KISS TO CONQUER by Anna B. Doe: Review + Giveaway

"They're all interested in a pretty girl until they see the ugliness hidden inside."

Author: Anna B. Doe
Genre: NA romance,
sports romance, enemies to lovers
Series: Blairwood University #1
The past tore them apart.
After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.
Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.
The present brings them together.
Their paths were never supposed to cross, but when they do, all those old demons and feelings come rushing back. Hayden thinks he knows all about Callie’s life before Blairwood and he’s not ready to let go of the past, much less forgive her for what she has done three years ago.
One thing’s for sure… it’s going to take more than a kiss to conquer their broken past.
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Kiss to Conquer is an absolute masterpiece and perhaps my favorite book by this author.  I love her ability to create such well developed, complex characters that are perfectly flawed, but also admirably full of an inner strength that one cannot help but fall in love with them.  This is a novel that will pull at your heartstrings.  There were moments where my heart was shattered complete with ugly crying, but the author painstakingly pieced my heart back together and left me with feelings of hope, love, and healing.  

Callie and Hayden are the quintessential enemies.  Certain events in high school  from 3 years prior greatly affected their lives as well as their opinions of each other. Imagine their surprise and displeasure when they end up at the same university and they continually run into each other.  

I admired Callie for all that she has endured after experiencing a devastating event that left her broken in many ways.  As pieces of her backstory were revealed, I reveled in how resilient she was and marveled at her growth as a character.  Hayden is a popular football player at Blairwood University and boy does Callie get him all riled up.  I loved seeing the affect that she had on him. He comes across as a strong character who overcame some hardships, but he also has this vulnerability about him which I adored.  Even for all of their dislike of each other, they two cannot avoid the gravitational pull between them.  The mistakes of their past cloud the hope for the future and I enjoyed watching their story unfold.  

This author did an excellent job with character growth and development. Callie and Hayden both evolved as individual characters and as a couple.  The secondary characters are also likable and I hope that they each get their own books. I found this story to be well executed and moved at a good pace. This book is sure to put you through all the feels.  There is angst and drama as well as moments of joy and hope.  This is a story that immediately captured my attention and I was loathe to put the book down.  Kiss to Conquer is an excellent NA sports romance with an enemies to lovers theme that is sure to draw you in from the first page and will keep you entertained until the very end.  

✨Giveaway ✨
Anna B. Doe is the author of the New York Knights series, Underwater and brand new Greyford High series. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with a little extra spice.
When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book, you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood. 
She is currently working on various projects, some more secret than others.