Review: Sleeping with Her Enemy by Jenny Holiday

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Sometimes I get the urge to read something light and fun, and SLEEPING WITH HER ENEMY certainly fits the bill. What I didn’t bargain for was how much I would enjoy this book, or that I would add another name to my must-read list of authors!

Amy Morrison has just been jilted on her wedding day, and who should she run into but Dax Harris, her office enemy. Surprisingly, while he and Amy have always sniped at each other, Dax couldn’t leave her alone when she was so obviously heartbroken and torn apart. So, he bought her a drink (or several) and then whisked her away to safety to his island home. Amy decided then to enjoy life as a single woman, something she’s missed out on during her seven long years with her ex, and who better to have casual hookups with than Dax, the king of hookups himself?

It’s hilarious how their hookups didn’t quite go as planned, and probably realistic, too. After all, Amy is bound to have some hang-ups and even while she convinced herself she’s going for casual sex only, in reality, she’s not really wired for that. However, as she and Dax became friends, you can see the chemistry between them (they’re hot hot hot together), not just the physical attraction but how they enjoy each other’s company. They take such joy in their banter and the gags they come up with; as Dax said: “Amy and Dax versus Jason and Julie. Amy and Dax versus Lin Harris. Amy and Dax versus the goddamned world.”

And Dax, of course, is just so hot. And sweet, especially when you see how much he loves his crazy family. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a hero who has such regard for his family. His mom and sister are real characters–such fun–although if you’ve known them a long time, like Dax, you’ll probably go crazy with some of the things they do! Nevertheless, I love their warmth and genuineness toward Amy.

Both Dax and Amy exhibited growth over the course of the book, and their romantic development is believable and well, hot. I didn’t expect the proposal scene, but it was well done and sweet of Dax. I also love the baseball game scene and “going to the movies”. Jenny Holiday writes great romance, and she pays attention to the little things that are usually overlooked, like having inside jokes (the movies thing), and the compromise that comes with loving someone, like Dax’s father cooking beef stroganoff for his wife every Sunday even if he can’t abide the stuff.

This book is a delightful read, and I enjoy it so much it’s going on my keeper shelf. Great feel-good romance, intriguing characters (both main and secondary), witty dialogue and sizzling chemistry. What are you waiting for?

Rating: 5 stars

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Summary:

He’ll complicate all her plans…

Amy Morrison is supposed to be at her wedding. But when her husband-to-be jilts her at the altar, a distraught Amy runs to the only place she feels safe–her office. Besides, everyone who works on her floor is at her wedding…except him. Dax Harris. Playboy, executive, and Amy’s official office enemy.

While he and Amy don’t see eye-to-eye on the best of days, Dax can’t help but feel badly when he sees Amy mid-meltdown. Next thing he knows, he’s gotten her good and drunk, and they’re making out like two teenagers. And since neither of them want anything serious, why shouldn’t they be frenemies-with-benefits? Because there is no possible way they could ever fall for each other…

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