Review: Subscriber Wars by Kristy Marie (21 Rumors #2)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity.
Subscriber Wars is the latest release from author Kristy Marie, and it's the companion novel to Marie's IOU, which is one of my favorite new-to-me author reads for 2020. Both books may be read independently of each other, but do yourselves a favor and check out IOU because it'll be worth every single second you spend reading it. But back to this new book... What we have here is an enemies-to-lovers romance with a fake relationship angle thrown into the mix, and the tension between the main characters is so top-notch.
There was a point in time when nineteen-year-old Valentina Lambros considered twenty-one-year-old Sebastian Carrington a friend. Not anymore. They can't stand each other, and neighborly love is a foreign concept for both of them. But when Sebastian suggests that they join forces in order to win one million dollars they would split fifty-fifty and gain a slew of new subscribers to our online channels, Valentina finds herself agreeing. But then she never could have imagined how difficult it would be to pretend to be his girlfriend--and pretend she still hates him as much as she does. Will her heart be the ultimate casualty of this never-ending war between them or will her heart win the battle?
I love how Kristy Marie's has put her own creative spin to this story, making for a refreshing and hilarious read with just a pinch of angst to satisfy me. Bash and Vee provided the sort of entertainment that I needed this weekend. Their banter is the sort that I believe is necessary for this particular trope, bringing with it the rom-com feels that had me laughing at some of their antics and sighing when it came to the more romantic moments. It was also great having Maverick and Ainsley make appearances, and I've got my fingers crossed we'll get more companion novels soon. Five stars for Subscriber Wars.
Date Read: 03 October 2020
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