Series: Love Distilled #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also by this author: The Strongest Steel, The Fractured Heart, The Purest Hook, The Darkest Link, Jordan Reclaimed, Under Fire, Final Siege, Deep Cover
A new, steamy enemies-to-lovers standalone from Scarlett Cole.Connor isn't in the market for messy.
His life is going completely according to plan. He's set to become CEO of his family's company, his Ironman time is better than ever, and his regular poker nights with the guys are his one night a month he can stop worrying about counting macros and indulge himself. What he doesn't need is a relationship with Emerson Dyer--daughter of his father's lifelong enemy and most-hated rival.
Emerson's life is nothing but messy.
Since her father died, leaving her CEO of their gin distillery, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Emerson is barely holding it together--what she doesn't need is a complication like Connor Finch. Sure, his abs do look like they've been photoshopped, but she has no time to spend counting them. It's her company's numbers she should be worrying about. Still, there's something about the way he makes her feel.
Together, they're perfect.
Connor knows he and Emerson don't make sense on paper. Too many differences between them--and one big secret that could destroy Emerson's family business tells him to cut and run. But for once in his life, Connor doesn't care about messy or imperfect--because the fact is, Emerson is the one perfect thing he needs in his life. Now if he can only convince her . . .
Read this standalone enemies to lovers romance now.
Love in Numbers is the first book in a new series about distilleries! So, have a drink while you read!
Emerson and Connor seem to, at first, have a bit of an enemies to lovers story, but that is a surface view. Really, they slowly build a relationship built on trust and support. It is actually everything a relationship should be. They happen to have a family rivalry between their fathers, but after their initial encounters, that isn’t really an issue.
Both Emerson and Connor have some deep family issues they are dealing with, all while trying to run a company. They have a mutual respect for each other’s work ethic. The real drama/conflict comes from the family secrets! I enjoyed this more than an enemies to lovers trope. I especially appreciated it because Emerson and Connor were building a strong foundation to a relationship when this family drama comes to a head and they handle it in a more mature manner (hooray!).
Love in Numbers will appeal to readers who appreciate more mature characters and tension that arrises from a natural source, and not childish nonsense. The characters are well developed, and that is one thing that has always made Cole’s books so great for me. She creates unforgettable characters and stories!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: rivals
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
authors like Deveny Perry, Lani Lynn Vale, RJ Prescott…then you will probably like Love in Numbers!