Series: Blue Beech #4
Release Date: March 26, 2019
it becomes harder and harder to resist his charm.
out my secret, we’ll forever be enemies.
Despite what it seems from the blurb and cover, this is not a light, fun read full of flirty banter and enemies-to-lovers goodness. Don’t get me wrong, because there is definitely plenty of that, especially in the beginning, but it has SO MUCH MORE. Chloe and Kyle both grew up in their small town; Kyle is the son of the mayor and Chloe is the daughter of a neglectful drug-addicted mother who grew up in a trailer park on the outskirts of town. We know early on that something happened between them in high school that has led to Chloe hating Kyle with everything she has, and hating the attraction she feels toward him.
But like I said, there is so much more. Chloe’s childhood was heartbreaking. Her mother and sister were terrible people, and her sister is still the cause of most of Chloe’s stress. She followed in their mother’s footsteps and is addicted to drugs and alcohol and horrible relationships, and neglecting her two children, teenage Trey and 4 year old Gloria. Their family has secrets, and when they come to light the whole town feels the repercussions. Then when tragedy strikes, the people affected by the secrets are able to help each other heal.
I fully expected this to be a humorous rom-com, but this book made me cry. Really cry, not just tear up a little. The humor is there, but the pure heartbreak just killed me. Thank goodness we did get our happily ever after to make it a little better but this book will be in my head for a very long time.
up riding her bicycle to her library and reading anything she could get her
hands on. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people
finding love. She loves the basics—books, shoes, and online shopping.