First Line Friday: Enemies by Tijan

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Today’s book is Enemies by Tijan.

Enemies by Tijan

The window shattered.

I heard it.

It’s supposed to be fight-or-flight. I did neither. I froze.

The funny thing, as I saw his silhouette approach the bedroom doorway, a part of my mind detached and all I thought about was how I had run the first time. Flight.

This was the second time.

If there was ever a third, maybe I’d fight then.

He came in, and my gaze shifted.

I left my body, my room, but I remembered the paperweight on my dresser.

I never stopped staring at that paperwright.

About: This book is one of my favorites because the characters are so relatable, and the emotions are so real. It’s the ultimate enemies-to-lovers because they have tons of history, and the current situation is so intense. They were the best of friends a long time ago, but their friendship went off the rails and a bitter family feud cemented their new status as enemies. Stone is the last person Dusty ever wants to see but when her life falls apart, he’s the only one there for her. He doesn’t want anything to do with her either, but can’t bring himself to turn his back on her again.


Stone Reeves was my neighbor, and I’ve hated him since sixth grade.

Gorgeous and charismatic, he became the town’s football god, while I became the town’s invisible girl.
He went to a Division 1 school for football, while my father was fired by his father.
His team won the National Championship, while my mother died the same day.

He was a first round pick for the NFL …
… while I made the worst decision of my life.

Now I’m in Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my life.
But, Stone is here.
Stone is everywhere.

It doesn’t matter that disaster has struck my life again.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the one trying to console me.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the nation’s newest football obsession.

Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.

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