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.
Love Between Enemies tells the story of Zoey and Gordon, two seniors that have been fighting each other to be the best, have the best grades, chess tournaments, science fairs, etc, for the last 4 years and it all comes down to one night. The night Gordon loses it all but finds Zoey along the way (can you find something or someone that’s always been there?). Maybe what’s done is done and there’s no turning back after that.
This book… I wanted to love it so badly but I just liked it, it really all sums up in the title which I find a little annoying but it’s okay. There were a few things that stopped me from absolutely loving this book, a few that helped me really like it and here’s a breakdown of them all:
- Zoey is a real binch for most of the book. Now I get it, she was hurt because of what Gordon said and whatnot but she really took it a little far and I didn’t enjoy reading her thoughts most of the time, I just 100% truly enjoyed the end.
- Things moved pretty quickly. I read this book in one school day, which is pretty quickly so that might be why I felt it that way, but basically the book all happens in one night, a good amount of it at a party and as I was reading the story I didn’t notice it, until I looked down and realized I was at 60% and is when I stopped and my mind was like “what? no way, I need more’.
- I loved Gordon. He’s the cutest, he’s so smart but also really sweet and I just… yes. Gordon is the best and there’s no other way around it.
- The story itself is pretty cute, I personally love enemies to lovers, taking away Zoey’s petty, immature attitude and actions, the story is pretty cute.
Basically, I didn’t love it, it was okay. Do I recommend it? I’d say give it a chance, you might not find Zoey as annoying as I did or you might absolutely hate it. Sadly we can’t love all of the books we read, let me know if you read this book and if you liked it! I’d love to know.
Massive thanks to Entangled Teen Crush & NetGalley for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!