Published by Entangled: Crush on January 8, 2018
Series: Grad Night #2
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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.
Love Between Enemies is the second book in the Grad Night series by Molly E. Lee. The Grad night series is a set of interconnected standalones that follow a group of friends on the night of their high school graduation. I really love the idea behind this series because all three of the books basically happen over the same weekend, so we get to see lots of character overlap and scene overlap from different perspectives in the different books. But each of the books does read as a standalone, so you don’t have to read the series in order. Each one will follow a different couple. The Grad Night series falls squarely in the young adult age group, and I think it is great for readers of all young adult and adult ages. I loved Love Between Enemies. It was super cute and a ton of fun.
Love Between Enemies follows our two main characters, Zoey and Gordon. Zoey and Gordon are number one and two in their senior class respectively and they are always competing with each other for the top spot in various projects, awards and achievements. What I loved the most about Zoey and Gordon is that they are so evenly matched, and they push each other to be better. Plus, they have that whole rivalry thing going on which I really love. Throw in some revenge into the mix and you have a story, that while predictable (in a good way) is a whole lot of fun!
Zoey and Gordon also have one of the cutest rituals between the two of them. There is this little stuff animal, called branch. They share him. Whenever one of them beats the other person at something, they pass Branch along to the “loser”. The loser gets to keep branch until they beat the other one at something else. It was really kind of adorable. Zoey and Gordon are both very type A, and they each have different motivations for trying to be the best. We get to learn a lot more about each of them as people throughout the course of the story. Neither one of them are perfect, and each of them take their various revenge plots a bit too far, but the overall storyline of Love Between Enemies was satisfying. I really loved Zoey and Gordon’s journey. It made me want to read the next book in the Grad Night series very badly! Love Between Enemies was a great feel good romance between two rivals. I loved reading about their love story.