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Love at First Hate: An enemies to lover romantic comedy (Bad Luck Club) by A.R. Casella and Denise Grover Swank

The first book in a new series by Denise Grover Swank and A.R. Casella, authors of the USA Today bestselling Asheville Brewing series.


She wants his story. He wants his secrecy. Too bad he can’t stay away from her.


Blogging about bad dates used to be fun, but a girl can only take so much foolishness. So I broke up with my job.

Okay, full disclosure, I was fired. It’s a long, sordid tale, involving my sourdough starter—RIP, Fred!—and my ex-boss’s serious lack of humor.

Newly funemployed and in need of a break, I go to Asheville to dogsit for my sister…and stumble onto a scoop big enough to put my fake-dating days behind me forever.

Augusta Glower, local success story, wrote a bestseller about the self-help group she started. People think her system works, and copycat Bad Luck Clubs have sprung up nationwide. Something feels off, though, and a little poking around by yours truly suggests she stole the idea.

There’s one problem. I have to prove it, and the guy she ripped off—super-hot house flipper Caleb Reynolds—seems to…well, hate me. Which is too bad since his secrets aren’t the only thing I’d like to peel away.


Molly O’Shea is my worst nightmare.

Is she sexy as sin? Well…yeah. Does she smell like honeysuckle and trouble? No doubt. Is she determined to dig up my secrets with a backhoe? I’m pretty sure she got a two-week rental. But I’ll never talk. If the reason I started the club gets out, my whole life will implode.

So why is she so damn irresistible?

Publication date 12/8/2021

Love at First Hate: An enemies to lover romantic comedy (Bad Luck Club) by A.R. Casella and Denise Grover Swank

My Review

What a great story, full of laughter and funny moments.

This is my first book by these two authors, and it probably won’t be the last. Great for reading this summer by the pool or at the beach.

Molly is going to expose the fraud that is Augusta Glower! Well she has a hunch and is going to follow it through….She’s sick of not being taken seriously as blogger, she wants to do more challenging work (and the fact she got fired probably didn’t help!) and the Bad Luck Club seems like a great place to start digging. Only no one wants to talk about !!

Cal is adamant that no one will discover his secret. Not even the cute neighbours sister whose dog sitting will make him spill the beans. It made a change for Cal not to be a billionaire or an a$$hole! A decent guy with a normal job and a group of friends/employees who has me chuckling at their antics.

These characters just jumped off the page, you warm to them almost immediately. Molly had me chuckling almost from the start, and Cal you just wanted to cuddle. The chemistry is slow working, and I think I it was probably more Cal than Molly at first. A couple of steamy moments. But I just loved the interaction between these two. Reading as Molly tries to worm information out of Cal, and smiling as he stays just a step ahead of her. There is also a couple of sad moments, but as it’s a RomCom it’s not dark and depressing.

Apparently this is a spin off from another series these authors wrote (Asheville Brewing) and both Cal and Molly were supporting characters (definitely interested in finding out more) We read both their histories and who their past shaped them into the people they are today.

So will Molly find out what Cal is hiding? And will it help her story? Can Cal trust Molly not to expose his secrets once she finds out?

Pick it up, you won’t be sorry.


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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became nomadic, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.
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A.R. CASELLA lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Frances, her husband, Devin, and their two cranky old dogs in an extremely small bungalow. Hundred-year-old houses don’t come with many closets or bathrooms, it turns out, and while they all love the charm of their house, it would be even more charming if the chimney weren’t crumbling. A.R. is also developmental editor, and she spends her days editing and writing in between being ordered around by her real boss, Frances, to draw thirty different renditions of Thomas the Tank Engine on the outside sidewalk, make rhinos out of Play-Doh, or create snacks out of ingredients that do not currently reside in the refrigerator. It’s a tough gig, but someone’s got to do it! She co-writes the Asheville Brewing series with Denise Grover Swank.

You can find out more about A.R. at
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