From USA Today bestselling author Ava Harrison comes a steamy standalone romance about a grumpy talent agent and the gorgeous business rival who can’t stand him.
He’s the hotshot agent who hates my guts.
I’m the (almost) one-night stand turned business rival.
Imagine my surprise when Paxton Ramsey shows up across the boardroom table.
Gone is the sexy smirk, replaced by open hostility with a side of taunting.
His overbearing, grumpy attitude makes my blood boil.
But I can’t forget the taste of our kiss. The thrill of his touch.
Our clients expect us to work together.
I can’t even stand being in the same zip code.
Surely, I can survive one week trapped on an island with my nemesis?
Until one week turns into two. Then three. Then four.
When he flaunts his power to make my career dreams come true…
It takes everything in me not to ruin his.
Paxton Ramsey thinks he’ll be the death of me.
But I just might teach him how to live in the process.
I love dark romance, so Ava Harrison is a favorite author of mine, even when the story she writes is lighter as I also love it when authors I already enjoy write something that is a little different than they usually write. This was a sexy and romantic story, but it was focused on the characters and getting to know them, with the sexy times tossed in...and it wasn't dark at all.
Paxton and Mallory meet at an industry party and are interrupted in their initial sexy meeting, which not only lets us see their attraction but also lets us know that they are attracted to one another and that there is something between them.
As we then go to the enemies portion of the story, this works really well. Usually in an enemies to lovers you don;t have the connection with the characters initially, but in this one, the way it was written lets you see Paxton and Mallory's chemistry initially which makes you look forward to the part of the story where they explore their connection.
Add in the connection we already know they have and the character development, and you not only start to like them, you look forward to when they finally get together.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.
When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.