Review: The Parent Trap by Jasinda Wilder

Rating: 5/5
Steam: 3/5
Trope: Enemies to lover, co-workers, brother’s best friend, close proximity,
angst 2/5

Wow, just wow! I knew this was going to be a great story. I could stop reading once I started. It was perfect. The Parent Trap was more than great! It was everything I wanted and needed it to be!

Delia determined!  She is goal oriented, a workaholic and quirky. Her dating is mechanical. She goes through the motions, but her heart is not in it.   

Matthias (Thai) is the liberal serial dater. His idea of commitment is seeing the same hook up more than once. These two are sworn enemies from childhood. He is her brother’s best friend. 

Thai and Delia were perfect.  You will hate Thai at the start and deserved what he gets.  As a character you do get massive growth from him, but they end you will love him as much as Delia does.   
Delia is just simply amazing. She is a book besties.  She gave her best in everything. She shows up when she needs to and is the last leave. One of the things I love most about this book is that Delia’s work ethic is embraced, it isn’t viewed as a character flaw. It is simply who she is.   
This book with it’s rom-com feel does not make lite of the overarching themes of growth, forgiveness, and healing.  Thai and Delia are building a partnership. 

Want a book with chemistry that sparks off the pages.. this book brings it for sure.  The underlying resentment about how Thai comes back into Delia’s life makes the intensity even great. But this isn’t your usual enemies to lovers. These two are pretty mature about things. What I liked about this story that we don’t often get in enemies to lovers books is that both Delia and Thai have a maturity about them.  It doesn’t feel petty. 

There is something so real about this story. What I loved most about it is it wasn’t filled pointless communication issues. The Parent Trap had realism about it. The scenes where Delia was 100% honest about her fears and feelings could be any of us. It had a rawness about it that we don’t often get in romance.  That alone makes this book worth reading.