Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: June 24, 2019 Format: eARC
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One fiery-haired, sexy scientist finds her perfect complement in a dark and handsome soccer star. Opposites attract, and they’ve got chemistry that’s explosive—literally.
Physics calls it entropy. Philosophy calls it Murphy’s Law: If something can go wrong, eventually it will. Professionally and personally speaking, Zed’s familiar with the principle. After a decade of trying to alter the atomic makeup of the mafia from its nucleus, now he’s set on leaving The Life and pursuing his heart. Problem is, the sassy, hot-headed spitfire he can’t quit is meddling in his slow burn escape plan, and turning it into full-on combustion.
Not to mention, Nairne’s got a painful history she won’t talk about and more secrets than she has lab instruments—which is really saying something. In an ideal world, the bad boy footballer would follow the brainy beauty overseas and they’d live happily ever after. But Murphy’s Law is proven true, as Zed finds his world imploding and his escape plan foiled. These enemies turned lovers end up discovering how costly it can be to meet the right person at the wrong time.
A present he can’t escape.
A past she can’t forget.
A future they won’t stop fighting for.
They say all’s fair in love…and war.
Book Two in the Tough Love Series—an enemies to lovers, suspenseful romance, full of sexy Italians, feisty heroines, globe-trotting action, and an ending that’ll both satisfy you and leave you ready for more!
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
She’s a Spitfire is the second book in Chloe Liese’s Tough Love series, which follows Nairne and Zed as they work to figure out how their relationship is going to work (or even if it’s going to work) with everything going on in their lives. This is definitely a series where you have to read the first book since it follows the same characters and picks up right where the first book ended.
I loved reading about a STEM heroine, it’s not something I see much in novels, so it was exciting to see Nairne in her element in the lab. I love how her education and work isn’t just background information to the story, we actually get to read about her talking about her work/school and see her in the lab, and it’s a pretty big part of the story. I especially love how she doesn’t put her work or school behind her love for Zed. She wants to be with him, but she also wants to continue her higher education and helping people, and she doesn’t let the complications of their relationship affect her decisions education-wise.
There’s going to be a third book in the series, so this second one is more about Zed and Nairne overcoming the obstacles we first learned about in book one, so they can have a happy ending in book three. It felt like there was more action in this novel than romance, so just a heads up if that’s not what you’re expecting.
My one complaint with the novel is that too much seemed to happen off page for me. The first book ended with Zed trying to come up with a plan to leave and destroy the mafia, and in the second book I thought we’d get to see more of him working on ways for that to happen. Instead we get a few comments here and there about how progress is going, and then we see the outcome of it. I wish we were able to see more of the planning
Like book one, She’s a Spitfire ends on kind of a cliffhanger, and made me immediately want to pick up book three to see how everything is resolved!