***Loveless Brothers book 1***
I don’t love him. I don’t even like him.
I just want him.
Eli Loveless was my nemesis from the first day of kindergarten until we graduated high school. Everything I did, he had to do better – and vice versa. The day he left town was the best day of my life.
Ten years later, the day he came back was the worst. Now he’s my co-worker. Grown-up Eli Loveless is sexy as sin. He’s hotter than asphalt in the summer. The irritating kid I once knew is gone, and he’s been replaced by a man with green eyes, perfect abs, and a cocky smile. It’s bad that I want him. It’s worse that he wants me back. There are looks. There are smirks. There are smiles that make my panties burst into flame.
And then there’s a shared kiss that leads to the hottest night of my life. This is no office romance. This is a five-alarm fire. What’s a girl to do when the man I can’t stand is the one I can’t stop lusting after? Enter into a friends-with-benefits agreement, of course. No dates. No relationship. Just blisteringly hot sex, because if there’s one person I could never fall for, it’s Eli . . . right?
Violet is having the worst date ever and her night gets progressively worse and the cherry on top is coming face-to-face with her childhood enemy. Eli Loveless was the bane of her existence growing up and they were rivals in every way. She had hoped to never see him again after graduation but he’s back in town and they keep running into one another. After her miserable weekend, Violet heads to work on Monday to discover Eli now works there, too.
They continue to clash at work but hating someone has never been so tough because Violet’s never been more attracted to anyone. The banter between these two is deliciously sarcastic and completely hilarious. They eventually succumb to the attraction and begin a friends-with-benefits arrangement despite the fact that they’re not actually friends but it doesn’t take long before feelings come into play. Their chemistry is off the charts but this is a slow-burn, which really ups the tension but it’s worth the wait.
Eli’s a very likeable character and although I quickly fell for Violet, she got kind of mean as the story progressed. She was downright cruel to Eli at times, which I didn’t enjoy. Eli’s mom eventually shares a secret that helps Eli — and the rest of us — understand Violet better, which changed my perspective.
This can be read as a standalone since it’s the first in the series but the supporting cast is mostly comprised of Eli’s brothers and I’m already interested in their stories. This is a fun read with a lot of heat so the Loveless Brothers series is new to my TBR list.
Enemies With Benefits on Amazon.