Review: Sweet Rivalry

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 “Sexual chemistry like this is impossible to ignore. Hard not to satisfy. And definitely hasn’t gone away in the thirteen years since I’d seen him last.  That want feels stronger, if that’s even possible.” ~Harper

K. Bromberg’s Sweet Rivalry nearly short-circuited my kindle! I was sitting at work on my break, hoping that the floor underneath me did not erupt into flames as I was reading!!!

Allow me to be perfectly honest: Sweet Rivalry is hazardous to panties everywhere!

This is the story of Ryder and Harper, college rivals who wanted to be the best of the best.  Unfortunately, they were the best in class and competed against each other time and time again for the highest of academic accolades. This spirit of competition increased the sexual tension between them, and that is part of what made Sweet Rivalry such an INCREDIBLE read.

Fast forward years later and Harper and Ryder meet again, both of them at the top of their game as they compete for a major construction contract under nail-biting circumstances.

Let the games begin!!!

“We’re going to kill each other. The thought makes me laugh because if our interaction in the past is any indication, it’s not far from the truth.” ~Harper

The chemistry between Ryder and Harper is intoxicating and concentrated right from the jump.  Their every interaction comes across as verbal foreplay and I was enthralled, caught up in my desire for these two to finally give into their obvious passion for each other and hit the sheets!

What is so FUN and SEXY about this novel is the way that the author highlights the way that Ryder and Harper fight their attraction tooth and nail, both engaged in a war that they are determined not to lose regardless of the smoldering heat that has been reignited between them.  Their internal banter was the icing on this deliciously decadent cake and I gobbled up every word!!!

“I part my lips to speak but I don’t say anything because I swear to God the air around us is so electrified that anything I say is going to set it off.” ~Harper

“She always did have a way of boiling my blood and getting me hard at the same time.  Seems like she’s perfected that skill over the years.” ~Ryder

“…Now I understand that the want I knew before as  co-ed was nothing compared to the desire I can acknowledge and crave for as an adult.” ~Harper

“She’s all curves and sex appeal wrapped in that sophisticated, damn business suit. Her expression may say drop dead, but her body screams make me feel alive.” ~Ryder

Ryder and Harper go through a thoroughly entertaining series of verbal engagements that had me wondering who was going to come out “on top” and eagerly anticipating the moment when one of them finally caved in mentally and emotionally and just WENT THERE!!

All I have to say is this: When this couple finally decides to face the music and accept that the fire that burns between them is destined to ignite into flames…. the “sweet rivalry” between them becomes absolutely delicious and unforgettable!!

Sweet Rivalry is sinfully sexy with a scorching level of heat and bed-wrecking scenes that are just plain OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

READ this baby!

That is this Naughty Girl’s final, incredibly satisfied word.

Overall: 5 Sweet, panty melting stars!

Heat:  Sweet Rivalry obliterates the bedroom Richter scale! I will never hear the phrase “beard burn”again and not think of this book!!

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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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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.

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HeadShot ColorNew 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

 

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