𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Standalone, Contemporary, Enemies To Lovers, Sports Romance
ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: December. 02, 2019
Stone Reeves was my neighbor, and I’ve hated him since sixth grade.
Gorgeous and charismatic, he became the town’s football god, while I became the town’s invisible girl.
He went to a Division 1 school for football, while my father was fired by his father.
His team won the National Championship, while my mother died the same day.
He was a first-round pick for the NFL …
… while I made the worst decision in my life.
Now I’m in Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my life.
But, Stone is here.
Stone is everywhere.
It doesn’t matter that disaster has struck my life again.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the one trying to console me.
It doesn’t matter that he’s the nation’s newest football obsession.
Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.
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⚠️ WARNING: THIS BOOK IS ABOUT TO WRECK YOUR EMOTIONS!!! ⚠️
Enemies is Tijan‘s latest contemporary, new adult, sports romance! It’s no secret that I am a HUGE Tijan fan, one-click, one-click, one-click! I LOVE sports romances, and when they are new adult romances too, well that’s just the icing on the cake, right? Enemies has EVERYTHING I look for in a book, PLUS some!!! I already knew that Tijan could write a killer sports romance, I mean you’ve read Teardrop Shot right?! AHH-MAZING! But I wasn’t ready for Enemies, not at all! My heart has broken, healed, then was ripped to shreds just to start the process all over again. Enemies put my emotions through the wringer but I loved every single minute of it. Enemies isn’t a fluffy, sweet and light read, it’s heartbreak and turmoil and it’s REAL!
We knew just from the prologue that these two were enemies. Plain and simple, Dusty Phillips despised Stone Reeves. But what we didn’t know was why…
❝ Because for me, he always has been and always will be my enemy.❞
Stone Reeves is like football royalty in Texas. He’s a handsome, wholesome, small-town boy living his dream after being picked during the first round draft for the NFL.
After certain events cause her to reevaluate her life, Dusty Phillips leaves her hometown before her junior year of college. Dusty heads to Texas intent on studying to become a marine biologist. Now she’s living in a new state with a house full of strangers, going to a new school, completely starting over. Dusty knows that Stone is there too but she has no intention of interacting with him.
Dusty and Stone may be enemies now but they didn’t start out that way. At one point in time, they weren’t only neighbors, they were best friends. Until things changed when they were teenagers. After they fell out, it wasn’t long before their families fell out. Then while the Reeves had success after success… the Phillips went through one tragedy after another.
❝ I would give you up in a heartbeat to get them back.” “Still, he remained silent. A beat. Then, “So would I.” Oh. Damn.❞
But when a devastating tragedy strikes back home, Stone is the only person that can reach out and deliver the heartbreaking news to Dusty. But unlike before, this time Stone is determined to be there to help Dusty through her pain. Stone feels an obligation towards Dusty and he won’t stop until he sees it through.
❝ Everything that I didn’t want to feel was gone, suffocated by the enormity of him.❞
But when Dusty needs “something” else from Stone to help her heal, their relationship turns physical. Turning these long-time enemies into… more.
But the closer Dust and Stone become the more Stone finds out about the unknown history between the two families.
What happens when things between these long-time enemies don’t feel like their enemies anymore?
❝ We weren’t enemies anymore. I wasn’t even sure if we’d been enemies in the first place.❞
Angst for days, drama, turmoil, passion… Enemies has it ALL! This story, these characters, you can’t help but root for them. Even the secondary characters had so much depth and their characters continued to grow along with Stone and Dusty.
❝ The hole inside me was there. His words, my words, had punched a fucking fist through it and I felt as if the roof was caving in. The entire building in me was crashing. I was demolished inside and I’d been holding onto a thin fucking frame to keep me upright. That was gone now, and I was crumbling.❞
Dusty. This girl. I don’t even know what to say. My heart was crumbling for her. I kept thinking, SHEESH it can’t get any worse than this for her. It just can’t. And then the next awful thing would happen to her and my heart would break all over again. Dusty is an amazing character. That girl was taking punches left and right, first the things that were going on in her life, then the catty girl’s in the football party house that she found herself living in, then everything with Stone… she is a survivor! She was hardheaded as they come which caused me, as well as Stone, to get a little frustrated with her at times, but Dusty is who she is. She’s a hard worker and she doesn’t accept handouts or want anyone to pity her, which is one reason she fought Stone the whole way through.
I LOVE that Tijan wrote Dusty going through all the stages of grief. It wasn’t just a fluff read where love all of a sudden healed her overnight. No, she had to go through every single stage and every emotion herself, and Stone was there by her side while she did it.
❝ I was going to make him hate me. I was going to make us enemies, once and for all.❞
Stone Reeves is EVERYTHING I look for in a book boyfriend. Gahh… yea Stone ‘Rager’ Reeves is totally swoon-worthy! I liked him even more because although he was a hotshot NFL player, he still stayed humble and grounded. He wasn’t cocky, nor did he show off like most characters like Stone would. They broke the mold with Stone. Don’t get me wrong, he’s growly (and I mean he literally growls, a LOT!), he has a smart ass mouth and he’s possessive as hell but behind that tough exterior, he is the sweetest guy. He came in and took charge at a time in Dusty’s life when, whether she liked it or not, she needed someone to do just that. He really did a lot of Dust. No matter the cost, no matter what it COULD have cost him, he was dead set on being by her side while she overcomes everything going on her life. Even though she sure tried like hell to push him away, he stood strong.
❝ Good. I like you standing.”… “I like you in other ways, too, but I want you fighting the most. I need you to fight again.❞
The back and forth between these two was awesome. There’s no denying the chemistry right from the start, even when they hate each other. Stone may have reached out to Dusty under less than stellar circumstances, but he was really trying to make up for the mistakes he made when he was just a stupid teenage boy. I adored watching the two of them, especially Dusty, come to terms with their past to be able to give the future a chance. And let me tell ya, Dusty and Stone are smokin’ hot! Whether they are hating each other or loving each other, they are attracted to each other and THAT makes for some smokin’ hot steamy scenes!
❝ Let me hate you.❞
No one does angsty college romances quite like Tijan! I have been OBSESSED with EVERYTHING Tijan ever since I first got my hands on her Fallen Crest Series. Seriously, every single thing this woman writes is GOLD! After I binged that whole series in a weekend I went on to read every single other book that she had released and I’ve one-clicked every release since then too! I love that there isn’t a topic that she shy’s away from. She takes on the hard stuff, the tough stuff, the REAL LIFE stuff! And she does it in such an amazing way that you are completely enthralled and can’t put it down. Enemies was no different!
If ANY two characters deserved a happy ending, it was these two. The bond these two shared when they were children may have been bent, but it was far from broken. And although they went through a whole lot of heartbreak to get there, they got their happily ever after. Gahhh, I am SOO not ready to say goodbye to these characters. *SIGH*
Enemies is most definitely up there on the 2019 favorite reads list!
TOTAL MUST READ, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
❝ You’re mine, Dust. You can’t push me away, not anymore.❞
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ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖’𝕤 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟝/𝟝 – Bully Romance + Second Chance Romance + Friends To Lovers + A little bit of Sports Romance = Enemies by Tijan! Angst for days, drama, turmoil, passion… Enemies has it ALL! This one is a MUST READ!
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 𝟝/𝟝 – Dust and Stone are smokin’ hot! Whether they are hating each other or loving each other, they are attracted to each other. Plus, ya know what they say, there’s a thin line between love and hate, and all that hate made for some 🔥 steamy scenes!
🌪 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝟙/𝟝 – Nope, no cliffhanger. After Tijan thoroughly WRECKS your emotions, she puts a nice little bow on Dust and Stone’s happily ever after.
⚠️ 𝕋𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 – There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. This one isn’t a fluffy, sweet and light read, there are some hard topics, but it is so, so worth it!
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𝔸𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕣
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels.
Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked.
She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others.
She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.