Review: “My Famous Frenemy” by Piper Rayne

Series: The Greene Family #6

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Release Date: January 25th, 2022

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CW/TW: mentions of drug and alcohol abuse, mentions of cancer

Hollywood heartthrob, Gavin Price invaded our small town, Sunrise Bay, like he owned it.

Gavin was my biggest celebrity crush when I was young. He bears the charisma of an easygoing boy-next-door mixed with a rule-breaker personality both in person and on screen.

For a moment, I thought maybe my fairy godmother sent him to me.

Until he decided to run against my mother for mayor.

Everyone in our town knows my mom’s happiness comes before my own, so I take it as my personal mission to show him who really runs this town.

I just didn’t realize that being my mom’s right-hand woman would put me in such close proximity to him. Very quickly, I question whether he wants to win the mayoral race or me.

 

I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of the Greene family stories! Because I’m not ready to say goodbye. I feel like I became a part of the Sunrise Bay gang and now all I want to do is move to the Alaskan small town, find love with a random stranger and live my best life there. I digress, my love for this family is deep and I am so glad to have been able to experience their stories.

My Famous Frenemy is book six in the series and follows Posey (Marla’s daughter) and Gavin Price, former Hollywood heartthrob, as they navigate the usual Sunrise Bay shenanigans and the biggest hurdle of their lives: the mayoral race. When we first met Gavin, I honestly wasn’t sure which sister he’d end up with, but as things started to fall into place and he almost ran her off the road, I knew that Posey had to be his perfect match. As the owner of Fringe, a salon in Sunrise Bay, Posey hears all of the gossip sometimes before her sister Nikki exposes them on her radio show. But the thing that she’s been ignoring and avoiding is Gavin. Having grown up with a crush on him as he starred in two famous television shows and a handful of movies, Posey doesn’t know if she can act normal around him. For Gavin, he’s never wanted a woman the way he wants Posey. And he’s not afraid to show it. But when he decides to run for mayor opposite Marla (Posey’s mother), any hopes he had of a relationship falls apart.

So much happened in this book! And I’m still reeling from some of the bombs that were dropped, because I’ll be honest, I didn’t see them coming and I definitely shed a few tears. But at the same time, I had a few good laughs too, because Posey and Gavin were so entertaining. I loved how they went from flirting and being cute to Posey basically threatening to end him if he crossed her. 

Like the rest of her siblings, Posey’s got trust issues thanks to her a**hole father and the way he treated her mother. So when it comes to men and relationships, she’s always wary. Posey believes that she needs to be the strong one and be there for her mother through everything, that her mother’s happiness is more important than her own. And that includes ignoring Gavin because she believes he’s threatening Marla’s happiness by also standing for mayor. Gavin, on the other hand, is focused and determined to win over Posey. His whole life, he’s done what other people have told him and asked of him. There are so few decisions in his life that are his alone. And standing for mayor in a small town far away from Los Angeles? Totally his own idea. He’s got demons from his past in the form of rehab and a reputation that isn’t squeaky clean, but all Gavin wants to do is leave it all behind and move forward. And that includes showing Posey he’s not the Hollywood heartthrob everyone is making him out to be.

The two of them have a slow burn relationship, but every minute they’re together is wrought with sexual tension and lust. Posey doesn’t want Gavin to win, so she challenges him with bets and every time he wins, she has to do what he wants, which wears her down despite her trying her level best to fight him off. I loved how patient Gavin was, but how desperately he craved her at the same time. There’s some level of angst between the two of them because of his past and her trust issues, but it doesn’t impact their relationship too much. And as always, Ethel and Dori find some way or the other to get involved to ensure that everything works out the right way for these two. And I am so grateful for them!

Prepare for some tears with My Famous Frenemy and a lot of chuckles and laughs. But mostly, prepare to say goodbye to this family since all we have now is a novella and the last book that FINALLY gives us the truth behind Clara and Xavier, since we’ve only been waiting from book 1 to really understand what is going on there!

Thanks to Piper Rayne and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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