Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Carina Adores
Release Date: December 29, 2020
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers
Page Count: 250
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
As a lifelong
rabid avid reader, I know pretty quickly when a book is going to do it for me. It's mostly that indefinable quality of "can't-put-it-downness" (good or bad) or at the very least the book stays on my mind and it's an inevitable conclusion that I Will Finish This Book, as God is My Witness.
Others are ... more difficult. If I set a book down, and don't pick it up again with a day or so, and it doesn't call to me to finish it, it's work to finish it rather than a pleasure and a joy.
"Teddy Spencer Isn't Looking for Love" was work. The plot was marginally interesting to me, but the company and the product (Smart Vase?) seemed rather pointless, as well as the convoluted reasoning behind the potential investor wanting to see if these two men had the right "chemistry" to work together. Although I generally like the "enemies to lovers" trope, the plot works too hard to bring the two MCs together ... and it doesn't really seem that they really hated each other.
In my opinion, two of Kim Fielding's finest books are "The Tin Box" - which still haunts me - and "Rattlesnake." This book just did not grab my interest and it felt very disjointed. 2.5 stars, but as always, your results may vary.
I received an ARC from the Publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.