MY SWEET ENEMY
by Jenny Hartwell
Publication Date: February 8, 2021
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Opposites Attract
Genres: Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
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The only thing tempering their insta-hate is delicious attraction.
Sunny chocolatier Charlotte Beecher is unemployed, in student debt, and on the verge of hawking her beloved copper pots just to make ends meet. So when a gourmet chocolate factory chooses her as one of five candidates to help re-launch the company in their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired competition, Charlotte begins to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Fellow contestant Luke Wells complicates her plans to win by a landslide with his flow charts and marketing projections. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Haughty is all about the bottom line and is as bitter as she is sweet. And when he snubs Charlotte in the first challenge, misunderstanding or not, she transforms from cream puff to jawbreaker. Bring. It. On.
But when these two rivals find themselves distracted by delicious attraction, will they let their passion get in the way of winning the competition?
This was the story I needed!! Work has been so cuckoo bananas busy that reading Charlotte and Luke’s misadventures definitely helped brighten the week. Charlotte, who I’m guessing is named after Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a chocolatier who is down on her luck. She needs a job like yesterday and cannot get a job in a chocolate factory, for reasons. Not telling, you’ve got to read it.
Enter Charlotte’s chances of becoming Chief of Chocolates through a TV reality show competition. And of course, you can see that Luke will be one of her competitors for the coveted title. Both Charlotte and Luke have their reasons why they want to win the competition and so they are immediately oil and water. At least moreso than Charlotte is with any of the other contestants. But the opposite of hate is love right and so the sparks that Luke and Charlotte ignite off each other turn into a flame.
This book was funny, sweet (in more ways than one!) and a genuine good read. I was swept up in the story of who would win and how and if both Luke and Charlotte will realize their dreams.
ABOUT JENNY HARTWELL
Jenny Hartwell has a confession—she loves People magazine as much as Pride and Prejudice. Her pop culture humor shines in her contemporary rom-com novels set in a gourmet chocolate factory. Her writing has won or finaled in numerous contests including the Golden Heart, The Emily, Four Seasons, Fool for Love, and The Catherine. Jenny lives with her family in the verdant Pacific Northwest. She loves movies, travel, and staying up way too late with a good book. And, of course, chocolate. Jenny is represented by Lesley Sabga of The Seymour Agency.