My Enemy Next Door
Authors: Whitney G., Nicole London
Publication Date: January 11, 2018
Publisher: Nicole London & Whitney G.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
Rating: ★ ★ ★
We used to be close.
We used to be best friends.
Until we became enemies all over again…
Courtney Ryan ruined our on and off again friendship with one swipe of her sexy, red pen. After the final rude message she wrote in my yearbook, I decided that we didn’t need to see each other anymore. (But if we ever did, I would show her exactly why I had every reason to be “cocky,” and make her admit that I really *was* “that damn sexy.”)
Now that it’s ten years later, I’ve graduated from law school at the top of my class, and I’m being recruited to work at the number one law firm in New York City.
Since I’m in desperate need of a change and want to meet new people, I don’t hesitate to accept the offer.
Until I find out that Courtney Ryan graduated from law school, too.
Until I realize that she’ll be working at the same exact firm, in the office right across from me.
And if this timing isn’t unfortunate enough, she’s far more tempting and sexier than I originally remembered.
(Oh, and last night I found out that she lives right next door…)
We don’t have to be close.
We don’t have to be best friends.
But she’s going to pay me back for making us enemies all over again…
My Enemy Next Door is a romance I liked, but I could have loved. It was the story of former high school best friends and lovers whose romance ends horribly. They get a second chance at love as adults when the enemies end up working together.
I loved the second chance and enemies to lovers tropes in this book. Courtney and Jace’s high school romance was sweet. They were opposites who connected in a fun, cool way. Even their demise (when revealed) was cool — and relevant to today’s society. I also loved their stint as enemies. Their high jinks cracked me up.
So, what kept me from loving My Enemy Next Door? It was the combination of a couple of things. First, it started out a little roughly. It wasn’t the actual story, but the characters that I wasn’t sure of. Every single one of them came across in an argumentative way. Their words were so brisk and unkind. The only one who seemed nice was Jace, and he was supposed to be the bad boy. It was uncomfortable to read all the negativity. That got better as the story went on, but it left a mark on the story for me. The other big thing that stood out was the ending. The book was short, and I think there should have been more meat to it, but that’s not what I’m complaining about. The ending was just so abrupt. It was done in a cute, but kind of impersonal way. I needed a stronger conclusion.
Overall, My Enemy Next Door was a cute enemies to lovers / second chance romance. It was fun to read, and had some really great parts. It just needed a couple of tweaks, in my opinion.