Zoey Handler is ready to put an end to her decade-long rivalry with Gordon Meyers. They’ve traded top spot between valedictorian and salutatorian for years, but all that’s over now. Right? But after a crazy graduation speech prank gets out of hand, suddenly their rivalry turns into all-out war. Time to make peace with a little friendly payback.
Step one? Make him believe they’re now friends.
Step two? Show him the time of his life at an epic graduation party.
Step three? Don’t fall for his tricks.
Step four? Absolutely, positively, do not kiss him again.
So what if he’s cute? (Okay, hot.) So what if he’s charming? (Heaven help her, tempting.) So what if he apologizes? (That has to be fake.) She knows the real Gordon. And no matter how much her heart begs her to stop, there’s no turning back.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two rivals who discover maybe they could be something much more…if only they’d stop fighting long enough to notice it.
Each book in the Grad Night series is STANDALONE:
* Love in the Friend Zone
* Love Between Enemies
OK, it’s no secret that young adult fiction really isn’t my most favorite subgenre’ in the romance genre’. But there are a couple of authors that I really enjoy how they write enough that I will read just about anything they publish. Molly is one of them. I read the first book in this Grad Night series (Love in the Friend Zone) and really liked it so of course I had to read this 2nd installment! This time around I did not get lucky enough to score an ARC so I actually purchased it (GASP!). And let me just tell you…it was money well spent!
Love Between Enemies is Gordon and Zoey’s story. They are both at the top of their class academically and have been competing since grade school. They’ve each won some and have each lost some. But when Gordon finds out he’s been beat out for the scholarship that’s his only hope for his dream college, he flips. He humiliates her in his introduction of her at graduation (she’s the valedictorian) and she’s so hurt that she can’t even give her planned speech. So she hatches a plan to get back at him. But somewhere along the way, she realizes it’s all been a miscommunication that started them down this road. Can they learn to be friends…or maybe more?
This book really drew me in with the emotional aspect. These 2 characters can’t be more opposite in their backgrounds if they tried. She’s rich, he’s barely in the middle class. But they are equals in the brains department. I honestly was heartbroken for Gordon. My husband has been working with students in a low-income area for 3 and a half years and I’ve seen something similar happen to several of them. So I was really able to put myself in his shoes, so to speak, better than I could with Zoey. And honestly, trying to pack this much drama into 1 night…really makes me admire Molly’s writing abilities even more. That’s a LOT to keep up with and not just in one book, but over multiple books. And she does it so well! She’s written this so well that you are just drawn into both main characters so well that you totally can see both sides. And by the end, I was really pulling for them to figure it all out and have their Happily Ever After.
I definitely give Love Between Enemies 5 propellers! If you enjoy young adult romance, you will be more than happy with this book!
If young adult romance is not your thing, check out Molly’s EDGE series…you won’t be disappointed!
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.