Opposites Attract: An Enemies to Lovers Romantic Comedy Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
First law of magnetism: opposite poles attract.
Single mom Vivian has been burned by love once before, and her job as a divorce lawyer has presented enough evidence to convince her there are no good men left in New York City.
The worst offender is her new neighbor: Dr. Lucas Keller, a couple’s therapist whose piercing blue eyes and flawless dark hair are just as annoying as his bad temper.
But when Luke starts poaching Vivian’s clients by saving their marriages, she makes it her mission to force him out of the building to save her practice. But it’s Luke who gives her the perfect opportunity when he proposes an unexpected bet.
With their offices at stake, Vivian and Luke play the field of love in a fierce battle of wits that quickly turns hot and personal, especially when Vivian’s daughter gets involved. Now, taking down Luke has become more than business for Vivian. It’s become a pleasure - and soon, Vivian and Luke will realize how pointless it is to fight the laws of attraction.
A neighbors to lovers romcom.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 7 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||24 February 2021|
|Publisher||Pink Bloom Press|
|Best Sellers Rank||
61,394 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
729 in Humourous Fiction
1,165 in Romantic Comedy (Audible Books & Originals)
2,131 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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All in all, I'd read more by this author.
The characters were all great and the story was good, didn't feel dragged out and I never felt bored or wishing a chapter would hurry up and be over.
It was a really nice, feel good story.
This book contains:
• Teen alcohol use
• Blackmail and bullying
Vivian is our female lead. As a divorce attorney with a teenage daughter and the father isn’t in the picture. Thanks to the father’s actions she’s extremely tough on men and struggles to trust them.
On the other hand, Lucas is our male lead and he’s a couple’s therapist. Unfortunately, they don’t have the best of meetings when they end up with offices right next to each other.
We start with Lucas and discover that he’s a lovely guy who’s off to a bad start to his morning. The cause of his bad start?
When we swap to her side, we miss everything that Lucas has already experience and enter the mind of an extremely self-centred, strong, independent woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone.
Since they have offices next to each other we see their hate grow until it’s palpable. It finally reaches a head when it turns out Lucas poaches one of her clients and interferes with her daughter. Only, they have a bet about who can find love first, yet Lucas finds he’s not interested in the bet anymore as soon as he realises he might lose.
A hate to love trope done really well. Once Vivian calms down enough to be a normal human being rather than a semi-murderous psychopath I found myself starting to root for her. But it was a struggle getting through the first roughly third of the book with her because her personality really isn’t one you can take a liking to.
Lucas on the other hand was every woman’s dream man. How could she possibly hate him?!
He’s good looking, friendly, he can listen (why is this such a hard skill for men?) and he stand by his promises. He’s a lot of women’s dream man which is partly why it’s so much harder to like Vivian.
By about the halfway mark we start to really understand why Vivian is the way she is, which makes a lot of sense. But I also don’t think anyone should think it’s ok to behave that way (especially a mother of a teenager) and think blaming it on their past is an excuse. Sorry, no. You’re an adult, grow up and learn how to play nicely.
My only other concern (because the love story playing out was excellent and perfectly timed!) was how they tackled the daddy issue. I really wished both Vivian and her daughter had done that in person. But I also respect the restraint they displayed by doing it the way they did.
Top reviews from other countries
After an antagonistic first few encounters, Vivian and Lucas find themselves working in offices next door to each other . . . Everything about them seems to be about opposites -even their job roles are the antithesis to each other as she's a divorce lawyer and he's a couple's therapist! When he helps reconcile some of Viv's clients and even her daughter, Tegan, seems to be turning to him for advice, Viv wants him gone and he wants the corner office she beat him to renting - and his suggested bet could be just the ticket! Get ready for laugh out loud encounters, some very strange dates, a teen who will prove as determined as her Mom and a heartwarming romance to leave you laughing. Told from alternating viewpoints, you really get to know both Viv and Luke and they're both brilliant characters.
I suspect you might have noticed that I thoroughly enjoyed this fun read. The couple's antics, their misunderstandings and dates all had me grinning. There's everything from a fire escape rescue to flat earthers, best friends matchmaking and peers exerting pressure in this delightful read. I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy, especially if you want to escape into a fun read to take you away from our current lockdown reality. Actually the epilogue is very different again and just adds another dimension to the story - and lots more laughter, too!
Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
From their initial meeting which is rather amusing, this keeps up at a pace with them butting heads at every opportunity. They end up in offices next to each other, it turns out their best friends have just got engaged and are wanting to matchmake.
In fact they persuade Vivian and Lucas to join the dating agency they used and we are treated to all manner of hideous dates that were of course rather entertaining to the outside observer, or reader!
The story is told from alternating viewpoints, so we really get to know our two protaganists, and I absolutely loved both of them. And Vivian's teenage daughter Tegan who is rather key to the story and in getting Vivian to see past her first impressions of Lucas.
This is Camilla Isley at her very best, its funny, its touching, it has threads of a tricky storyline, and the banter and chemistry between to the two leads is rather evident from the beginning and there is even an unusual epilogue!
It's just a sheer pleasure to read, and like I find with all of this authors books, its a very quick and easy book to read, and I read it in two sittings, and the only time I was parted from it, was while I was asleep! (The hazards of starting a book at 2am).
This is just so entertaining and I loved it a lot.
Well, let’s just say that Lucas and Vivian don’t get off to a very good start. Pfft... Understatement of the century! *snorts*
Could these two BE any more different? (Channelling my best Chandler Bing impersonation – *shrugs* it seemed appropriate.) Lucas, couples’ therapist extraordinaire, slightly cantankerous when donut deprived, and dog lover. Vivian, kick-ass divorce lawyer, slightly jaded when it comes to matters of the heart, single mum, and cat lover.
Things escalate quickly when a bet ensues (dating vs. office space – trust me, all will be revealed) along with the hilarity. Talk about having a knack for pushing each other’s buttons! I referred to these as the ‘red mist interludes’ *smirks*.
Vivian’s daughter, Tegan, unexpectedly brings them together where they have to find a way to get along for the greater good (cryptic much?!). What is as plain as the nose on my face takes a while to sink in for this feisty duo. What’s that phrase?! ‘They doth protest too much.’ *snorts* Oh yeah *nods* That good! I think they were enjoying the banter too much.
I really enjoy Camilla Isley’s writing and I was once again sucked into the characters’ world she creates. OA is a quick, fun, and flirty read which touched my heart and made me giggle and smile. Romcom staples in my book!
Also, am I the only one who can’t get Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul out of their head?!
*shrugs* Huh? Just me then...
Lucas and Vivienne don't exactly hit it off on their first encounter. She barges past him to get on the subway and he ends up missing out on the office he had his eye on. As if his day hadn't got off to the ideal start, it then seems to get worse.
Having offices next door to each other doesn't make for the calmest and relaxing work area. But as the title suggests, opposites attract, but do they really. It seems that every time these two meet there is a barb. They do bury the hatchet in the form of a bet, the winner gets the corner office, the other leaves the building.
Now while there is some animosity between the two, they are adults and a third party almost forces them to be civil to each other. There are some serious moments and this adds more of a depth to the story. Overcoming problems of past and present is something that the author has weaved into her story.
I really enjoyed this tale and devoured it easily in one evening. Quite a quick read but one that did have me sniggering as well as giving me a lovely heartwarming feel. One for those looking for a bit of escapism in their reading and one for the rom-com fans.
Lucas meets Vivian on a day where everything goes wrong for him. Because of her! It turns out that they have to work in the same office building. They move in on the same day, and Vivian makes matters worse by refusing to allow him easy access. This is where things go from bad to worse and they become sworn enemies.
There are disagreements, sarcasm and humour. Lucas is an all round decent guy. Vivian has trust issues and her attitude is awful. She is very hard to like. Overall, it's a good storyline where enemies become lovers.