Spending time with my nemesis never felt so good. Carson Brooks has been my enemy since the day he moved to Sweet Water and tried to drown me in a rogue wave. Not only are we enemies, but we’re not quiet about it either. We’re polar opposites. Where I’m a perfectionist and methodical in all things, he is carefree and the life of the party. While Carson tries to trip me in the halls on a regular basis, I’m busy glaring holes through his disgustingly thick skull. Oh, and did I mention I’m best friends with his little brother? Talk about inconvenient. But it’s our senior year and my life is unraveling. My parents are at each other’s throats, I have yet to hear back about early admissions at the college of my choice, and I have no date to the Snowflake Ball. So, when Carson whacks me in the face with a basketball during gym class, I snap. I go for his throat--literally. Now Sweet Water’s principal is giving us a choice: face suspension or find a way to work together on the holiday Angel Project. Great. As if living in a warzone weren’t enough, now I have to spend time with the enemy. But as tensions rise and we begin spending time together, I realize there’s more to Carson Brooks than his cocky exterior. Maybe I like him more than I thought. Maybe a little too much.
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Ethan is the only person Mia has been able to rely on. He's her best friend and Carson's younger brother. With the pressure of an impending divorce, it's uncomfortable being home, so Mia takes any chance she can to leave it. Even if that means running into Carson at their house. Besides, they're forced to meet with each other to finish the Angel Project anyway so how bad can it be? However, the more time they spend together, the more muddled Mia's emotions grow. There used to be a dark line dividing Carson and Mia, but the more she lets him in, the blurrier that line becomes.
FALLING FOR MY NEMESIS is a sweet contemporary romance with the theme of enemies turned lovers. Mia is stubborn and always strives to be great. Carson is laid-back and easy going. He's the popular one while she has only one real friend. The two are so different, yet the connection they share is undeniable. I love when we see the real side of Carson and it makes me see why he's acted the way he has. The only thing I wish is that there was a little more drama. Other than that, it's a cute read about finding your first love.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance, coming of age, first love, cute and cliche scenes, and best friends (because I adore Ethan).
Mia and Carson have always hated each other. As Carson's brother's best friend, they've spent most of their lives circling each other, but never becoming friends themselves.
Until now. After injuring Caron injures Mia in gym class and she retaliates, the two are forced to work together to take over the school's holiday angel project. If they don't kill each other first.
What I loved:
Pretty much everything. Mia is such a strong character and it's easy to root for her. It tugged on my heart when she kept waiting and waiting for the acceptance letter. Carson took some warming up to, but only because of how we see him through Mia's eyes. As the story moves alone, we learn how a lot of his past actions had reasons beyond antagonization. He becomes a sweet guy who has always been in love with his brother's best friend.
What was just okay: Some unnecessary drama with the brother, but I understand why it had to happen so it didn't take away from the story.
A story you'll want to read in one sitting with characters you won't want to leave behind, and a writing style that leaves you looking for everything else written by this author.