So, in the third book in this series, we have the ultimate Enemies, forced to spend time together after Jax’s car breaks down.
These two young men could not be more different.
Jax the Nerd, from a big loving and supportive family and Rand from a rich powerful oil Barron, estranged from his sister, and used by his father as a face for his company.
The first thing you realise reading this book is that having piles of money, means nothing if you do not have people who love you around you.
These two can not be in the same room without annoying each other. So, when Rand sees Jax with his broken-down car, his initial action is to drive past him. But he finds himself turning round and going back. And at first the sniping at each other continues.
Then as they spend more time together, they slowly realise they know nothing about each other.
Then Jax accompanies Rand in the search for his estranged sister. And on the search, they Bump into Rands Ex Jason, who is almost a double of Jax, and Rand realises he has subconsciously connecting Jax to the hurt Justin caused his family and in particular his sister to walk away from Rand and their father.
I have seen a few comments about this revelation, and I personally think they are a little unfair towards the authors. I believe it is possible for Rand not to consciously connect Jax’s looks to Justin’s. Sometimes the mind can play surprising tricks on us, often to protect us.
I felt so much pain from Rand’s relationship with his father, or lack thereof. But was so happy that Jax’s family kind of adopted him, the poor guy needs lots of extra family love.
I really liked the strength that Jax had to be there for Rand and point out Rands Fathers manipulations even when Rand did not want to hear them.
I am so pleased when Rand heard about is Fathers scheming and Chose Jax and Love over Money and positions in the firm.
If I could change anything in the book, it would be how things worked out between Rand and his father. I would have liked Rand to have made a success with another firm. But that is just me wanting to rub salt into his father wounds for being so mean and manipulative with the poor guy.
I loved Rand’s nephew Randy so cute, as was the little members of Jax’s family, definitely a few embarrassing moments for poor Jax.
I have really enjoyed the whole Nerds vs Jocks series, and Head-to-Head was a nice ending, bringing the two rival frat houses together, just like the Dean of the Collage hoped.
It was cool catching up with the other guys from the two frat houses at the end too and seeing where they were heading in life.
I laughed at the Deans optimism that there would not be any silly rivalry between frat houses, maybe not between these two, but they seem to have joined forces against a new frat house lol.
I believe this is the final book in the series, but I hope the authors will do a follow up novel or two later, as the characters have so much personality, that I think we have just had a glimpse of their lives. Mind you I always feel this way when I have really enjoyed a series. Or even a stand-alone book. I always want more.