“How much do you hate me right now?” – 4.25/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: pranks, grocery shopping, constellations, chocolate chip pancakes, lipstick notes, college letters, garden statues, cherry kool-aid, mashed potatoes, rotten fish parts, painted rocks, unicorn chairs, morning swims and midnight meetings.
Cute book! For the last six years, Sydney and Asher have spent their summers together. Not that they want to because they are mortal enemies, but their parents became friends a long time ago and they spend their summer in two side by side lake houses. Since the kids don’t like each other, they usually spend the entire time planning and doing pranks on each other. As you can probably guess, a romantic relationship blossoms between them and it’s lovely to see.
I don’t know about you, but I love enemies to lovers romances. In this case it’s a softer kind of hate, because they spend a lot of time together and they don’t really hate each other, they just keep their distance and don’t get very personal.
I really liked the chemistry between the two main leads. Sydney was an okay character – not my favorite ever, but she was okay -, but what I really didn’t like about her was how she kept saying Asher was tricking her and it was all a big prank. It happened so many times that it got old very fast. I felt bad for him because he was optimistic and actually made an effort to be with her. He was a great character and one of the main reasons why I liked the book so much. His easy going, fun personality shone all through the book!
The story is okay and I was entertained. There are some uncommon elements inserted into the book, like how Sydney painted rocks and was obsessed with garden statues, that kind of made the book more interesting. I would describe this as a cute, easy book to read in summertime.