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Frozen by L.A. Casey5++ Awesome Enemies-to-Lovers Stars !!!
Its a fine line between love and hate
I absolutely loved this book and it is definitely going on my 6-star favourites shelf.
Darcy and Neala were inseperable as children. They were the very best of friends, the centre of each others world even as ten-year olds. But one schoolyard betrayal resulted in these two becoming sworn enemies... forever at each others throats.
Fifteen years later, Darcy and Neala still hated one another with a fiery passion. But one frozen winter was about to change everything...
I had a smile plastered across my face the whole time I spent reading this book, and I was filled with the kind of butterflies you only get when you become fully invested in the crazy antics of a much beloved character. I am still whirling around, in a kind of giddy daydream, replaying some of the scenes in my head.
I absolutely loved the way Casey writes bickering dialogue. It is smart and snappy and absolutely hilarious. The authors sense of humour is evident throughout the book as Darcy and Neal plan out their attacks. The two meddling mothers are comedy gold as well, not to mention the discovery of Darcys pet.
The chemistry between the two main characters was fuelled as much by their passion, as it was by their sense of (dark) humour. And I loved how they got bored if they went a few days without having each other to torment. They truly could not stay away from each other.
The plot never really slowed down. One crazy fight relentlessly followed on the heels of another. But with every chapter, the connection between these two became more clear (and like everybody else in the book, you wanted them to finally realise their love for each other and JUST GET IT ON ALREADY!)
But absolutely nothing and nobody could stand in the way of Nealas and Darcys quest to out-do one another. Lovers, friends, family... shop assistants, they didnt stand a chance. They all basically became invisible when Darcy and Neala locked horns.
Their connection, and their importance to each other, was impenetrable.
I think its safe to say that I loved the bickering. I could never quite decide who had the best come-backs. I was ridiculously giddy with the wit that bounced across the pages (mostly due to Laceys brilliance at comedic timing, rhythm and plot-pace).
And of course there was the delectable Darcy. Aaah Darcy. I loved the way Darcy loved Neala as a boy and then (somewhat unknowingly) as a man. I loved how his love was woven into all that he did, even if he was able to rationalise it all away in his own head.
“You’re possessive of her. You never let anyone pick on her growing up. You—”
I cut Sean off. “Because she was mine to torture.”
“You wouldn’t go to any parties unless she was in attendance. You—”
I jumped in and cut Sean off again. “Because they weren’t any fun unless she was there so I could wind her up!”
“You punched Kenny and Luke Spencer in the face because they said she was hot at her sixteenth birthday party. You—”
“Because I didn’t want to deal with a boyfriend when I was torturing her . . .”
“You admitted that seeing her makes your day.”
“Because I know I drive her mad every time I see her, and that makes me happy. How can you not see any of this?”
But Darcys attentions were not solely focused on tormenting the adorably stubborn Neala. On many occasions he watched over her like a secret guardian angel... an angel who thought he hated her. I know. Its complicated. You have to read it to understand.
I do wish there was an epilogue... and a bit more steam...) but overall I just adored this book. Its one to keep and read over again.
I fell in love with this Irish gem and all the characters within it!
6 star favourite for sure!
Frozen : Chapter 12
Frozen 39 By: L. Darcy broke our short kiss and rubbed his nose against mine. He gazed down at me with so much emotion that it make me chuckle. I burst into laughter and gripped onto his body until he laughed loudly and stopped his attack. He kissed the crown of my head and hugged me. I closed my eyes and sighed.
Right now, actually," I said and reached up to scratch my head. I ruffled my hair a little to help get rid of the just-out-of-bed look. Neala moved slow like a zombie as she trained her eyes on me and followed my movements and stared at me a little longer than normal. She even bit down on her lower lip as she trailed her eyes over me in a slow leisurely matter. She jumped a little then narrowed her eyes when she saw my smirk and knew I caught her checking me out. I could also see the moment she became disgusted with herself for realising what she was doing, and that I caught her in the act.
Darcy Hart is a people-pleaser. So when his adorable six-year-old nephew, Dustin, asks for a particular doll at the last minute, he says yes. My fears were quickly put to rest, for this was a book that has a relatively simple premise and the author took it in such a novel and enjoying way, that I found it really difficult to put down at times. The fight over the doll is really entertaining at the beginning of the book and watching as Neela and Darcy each take shots against each other in order to take possession of the doll made me laugh. I kept wondering how far each would go in order to be the ultimate winner. Tears were streaming down my face as I read the outcome of her brutal blow.