Sweet Rivalry (1001 Dark Nights)
by K. Bromberg
Release Date: February 28, 2017
4 Tell Me CROWNS
K. Bromberg’s Sweet Rivalry delivers a short, sweet, and sexy second chance romance that is sure to entertain readers with banter, sexual tension, and characters to adore.
Ryder is the perfect hero. Incredibly sexy, forthright, and ethical, Ryder is the complete package. His desire to be with her doesn’t hinder his ability to work, it doesn’t pervert his ethics, it doesn’t alter his treatment of Harper, and I love him all the more for it.
Harper is an admirable heroine, working in a male dominated field. Her intellect makes her an equal in the business world, and she has earned her place among these men. I also enjoy when a heroine takes ownership of her own sexual prowess, and Harper does. She wants the reward for landing the job, and she doesn’t question it.
The plot of the story gives the reader just enough information to invest in these characters. K. Bromberg drops the reader into the past, and readers get to see the act that severed their already tenuous relationship. Using the past, it is clear that these two have feelings still buried for each other. Add this to the fact that they are competing for the same job, and readers get a plot that will engage readers from the opening pages. Readers will also enjoy the ending. It wasn’t the plot line I thought she would take, and, to be honest, I like her choices. She left the characters integrity and ethics in tact.
Sweet Rivalry is a sexy novella that will have readers loving Harper and Ryder. Their chemistry, the past, their present choices, all lead readers to enjoy their ride to finding each other again.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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He takes a step toward me then hesitates, but before I can process anything else, his lips are on mine.
And not just on mine––not just a brush of lips against lips—but I’m talking all in. Hands on my cheeks, tongue licking between my lips, body pressed against mine, groan in the back of his throat, type of all in.
I don’t react at first. I’m stunned. Flabbergasted, my mind reeling from the anger to the surprise to now this without any warning at all.
This is Ryder.
The thoughts flicker that this is what I’ve wanted. But they soon shift to panic. To insecurity I don’t kiss well enough. That this is all a joke and I’m the butt of it.
But then I feel. Everything. All at once.
And I know this is real.
It’s like I can’t catch my breath and have too much air all at the same time.
My body is on fire. And not just from his touch but fromthat burn deep inside that feels like it’s exploding and imploding all at once.
So this is what it feels like to really be kissed.
It’s a fleeting thought before the sensations, the moment, the emotions, consume me whole.
His hands move my face to change the angle of the kiss. His fingertips on the line of my jaw singe my skin. His lips move expertly against mine, and all I can do is feel. All I can do is want.
Thinking isn’t an option.
The anger from before has morphed to want. The adrenaline has recharged with desire.
There is no rivalry.
There is no graduation ceremony tomorrow I’m missing to catch my flight.
There is no panic over if I’ll ever see him again.
It’s just him.
The scent of his cologne in my nose. The heat of his body against mine. The taste of hunger in his kiss.
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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