[Review] Dangerous Exes by Rachel Van Dyken

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*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: Dangerous Exes (Liars, Inc. #2)
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: October 30, 2018

Isla made one teeny little mistake. Now she and her PI company, Dirty Exes, are being targeted by one seriously angry and furiously sexy ex-quarterback. Jessie freakin’ Beckett. But there’s no way some NFL superhunk is going to take her business away. If only he didn’t make her so hot—and bothered.

Jessie wants payback for a ruined reputation. His plan? Top secret. His hard-to-hide arousal for Isla? Not so much. Especially when they let down their guards and sneak a kiss. Like any juicy scandal, it goes so viral, so fast, that only a good lie can combat the bad press. Mortal enemies in a fling? No way. Um…this is love!

Actually…could it be?

Isla’s not faking it. Jessie can’t. As the game of let’s pretend gets real, Jessie forgets all about revenge. That’s the problem. His plan is already out of his control. Now it could undo everything they’ve been trying to build. Coming clean may be the only thing that can save it.

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Review: So I absolutely loved the first book in this series and I’m now obsessed with this one! It had two of my favourite tropes: fake relationship and enemies-to-lovers. Isla and Jessie have some serous chemistry, but he hates what she did to his reputation. So he just wants to pay back the favour and take down her business.

What Jesse doesn’t expect is for Isla to retaliate and end up renting the guest house in his backyard. They both drive each other absolutely insane; he invades her life and she brings chaos into his home. This is a story about two people learning to lose control together, but there are also a ton of trust issues as well. I love this this was a total slow burn as well and that it took time for them to give in to each other.

This book also has a lot of humour in it as well and one of my favourite characters was Isla’s aunt. She’s a very traditional Chinese woman and everything she said was so blunt I just about died! They have a fabulous relationship because it’s so open and honest, which was a nice contrast to Isla and Jesse’s relationship.

While the ending was a complete cheese fest and a little too neatly tied together, I still adored the book overall and highly recommend it! in fact, if you haven’t read any RVD books yet, get on it!

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