Synopsis: Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.
It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.
The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.
I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.
The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.
Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.
Review: After reading The Foxe and the Hound that I thought was a standalone, I discovered that there was another story, the one of Madeleine’s brother, a story that unfolds before the novel. It’s not really embarrassing to read one volume without the other, but it’s true that I was curious to learn more about Daisy and Lucas and that’s exactly what we find here!
Since childhood, Daisy is a good friend with Madeleine but a shadow taints this picture: her brother Lucas. She hates him and it’s the same for him. Their childhood was only a competition and Daisy can not see him anymore! Yet fate will bring them together. When they return to town after their medical studies, they do not expect to have been accepted together to take over the same practice. But now, Daisy is determined to be the only one to recover the place and develops a tactic to evict her colleague. Still, she can not help but see that Lucas has become a handsome man, a very handsome man, while trying to remember that she hates him.
I found it very funny to see the exchanges between the two characters. They compete constantly but at the same time the tension evolves. It was very nice to see the revelations at the end of the story or the emails that Lucas never sent. We discover another aspect of him and we realize that Daisy does not see everything.
It was a very nice volume, which made me laugh more than once and I had a great time!