My name is Lola Sexton, and I’m a sex addict.
Okay…that’s a lie.
Truth is, I’m a serial dater turned dating and relationship columnist for The San Francisco Times. My readers call me Sex. Sex Says.
I love my job.
I love my life.
And I hate Reed Luca.
My name is Reed Luca, and I’m a liar.
Ironically, that’s the truth.
I’m 31, and my occupation is…well, complicated.
My favorite kind of woman comes in all shapes and sizes, but always has a big brain.
I’ve never hated anything.
Lola Sexton hates me.
Luckily, it’s a thin line between love and hate, and with my help, pretty Lola will only be able to straddle that line for so long.
Enemies to lovers can really work. The idea that people meet and instantly strike sparks of hatred is, in some ways, more believable than when people meet and fall immediately in love. But, in order for the enemies to lovers to work, I have to be able to believe that they will like one another, I need to like the characters.
Reed and Lola were enemies. And, it is pretty clear the reasons they have to dislike one another. I liked Lola, yes she was quirky, and it felt a little forced at times to me, but that is the writing style, the over the top quirky, so I can look past that.
The issue is Reed. You meet him when he is bragging about his past while admitting that lying and playing with people is his favorite way to pass the time. I need to like the hero, I need to want him to show her why he is great. Unfortunately, I never got to the point where I liked him. At all.
He stood up for her at a cost to himself, still a no. I wanted this to make me like him, and I see the evolution of his character, but at that point, I think I was too far gone to have this make me really be able to connect with him. And I think that was the issue, he rubbed me the wrong way enough that I was never able to make the transition to liking him.
He went for the meaningful gesture, still a no.
So, this is my first book by this author and while I am not a fan of this, I can say it is well written. The pacing was decent and the evolution of the story was well done. I can even say that the characters were consistent and I believed them. But, this was definitely not a great read for me.