Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
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Book Review: 4.5 stars
SWEET RIVALRY is a new lovely spinoff story that Kristy Bromberg has given us. It’s a “second chance” romance, “enemies to lovers” kinda story.
Ryder Rodgers and Harper Denton are very competitive and have been ever since they met. They have been competing since college, but they have a crush for each other too, but neither of them knew the other was crushing until one unforgettable kiss almost 13 years ago. They haven’t seen each other sense.
Now, after 13 years, fate has them competing again…for the same bid. They are bidding against and are both determined to win. Despite the ongoing rivalry, there is also an undeniable attraction and the memory of that kiss that still burning on their lips.
They have both changed, they have grown up, they have been through a lot, but at the bottom they still feel the same respect for each other and more important, they still have feelings for each other. The competitiveness comes to a new boiling point and pushes the ever present sexual tension over the top. Bidding for the same contract proves to be more rewarding than they both recall and neither of them can resist the pull toward each other.
I loved the constant banter and scorching desire between them. The constant push and pull, and the challenge between them was addicting to read about. I enjoyed reading this story, but to be honest, I’d would’ve rather had Ryder & Harper’s story as a novel. These are amazing characters that deserved a long long story, I would have loved to have Hayes and Saylor (from SWEET CHEEKS) at some point, maybe an epilogue. But that’s just me wanting more, more, and MORE of Kristy’s amazing writing!!! I need more of Ryder’s beard burn!!!