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Posted July 14, 2020 by Loredana in 2020, 4.5 Stars, Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Favorite Author, Loredana, Must Read, New Release, Our Review, Standalone / 0 Comments

by Vi Keeland
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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four-half-stars

 

Title: The Rivals
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 13, 2020

 

Blurb

 

The feud
between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.
Only
neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before
either of us was born.
Our
grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my
grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry
him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.
The two men
spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third
business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her
heart away from the other.
Eventually,
they all went their separate ways.  Our
grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest
business rivals in history.
Our fathers
continued the family tradition of feuding.
And then Weston and I did, too.
For the
most part, we kept as much distance as possible.
Until the
day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most
valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.
Now I’m
stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess
our families inherited.
As usual,
it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.
Weston
Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his
own good.  We were fire and ice. 
But that
shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just
one minor problem, though.   Every time
Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.

 

Review

This book starts off with a bang and just proceeds to get better. It’s the perfect example of the genre and truly hits all the right notes.

Some of the things I loved most about the book were Weston (he’s a fantastic character), Sophia’s ability to stand up for herself, and their chemistry. So why did I like Weston? Was he everything I was expecting? Of course, and the cover model is exactly how I envisioned him while reading. But what made Weston great is how dynamic he was. He’d had indiscretions. He’d made plenty of mistakes. Yet he knew what…or rather who he wanted. And when he set his mind to the task, he was unrelenting. However, he was always considerate and aware of his priorities. Even if that priority was the enemy.

Sophia had a rough go in life. A father who doubted her every move and her intelligence. But it seemed as though that further fueled her fire to show that she was worthy, even if she was proving it to just herself. I admired her fire, her passion, and her intelligence. These were obvious in her thoughts and actions. A strong heroine always makes a book better for me.

And their chemistry. Oh my. Keeland could not have gotten this more right. It’s explosive. It’s panty-melting. It’s perfectly written.

This is one of my favorite books she’s written. It flows so well that you don’t want to put the book down. But when you reach the end, you’re happy because you know the author took care of her characters and you feel okay letting them go. It’s a great summer read. Shoot, it’s a great anytime read! Add it to your TBR and don’t let it languish there!!

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Author Bio

Vi Keeland
is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.
With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred
Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She
resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is
living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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four-half-stars

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