The hate is PALPABLE in this enemies to lovers romance, with so much snarky banter that you’ll need to be fully caffeinated in order to keep up. I was wholly unprepared for the level of sexual tension – I loved the amount of dialogue and the sizzling chemistry, which absolutely jumped off the page. These two have a connection from the moment they meet, and it is hate and lust ever after. The only problem? The love wasn’t nearly as convincing. One of my favorite things about enemies to lovers romance is the subtle shift into love, with those unexpected tender moments and the growth in intimacy. That’s lacking here. There’s a fine line between love and hate, but the transition is not entirely believable in this. I’d love to give this 5 stars based on the quality of the sexual tension, but there are a few things that didn’t work as well.
The story follows Landon and Vannah, two near-strangers with plenty of friction. Their first meeting doesn’t go all that well, and things don’t improve when they meet again in a professional setting. Landon is a coldhearted businessman, but something about Vannah stirs up all of his emotions. As the two dance around their mutual attraction while playing a twisted cat and mouse game, neither one is sure what to think. Is it all just hate between them, or is there more brewing beneath the surface?
These two are FIRE fueled by hate. Their bickering/bantering is so quick and intense that you’ll need to give the story your full focus – I actually had to read a few parts twice just to keep up with the pace. The dialogue is completely successful in building an excruciating level of tension, and I could feel the chemistry on every page (the steamy scenes are SIZZLING). I’m still not sure that I particularly liked either character though, and that’s where this could’ve used more quiet moments. Landon is 100% alphahole and Vannah is his perfect complement, but we don’t see much softness from either of them – at least until their jarring transformation towards the end. With a few more tender moments and a smoother transition from hate to love, I’d happily give this a 5-star rating. As it stands, this is a solid 4.
From USA Today & Amazon Top Ten bestselling author Harloe Rae comes a sizzling enemies-to-lovers romance where a billionaire CEO battles against a snarky redhead who has her own agenda.
“I’d say it’s nice to meet you, but I’ve never been a good liar.”
That’s his initial offense against me.
Don’t worry—there’s plenty more where that came from.
Landon Winters is colder than his last name suggests.
Cruel and callous too.
I’m certain he finds pleasure in making others miserable.
He’s a billionaire by his own making—not satisfied with simply inheriting a white collar and silver spoon.
Landon’s arrogance is so thick I could choke on the stench alone.
He’s also responsible for gouging a jaded chip to my shoulder.
The only saving grace is never having to see him again.
Wishful thinking is a fickle beast.
My boss just announced that Landon is my latest client.
I’ll need to impress him or kiss my promotion goodbye.
Either way, this is my chance to get even.
Revenge is all I see.
The price for redemption is steep.
Landon will pay a small fortune in humiliation.
And I’ll walk away filthy rich in vindication.
About the Author:
Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 best-selling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.
She’s a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. There’s nothing quite like an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, the #BitterSweetHeat series, Ask Me Why, the Silo Springs series, and Left For Wild. These titles are available on Amazon.
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