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Review: Enzo by Cala Riley

Danica

I’m so tired of running.

For the past three years, I have bounced around constantly to avoid the demons from my past.

Then I moved in next to him.

This was supposed to be my fresh start, yet I can’t help but want to be with him and his daughter.

Is it fair for me to bring them into my life knowing the dangers that await?

Enzo

One look and my life irrevocably changed.

A newly single father, I’m doing everything I can to adjust to my new life.

Then she moves in next door.

I know I should stay away and focus on my own life, but something about her draws me in.

Is she the missing piece to the family I never knew I wanted?


This is the story of Danica, hiding from a stalker, and Enzo, her hot new single-dad neighbor, who also happens to be a vigilante mobster. There’s a lot going on here, but it’s worth it, I promise. Enzo is suddenly raising the toddler he never knew existed and trying to figure out how what his new life looks like when they meet. Dating is the last thing on his mind right now, but he’s drawn to Danica in a way he can’t fight. She’s been fleeing her stalker for years, but every time she thinks she’s free, he finds her again. Danica’s tired of running and being scared but she doesn’t want to endanger the sweet little family next door. She can’t stay away from Enzo, though.

The romance is pretty insta-love but the characters are interesting and the subplots engaging enough that it works. My only complaint is that Enzo is a sexy thirty-something who listens to cringey elevator music to unwind and that’s just, what? It sticks with me as a music lover and made me like him a bit less because why? It’s such an unnecessary detail and bizarre trait to give any character (especially for a hot youngish guy) that it’s distracting to me as a reader but I did enjoy these characters and their story. I received an ARC from Grey’s Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

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