ARC Review: My Sweet Enemy by Jenny Hartwell

Thank you so much to Entangled publishing and Netgalley for letting me read My Sweet Enemy early! This was the perfect, most adorable rom com and the best pre-Valentine’s Day treat! Y’all should for sure check it out (and make sure you have some chocolate or ice cream next to you, because after reading about a chocolatier, you’re for sure going to want some). Today’s the release day for My Sweet Enemy, so make sure you go grab it whenever/wherever you can!

My Sweet Enemy 5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

The only thing tempering their insta-hate is delicious attraction.

Sunny chocolatier Charlotte Beecher is unemployed, in student debt, and on the verge of hawking her beloved copper pots just to make ends meet. So when a gourmet chocolate factory chooses her as one of five candidates to help re-launch the company in their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired competition, Charlotte begins to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Fellow contestant Luke Wells complicates her plans to win by a landslide with his flow charts and marketing projections. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Haughty is all about the bottom line and is as bitter as she is sweet. And when he snubs Charlotte in the first challenge, misunderstanding or not, she transforms from cream puff to jawbreaker. Bring. It. On.

But when these two rivals find themselves distracted by delicious attraction, will they let their passion get in the way of winning the competition?

This book was like a Hallmark movie, in book form. It was super cute and I loved it so much. I loved Charlotte and how intense she was about chocolate. I also loved how detailed the Jenny Hartwell was about chocolate/truffle creation and the chocolate process in general. I went to a truffle making class when I was in Belgium a few years ago and it was so much fun, but so hard, and that’s what parts of this book reminded me of (and it made me want to make truffles again). I loved the idea of an internship competition with challenges to help decide who gets to be the next Chief _____ at Simone’s Chocolates- it was such a creative and interesting concept for a book and it definitely kept me hooked! I also really liked all of our main characters and our supporting characters- even the villain- I didn’t want this story to end when it did! I wanted to keep reading about Charlotte, Luke, Megan, Sofia, and Chad and see what happened to them after the internship competition and sure we got an epilogue, but it felt so short! Overall, I loved this book and it was the perfect quick contemporary romance!

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