Book review

Enemies by Tijan | Book Review

Hello bookish people!

Another book review for you. I read this book in December last year, which means that my reviews for the books I’ve read this year are very close and I’m excited to finally post them!

Anyway, I picked up Enemies because I saw someone on Instagram talking about it and it sounded like something I would really enjoy. So here’s my review, I hope you like it.

Like the title of the books says, Dusty and Stone are enemies. They really don’t like much each other, but because of life they talk again after years of not knowing of the other. I really love enemies to lovers, so I was really excited to read this one. It was a good book, but I don’t think it was the best.

There were moments in the book were they seemed to not like the other that I had no idea how they were going to transition into being lovers. And because of that I was scared that when they went from enemies to lovers, it was not going to feel real. I was wrong tho, I did like it in the end.

This book talks a lot about the grief after parents dying. Also that’s a trigger warning, so if you might be triggered because of that, then please don’t read the book or read it when you feel capable to stand the topic since it is very present in the whole book.

Dusty has to deal with that grief and it wasn’t easy. Reading about how hurt and desperate and sad she was, it really broke my heart. I felt like I couldn’t continue reading because it was too much for me. Thankfully Stone was there for her and the reader, without him, Dusty and I will be together crying in a corner because I could feel her pain so vividly. She is trying to live her life the best way she can, but life is so harsh to her. I really liked her because with all her heartbreak and loss, she managed to get on with life and try her best.

Stone is a professional football player. But he is so down to earth and he cares so much for Dusty that my heart melts every time I think of them. Seriously, he is the kind of boyfriend I would like to have, he has everything I look for in a man: handsome, a professional football player, supportive, loving, caring… in short, perfect. Not being biased at all. Lol. But seriously, I can’t imagine a better person to be with Dusty than Stone.

This book was told in first person, told from Dusty’s POV, although one chapter and a little bit of the next one were told from Stone’s POV, which I liked and I wished we got more of his side of the story.

Enemies is a light story to read, but considering how much hurting and hating happened throughout the story, it might not seem that way. I honestly think it was worth reading and even when my rating for this one is 3 stars, I still would like to reread it some time in the future. I recommend it to anyone that is interested, but just keep in mind that what Dusty is going through is not easy for her and sometimes it is not easy for the reader.

enemies review

And that’s it for the review. Now tell me, do you have a favorite trope?

Until the next post!

Happy reading 💙

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