Review and Release Blitz: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

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Review and Release Blitz: Anything You Can Do by R.S. GreyAnything You Can Do by R.S. Grey
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Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of R.S. Grey. When I heard that she was writing an enemies to lovers story I was living on cloud 9! There’s a couple of reasons that I love Rachel’s books so much, but one of the main reasons is because she writes such witty heroines! It’s always a guarantee to have laugh out loud moments when cracking open one of her books, so I had high hopes for this one…and I wasn’t disappointed.

Enemies to lovers is one my top five favorite genres. I especially love it when the main characters have a long standing rivalry and this perfectly describes Daisy Bell and Lucas Thatcher’s relationship: Rivals.

The truth is, we’ve always been this way. I am the Annie Oakley to his Frank Butler and I firmly believe that anything he can do, I can do better.

Since the day that they were born Daisy and Lucas were vying for the top spot. It doesn’t matter if it was in sports, academics, or just being picked for line leader. They had to come in first. The entire community of Hamilton is completely aware of their competitiveness and there has been several casualties along the way, including their high school guidance counselor…

“It took one hour for us to break her. She gave up counseling. Quit that same day, moved to upstate New York and started farming root vegetables. She said Lucas and I had-and I quote from her resignation letter-‘robbed her of all faith in the future of humanity’.”

This is not just like any other rivalry. This is hatred. This is loathing. This is war.

But Daisy has moved on. She left Hamilton behind to attend medical school on the opposite side of the country that Lucas was attending medical school. She spent the next 11 years carefully crafting her visits to avoid him. Life was good again. And now that she has finished her residency she is ready to reach her final goal: owning her own practice. Daisy sets off back to Hamilton to take over McCormick Family Practice, a practice that will be all hers when Dr. McCormick retires. Or at least that’s what she thought.

I really loved the whole basis of this story. Daisy and Lucas are once again rivals for the same top position: owner of McCormick Family Practice. Watching Daisy and Lucas fight endlessly over who has the upper hand is frustrating and hilarious! They quickly become the talk of the town with their antics, but what is really interesting is who the town is rooting for: them. Lucas Thatcher is a worthy competitor, and not bad on the eyes either. He’s smart, sexy, and knows all the right buttons to push to bring out the worst in Daisy. But then there is some vulnerability that starts to shine through on both characters, and that’s when the good stuff happens.

Oh my dear god. I kissed Lucas Thatcher. Did the earth just quake?

This is my 7th R.S. Grey novel, and it is without a doubt that Daisy is a very different heroine compared to the rest that Rachel has created for us. To be honest, towards the end of the book, I kind of didn’t like her. After hearing Lucas’ perspective I was ready to bitch slap her back into reality. She has been fighting for so long, she completely forgot what she was fighting for.

The backdrop has changed and supporting characters have flitted in and out, but the script has stayed the same: I am Daisy Bell, rival to Lucas Thatcher, and the weight of carrying around that hatred has started to wear on me. Deep down, I’m starting to forget what exactly it is I hate about Lucas.

I devoured this, like I do with all her books. For me, this book was freaking phenomenal! I know that not everyone is going to agree, because Rachel doesn’t make it easy for us. She makes us turn on the characters, changing our opinions of them and seeing different sides of them that we will love and hate at the same time. But it is completely worth it. What really sold me was the lengths that Daisy would go to reach her goals, especially when her goals had changed from pulverizing Lucas Thatcher, to seeking his forgiveness.  This book proves that love, true love, is always worth fighting for.

Nobody fights over something that doesn’t matter-they just walk away. And so, I’ve always known that if you ever really wanted me to suffer, all you would have to do is just that.

Never walk away. Keep up the fight.

 

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review

 

 

 

Title: Anything You Can Do
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Feb 2, 2017
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Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

 

 

  
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About R.S. Grey

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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