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.
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. My rival. My supporter. My crush. 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 from that 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. And me. The scent of his cologne in my nose. The heat of his body against mine. The taste of hunger in his kiss.
Sweet rivalry was a rather short and sweet but also entertaining and steamy read!
Have you ever wondered about the one that got away?!
Fast forward 13 years since Harper has seen her crush!
She is bidding on a construction project rivaling someone from her past! Until she sees Ryder, she is eyeing off the hot suit guy! It was rather funny to be honest!! The hot guy is her crush!
The sexual sizzling chemistry leapt off the pages!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!! I could have read so much more though!! I wanted to know more! The characters were interesting and had a sizzling connection!
13 years ago Harper Denton and Ryder Rogers shared a kiss but that kiss meant so much more and it lead to them going off in different directions. Fast forward to today and they are both strong business people fighting for the same top secret government contract, that's not all they are fighting with, the attraction between them is still as hot as it was when they were kids. Who will win this fight...What's not to love about a strong independent heroine and a sexy bearded tattooed hero, add in the sizzling chemistry and you have a great read. Once again K. Bromberg has given us a book that is hard to put down.
Whenever I hear that K Bromberg has a new release coming up, I cannot wait to read and Sweet Rivalry did not disappoint. Although a short read, Ms. Bromberg packed it full of awesome writing and hotness; my only comment would be that it is a short story and I so wanted more of Ryder Rodgers and Harper Denton. I read this book in one go, I couldn't put it down.
What happens when old rivals. suddenly meet up again, and yes you guessed it are competing for the same project? In true Bromberg style, sparks fly almost immediately, with the tension building between Ryder and Harper until you can almost feel the pages sizzling.
Time has brought both of them into their own, Ryder is a strong, determined, bearded, tattooed man who make the ladies swoon and Harper has morphed into a beautiful woman who is a strong, independent, confident woman who can hold her own in what is perceived as a “man's” world.
Ryder is unaware that Harper had a crush on him previously when they were academic rivals, one she really hasn't gotten over. However the attraction between these two threatens them both whilst competing to win the contract. Will lust and love win out, or will they both ignore their feelings in their quest to come out on top?
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader's copy of this book.
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. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author | Driven Group