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.
Ryder and Harper have a long history and even though this is a novella the author did a wonderful job of providing a nice backstory. The pacing of the story was good. I enjoyed the push and pull between both characters. They both wanted each other but they were both too stubborn to make the first move even with their history.The sexual tension oozed and sizzled off the pages and the beard burn was definitely worth the wait! I loved Harper's character as she was a strong woman in a male dominated profession. She didn't back down from any challenge and you had to respect her! Ryder was a good guy because he accepted the fact that she was a strong woman and didn't want her to change. The story line outside of the was really good as well and showcases the struggles us women have in the workplace at times. I'm happy the author wrote about that in this short story.
4 Book Corner Stars
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