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3.5 stars did i read this instead of writing my 20 page paper yes yes i did pls don t judge.i couldn t help it ok there were just so many cute moments here that i couldn t stop reading ugh and the fact that the MCs have known each other since childhood and were always enemies, and 10 years later the H is now a famous actor and the h has to work for him as an assistant chef to repay her sister s debts to the H hell YESand you know what, after reading a few books from the 3.5 4 stars If you re looking for a cute, entertaining quarantine read, look no further I think I waited too long to write a proper review for this book, so this will probably be a messy one Dear Enemy is a sweet, fast paced contemporary romance novel, with an enemy to lovers trope one of my favourites The characters are in their twenties which is always a plus for me , and the book alternates between present time and flashbacks, as well as point of viewsA lady friend once t 3.5 4 stars If you re looking for a cute, entertaining quarantine read, look no further I think I waited too long to write a proper review for this book, so this will probably be a messy one Dear Enemy is a sweet, fast paced contemporary romance novel, with an enemy to lovers trope one of my favourites The characters are in their twenties which is always a plus for me , and the book alternates between present time and flashbacks, as well as point of viewsA lady friend once told me that when a woman wears red lipstick to meet a man, it s for two possible reasons Either she wants him to fuck her, or she wants to tell him to fuck offI definitely liked the slow burn romance, and that none of the characters just rolled over for the other The whole my sisters ex boyfriend trope is one I definitely though I wouldn t like, but Kristen Callihan found a good way to implement it in the story without it being toodisturbing Too bad emotions don t listen to ordersI did have some problems with the book, the first being that the final half of the book felt unfinished, and the story felt quite inconsistent All in all it s a well written book, but since this is one of my favourite romance authors, I really expected Before He dated her sister UGH If I m hopeless like that it s another sibling double dipping, this gets 1 star I m really tired of them.It s not freaking romance when your forever has been with your sister Okay Okay After It s far worse than I thought They were childhood sweethearts An on again, off again couple throughout middle school and high school He was Samantha s beau I hate the term beau It sounds so old fashioned, but there s also something so muchto it than b Before He dated her sister UGH If I m hopeless like that it s another sibling double dipping, this gets 1 star I m really tired of them.It s not freaking romance when your forever has been with your sister Okay Okay After It s far worse than I thought They were childhood sweethearts An on again, off again couple throughout middle school and high school He was Samantha s beau I hate the term beau It sounds so old fashioned, but there s also something so muchto it than boyfriend a solidity, a sense of time and history It makes me cringe Her sister was also his only girlfriend That makes the heroine his second girlfriend He dated twice in his life and he went from one sister to another I m dying of romance here Too many feels, send help sarcasm view spoiler But for one second there, I thought I was getting what I wanted Why do you think I found you so annoying Macon quips Because you damn well knew we were fakers I smile, showing teeth I thought you two were plastic Not faking a relationship FAKE Now I just needed a confirmation that they never had sex Easy, right THE PERFECT SOLUTION Then there was his closest friend that lived with him and slept with Sam I was sure that meant nothing happened between those two I was hoping for some limits at least between them, but then the hero started thinking about how Sam was his type and how he used to be attracted to her The women I hook up with are happy to take attention away from me and keep the spotlight on themselves Hell, my type started with Sam But the truth is, I haven t been attracted to her in a long time And even then, it d been a mild interest at best.Then the heroine with all her thoughts But Sam is right she hung out with him all the time Despite what Macon said about them not truly liking each other, they were partners in crime for their entire childhoods The first and only time she thought this and it only happened after she gave him a hand job He was Sam s boyfriend for so long What am I doing even thinking of taking up with Macon It violates sister code Ex boyfriends are definitely off limits Especially Macon I was the third wheel in their relationship most of the time, I was their enemy, the outlier in their united front of all things anti Delilah.Meanwhile, the worst part I don t even know what this I wave my hand between us is His lips pinch About fifteen years in the making by my count Fifteen years Are you saying you liked me back then Because I won t believe that A scowl darkens his features, and he sets his hands low on his lean hips I wasn t mooning over you, if that s what you re asking But there was always something, Delilah I don t know what to name it Not love Not hate But something Like an itch that wouldn t abate You were always there, under my skin And then again Whether I wanted to admit it or not, I have wanted to know how it would feel to be kissed by Delilah Baker for as long as I can remember And again Loving you was inevitable You got under my skin at age eleven and never left This is the scenario I hate the most He always had a thing for the heroine, but dated her sister He started dating her the night he kissed the heroine FFS He wanted to kiss her, but then went on and got himself a girlfriend Anyway, I still needed the actual words until, almost at the very end, her sister came back and crushed all my hopes He was mine For years My first man Mine That makes him off limits My first man can only mean one thing.I really didn t like how the author played around this for the whole freaking book Was Sam his first too We ll never know The ambiguity makes me hate this book even.Oh.Ohhh Wait for it.The heroine was adopted What was the freaking point No blood, all good It changes absolutely nothing especially because the hero didn t know hide spoiler I guess, the fact that Sam was an a hole should have helped With a sister like that everything is legit Well, the heroine still loves her sister, so this means only fun family dinners ahead.I m disgusted In my defence, that s not the only problem I had with this book, but it s enough Adding the blurb in case it changes As kids, they hated each other Macon Saint was beautiful, but despite his name, Delilah knew he was the devil That he dated her slightly evil sister, Samantha, was no picnic either When they broke up, it was a dream come true Delilah never had to see him again.Ten years later, her old enemy sends a text.Delilah s sister has stolen a valuable heirloom from Macon, now a rising Hollywood star, and he intends to collect his due One problem Sam has skipped town.Sparks still sizzle between Macon and Delilah, only this heat feels alarmingly like unwanted attraction But Delilah is desperate to keep her weak hearted mother from learning of her sister s theft So she proposes a deal she ll pay off the debt by being Macon s personal chef and assistant.It s a recipe for disaster, but Macon can t stop himself from accepting Even though Delilah clearly hates him, there s something about her that feels like home Besides, they re no longer kids, and what once was a bitter rivalry has the potential to be something sweeter Something like forever. The heroine sounds TSTL even in the blurb Why would you offer to pay off the debt of your evil sister Why Let her deal with it and its consequences I hate heroines that put themselves into the position of a victim so willingly for people who do not deserve their sacrifice. This is pure enemies to lover magic A sexy and compelling romance that explores the fine line between love and hate Utterly addictive I couldn t put it down 4 4,5 STARSSuch a lovely story, I enjoyed it so much It was addictive and I couldn t put it down, one of the things that I liked the most was the banter between the characters Dear Enemy was a fantastic read, it has the best enemies to lovers set up I was captivating , the writing was so good that you will fall in love immediately with the characters and you will not put it down until you finish it Delilah and Macon has a great chemistry there is angst, intensity, desire and love hate.I love t 4 4,5 STARSSuch a lovely story, I enjoyed it so much It was addictive and I couldn t put it down, one of the things that I liked the most was the banter between the characters Dear Enemy was a fantastic read, it has the best enemies to lovers set up I was captivating , the writing was so good that you will fall in love immediately with the characters and you will not put it down until you finish it Delilah and Macon has a great chemistry there is angst, intensity, desire and love hate.I love their moments together they make me ach and swoon so many times.I also has a smile in my face mostly, these two were like kids sometimes and I loved it Delilah We react to each other like the vinegar and baking soda experiments we used to do in science class as kids Even now she brings out the immature ass in me But the second she walked back into my life, I became aware of two uncomfortable but undeniable facts I am lonely as hell, and Delilah Baker feels like home I highly recommend it, I love this author and I missed her writing, I cannot wait forbooks by her, I would love to see another book in this world with a specific character.3 .Read Book ♿ Dear Enemy ♀ From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a smart, emotional contemporary romance about finding love with the most unlikely of people As kids, they hated each other Macon Saint was beautiful, but despite his name, Delilah knew he was the devil That he dated her slightly evil sister, Samantha, was no picnic either When they broke up, it was a dream come true Delilah never had to see him againTen years later, her old enemy sends a textDelilah s sister has stolen a valuable heirloom from Macon, now a rising Hollywood star, and he intends to collect his due One problem Sam has skipped townSparks still sizzle between Macon and Delilah, only this heat feels alarmingly like unwanted attraction But Delilah is desperate to keep her weak hearted mother from learning of her sister s theft So she proposes a deal she ll pay off the debt by being Macon s personal chef and assistantIt s a recipe for disaster, but Macon can t stop himself from accepting Even though Delilah clearly hates him, there s something about her that feels like home Besides, they re no longer kids, and what once was a bitter rivalry has the potential to be something sweeter Something like forever FIVE STARS I m a Kristen Callihan fan to the end Loved this enemies to lovers romance.Macon and Delilah had explosive chemistry, it made this story such a winner I m not rating this one, because generally my DNF rule of thumb is, unless the read is heinous, I will only rate if I made itthan halfway into the book And I tapped out of this one just shy of 40% But it s worth noting this is a favourite author and I wanted out after 20%, and had concerns after the first few flashback past event chapters, so Be aware of that.My issue with DEAR ENEMY isthan just in the continuity or inconsistencies which, fair, could be corrected between now, Mar I m not rating this one, because generally my DNF rule of thumb is, unless the read is heinous, I will only rate if I made itthan halfway into the book And I tapped out of this one just shy of 40% But it s worth noting this is a favourite author and I wanted out after 20%, and had concerns after the first few flashback past event chapters, so Be aware of that.My issue with DEAR ENEMY isthan just in the continuity or inconsistencies which, fair, could be corrected between now, March third, and the release, March thirty first The origin of this pairing begins when they are young, pre teen or so, and how they meet again ten years after highschool It s one of those hate to love romances where the premise is setting things up one way at the get go and we seem to be finding things are maybe not as they may seem later on Someone has secrets, I imagine we ll find there were reasons why certain people behaved in certain ways and they will be forgiven for it, and oh hey, there was always this big connection between them, despite the fact that he dated her sister for other reasons, and blah blah.I honestly didn t have time for this.Delilah enters into some BatB esque servitude to work off her shady sister s debt with Macon and the homage to the fairytale was pretty loose in some sense and also it felt like one entire scene was lifted from the movie I m not against retellings, in fact JT Geissinger s BURN FOR YOU followed along those lines and worked really well for me, amongst other retellings, but between everything else I just can t get on with the characters Things seem to be moving along fairly predictably, too, with certain interactions between the main protags and I m just bored.I m used to a lot of complexity from his author, or at least a lot of fun, and this feels very surface level and, if I m being honest, a little tired Maybe it would ve improved along the way, I ve seen some positive early reviews, but at this point I don t have the energy to invest in hoping it would turn around.Based on the first 40% This would ve been a 1.5 for me I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities TITLE DEAR ENEMYAUTHOR Kristen CallihanRELEASE DATE March 31, 2020GENRE Contemporary RomanceTHEMES TROPES Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity, HollywoodRATING 4.5 STARSCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGTHIS This is why I love reading and this is what has been missing for me lately The feeling of excitement, being unable to put the book down just to go pee Yeah, I m going there people DEAR ENEMY is a flawlessly executed enemies to lovers romance that follows a sassy hero TITLE DEAR ENEMYAUTHOR Kristen CallihanRELEASE DATE March 31, 2020GENRE Contemporary RomanceTHEMES TROPES Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity, HollywoodRATING 4.5 STARSCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGTHIS This is why I love reading and this is what has been missing for me lately The feeling of excitement, being unable to put the book down just to go pee Yeah, I m going there people DEAR ENEMY is a flawlessly executed enemies to lovers romance that follows a sassy heroine and a brooding hero with lots of humor, emotions and a pinch of angst to keep it interesting.Macon was the perfect hero growing up he was a real jerk to Delilah but there are just enough hints to give the reader an inkling that this isn t just pure malice, that there is something cooking we aren t privy to yet Over the course of the story I fell in love with Macon s kindness, his thoughts about Delilah and how he opened up to her about his childhood and youth Delilah is pretty Quietly pretty She will never be the first person everyone looks at when entering a room Especially not in LA, where beautiful women bloom like flowers in a well tended garden But among a bouquet of perfect roses, Delilah is much like her namesake flower unexpectedly vivid and complex making you realize that roses are boring in comparison He seemed so self confident, so larger than life on the outside that no one bothered to look what s behind the facade.With Delilah I got one of my favorite heroines sassy, snarky, smart, deeply loyal and adaptive A person who keeps the hero on his toes, who listens and learns, who makes mistakes and knows how to say sorry and how to forgive And there was a lot to forgive when it came to Macon he really was the worst and total punk as a teenager For Delilah it wasn t the grudge that was hard to get over though but her insecurities that Macon caused and they would flare up frequently Macon s openness and his true remorse helped her to get over it though and earned him her absolute trust He didn t let up when he realized that it was his childhood enemy he wanted and went after her with every tool in his repertoire Did I take advantage Yeah, I did But it was never about control or payback It was the only way I knew I could be close to you We parted with so much hate and hurt between us I wanted a chance to get to know who you are now For me to show you who I am I also loved Delilah for her steadfastness, her loyalty, her unshakable love for her sister although she wasn t blind to Sam s many flaws boy, did I hate her Both of the main characters experienced immense growth that left me completely satisfied in the end You re killing me, Tot I don t know whether I m coming or going with you The stalker aspect of the story was a prominent part of the story and I expected a showdown which I was deprived of It wasn t a big deal and didn t take away from my enjoyment but I thought this could have been handled a liiittle bit better I loved the food references, the way Delilah expressed herself with food, how she told stories and experiences through it This was so well done.I m a huge fan of Kristen Callihan s writing I loved every single book I read by her in the past She writes with heart and humor, her heroines and heroes are always strong, people who seem real with all their flaws but still so darn likable DEAR ENEMY falls right into this category I m now looking forward to what she has next in store for us Maybe we get a book about North, Macon s awesome bodyguard I think he deserves a HEA I m going to love you, Macon Saint So long and so hard you re not going to remember what it feels like to be without love