From New York Times Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan comes a sexy and sizzling, enemies-to-lovers romp with bite. He's rude. Arrogant. And too hot to handle. And she's stranded with him for an entire week. He knows the sexy stranger doesn't belong in his small town, but he's determined to keep her there. The second she opens her smart mouth, he wants to swap a whole lot more than insults with her. She’s got a secret. But he’s got his own agenda. Buckle up. "A steamy and red-hot enemies-to-lovers romance like I've never read before!" - Beneath the Covers Book Blog "It was FREAKING FANTASTIC! Sexy, charming, and full of witty banter, I couldn't get enough of Luke and Charlotte!" - Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Sometimes you end up liking a character even if you want to hate them. After learning everything that went on with Charlotte and why she ended up stranded in a small town, I wanted to hate Prescott, but I ended up liking him. Not as much as I liked Charlotte's friend, but I still liked him. I won't mind if we don't get his story as much as I will if Duke and Valentina don't get their story (I am 99% sure they will end up together). Of course, I can't forget the sister, Molly, who also deserves a book. Kendall Ryan knows how to write likable characters and make you feel as if they are your friends.
The rich girls meets and falls for the not rich guy while rebelling against her parents plot line is something we have seen before. Hundreds of books and movies have similar storyline, but this book managed to avoid the cliche parts and be a refreshing story.
I will admit that I wanted to dive more into Luke's mind to see things a little better from his perspective, but I was able to overcome that want. I would have understood Luke better if there was more focus on his past. I just wanted him to do some things and not be passive, but on some level I got this reasoning. Charlotte could have been a bad heroine because her family doesn't have the right values and they are incapable of doing something nice for their daughter, but she turned out to be a good person. She has more character growth that Luke.
I just love the way Ryan writes her books and I have almost always loved her books, so I don't think you will hear me say a bad word.The tone of the book is light and I had a very pleasant time reading it. I was sold on the insta lust/love of this book which is something I rarely do anymore. Time flew by while I was reading the book and I truly felt as if I was a part of the town. The fact that I didn't want to hit any of the main characters is always a plus.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.