Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.
Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.
Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.
Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).
Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).
It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?
This is a dual POV happily ever after read. I went in thinking it would be more enemies to lovers or fake dating but that definitely is not it. Instead if tells the story of a girl and a boy who found eachother by chance but being opposites crushed their romance. Sadly neither of them seems to get over it and they try to do so in such a cute way that they end up falling harder.
Both characters had a hard life and responded differently to that life. One driven, the other not so much. The butting of their heads kind of makes this book. There is so much sass and snark that feels real that you can’t help but fall for it. This really felt like a coming of age story. Mai has to come into her own to figure out just where she belongs.
The only downside? The characters and story were great but the romance felt a bit forced in the beginning.