The main characters, Jess Davis and Dr. River Peña, are a classic grumpy-meets-sunshine and enemies-to-lovers combination when it comes to romantic fiction tropes. Jess is not the biggest fan of the grumpy-looking Peña, who is a regular at the coffee shop that she and her best friend Fizzy visit daily. He seems to be standoffish, but fortunately, we find out there is more to him than first appears.
Fizzy had me laughing out loud; she is the best friend you need when you’re an overthinker like Jess. I enjoyed the book’s sassy and naughty yet heartfelt tone. And while (like much romantic fiction) it was predictable at times, it was just what I needed to get me out of my persistent reading slump.