Theme for today: Amazing enemies to lovers books! Be sure to read the posts on Mia Sosa & Sarah Hogle too!
Another fabulous new writer on the scene is Angelina M. Lopez and her Filthy Rich series. This series is so strong, with blazingly sexy story lines and conflicts that have the characters—especially the women—determined to keep each other at arm’s length.
In Book 1, LUSH MONEY, a female Mexican American billionaire agrees to a marriage of convenience with an impoverished prince trying desperately to save his kingdom after generations of neglect from the monarchs, including his parents, the King and Queen.
She wants a baby, he needs her money, neither wants anything else. Until they meet.
In book 2, HATE CRUSH, the princess who fell in love with, and was betrayed by, the California rockstar now agrees to a fake relationship with him to heighten publicity for her kingdom’s wine. But oh my the tension it creates.
Lopez is pretty good at tension! And fake relationships, marriages of convenience, a bit of suspense and some sizzling emotional tangoes that have the characters swinging from attraction to antipathy in remarkably believable—and sexy—ways.
Very sultry and satisfying, in the most escapist royal fantasy fashion. (And goodness, aren’t those covers gorgeous?!)
Pick these up – they’re both currently only $3.99 in e-book, a real bargain for these great reads!
A fake relationship could help Princesa Sofia save her kingdom. Only problem: she’ll have to fake it with the man who broke her heart.
Ten years ago, wild child Princesa Sofia Maria Isabel de Esperanza y Santos fell in fast crazy love with heartbreaker Aish Salinger during one California harvest season. Now, all grown up and with the future of her kingdom on her shoulders, she hates him as passionately as she once loved him.
Even if her body hasn’t gotten the hate memo.
Faking a relationship with the now-famous rock star for the press and public will ensure the success of her new winery and the prosperity of her kingdom. All she has to do is grit her teeth and bear his tattooed presence in her village and winery—her home—for a month.
Trying to recover from his own scandal, fallen superstar Aish Salinger jumps at the chance to be near Sofia again. Leaving her was the biggest mistake he’s ever made, and he’s waited ten years to win her back.
He never counted on finding a woman who despised him so much she didn’t want to be anywhere near him.
A war of wills breaks out as the princess and rock star battle to control their fake relationship. She wants to dictate every action to keep him away from her. He wants to be as close as he can be. She’s already lost so much because of Aish—he won’t be the reason her people lose even more.
But he also won’t make her break her life’s most important vow: to never fall in love again.
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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