I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag . (Goodreads)
This is the fourth book I’ve read by L.J. Shen, and it will not be the last. This is an enemies to lovers book, which seems to be Ms. Shen’s specialty. Let me first say that this book has some very explicit scenes, so if you are looking for a cute rom-com, this isn’t for you. If you want an alpha male and strong woman he gives as good as she gets, then you should pick this one up.
Celian is an asshole. There is no other way to say it honestly, and while he gets better he’s pretty much a dick throughout the whole book. But a loveable hot asshole so… But Jude is the best thing about this book. She is intelligent, hardworking and stands up for her beliefs. The chemistry between these two was off the charts. If they weren’t talking to each other I was just waiting for the next time they were.
I had a few plot questions, loose ends that needed to be tied, and things that got brought up that were maybe unnecessary or needed to be better flushed out a little, but they were easily forgiven.
Overall Rating: 4.5
If you want to read more L.J. Shen books I recommend The Kiss Thief