THE ONE I LOVE TO HATE
Series: The Romano Sisters, Book 1
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: March 18th 2019
Achieve lifelong dream of becoming a reporter? Check.
Land dream job working with her idol at the Brooklyn Daily Post? Check.
Navigate working across the street from her college nemesis?
Okay, yes, hate the player.
But Jessica Romano doesn’t have time to be bothered by the likes of Alex Drake. She’s struck up a fiery online flirtation with a mystery man and—thanks to Alex’s family’s gossip website, competitor Click News—she also has a newspaper to save.
But she is bothered by Alex. She’s bothered by the fact that Click News keeps scooping the Daily Post’s stories. And by how Alex always gets what he wants.
And she’s really bothered by how she can’t seem to stop staring at his stupid, sexy face.
Or how their competitive banter is starting to sound like familiar foreplay.
Suddenly Jess isn’t just bothered by Alex; she’s hot and bothered. Hot sex and swoony romance are almost enough to make her forget the vast divide between old media and new…and the Romanos from Brooklyn and the Drakes of Manhattan.
This book gave me such nostalgia for New York City, to be more precise Brooklyn, and I currently live here. It was such a sweet story of enemies to lovers with a love for the written word on a backdrop of Brooklyn Bridge. The whole story itself gave me the feels of “You Got Mail” and that was one of my favorite movies. This book could not have been a bigger hit in my heart.
Alex and Jessica have history between them that makes it so easy to extend it into a rivalry between them. It just happens they are both working in the same field for two very different newspapers. I couldn’t’ help but compare it to what is currently happening in Brooklyn; Jessica represents the old Brooklyn and love for old fashioned news published in newspapers and Alex is the gentrified Brooklyn as his “newspaper” is online media publishing.
Even when all the odds are stacked against them their attraction is undeniable. Their sexual tension is palpable through the kindle. I fell in love with the characters and even the secondary characters who provided a variety of different characters who reside in this great city.
There are so many layers to this book especially for a New Yorker like me and I can not wait to read the rest of the stories of The Romano Sisters.