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Dear Enemy

Written by: Kristen Callihan
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a smart, emotional contemporary romance about finding love with the most unlikely of people.

As kids, they hated each other. Macon Saint was beautiful, but despite his name, Delilah knew he was the devil. That he dated her slightly evil sister, Samantha, was no picnic either. When they broke up, it was a dream come true: Delilah never had to see him again.

Ten years later, her old enemy sends a text.

Delilah's sister has stolen a valuable heirloom from Macon, now a rising Hollywood star, and he intends to collect his due. One problem: Sam has skipped town.

Sparks still sizzle between Macon and Delilah, only this heat feels alarmingly like unwanted attraction. But Delilah is desperate to keep her weak-hearted mother from learning of her sister's theft. So she proposes a deal: she'll pay off the debt by being Macon's personal chef and assistant.

It's a recipe for disaster, but Macon can't stop himself from accepting. Even though Delilah clearly hates him, there's something about her that feels like home. Besides, they're no longer kids, and what once was a bitter rivalry has the potential to be something sweeter. Something like forever.

©2020 Kristen Callihan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"The premise allows Callihan to deliver a trope she has mastered: coldly furious enemies morphing into lovers." (Kirkus Reviews)

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 02-04-20

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Although this was my first book by Kristen Callihan it won’t be my last! I thoroughly enjoyed Delilah and Macon’s story! This story about childhood frenemies was excellently recounted and displayed that what does not destroy you makes you stronger! Macon and Delilah had to dig deep to claim their just rewards and cement the love they both needed and deserved! The only misfortune in the story was that Samantha didn’t suffer better consequences for her deceit and betrayal. Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden were wonderful narrators who delivered heartfelt emotions to the story! It was well worth the listen 😍🥰🤩😍

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  • Sarah Sentz
  • 10-04-20

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I really enjoyed this slow burn.

The banter was fantastic and there was a legitimate reason for their conflict and distrust of each other. The author really took the time to make sure that readers saw these two get together know each other and fall in love again.

The pacing, at times, was a bit slow for me, and there were moments that I found boring, but the beginning was engaging enough to keep me intrigued and the ending was phenomenal and kept me thoroughly entertained.

The narrators were enjoyable in terms of their pacing, dialect, and fluency. They really brought the characters to life.

Kristen Callihan is a favorite author of mine, and while I had some moments that dragged, overall, the writing is fantastic, the characters and likable and the chemistry between them great, and the story is entertaining.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-20

Great!!!

I loved it!!! I loved the characters and the story. I can't wait to listen to more by this author. The narration was excellent also.

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  • Rosita
  • 27-04-20

Awesome book!

Loved it! We all have that one peron that drove us crazy in school. The one that made you feel insecure. This book discusses what happens when you meet up again.

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  • Ezinwanyi
  • 27-04-20

Dee and Macon make peace with the past and find love

The narrators did a great job. Their voices fit the characters well. This story was cute, though predictable and not quite original. I like that Macon and Delilah got to work through some childhood insecurities that kept them from really seeing themselves properly and consequently, they couldn’t see each other. I enjoyed their chemistry and the shedding of old skin on their journey to love.

What I found most meaningful is the reminder that some words and actions said decades ago in childhood can continually hurt people into their adult lives. Also, the lightly touched on subject about the insecurities of adopted children when they compare themselves to the biological children of their parents. This deserved more time and unpacking than the author gave the readers. That was the impetus behind The Sam and Dee relationship, which was just as impactful as the Macon and Dee romantic one.

Overall, I found this book to be cute and quick to read. I would definitely recommend it to lovers of Rom-Coms.

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  • 25-04-20

Absolutely loved it.

I had so much fun listening to this book, I laughed out loud so many times it was very enjoyable. there is a lot of flirting and a couple of sexual scenes but the entire book was scorching hot, so much heat that there was no need of sex scenes for it to make me hot and bothered. lol. I read a couple of reviews that they were not happy with the book and that it was slow. in my opinion there was definetly room to give it more drama, room to grow in that sense. the story was very closed up in there world. not much of a story/plot but the heat in the book definitely makes up for it and you dont really miss it. anyways if you are looking for a romance to just pass the time this is a good listen but if you are into a romance/action you will not find that on this book.

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  • M. L. B.
  • 25-04-20

Unexpected

This book was nothing like I expected it would be. It's one of my favorite bully books now. The only thing I didn't like was the male narrator gave Delilah a southern accent which was just weird when they switched back to the female narrator, who Macon I loved better to. She gave him more personality. I still loved this book even with that.

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  • Reggie
  • 21-04-20

The line between love and hate

Delilah and Macon have been enemies since they met at 10yo, in spite of the fact that he was dating her sister. Now a decade later and D is surprised when she receives a text, intended for her flighty sister, and it’s Macon. She didn’t know that her sister had been working as his PA...until she stole an heirloom and disappeared. For the sake of her mother’s health and preventing Macon from calling the police on Samantha, Delilah postpones her dream of spending a year abroad and working for Macon. The saying goes that there’s a fine line between love and hate, will this pair of frenemies cross that line?

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  • veronica gaynor
  • 20-04-20

Great book

I’ve never read from this author but this was a really good book. It was funny, sad and happy,

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  • Kim
  • 17-04-20

No just no

This book was over 10 hours of just listening to two people argue and complain to each other. Pretend like they hated each other. It wasn’t till the last 20 minutes that they finally figured out that they loved each other and there was anything to do with any kind of romance. It took me four days to get through this book and I just want my money back. But the narrators were great as usual.

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  • P.Wedz
  • 27-05-20

oh dear!

It has great banter but the story is abit dragged out. HEA ending could have been better.