Review: Love at First Spite


Title: Love at First Spite

Author: Anna E. Collins

Release Date: 1/4/22

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: They say living well is the best revenge. But sometimes, spreading the misery seems a whole lot more satisfying. That’s interior designer Dani Porter’s justification for buying the vacant lot next to her ex-fiancé’s house…the house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their Realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental that will a) mess with his view and his peace of mind and b) prove that Dani is not someone to be stepped on. Welcome to project Spite House.


That plan quickly becomes complicated when Dani is forced to team up with Wyatt Montego, the handsome, haughty architect at her firm, and the only person available to draw up blueprints. Wyatt is terse and stern, the kind of man who eats his sandwich with a knife and fork. But as they spend time together on- and off-site, Dani glimpses something deeper beneath that hard veneer, something surprising, vulnerable, and real. And the closer she gets to her goal, the more she wonders if winning revenge could mean losing something infinitely sweeter…


My Review: This one had some really great things going for it. I liked the main characters, I totally understood the need for revenge that main character had and I liked the romance. The side characters were interesting and well rounded and I love the dogs. There were some pretty funny moments in the book too that I liked. There were a couple things I thought could have been done better though. Dani's need for revenge went too far, and the books focus on it should have shifted earlier. The book also could have had a bit more tension between the main characters and some more steam to make it more interesting. It as a fun light read but not one I would read again.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*