Title: Anything You Can Do
Author: R. S. Grey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 2nd 2017
Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★
Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.
It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.
The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.
I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.
The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.
Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.
4 of 5 stars to Anything You Can Do by R. S. Grey
I haven’t read an R. S. Grey contemporary that I didn’t enjoy. She also writes NA Sports Romance but I find that her contemporaries are better written. Anything You Can Do is an example.
The banters between Lucas and Daisy were absolutely enjoyable and at times even funny. Their chemistry came out naturally. Once you start on this one, you won’t want to stop.
However, I did find Daisy’s grand romantic gesture for Lucas a bit, for a lack of better word, corny. I get that this is rom-com, chick lit material but I was hoping for a more relevant and original confession scene. It wasn’t special enough in my opinion and it even made me cringe.
But that is just one tiny (albeit important) detail that shouldn’t lessen the enjoyment factor. The rest of the book is solid, a good selection for a light midweek reading.
***cover art: 3/5 stars. Decent enough.