Enemies on Tap had it’s own enemy… forced humor!

November 9, 2015 Reviews 11

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Enemies on Tap had it’s own enemy… forced humor!Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn
Series: Sweet Salvation Brewery #1
on July 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 237
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

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 onโ€”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...

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 ๐Ÿ™

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).

3 stars Just Okay
Berls really enjoyed Enemies on Tap, but the humor was just too forced to be really funny! 3/5 stars. Click To Tweet Follow on Bloglovin

three-stars

About Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn

Award-winning romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindseyโ€™s Mallory books. It wasnโ€™t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequinโ€™s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasnโ€™t long before the local book storesโ€™ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

11 Responses to “Enemies on Tap had it’s own enemy… forced humor!”

    • Berls
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      Lol true!! I’d think someone who Is funny could, but maybe she just was off on this book? I’m willing to try again, because it still was enjoyable ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Berls
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      I’ll definitely try her again, and I’m hopeful that the other two books in the series are better. I did enjoy this one too-just didn’t LOVE it.

    • Berls
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      Ditto! I think having met her worked against the story, because I know she’s actually hilarious and I wanted that! Overall, still good read though ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    First of all, how did I miss meeting Avery at RT?!? Great review, Berls. I enjoyed this one overall as well. I’m pretty sure I gave this 3 bookworms – yep, I just checked and I did (on my blog but in GR I gave it 3.5 – I’ll have to change that when I post my actual review ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I liked the dynamics between the sisters as well. But what I wanted was more…more character development, more history and back story. I can report that the following books are better. I’m guessing Avery found her groove with this cast. If you don’t already own them, I’m pretty sure I can loan. ๐Ÿ˜‰ {{hugs}}
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    • Berls
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      I don’t, but I would definitely be interested in borrowing. I’m currently working on Rook & Ronin though ๐Ÿ˜‰ I agree more character development would have been good – I liked what I got but more would have gone a long ways.

    • Berls
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      Oh and she was at the award ceremony that y’all skipped ๐Ÿ™‚ Felicia already knew her so I was introduced and chatted for quite a long while!

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