Review: Love Between Enemies (Grad Night, #2) by Molly E. Lee

Synopsis/Cover Image from Amazon
Zoey Handler is ready to put an end to her decade-long rivalry with Gordon Meyers. They’ve traded top spot between valedictorian and salutatorian for years, but all that’s over now. Right? But after a crazy graduation speech prank gets out of hand, suddenly their rivalry turns into all-out war. Time to make peace with a little friendly payback. 
Step one? Make him believe they’re now friends. 
Step two? Show him the time of his life at an epic graduation party. 
Step three? Don’t fall for his tricks. 
Step four? Absolutely, positively, do not kiss him again. 

So what if he’s cute? (Okay, hot.) So what if he’s charming? (Heaven help her, tempting.) So what if he apologizes? (That has to be fake.) She knows the real Gordon. And no matter how much her heart begs her to stop, there’s no turning back. 

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two rivals who discover maybe they could be something much more...if only they’d stop fighting long enough to notice it.

The EntangledTeen Crush line is like a box of chocolates, in my opinion. Each books is temptingly sweet and incredibly hard to resist. Thankfully, Molly E. Lee's Love Between Enemies follows this trend perfectly. Taking place over twenty-four hours, Love Between Enemies deliciously blends together revenge, romance, and a series of mixed signals. 

Love Between Enemies introduces Gordon and Zoey, two graduating seniors hoping to finally put their complicated, long-lasting rivalry to bed. 

Gordon and Zoey are vastly similar. They're ambitious, fearless, and smart. They know what they want and they'll do anything to achieve it. I appreciated how hardworking they were, as it was nice to see two characters who put their futures first. 

Out of the two, I liked Gordon the most. He was sweet, caring, and family orientated. His relationship with his dad always brought a smile to my face, and I especially loved how he'd do anything to save his father's beloved restaurant. I don't think many teens would step up as much as Gordon did. 

Zoey, on the other hand, was likable once you got past her hard exterior. At first she seemed cold and heartless, but as more was revealed about her life, the more I realized that nothing was as perfect as it seemed. She struggled to be independent from her parents - free to make her own decisions. I could understand why she'd want that, and I rooted for it to prove herself to her parents, to show them that she should make her own choices and do a fantastic job at it. 

The plot in this was nothing new or groundbreaking. It's the typical enemies-to-lovers romance with some revenge mixed in, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. Even with the twenty-four hour timeline, Molly packed in a lot of fun events and drama. I also liked how she brought other Grad Night books into this - you see portions of the first book as well as the third occurring on the sidelines.

There were a few aspects I didn't like. For one, the ending seemed a bit too perfect. Yes, it was exciting and happy, but I couldn't believe that all of that was so easily achievable in twenty four hours. Second of all, I wanted more romance! Most of the book plays on the "will-or-won't-they?" angle, and while I always love that kind of thing, I wanted more swoon.

Overall, Love Between Enemies is a cute, happy-go-lucky kind of read.

3 stars!!! 

Love Between Enemies is now out! 

Source: eARC provided by publisher 

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1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a super cute read, but I haven't had much luck with this line. Maybe I've been reading the wrong books! I would definitely want more swoon from this one as well!


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