Review: Dirty Flirty Enemy by Piper Rayne (White Collar Brothers #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

Dirty Flirty Enemy is book two in the White Collar Brothers series from Piper Rayne, but this does work well enough to be read as a standalone. As you've probably surmised from the title, this is an enemies-to-lovers romance featuring twenty-nine-year-old Carmelo Mancini, youngest among the three brothers featured in the series, and twenty-seven-year-old Bella Scott. They're rivals in the field of real estate, with Carm being the owner of Mancini Real Estate and one of the top realtors in the city and Bella switching from being a real estate agent to facilitating FSBO (for sale by owner) listings. Competing in the same industry is commonplace, but when you've got a competitor right across from your office and the same competitor happens to inadvertently snag what you thought was a done deal of a listing, well, Bella lands solidly atop Carm's crap list. Still, they try to broker a truce of sorts in order to keep the peace, the city's biggest developer offers them an opportunity of a lifetime. The catch? They'll have to compete against one another. It's winner take it all, but will they end up losing their hearts in the process?

It took longer than I'd expected to both connect to the main characters and to get into their story. I'm not actually sure why, but I felt like I wasn't really getting to know either Carm or Bella until quite a few chapters into the book. Of course, that meant that I wasn't as invested in their relationship as I wanted to be for a while. All that being said, however, once these two finally did click together, they clicked with me as well, and the chemistry was undeniably there. I enjoyed the banter these two had going on, which is a must when it comes to this particular trope. Yeah, there's the whole rivalry thing, but that underlying connection and sexual tension needs to be present as well, and Carm and Bella had it. That Piper Raynesque wit and humor was front and center, but this also had a bit of heaviness to it due to Bella's past, and I felt that the authors did a good job putting forward the seriousness in their tone while also not making it feel hopeless. At the end of the day, I did enjoy reading Dirty Flirty Enemy, which gets 4.5 stars, and that ending has me even more curious as to what awaits Dominic Mancini in book three! ♥

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Read my reviews for the White Collar Brothers series:


Sexy Filthy Boss (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Dirty Flirty Enemy (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 16 July 2019

Date Read: 15 July 2019

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