Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

Posted December 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria JamesFalling for Her Enemy by Victoria James
Series: Still Harbor #2
Published by Entangled: Bliss on November 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 147
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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A sweet category romance from Entangled's imprint...

She's falling for the one man who could destroy everything...

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she's settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he's the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family's real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home-and comes face to face with his daughter's stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden's about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas...



Bakery manager Alexandra (Alex) McAllister’s perfect life is now spinning out of control. She learns, on the same day, that the owners of the bakery need to sell now instead of five years from now when she can afford to buy the business and a man claiming to be her adopted daughter’s biological father is coming to claim her. Hayden Brooks just learned that his one-night stand may have produced a child and he’s ready to take responsibility.


This was a sweet story tinged with a little heartbreak. I admired Alex for having created a lovely family after a truly sad start in life. Her story brought me to tears and her generosity towards Hayden, tepid as it might have been, in letting him have access to her daughter while waiting for the paternity results showed how much she loved Cassy. Hayden was more of a puzzle, causing me to vacillate between like and dislike regarding his motivations. The one thing that worked, though, was the slow development of their romance. Their attraction to each other was instant; their trust and actions not so fast making this a more substantive story.


I enjoyed this story, much more than the first in this series. It had the spark, charm and poignancy I’ve come to expect from the author.

About Victoria James

Victoria James is a USA TODAY bestselling romance author living near Toronto, Canada. She writes passionate stories that will warm your heart and bring you a guaranteed happily ever after, always.

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4 responses to “Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

  1. I recently read James’ The Billionaire’s Christmas Proposal (disclaimer: I was the publicist for it) and it was similarly wonderful. I love romances that are complicated with some kind of social issue like adoption, a conflict of interest in business, etc. and who doesn’t love holiday romances? I don’t often read our Bliss books since sweet romance isn’t always my thing but I might have to pick this one up. Great review Jonetta!