Title: Love In Numbers by Scarlett Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar | Model: Lucas Loyola |Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
5 feel good CROWNS
Notwithstanding a less than auspicious start when quite frankly Connor behaved like an ass towards Emerson, Love in Numbers developed into such a beautiful love story. Fortunately, our couple’s second meeting was much more successful and ignited a spark between them that was impossible to ignore, despite a few bumps in the road.
The storyline has something of an enemies to lovers theme, but in an unusual way. It does develop into more of a friends to lovers in my opinion. I loved both the main characters, each of them strong and driven as individuals but caring and supportive in their interactions with each other. There’s a little bit of a mystery here too when it comes to their backgrounds and connection. I loved the way that unfolded and the aha moment when everything fell into place was clever and worked really well.
Connor is a bright man and I was so pleased to see that he didn’t let someone else’s version of events get in the way of what he could see with his own eyes and what he felt in his heart. He is, quite frankly, swoon worthy and hot, so very hot! Definitely up there with the best of book boyfriends. Emerson is an intelligent woman and that intelligence, together with her quick wit, were more than a match for Connor. Kind, clever, astute and insightful too, I really liked her. Together with her siblings, she runs the family business in the wake of a recent tragedy. Despite Emerson trying to shield them from the reality of their situation and take everything on her own shoulders, they make a great team. Her brother in particular is intuitive when it comes to honing his craft of distilling top quality gins. I love the little insights we got into the process and found it all really interesting.
I absolutely loved Connor and Emerson together. I loved the push and pull and the banter between them and in particular Connor’s attraction to Emerson and his encouragement of her business talent. Pushing her forward and, despite the fact that it may have been to his advantage to do so, never holding her back. They are a gorgeous couple and their chemistry is off the charts hot. They are a great balance for one another in all ways, and their attraction is incendiary.
Love in Numbers is a real feel good romance, low on angst, high on steam, it was an absolute delight to read.
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 . . .
MEET THE AUTHOR
Scarlett Cole is a contemporary romance author that calls both Toronto, Canada and Manchester, England home. A born city dweller, she periodically quashes the urge to live in the country by hiking up a mountain to remind herself that living away from people would terrify the pants off her.
She believes everybody deserves their love story to be told and loves her heroes on the rough and rugged side…and usually tall (because she married one of those 6ft 6” men you read about in romance!). She’s an A-type personality and Scorpio star sign, so good luck getting her to do anything she doesn’t want to.
When she isn’t writing, she’s happy to talk hot men and expensive shoes while drinking a cold gin and tonic. Don’t bring up olives. As far as Scarlett is concerned, they are the devil’s food. As long as you don’t bring up olives, she’s happy to hear from any time.
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