Falling for the Ex (A small town enemies-to-lovers romance)

· Self Taught Ninja
66 reviews

About this ebook

“You’ve been served, ma’am.” As if being called ‘ma’am’ isn’t bad enough. Turns out, my cheating ex is suing me for custody of our daughter.

This means war.

I may have stayed mostly rational while the jerk dipped his wick all over the county, but now I’m going full mama bear on his hide. Don’t mistake the filtered mom-of-a-toddler speak for meekness because son of a biscuit, I’m aiming to straight-up knee the man in his twig and berries.

Fancy lawyer, private detective, you name it, I’m doing it.

But then my other ex, Nash, my first crush (first everything, really) who I have a decade-long love-hate relationship with, gives me the idea for the craziest solution of all…

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Did I really just agree to what I think I did? With the one human who can drive me crazier than anyone ever has, and likely ever will? The mother of undoubtedly the cutest toddler ever? The woman whose prick of an ex-husband makes me want to aim my service weapon at his head?

Yes. Yes, I did.

And that’s how we end up tying the knot at the courthouse.

I know this all started as an albeit convoluted way to help Aria keep custody of her kid. But when the lines start blurring and playing pretend house becomes something I don’t ever want to give up, I know playtime is over.

Now it’s time I convince my prickly bride to start falling in love with me (again).

Previously titled Married to the Enemy. Same swoony, feel-good story, just with a fresh title and cover makeover.

The Bliss River Series

- Falling for the Fling (Lark & Mason)

- Falling for the Ex (Aria & Nash)

- Falling for the Bad Boy (Melody & Nick)

66 reviews
Sofia Almiroudis
September 3, 2020
It's been 12 long years since Nash and Aria have seen each other. 12 years ago when they were young and captured in their love bubble. 12 years ago when one night changed everything. So what a surprise when Nash bumps into Aria when attending a friends BBQ. Neither are happy to see each other after having pretty harsh words the last time they saw each other. However, the attraction they shared 12 years ago still lingered between them. Both desperate to remove their past relationships from their lives and to regain control, leads them to walk down the aisle, Town Hall that is. Pretending to love each other so that Aria can keep custody of her daughter Felicity and Nash to show his ex that he has moved on with his life. What started as pretending leads to so much more. However, when loved ones in Nash and Aria's lives have a say in their life, that perfect little love bubble starts to deflate a little at a time. Can Nash and Aria overcome the obstacles thrown at them from their loved ones? Is love enough to keep them together as a family? Lili Valente brought to life a love story of two soul mates that have had to battle their way through life to get to one another. Years ago their love started and it was abruptly halted. Years later Nash and Aria have a chance to rekindle what they started 12 years ago, but will outer influences allow them to have their happily ever after. LOVED Nash and Aria.
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Jen Valencia
September 2, 2020
Ooh, Aria and Nash brought the heat and had a lot of heart! Add to that Skeeter, erm, I mean Felicity, and the whole family dynamic was just too adorable to resist. These two held on to their animosity towards each other for a dozen years, and I understood why they went from young lovers to sworn adversaries. I appreciated that they led separate lives and had their own share of experiences because they did need some growing up. I'm also not one of those readers who expects the main characters in a second-chance romance to not become involved with other people, especially when the separation lasts for quite a number of years. That's just flat-out unrealistic to me--or maybe I'm being cynical, but I'm not going to complain about main characters who live their lives outside of each other when the original run of their relationship ends. I liked seeing Aria and Nash get to know one another again, and create their own dynamic as a couple and a family alongside Felicity. There is some drama, but not from within their little unit, and that added an interesting angle. This book was endearing and I was very much entertained. Five stars go to Married to the Enemy.
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Rochelle West
September 1, 2020
Book 2 in the Bliss River series and I loved it as much as the first. Loved this second chance/enemies to lovers/fake marriage romance. They met at art camp and became infatuated with each other. They planned on making it official after camp was over but thanks to a huge misunderstanding, it didn’t happen. Because of this, a huge rift was created and lasted for years. Fast forward 12 years later, they would need each other’s help. Loved Nash and Aria together. The chemistry and attraction between them was so intense. Loved watching them navigate this fake marriage into a real one. Wonderful characters and story that will keep you invested and rooting for their HEA. I can’t wait til Melody’s story. Highly recommend

About the author

Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic, she can't resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win. She lives in Vermont with her two big-hearted boy children and a dog named Pippa Jane.

Lili also writes naughty books as L. Valente. Learn more at www.lilivalente.com

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