Ella Leary will do anything to keep her father’s legacy alive. Levi Northrup stands in her way.
Her first mistake was crashing the publishing mogul’s party, hoping to dig up secrets that will help her save her father’s magazine when she squares off against him in the boardroom. Her second mistake? Spending a long, hot night in his bed.
Levi sees red when he learns Ella’s true identity and gives her only a single issue of her precious magazine to prove herself while he unravels his father’s final, very personal business deal. What he discovers will either drive them apart for good or pull them back into each other’s arms.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POVs, not always by chapter, but clearly defined.
After enjoying M.K. Chester’s Bryeton Books series, I was really looking forward to her contemporary work. This is a “take with a grain of salt” review. Enemies to lovers isn’t my favorite trope, I can and have enjoyed it, but generally not with the consistency of other themes. Additionally, the set-up for Ella and Levi meeting as well as the circumstances of their one-night-stand didn’t really work for me. While that’s really only the first two chapters, it’s the basis for large parts of the angst/conflict in the story.
Even though I didn’t love the story – I did read the entire book, I did like Levi and Ella separately, how they worked out their differences. The ending was sexy and sweet and I liked how Chester wrapped things up.
FWIW – I’ve enjoyed Chester’s other books and adored books 2 & 3 in this series: 10 days and Missing.
Note: While part of a series, the New South Romance books have no overlapping characters or events. These truly stand alone and can be listened to in any order.
About the author:
M.K. Chester is an RWA award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance, urban fantasy and non-fiction. M.K. is a native Buckeye who lives in Tennessee. She’s married to a veteran, MoM (Mother of Marine), and a grandmother. She adores her Scottish Terriers and is fighting Multiple Sclerosis.
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My Favorite Quotes
Why did she want to touch his hair when not an hour ago she’d wanted to ruin his life? – Crashed by @M_K_Chester #ContemporaryRomance #EnemiesToLoversTweet
When no rationale saved her, she ignored logic and flew on adrenaline and desire. – Crashed by @M_K_Chester #ContemporaryRomance #EnemiesToLoversTweet
She’d given him the best night of his life and lied to him, all at the same time. – Crashed by @M_K_Chester #ContemporaryRomance #EnemiesToLoversTweet
So much hard work to get to this moment, this place with her. And worth all the effort he had in his body. – Crashed by @M_K_Chester #ContemporaryRomance #EnemiesToLoversTweet