown in time for the holidays when he finds out that his sister is in need. Though he’s definitely been a troublemaker in the past, Syler would do anything for his family and knows it’s time for him to step up. Unbeknownst to Syler, his sister’s best friend also comes to help out, and the strained relationship between them comes to a head. Growing up, Katrina always had a crush on Syler’s brother, until one night changed things forever. These two might clash every time they speak, but beneath that is an chemistry neither one can ignore.
The writing is solid and moves quickly, not lingering on anything that drags the story down. It’s got an overall light feel with an undercurrent of sex throughout the whole thing. Neither Syler nor Katrina has been able to forget the night they shared, and living together doesn’t make that any easier. Personally, I connected with Syler more than I did Katrina – he was young when he made his mistakes, and is being judged on his past behavior. I will say that I didn’t love how “that night” played out, which colored my opinion of the characters, especially Katrina. Ultimately, however, I loved the humor and lightness of the story, which made it a quick and easy read. I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review.
An Enemies to Lovers Holiday Tale
Release Date: December 19, 2019
cultish self help movement.
to get right. So when my big sister is abandoned by her prick of a
husband, leaving her and her four kids alone a week before Christmas, I don’t
hesitate to head home.
friend. She’s headstrong and hot. She’s neurotic and
sexy. She belts out old power ballads with horrible, tuneless
abandon and her hair always smells like vanilla cookie batter.
appreciated my natural talent for getting under her skin.
that memory to get off once or twice or twelve times a
who really got to me.
settle the score.
(with majorly hot hate sex)
in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she
lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she
has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of
unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has
dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA
Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened
from this dream.