Friday, February 28, 2020

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Headliners by Lucy Parker

Headliners: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance 
London Celebrities Book 5
by Lucy Parker

“A superb contemporary romance. Parker’s readers, new and returning, are sure to find this one hard to put down.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Sparks fly when two feuding TV presenters are thrown together to host a live morning show in Lucy Parker’s latest enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance.

He might be the sexiest man in London, according to his fan site (which he definitely writes himself), but he’s also the most arrogant man she’s ever met.

She might have the longest legs he’s ever seen, but she also has the sharpest tongue.

For years, rival TV presenters Sabrina Carlton and Nick Davenport have traded barbs on their respective shows. The public can’t get enough of their feud, but after Nick airs Sabrina’s family scandals to all of Britain, the gloves are off. They can barely be in the same room together—but these longtime enemies are about to become the unlikeliest of cohosts.

With their reputations on the rocks, Sabrina and Nick have one last chance to save their careers. If they can resurrect a sinking morning show, they’ll still have a future in television. But with ratings at an all-time low and a Christmas Eve deadline to win back the nation’s favor, the clock is ticking—and someone on their staff doesn’t want them to succeed.

Small mishaps on set start adding up, and Sabrina and Nick find themselves—quelle horreur—working together to hunt down the saboteur…and discovering they might have more in common than they thought. When a fiery encounter is caught on camera, the public is convinced that the reluctant cohosts are secretly lusting after one another.

The public might not be wrong.

Their chemistry has always been explosive, but with hate turning to love, the stakes are rising and everything is on the line. Neither is sure if they can trust these new feelings…or if they’ll still have a job in the New Year.

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Headliners is an enemies to lovers romance, which is one of my favorite tropes in the genre. These types of stories are usually good for some witty banter and I love the chemistry that comes from the kind of anger enemies can generate when they're secretly attracted to each other. And this couple really had some hate vibes going on. I was a bit disappointed that this book is a continuation of the last one in the series. I was under the impression that there would be spoilers for those who hadn't read the last book but Headliners could work as a standalone. I suppose I wasn't misled exactly, but I felt like I should've read that last book most of the time I was reading this one. Nevertheless, it's done now, and I still enjoyed this story. I also liked the writing style and will read future books from this author.

❃❃ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Carina Press

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