Saturday, April 13, 2019

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Slammed into You by C.M. Valencourt

Slammed into You 
Coffee & Cardigans Book 1
by C.M. Valencourt 

It’s not easy hating someone who's so goddamn hot.

Amir is a rising slam poet who wants to make it big. While he works a day job at a café, he writes poems like his life depends on it and performs at a local poetry slam every week.

When Landon, the hot new guy desperate to prove himself, joins the team, he threatens Amir’s chance to go to Nationals. Landon soon finds himself locked in a fiery battle with Amir, and they’re both out for blood. 

They can’t stand each other. But when a huge fight turns from hatred to fierce passion, they can no longer ignore their attraction to each other. Now they must confront their growing feelings while they vie for the last spot on the team. Can one come out on top without losing the other?

This is the first book in the Coffee & Cardigans series, but can be read as a stand-alone. The next books will follow different couples.

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Short of Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, etc. and nursery rhymes, you can fit what I know about poetry on the head of a pin. Needless to say, my knowledge of slam poetry is almost nil. Thankfully, it's laid out in Slammed Into You in a way that made it interesting and easy to understand. The romance, which is what drew me to the story, is an enemies to lovers love story, which is one of my favorite tropes in romance. Amir and Landon are definitely enemies in the beginning, but it's more about jealousy than anything else for Amir's part. That jealousy does fit with the character. Amir is a bit too self-centered for my tastes, so I had a hard time seeing exactly what Landon saw in him once they begin to warm up to each other. But, warm up to each other they do. In the end, I can't say that I really warmed up to Amir, but I did warm up to the pair as a couple. I would've liked some of Landon's point of view, especially early on when they're trying to get to know each other, but that aside, the story did hold my interest. All in all, a good start to a promising series. 

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