Title: Natural Enemies
Author: Roan Parrish
Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ
Date Read: May 10, 2020
Buttoned-up botanist Stefan Albemarle has always felt like an outsider. He keeps to himself and lives for his career. Urban gardener Milo Rios is passionate about his job at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. He spends his life beautifying the world around him with plants and teaching teens how to do the same. These two are total opposites but they can’t get enough of each other.
“Somehow, all the things that made us so different also captivated me. Like within him lived a whole other world I had never given much thought to. And all I felt was content here, like this, with him.”
This was a cute MM romance. Milo was sweet, charming, and controlling when he needed to be. When he discovered he could make plants grow as a teen it completely changed his life. Now he lives to help his community and others find joy in growing things. Stephan is a structured, controlled, and standoffish man. His life has taught him that he is different from others and people don’t like him. In reality he is just a lonely, sweet man who needed someone to break down his barriers. I loved these two. The chemistry was off the charts between them and the feelings soon followed.
“The power of a strong relationship is that it can take on more than either person could on their own, right?”
This was my first Roan Parrish book but it will not be my last. I really enjoyed this quick romance. I do wish it was longer though because I wasn’t ready to let this sweet couple go.
Romanceopoly 2020 Sun – Spring