Smart and sassy lawyer, Lily Adler, has been waging an epic battle with handsome and cocky Assistant District Attorney, Adam Roth since “the glitter incident” in preschool when they were four. Their friends’ marriage, a mysterious neighbor, a federal trial, and some bossy big sisters guarantee they’ll be spending plenty of time together. When they try to learn to play nicely, will they discover that their reaction to each other is even more volatile when they aren’t fighting? Can they avoid the mobsters trying to kill them and figure out a way to be together without killing each other?
The story in a nutshell:
Lily and Adam have known each other almost all their lives. Their non-relationship began when they were four years old and they grew up bickering and fighting with each other. Now that they’re both adults, the progress of their relationship has not seen any significant trajectory to anywhere until one night in a cabin and an almost-kiss. And then everything seemed to change. Or so they thought, because it might be a case of discovering something that has already been there all along. Add to that a criminal case, co-habitation hijinks, and the ever-present nudge from their friends and you’ve got a funny, entertaining, and romantic mix of a story.
What worked for me?
I really love stories where the main characters have known each other for a long time. Adam and Lily have known each other since they were four years old and have stayed within each other’s orbit, in a way, almost all their lives. It was great to read about their enemies-to-friends-to-something-more progress because you know they’ve shared so much history than the average story couple.
I appreciate the somehow logical trajectory of their relationship and that even when we’re given this familiar trope, the author was still able to inject her brand of story-telling when, as a reader, I got a glimpse of the insecurities and fear of whatever it was that the main characters’ were feeling over their relationship. That made it real for me and more accessible to the readers.
What did not work for me?
I had difficulty with the pacing of the plot and transitions in the book. There were a couple of instances where I felt out of sync as I was reading. And even though I like Adam and Lily, I felt that they would have benefited much more had their characters been fleshed out more. They have so much potential and I was a little sad that I feel I haven’t gotten to really know them. This might just be a case of personal preference so I would still suggest all of you to give this book a try if you are interested in the book summary.
My over-all take on it?
This was a funny and romantic story from author N.M. Silber. I really enjoyed reading about Adam and Lily and the cohabitation shenanigans that they’ve had. If you would like a light and entertaining read with romance on top, this one might be a winner for you.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.
About the Author:
N.M. Silber is a former attorney, who survived the Philadelphia criminal court system, largely by having a sarcastic sense of humor. She used her her experiences there as a starting place to build her humorous cast of characters and sexy story lines. The novels of her Lawyers in Love series have been best sellers in Romantic Comedy on Amazon and she was voted an Amazon Reader’s Choice Best New Author for 2013. Her goal as an author is to make people laugh, swoon, blush and hide in the bathroom to read her books.
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