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Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

Anything You Can Do Book Cover Anything You Can Do
R.S. Grey
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
February 1st 2017

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.

ARIANNA’s review


There’s no secret that I love this author. Her storytelling, her witty banter, her engaging adorable characters are fantastic, in my opinion. She just does it for me! Once again, she delivered an unputdownable story that sucked me in from the very beginning. If you love romantic comedies as much as I do you don’t want to miss this one. Trust me on this! I enjoyed every single romcom I’ve read by R.S. Grey, but ‘Anything You Can Do’ was my favorite so far. If you’re a fan of enemies to lovers stories, then you will absolutely love this one.

“Roses are red, Daisy is you, I heard you came back, and I did too.”

Daisy, who’s a doctor, returns to her hometown, Hamilton, Texas not only to be close to her mother, but also to start a new job, working under their town’s doctor. Daisy dreams that one day soon he will retire and she will to take over his family practice. She is more than surprised when she finds out that her nemesis is back in town as well. She still hates Lucas, after all, they have been enemies since the day they were born, being in competition with each other since forever. Eleven years apart meant nothing for Daisy, she still hates Lucas’ guts, now more than ever.

Daisy is taken aback by Lucas. He’s not the same arrogant boy who used to piss her off once upon a time. He’s a chiseled, very good-looking doctor who, apparently, is her new colleague and the one she will have to compete against. Daisy is smart, she trusts herself and she’s willing to do anything to have the practice for herself. Their dynamic changes when, under some circumstances, they are forced to spend a total of 24 hours together.

“Lucas’ lips are like a sleeve of Oreos: you know you shouldn’t have them at all, but you can’t stop with just one taste.”

I loved this little gem! Rachel did such a fantastic job with every single aspect of this story. Daisy and Lucas’s story is well written, gripping from start to finish and charming in every single way. The sexiness, sweetness and humor are perfectly blended together and I had a blast reading these characters’ journey to ‘Happily Ever After’. I smiled, grinned and laughed the entire time, so, needless to say, I was more than entertained for a good couple of hours.

The pace was just great for a story with such a premise. Nothing felt rushed and everything progressed naturally. I love enemies to lovers stories and the author did a great job with this aspect. The transition from enemies to lovers was fantastically done and so very  delicious. I loved these two as enemies as much as I loved them as lovers. They were simply delightful! Their back and forth, the hilarious banter, everything was done so well. Sure, at times they were infuriating…kind of, but I had such a great time reading their witty interactions.

“He tastes like a guilty pleasure, one that will undoubtedly sour once I’m alone again. We are enemies. Foes. And yet when Lucas takes my waist in his large hands and rolls his hips with mine, I feel like we’re working together to build something. Mutually assured destruction.”

These two were also hot as hell together, the sexual tension between them being off the charts at times. As for the sexy times between them – HOLY HOTNESS. These two were combustible together as much as they were sweeeeet.

Both Daisy and Lucas were well portrayed, endearing, fun and great to read about. I admit, Daisy was a little juvenile at times and maybe “her little war” was OTT a little, but oh well, I didn’t care at all about it since her character was adorable and well written. Lucas was a great, fun and sweet hero who made me swoon multiple times.

“Can you kill someone with a kiss? I think that’s what he’s doing—slaying me with his mouth.”

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read and if you’re looking for a charming romantic comedy, low in angst and drama, with two lovely protagonists, then you don’t want to miss this one!


➦This was my first book by R.S. Grey- *bows head in shame* – but what a wonderful romcom it turned out to be! I’m a big fan of banter, humor and all things OTT and this fantastic little read delivered on all fronts!

➦I’ll keep it short. Two doctors return to their home town in hopes of taking over the only medical practice in town. They have been childhood nemeses and now they are forced to “battle it out” yet again. But there’s a thin line between love and hate and sometimes we can’t see something that’s right in front of us.

➦I’ve laughed out loud quite a bit and, overall, really enjoyed this story along with its characters. Recommended to anyone who likes romantic comedies with enemies to lovers tropes and workplace romances.


About the Author

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I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.


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