Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book.
But right now? Not only is Kara’s best friend getting married next week—which means big wedding stress—but the deadline for her next novel is looming, and she hasn’t written a single word. The last thing she needs is for her infuriating first love, Ryan Thompson, to suddenly appear in the wedding party. But Ryan’s unexpected arrival sparks a creative awakening in Kara that inspires the steamy historical romance she desperately needs to deliver.
With her wedding duties intensifying, her deadline getting closer by the second and her bills not paying themselves, Kara knows there’s only one way for her to finish her book and to give her characters the ever-after they deserve. But can she embrace the unlikely, ruggedly handsome muse—who pushes every one of her buttons—to save the wedding, her career and, just maybe, write her own happy ending?
You know those books that just make you melt? That you can’t help but sigh and say, “oh, I just love this!”? This is one of those books. It was so cutesy and was so sweet that my teeth still hurt thinking about it. Okay I lie, there is a lots of banter and enemies to lovers in this book and it was done so well. I honestly was just inhaling my favorite things, books and enemies to lovers. Lauren recommended it to me, and I am so glad I picked it up. It was exactly what I needed.
This book is hilarious on so many levels. Kara and Ryan had a falling out in college. Mostly due to some terrible communication issues, but when he appears at a friends wedding Kara is forced to talk to him. Unfortunately for Kara, he becomes her muse as she is stuck on writing a steamy book that is due for publication. Oh dear…now she has to find a way to deal with him so she can write and turn in her book.
As far as an enemies to lovers plot goes this was so well done. Then you can’t help but root for the two of them to succeed. Their banter is some of the best that I have read. It reminded me very much of Christina Lauren banter, and the whole book was just so delicious. It made me smile more than once.
Of course, there HAS to be an obstacle/angst that might prevent their happy ending (GRRR GRRR GRRR) but never fear, our lovebirds do get a HEA in this one. I love a good HEA and this one is just so dang adorable. There were quite a few angsty parts in the middle of this book, which is why I ended up docking it a star, it just felt a bit over the top and contrived (given I know this is a romance book but STILL). I like my characters to be happy, and have obstacles that have to face together. But whatever, minor point there.
It was a well written and quick read that helped soothe me and gave me many smiles. This book also mentioned the book community, specifically bookstagram and I thought that was a neat little nod to that community and the work that they do!
Overall, this was a sweet romcom that I enjoyed!