Scorpio Hates Virgo
Published by: Anyta Sunday
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Alex
What to Expect: A cute love affair of boys who have resisted each other for as long as they’ve known each other. Ah…if they could only have been smarter than…oh, wait…I was clueless, too.
This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.
Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?
Nobody, that’s who.
Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.
Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .
That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past . . .
I was very much hoping to adore this book since I didn’t like the first in the series. Which should prompt you to ask… if you didn’t like the first one, what on earth would make you want to read the next?
Well, the promise of enemies to lovers, of course.
Of which this wasn’t.
More like imaginary frenemies who wanted each other so bad they had to convince each other of some alternative universe where they hated each other. Alas, not enemies but still a cute dynamic.
The dinosaur and mystery themes were cute/light-hearted/sweet/
I keep going back to Rock, which was not just heart-breaking. It seared my heart. It stomped on my heart. I was useless for days after reading it. And I keep hoping there’s another one with that much tension, that much of a feeling that makes me feel like the world is completely, totally unfair. But instead, the proof I get of the world being unfair is that Anyta Sunday is dedicated to fluff, which is nice, fun, easy to read… but I want her to write something that will break me in two.
Until then, I’m just going to have to read everything she writes.
What you may not like: This is really not an enemies-to-lovers story. This is not written as well as her super and superb angsty work. It’s different. It’s fun. But it is not the same.
What you will love: They are full-on dorks. Seriously. They have no shame. Oh—and you do not have to read the first book to enjoy this one.
Alex claims to read more than any normal, healthy adult should though the rest of the Binge on Books team would beg to differ. You can read all of his reviews here.
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