Nellie Rivera is trading traffic for tranquility. When the quiet streets of small-town Montana beckon, she leaves Denver behind and moves to Calamity. It would be the perfect adventure if not for Cal Stark.
When her archnemesis dares to show his face one Saturday morning, declaring he is moving there too, she vows to make his life a misery. The town isn’t big enough for the both of them and besides . . .
She was here first.
Cal has been a thorn in her side since high school. He might have bullied her back then, but she’s not a modest teenager anymore and has learned a few plays of her own. If all goes to plan, she’ll run the former pro quarterback out of town within a month.
There’s only one problem. Cal has the same plan. He wants Calamity bad enough to pull out all the stops. And after one kiss, she realizes that he doesn’t play fair.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
When Willa Nash writes enemies-to-lovers she goes all out. Case in point, The Bully. Talk about anger, high tensions and animosity. And that was just the first chapter.
It took me a hot minute to warm up to both Cal and Nellie. They both came off like a jerk in the beginning. Cal being who he was trying to avoid it all. And Nellie doing her part to exact her revenge. There was just so much hostility that it took a bit to get below it all to see their true character.
I really liked the glimpses back to their youth. To the seemingly small moments that had so much power. That changed the course of both of their lives. Holy jaw on the floor when that first bombshell dropped about halfway through. I didn't see that coming at all. But at the same time, it made so much sense.
I have to say I found myself wanting more romance between Cal and Nellie. Yes I was hooked on the chemistry, the heady tension but I kept waiting for Nellie and Cal to finally lay down their swords. That being said, I liked how when it really mattered they showed up in a big way. A way that showed what was truly in their hearts and they couldn't find the words to say. And that ending...a wonderfully full circle moment that left me grinning.
About the Author
Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry's alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.
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