Review: Last Chance Books Is A Prank Wars Turned Romance

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Madeline Moore has spent basically her whole life in her family’s bookstore Books & Moore. She can’t bear the thought of not scanning books, stacking shelves, and snacking in this store, her sanctuary. But when a rival bookstore opens across the street with a hot employee, Jasper Hamada, who she has grown to hate, Madeline is determined to do everything she can to keep the store open, and occasionally ruffle the feathers of Jasper.

Spoiler alert: Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey is not enemies to lovers. Sure, Madeline hates Jasper. But, he doesn’t really hate her, he just wants to date her. It’s more of a prank wars than an enemies to lovers romance.

I really wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. Enemies to lovers is my favorite trope, and the cover looked so promising. But, I just got bored really easily. The plot was really predictable and I didn’t like any of the characters. Madeline especially was very bratty, and Jasper had no depth except being a clothing designer. I also thought the dialogue was cringe, as a teenager I know that 12-13 year olds would say some of the things that 18-19 year olds were saying. I am surprised I didn’t give up on this book.

I would probably recommend this book to people who don’t give up on books easily or aren’t super critical about books.

Two out of four roses.

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