Kicking off 2022 has already been so fun! It’s the 5th of the month, and I’ve already crammed in 4 titles, and all of them have been fantastic like THIS book, Love At First Spite by Anna E. Collins! Thanks to Graydon House + HTP Books for having me on this book tour, the first of so many amazing titles from my TBR pile from this publisher that I have been lucky enough to receive advance reader copies of – this book released YESTERDAY & if you’re a rom com lover, you should definitely consider picking up this one!
About the Book:
Book Title: Love At First Spite
Author: Anna E. Collins
Publisher: Graydon House
Release Date: January 4th, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fiction
In this delightful, breezy romcom, interior designer Dani decides to get revenge on her cheating ex the only way she knows how: by building a spite house next door.
They say living well is the best revenge. But sometimes, spreading the misery seems a whole lot more satisfying. That’s interior designer Dani Porter’s justification for buying the vacant lot next to her ex-fiancé’s house…the house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental that will a) mess with his view and his peace of mind and b) prove that Dani is not someone to be stepped on. Welcome to project Spite House.
That plan quickly becomes complicated when Dani is forced to team up with Wyatt Montego, the handsome, haughty architect at her firm, and the only person available to draw up blueprints. Wyatt is terse and stern, the kind of man who eats his sandwich with a knife and fork. But as they spend time together on- and off-site, Dani glimpses something deeper beneath that hard veneer, something surprising, vulnerable, and real. And the closer she gets to her goal, the more she wonders if winning revenge could mean losing something infinitely sweeter…
To me this book had SUCH a fun premise, I adore the idea of being scorned by a past lover and deciding you’ve had enough. So much enough that you full on buy a plot of land next to him & decide to ruin his life with a big old HOUSE next to him, blocking his view of the gorgeous nearby scenery. I’m sure I’m NOT the only one, who has also considered something as wonderfully perfect, insert the evil laugh here LOL
LOVE AT FIRST SPITE was a quick and light-hearted read that I was able to devour in the best way. I loved how Dani & Wyatt’s job roles contributed not only to their personalities and who they are, but gave the story such a unique perspective, full of home renovation and life lessons on building a life after a breakup.
The grumpy/sunshine trope is done so well in this book, I love how Collins combined it with the workplace romance, and some enemies to lovers trope to give us Wyatt and Dani. Add in their vulnerabilities and quirks, and these two were such a fun couple to read about, I found the plotline endearing and different from other books I’ve read in the romance genre.
Anna E. Collins is a Seattle-area author who writes stories about the lives and loves of women. Once upon a time she was a teacher, and she has a master’s degree in educational psychology. LOVE AT FIRST SPITE is her first novel.
I am so lucky to be an HTP Influencer and share their titles with you! Thank you to HTP +NetGalley for providing me an early copy to read and review, watch for upcoming tours with their 2022 releases!