Grayson Daly and I aren’t just rivals. We’re enemies.
Born minutes apart on the same day in the same hospital, our parents thought this meant we were somehow destined to be together. We knew were we just destined to beat each other.
Competition boiled over until junior year, when the cold war turned into an unexpected peace offering. Maybe my hormones allowed me to notice his broad shoulders, stormy gray-blue eyes, and soccer star’s chiseled frame. But after I fell for him…he stomped all over my heart.
Ten years later, I’m at the top of the realty game in Bayshore and Grayson is just a distant memory. Until he shows up from NYC, his ego bigger than a skyscraper, and asks me to sell the house he recently inherited.
It’s easy to say no. Even though I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to dangle from in strong arm battles.
But I forgot that Gray doesn’t take no for an answer. And that he isn’t content unless he’s defeating me.
He butts into my evenings on the boat. Ropes me into water skiing battles. Even shows up at the bar and creates a scene when I’m scouting a date to the upcoming Bicentennial Ball.
It’s almost like he’s gunning to win me.
But if he wins, that means I lose.
And I’m not ready to cede victory just yet.
I really enjoyed this story.
Hazel and Grayson are soulmates even if they don’t act like it. They’ve always been rivals and were once lovers before things went very wrong.
It’s a decade later and each of them have made lives for themselves in different cities. But when he needs her to cut his “final” tie to their hometown, they’re confronted with the truth that they are both still attracted to each other after all these years.
I loved their banter and that they were both three-dimensional characters in their own right.
There are two conflicts: one about their past and one about their future, which I absolutely loved. The first dealt with teenage baggage and the latter was a relationship issue adults have to consider.
Them figuring out what they want out of life was interesting every step of the way, especially because their answers eventually include the other person!
All in all, a very sexy and equally sweet romance.
About the Author
Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.