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Love is a Battlefield: An Enemies to Lovers Romantic Comedy (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- "Love is aBattlefield (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Book 1) was such an enjoyable reading experience, I found myself staying up way too late - reading just one more chapter. When two long-time best friends decide to try to match up their children to get the grandchildren they so badly want, all becomes fair in love and war, truth and lies, and behind the scenes scheming. Love is a Battlefield is a must-read because it is so much more than just chick lit. Whitney Dineen has been added to my list of favorite authors and I cannot wait until the next book in this series." -- 5 stars, Readers Favorite
- "Love is a Battlefield is a fabulous escape full of humor and unexpectedly touching moments. In true Dineen fashion the story is about so much more than the hero and heroine. All members of the cast come alive and become familiar faces you grow to love. This delightful romance is the perfect escape that will likely have you making plans for your own camping trip." --#1 bestselling author of Romantically Challenged, Marina Adair
- "No one is as funny as Whitney! This book has it all, fabulous characters, a sordid history, a hunky hero, interfering mothers, and wait for it ... glamping! A must read for anyone in need of an escape!" -USA Today bestselling author, Diana Orgain
- "The past and future collide in this wonderfully funny romcom. Addison Cooper swore she'd never camp again thanks to the childhood pranks of Brogan Cavanaugh. Then her mom's best friend, and Brogan's mother, hires her to design a glamping site at her lodge. Visiting Brogan makes her a wager she cant' refuse. Don't miss this one!" --Annabelle Costa, author of Like a Boss
- "Whitney Dineen's Love Is a Battlefield is a fast-paced and fun story about meddling mothers and their plan to reintroduce kids who had been arch-enemies as they grew up. Anyone who's ever read one of Dineen's other novels will go into this one knowing they'll have a good time, and they'd be right on target with that supposition. Watching as sparks fly between the Manhattan designer and her childhood tormentor, the author who lived on the Oregon Coast, is deliciously funny, and the pranks, both past and present, are hilarious." -Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite, 5 stars
- "Hyperfocused, matchmaking mamas, prank wars, the city girl heroine trying to rough it in the great Oregon outdoors --I'm not sure what tickled me more in Love is a Battlefield. All of it serves as a very entertaining backdrop for the unfolding love story of Addie and Brogan, childhood foes who now find themselves annoyingly attracted to each other. This book is another gem polished to a high comical and romantic shine by Whitney Dineen and I enjoyed every minute of reading it." --Tracie Banister, author of In the Swim of Things
- ASIN : B089RQG8D7
- Publication date : September 15, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1451 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 374 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,174 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This one started out pretty good. If I'm being honest, it's a good one. The characters are all fun. The meddling mothers adds a unique layer to the story. It took me a minute to understand the point of having their little conversations in there, but it was fun reading their exchanges.
While, I liked the characters and the premise of the story, I didn't feel much of the connection between the hero and heroine. Maybe because this isn't a sexy romance. (Many know I prefer this type of romance.) But on some level, I would expect to feel some kind of pull between the characters. It just wasn't there for me.
The book itself moves slow. I did find myself wavering a bit from time to time. There's a lot of filler that slowed down my reading a bit.
Overall, this is a cute book. It had its fun parts. I am glad I read it. I am for sure looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
He does absolutely nothing to deserve her and if that was my terrible excuse for a mother she’d be lucky to get a card at Christmas. Don’t waste your time.
Heroine 32 year-old Addie can't stop resurrecting memories of the torture she suffered at the hands of the prankster sons of her parents' best friends during yearly camping trips together. Considering the range of the tricks they played on her, I certainly never blamed Addie for plotting revenge when opportunity came knockin' on an "emergency" trip to help her mom's best friend save her hotel business. But there's a complication that makes an all-out battle between Addie and Brogan difficult: could mutual attraction cancel out the need for games of vengeance?
Their moms, especially Brogan's recently widowed mom Ruby, are interfering matchmakers with, IMO, a twisted understanding of how to get their children together. They text and they scheme and more than hope for the best. Thanks to them, a while cohort of side characters join the campaign to push Addie and Brogan into each other's arms.
Addie is successful, energetic, upbeat and driven to excel and Brogan is a reformed character (?) who's had a previous romance fail but is ready to turn the page and start fresh if the fates and Addie will allow. It's great to see a big city girl who compromises on the creature comforts and gains a true appreciation for nature almost in spite of herself. Brogan deserves a bit of grief for his past actions; each reader will have to judge whether he suffers sufficiently but I thought he could have stood more😉.
Whitney Dineen is one of my go-to authors for fun, upbeat romance with a quirky twist. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and have already pre-ordered the next in the series.
The whole plot line alone was fun and entertaining. Then you add in the cast of characters and it's rom-com gold!
I will admit that I really didn't like Addison when I first met her. She did come across as the prissy, spoiled, and a little entitled girl that was pranked so much as a child. But as I got to know her, I started to like her.
My favorite character by far was Billy!!! He was just so real! Loved his attitude on life and how he treated the people around him.
I truly enjoyed this book so much! I can't wait for Jame's book, Ain't She Sweet!
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The Willamette Valley Lodge is actually doing very well and doesn’t actually need the assistance of an interior designer of Addie’s experience, but she doesn’t know that yet! Libby and Ruby have known each other since they met in college and kept in close contact all these years. Their children visited and played together as children, but Addie ended up being at the blunt end of both James and Brogan’s tricks and bad jokes. This made her hate her times at the Lodge in Spartan, Oregon that she refused to go back once she was old enough. She liked outdoor activities, but she prefers not to camp out if she can help it! Now the meddling mums want her to start to redecorate the cabins they have near the fishing cabin, so the lodge can add them to their portfolio of rooms. It will keep Addie close to Brogan and the mums can see if forcing them close together, will either bring them together or push them further apart. Both are attracted to each other, liking how the other has grown up into an attractive adult, but Addie isn’t quite ready to forgive and forget all the years of torment she underwent and Brogan is still a little gun-shy of a relationship after the spilt with his ex.
Lots of pranks continue in the storyline and not necessarily started by Brogan or James, but another party is interested in getting them to blow up at each other, hoping maybe that there will be a spark develop between them! Some of the pranks are very well thought out and will rise a wry smile and maybe remind you of your own childhood, especially if you had any time in an outdoor setting. Lots of laughs and a good bit of gentle romance, in a wonderful setting. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, as it looks like the meddling mothers have another couple to pair up and get to the wedding. Easy read and lovely characters. I received an ARC copy of the book from BookSprout and I have freely given my own opinion of the book above.
I must say that I enjoyed reading this book, I recommend it to anyone who loves adventures. I recommend this author and will soon try to read other writings by him to better appreciate his style.
Here are the first two sentences.
“Well, how did it go?” Ruby Cavanaugh demands the moment Libby answers the phone.
“She’s not happy, but she’ll be there. How’s your end? Libby wonders.
I'm not sure what the exact name for this pov form is but it was immediately odd and jarring to me.
I can't read that.