Review: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

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Anything You Can Do was a fun, and fast read. Daisy and Lucas grew up next door to each other, and from the moment they were born they were in competition.

What Lucas could do, Daisy believed she could do better, and visa versa. Over the years it became worse, and worse. Now both are back in their hometown vying for the same job. It’s the ultimate showdown.

While there were certainly parts where I enjoyed the rivalry between them. To me it was clear from page one that there was never any hate from Lucas towards Daisy. While Daisy’s life revolved around bettering Lucas, turning her bitter, and hateful.

I never quit understood why she held on to that anger for so long. It’s exhausting. Though I also feel Lucas could have come forward earlier about his true feelings. They could have made amends years ago.

Therefor now most of the story felt draining. While I love a good hate to love story, here I felt it difficult to be empathic with Daisy’s inner thoughts. Then the shift from rivals to lovers happened quite fast. While the feelings were probably there for a long time, a lot has happened between these two to make that switch so smooth.

As always R.S. Grey’s writing was excellent, I liked most of the characters, and the plot of Anything You Can Do was fun. Maybe Daisy was just too different from me to fully convince me, as I really did like Lucas.

3 stars

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