Series: Sweet Salvation Brewery #1
on July 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I should start off by saying that I ultimately enjoyed Enemies on Tap and probably will read other books in the series. I just have a real pet peeve about forced humor and it grated on me with Enemies on Tap, so that kinda killed the rating for an otherwise good book. And I’m sure plenty of people won’t agree with me – I’ve read a few reviews that have said it was hilarious – but to each his own, right? For me, it was like sitting in that class with the awkward professor who’s trying really hard to relate to his students using humor and you chuckle because you feel sorry for him and you can tell he’s a good person, but it wasn’t really that funny. That was how the humor in Enemie on Tap felt for me. Which particularly sucks for me because I met Avery at #RT15 and not only did I really like her – I thought she was hilarous. Somehow that didn’t transfer well to the page for me 🙁
Enemies ...After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family's brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What's a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her?
Lovers ...Logan Martin can't believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn't know is that he needs the land her brewery is on—and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.
An Irresistible Combination ...Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it's in each other's arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery's success, Logan has to choose between what's expected of him and what he really wants...
But… if you get that out of the way… it was otherwise a good, easy read. I really enjoy the enemy to lovers trope. I also really enjoy the second chance at love trope. This was a combination of both and that element was well done. I liked the characters – Miranda Sweet and Logan Martin belong to the two founding family’s of Stillwater. Their families have a Montague and Capulet thing going on and they tried the Romeo & Juliet thing already once…it didn’t end in literal death, but Miranda left town for good hating the Martins and he stayed put, believing that the Sweets were as bad as he’d always been told. Until she inherts her uncle’s brewery and comes home to try to fix it up, sell it to her company, and get the promotion to that corner office.
I liked the sparks between Miranda and Logan, but I would have liked to see them play a littler dirtier – especially Miranda. For enemies, they were a bit tame. I wanted some more anger and hate before they started getting weak in the knees. Is that wrong? LOL! But their relationship was fun and I did enjoy seeing Miranda work hard to fix the brewery and come to grips with being a Sweet in Stillwater.
I think my favorite element to Enemies on Tap was the relationship between Miranda and her two sisters – they’re triplets. Again, it’s an element I would have liked to see played up a lot more. I sure hope future books invovle her sisters (from a quick peek at the blurbs and the fact that there are two more, I think they do) and that relationship gets more attention – I could see myself loving the books if that happened! All in all, a quick read with some small town hijunks sure to make you smile (and maybe even laugh).