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Ryder Rodgers had a plan.
He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.
Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.
When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.
The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.
Whew! I just finished “Sweet Rivalry” and I won’t even lie: I am still cooling off from the sexual tension between Ryder and Harper.
Harper and Ryder have known each other for a long time. They spent a good portion of that long time just picking at each other until they parted ways after college. Imagine their shock when they run into each other while try to get the winning bid for a secret project.
I really loved this novella. As with all novellas, I didn’t want it to end. However, I loved how it ended.
One thing that really stood out to me with this story was how Harper was so aware of herself. She was very aware that was seen differently (she was the only woman in this competition), and she was also aware of how she would be perceived by others. Harper’s character isn’t just making it by. Yes, she’s in a position where she wants to win, but I think Harper would want to also win the award for just about anything. She’s strong, competitive, and highly intelligent.
One facet I loved about both Harper and Ryder, but it showed more with Ryder, was the arrogance at times. I think any time you are in a sales position, or a public speaking role where you are trying to sway someone to your way of thinking, you need to have a certain amount of arrogance. Ryder doesn’t necessarily brag but he’s aware of his competition and how they operate. He knows where his strengths lie in relation to the other challengers.
This story was just fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it. The characters really take a hold of the reader and you are rooting for them, feeling disappointed with them, and ultimately happy that they reconnected. I would recommend this book for anyone who already loves the 1001 Dark Night novellas, any K.Bromberg fans, and anyone who has time for a quick, but incredibly steamy, reading break.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
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