I sold my future to the man who ruined my past.

I had a plan:

Sign a contract and board a plane to Ibiza. The anonymous deal would salvage the smoldering wreckage of my life.

It would not involve billionaire Harrison King. AKA, the reason I need saving in the first place.

He’s as beautiful as he is cruel. A British business titan who’s practically royalty and makes a living getting what he wants.

The man flies private. Dates supermodels. But the crisp accent and cocky smirk don’t fool me. He’s a gentleman on the outside, a savage beneath. Dangerous, rough and brutal.

Because after my attempt to publicly stand up for those who needed it…

He destroyed my reputation.

Now, he’s come for the rest of me.

Except it’s not salvation he’s promising. It’s nights in Ibiza, under his roof, rules, his control.

I sold my soul to a man I hate. Now, he owns me.

I can’t back out. No matter what kind of punishment he has in store.

Harrison King knows my secrets…

But kings keep secrets too.

BEAUTIFUL ENEMY is an enthralling, explosive romance from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson! You’ll want to binge this addictive new story.

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Series: The Enemies Trilogy #1

My Rating: ★★⋆

Another new to me author sets us up with an enemy to lovers’ romance with Harrison and Rae. They find themselves having to wade through their feelings of resentment towards one another and trying to overcome those feelings for the sake of business and career prospects.

The blurb had me salivating at this book, but admittedly I feel quite deceived by it because what I expected based on it, and what I got in the story were not the same thing. Having said that, I did enjoy the story, but I have to say, there are part of the story that just did not live up to the blurb.

The premise of the story is that having suffered an injury while working at one of Harrison’s night clubs, Rae blasts them on the socials. As a result, every club after that is afraid to work with her wary of how she might react and tarnish their business should she do the same to theirs. Rae finds herself unemployed and desperate. So when an opportunity arises to work in a club in Ibiza, she jumps at it, unbeknownst to her, that it actually belongs to the man she holds responsible for her assault.

Harrison is a self-made billionaire who finds himself with a club that won’t fill to capacity and a reputational blow following the rant by one local DJ. Determined to set this right and get back to making money, he suckers Rae into signing a contract to work at one of his clubs in order to fill it up again and make up the money he lost as result of her rant.

I really wanted to love this book, but I have to admit that I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would because of the reasons already mentioned. The blurb mentioned Rae had a secret that Harrison now knows. What was it? Did I miss it? It also says Harrison is dangerous, cruel, rough and brutal. There is nothing dangerous, cruel, rough or brutal about Harrison at all. While they were supposed to be enemies, the story didn’t play on that enough if at all. They moved too quickly from the enemies to the lovers stage. Therefore, the wasn’t must angst between them, the chemistry could have been better, and there was very little back and forth between them over their feelings. The blurb was deceiving to me. It set me up for one story, and I got something completely different.

Aside from my quibbles, did I like it? Yes. It wasn’t what I expected but I enjoyed it. it was my first book by this author, and I enjoyed it enough that I will be reading the rest of the trilogy.

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