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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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.