To protect my baby, I’ll totally make out with the enemy…
Yeah, he’s that guy—my first love, Nash Geary, the heartbreaker I’ve spent a decade trying to forget. But now I’m back in Bliss River, facing an ugly custody battle with Mr. Bad Idea #2, and I’ll do anything to keep my baby girl safe.
Go into debt for a fancy lawyer? Check.
Hire a private detective to get dirt on my ex? Check.
Marry my nemesis to prove I can provide my baby with a loving, two-parent home? Um…check?
One too many beers at the county fair and suddenly Nash and I are on our way to the courthouse to tie the knot. He’ll get even after a rough break-up, I’ll prove my daughter is better off with me and my pillar-of-the-community, police chief husband, and we’ll end it amicably when I’m granted full custody—everybody wins.
But what happens when the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, Nash sweeps both me and my baby girl off our feet, and what started as pretend becomes the most important thing in my world?
They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer…
So what am I supposed to do with the fake husband I’m pretty sure is the love of my life?
Married to the Enemy was previously published as Keeping You. It has been extensively revised and expanded for this new edition.
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It's been 12 long years since Nash and Aria have seen each other. 12 years ago when they were young and captured in their love bubble. 12 years ago when one night changed everything. So what a surprise when Nash bumps into Aria when attending a friends BBQ. Neither are happy to see each other after having pretty harsh words the last time they saw each other. However, the attraction they shared 12 years ago still lingered between them. Both desperate to remove their past relationships from their lives and to regain control, leads them to walk down the aisle, Town Hall that is. Pretending to love each other so that Aria can keep custody of her daughter Felicity and Nash to show his ex that he has moved on with his life. What started as pretending leads to so much more. However, when loved ones in Nash and Aria's lives have a say in their life, that perfect little love bubble starts to deflate a little at a time. Can Nash and Aria overcome the obstacles thrown at them from their loved ones? Is love enough to keep them together as a family?
Lili Valente brought to life a love story of two soul mates that have had to battle their way through life to get to one another. Years ago their love started and it was abruptly halted. Years later Nash and Aria have a chance to rekindle what they started 12 years ago, but will outer influences allow them to have their happily ever after. LOVED Nash and Aria.
Married to the Enemy
I was hooked from page one! I could not put it down and finished it in one day!! It’s full of love, angst, laughter and family. Aria and Nash were so cute when they were younger but wow, what a mess they got themselves in. Fast forward 12 years and they find each other back in their lives again. Aria now has a little girl named Felicity to take care of. Her ex, never married, wants custody. Now Aria has to scramble to figure out how to keep her daughter. Along comes her first love, Nash, trying to save the day for both of them even though they spent 12 years hating each other. I saw when it ended it was so good!! I loved it Lili!!!
Married To The Enemy mixes together a bunch of fun romance tropes...enemies to friends, single parent and marriage of convenience...for Aria and Nash. I’ll admit, Aria was not my favorite person going into this book, because of her attitude and actions in book one of the series (which you don’t need to read to enjoy this one...but it was awesome as well!) But I assumed, correctly, that she’d be redeemed and we’d learn more about why she is the way she is,
Turns out, she and Nash knew each other as teens at summer camp and fell in love. Things did not end well and frankly, Nash has every right to hate the March family. But he puts all that aside to help his former love fight off her ex’s custody grab by helping this single mom and her sweet baby “Skeeter”. Nash is sexy sweetness on a stick and I fell for him right away. He’s definitely had lingering feelings for Aria, despite the disaster in the past. He’s a really good guy, looking to do the right thing, even if it does benefit him as well.
I definitely credit Lili Valente for turning my displeasure with Aria’s actions into understanding and redemption. This reader was given a background and circumstances that were believable and forgivable. Aria is flawed, as is everyone and appreciate how she is written. I absolutely had a change of heart about her!
As much as I loved book one in Bliss River, I think Married To The Enemy edged it out in character development and growth. Can I give it 5.25 stars instead!?