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Release Blitz + ARC Review: ‘Sweet Rivalry’ by K. Bromberg

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Blurb

sweetrivRyder 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.


Review

4.5 ‘Beard Burn’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Of course after reading Sweet Cheeks, who was not curious about Saylor’s hot brother? I was definitely excited when K. Bromberg announced she was writing a novella about Ryder and, obviously, she did not disappoint! I literally devoured this in one sitting!

Sweet Rivalry is a spin-off short story of Bromberg’s standalone Sweet Cheeks and it tells the story of Ryder Rodgers and his college “enemy” Harper Denton. These two had some pretty intense moments in college (including an earth shattering kiss!) and now, thirteen years later, they meet again (both are competing to win a major construction project) and evidently, the sparks between them are still very much alive.

Shut him out. It’s just Ryder.
And therein lies the problem. It is just Ryder.

I really enjoyed this story! It’s always great to find a short, light and sexy read by one of your favorite authors, am I right? We have an interesting and entertaining plot, two outstanding main characters and enough chemistry to burn buildings down! Ryder clicks with every single thing Harper wants in a man (he is hot AF, bearded and tattooed!). Harper is sassy, determined and strong minded and Ryder loves it! So, as you can imagine, it’s very difficult for both of them to stop their attraction for each other.

I want him and can’t have him. Sleeping with the enemy is not an option this time around, but the memory of his kiss way back then is enough to make me want more.

Beard burn is a real thing.
And oh my God it is everything I wanted it to be and then some.

I loved the plot, the characters and the out-of-this-world sex scenes! I loved Ryder’s trust in Harper, how he fights for what is right and I always love having strong heroines. K. Bromberg is great at delivering fantastic characters! Maybe the aspect that made me rate Sweet Rivalry with 4.5 stars is that the ending felt a bit sudden to me and I expected an epilogue to complete it better. Besides that, I loved this love story so much!

The sweet rivalry between us just became a whole lot sweeter.

Therefore, my rating for Sweet Rivalry is 4.5 STARS because it was an absolutely fantastic experience to read how Ryder fell in love with Harper. I loved having two strong minded characters that cannot stop themselves from the intense connection towards each other! I totally recommend this book, especially if you read Sweet Cheeks and you are curious to know more about this bearded hottie (and how he finds love) or if you want to read something light but still awesome!

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Buy Links

Amazon | Amazon UK


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Excerpt

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.


About the author

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.

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