Series: 1001 Dark Nights
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Driven, Fueled, Down Shift, Sweet Cheeks, The Player, The Catch, Cuffed, Control, Resist, Reveal, Hard to Handle, Flirting with 40, Hard to Hold, Hard to Score, Hard to Lose
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.
Sweet Rivalry is a bit of a spin off of Sweet Cheeks, but you don’t have to have read Sweet Cheeks in order to enjoy Ryder and Harper’s story. These two characters give us a perfect enemies to loves story that you can’t help but enjoy! Both Ryder and Harper are smart, hard working, and driven. They are both competing for the same construction bid along with several other men. Harper is the only female and she is used to that. She has just arrived in LA, escaping shame in New York for sleeping with a client (before she knew he was a client!) and really needs to win this bid in order to salvage her career and reputation.
Ryder and Harper went to college together and were hyper competitive even then. Harper came out on top then; but college ended and they went their separate ways. Reunited 13 years later for this contract, they still feel that same attraction! The attraction is hot and steamy, and their competition is full of witty banter.
If you want a short read with dynamic, intelligent characters and hot sex, Sweet Rivalry is a great pick!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: enemies to lovers
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »certainly more HFN « Hide Spoiler