Friday, July 8, 2022

Review: An Unlikely Alliance by Toni Shiloh



To save her animal shelter,
She’ll have to work with her biggest foe…

With her emotional support dog at her side, Jalissa Tucker will do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the local animal rescue—even ally herself with her nemesis, firefighter Jeremy Rider. As working together dredges up old hurts, putting the past aside could be the key to their future joy. But can Jalissa resist falling for the man she’s always considered the enemy?

My Thoughts:

This is a story of two of the most unlikely people to get together that I have read in quite some time. Jalissa and Jeremy who are somewhat enemies, have been thrown together to work on a fundraiser to keep each of their charities that are close to their hearts going. Both charities are on the chopping block as their funding has been cut. But for the most part, Jeremy and Jalissa are willing to work together, even if they are gritting their teeth while doing it.

I found it humorous the nicknames these two gave one another in their phone contacts. Both could be very hardheaded, stubborn, and both were holding on to grudges that maybe should have been let go a long time ago. There is some real family drama that takes place as well that was of a serious nature, and I wondered if it could upend everything. The author showed how real healing could occur in just a situation.

So, as they work together, they begin to soften towards one another. And is it possible they could be becoming friends? Not only that but there are real feelings that begin to develop, but their road to happily ever after is certainly filled with chuck holes. These two really were fighting themselves most of the time. I enjoyed the snark they gave one another and was so glad for the lovely ending.

I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

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