She buttered his bathroom floor, and he kidnapped her precious puppy.
Layla Mullens hates Donovan Donley. His crude language, his wide shoulders, his crystal blue eyes...she hates that she can't stop herself...from kissing him or landing in his bed.
And Donovan Donley wants nothing more than to knock Layla off her princess pedestal. He hates her stuck up attitude and her soft, tempting lips. He especially hates that her father is his coach.
But he's fine with their arrangement-act horrible to each other during the day, attack each other naked at night. It works.
But one night changes everything. When Layla doesn't show, and Donovan's cold bed stays empty, the lies he tells himself to keep Layla out of his mind aren't enough to keep him from missing her. And needing her. Something he promised himself would never happen.
The white flags in their prank war have been lowered but their high stakes battle has just begun.
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About the Author
When she's not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden writes, reads and spends too much time watching rugby, "Doctor Who" and New Orleans Saints football. Currently, she is imprisoned under teenage rule alongside her husband in Southeastern Louisiana.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 passionate, emotional, enemies-to-lovers stars! I have been waiting for this book since the moment I met Layla and Donovan at the beginning of this series. Their pranks, and the love/hate relationship that these two share is simply ADDICTIVE! Whenever these two were in a scene you could feel their chemistry. I am so happy the author wrote their story! Layla and Donovan have been enemies since a very young age. I knew going into this book that their journey was going to be intense and passionate. When these two decided to change their status from enemies to enemies with benefits, I knew that my heart, and theirs as well, was going to suffer. What I loved about this book is how well it was written. Layla and Donovan might have burned the sheets with their hot chemistry, but the love that they had for each other is what made my heart go beep, beep, beep! I could feel that love with every word that the author wrote. Layla and Donovan have grown so much since I first met them. They made mistakes and learned from them. It broke my heart to see that these two were denying with a passion how they felt for each other. This book had intense, emotional and scorching, passionate moments. They may have started this journey by hating each other, but by the end a beautiful love story started to grow. Another thing that I loved about Claiming Serenity is how I got the chance to reunite with Autumn, Declan, Mollie, Vaughn and Sayo. I love all of these characters! It was awesome to catch up and fall in love with them all over again! I really hope that Sayo will get her own story. She's an amazing person and she deserves a dose of happiness after all the emotional moments she went through in Claiming Serenity. I give, Claiming Serenity, by Eden Butler 4.5 passionate, emotional, enemies-to-lovers stars!
I've been eagerly looking forward to reading Donovan and Layla's story since the moment I first met them in Chasing Serenity. My anticipation only increased with each subsequent story in the Seeking Serenity series, until it was at fever pitch. I wanted there to be lots of pranks, romantic tension, and hidden tender moments between Layla and Donovan, and I got all I wanted and so much more. I loved seeing Layla and Donovan spar; their chemistry was incendiary. I was so surprised by what they were hiding, from each other and from themselves. I thought Layla was going to have some dark secret that was going to take me by surprise, but instead it was Donovan who completely bowled me over with his vulnerability, which totally contrasted with the confident, almost arrogant persona he projected. If that wasn't enough, the truth behind what caused their animosity left me reeling. In the end I thought it was wonderful to see betrayals and redemption from unlikely sources. I absolutely loved seeing familiar faces from previous books. I loved catching up with Autumn, Declan, Mollie, and Vaughn. They were integral parts of the story, but their being there in no way detracted from the story, it only enhanced it. I was so happy to see more of Sayo in this book, but so devastated by what she was dealing with. I have a feeling I know who her hero will be, and I can't wait to find out for sure. I have a feeling it's going to be epic. Claiming Serenity is the shortest novel of the three full length novels published in this series so far, however it has the same emotional depth I expect a 600 page tome would have. I laughed while reading this book, smiled, and chuckled. I also wept tears of sadness, pain, frustration, and happiness, just as Layla and Donovan did as they struggled to find what they needed and wanted. I went on an emotional ride, one that I really enjoyed being on. I feel like Eden Butler really connects with her characters and thus makes it really easy for her readers to connect with them too. I always find myself shaken when I finish reading one of her novels. It's so easy to slip into her words and become one with the story. I can never read her books in parts, it's always all at one time. I will ignore everything from the time I start until the time I finish. Read this book. You'll fall in love with Layla, Donovan, and everyone else in Cavanagh, just like I did.