I’m sad to see the series end, but this was a great way to go out. This light and steamy, tension-filled romance makes for a quick, bingeable read that easily stands on its own. I had no trouble devouring it one sitting, and I had fun the whole time. It’s an interesting combination of enemies to lovers, accidental roommates, office rivals, and second chance – which is probably too many tropes for the length of the book, lol. I could’ve done without the second chance dynamic, because their history actually confused me for awhile and is one of the main things that detracted from the romance. This either needed a few flashbacks to fill in the gaps, or it needed to scrap their whole sexual history. But that’s really the only thing that holds this back from being a 5-star read; the rest of the book is low angst, sexy, and just Hunter’s style.
The story follows Holland and Sutton (terrible names to keep track of, lol), two people who went to high school together but haven’t seen each other in years. Holland has always been competitive, so she and Sutton were academic rivals growing up. It wasn’t until after graduation that they crossed any lines, but they did share one sexy summer together. After college, they reconnected, but things did not go well – and now there’s a lot of resentment and unresolved feelings between them. As both Holland and Sutton make changes in their lives, they find themselves crossing paths yet again. And it’s not long before they’re both living and working together, which makes burying those unresolved feelings nearly impossible.
This series has been very solid, and I’ve looked forward to every book. This was no exception. I loved all of the sexual tension, the enemies to lovers vibe, and the obvious connection. Hunter manages to keep the story light and low angst, while also tackling a few tropes that tend to get angsty. It’s probably too short and definitely relies too much on their past (which we never see), but I enjoyed the story overall. I would’ve vastly preferred if they had simply danced around their feelings in high school, because their history was kinda odd to me and very distracting. I kept trying to figure out if they had slept together before, and if they really went off to college with “no” feelings. Eliminating that messy backstory would’ve allowed their current dynamic to shine, and would’ve made the book a lot stronger – in my opinion. Regardless, I still enjoyed this a whole lot, and it was just what I was in the mood for. Whether you’re reading this as a standalone or wrapping up the series, it’s lighthearted and sexy. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this enemies to lovers romance.
Don’t fall for your coworker…especially when he’s your roommate.
Sutton Barnes thinks he’s Prince Charming, but he’s really the Prince of Hell.
He’s egotistical. A user. A complete douchecanoe.
And unfortunately now my coworker.
Did I mention he’s also my new roommate?
It’s all because I can’t turn down a challenge.
I never have, and I won’t start now.
When Sutton bets me I can’t live in the same apartment as him and resist the “temptation”…well, game on.
He’ll be the first to cave.
There is no way I’m falling for his charm…not again.
Start the series today!
Each of these reads as a standalone, though there are characters who tie the series together. I’d personally recommend reading Loathe Thy Neighbor first, not just because it kicks the series off, but also because it’s my favorite.
About the Author:
I’m a Missouri-raised gal, but currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband and 9-year-old dog. I spend my days begging him for a cat, and I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.
Writing is my passion, and this is just the beginning of my journey.
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