I have received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. “Falling for Her Enemy” by Victoria James is book two in the “Still Harbor” series. This can be read as a standalone, but you will enjoy getting to know the characters better if you go back and read book one “Falling for the P.I.”. This is Alex McAllister and Hayden Brooks’ story.
The writer once again did a great job of creating a story with so many emotions woven throughout the story. The reader feels the characters hurt, pain, passion, and happiness. Alex has had a rough life and when she, Kate, and Cara form this unique family and she adopts Cassy her life is on the road to what she has always wanted. The next thing that Alex is planning for is to eventually buy the bakery where she works. Well, things are not going as planned. Alex finds out that Hayden Brooks could be Cassy’s biological father and he wants a paternity test. If that is not enough stress, then Alex finds out that the owner wants to sell the bakery now instead of five years down the road. Alex feels her world spinning out of control.
Alex and Hayden meet and are setting up how they are going to handle this situation and whether she will agree to a paternity test. They are immediately attracted to each other, but Hayden is here to take her daughter away. If the paternity test shows that he is the father, Alex’s world will fall apart. Alex pushes the attraction away because she has to remember that Hayden is the enemy. Hayden is in a different world where he is learning to see and consider other people’s feelings. Will they give themselves a chance at love?
You fall in love with both Alex and Hayden and all the characters. Hayden turns out to a really romantic and sensitive guy. Now, as Alex and Hayden’s relationship changes what results are they really hoping for from the paternity test? If the test is positive, then will Hayden take Cassy away from Alex? If the test is negative, then Hayden will not have any ties to them and will he leave? I really enjoyed the book! I just could not put it down and read it in one sitting. It goes to show you that being a family doesn’t have to be blood related, it’s people that care and love one another is what makes a family. Book three cannot come out soon enough.
“Falling for the P.I.” – Book One