Review – Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Sometimes there is a pesky itch that can only be only be scratched with a steamy quickie. Something fast but still fabulous. A super sexy session in the sheets that is short but oh-so-satisfying. Or a short story that you can quickly devour like a delicious and decadent dessert. Sweet Rivalry is that dessert with whipped cream, sprinkles, and, of course, a cherry.

K. Bromberg has held onto my book heart for three years, three years of steamy, soul-stirring stories that spellbind me from beginning to end. K. Bromberg’s latest story, Sweet Rivalry, may be short but it packs a penetrating and powerful punch! Sweet Rivalry is a steamy and stirring second-chance romance that burns in all the right places! This story was INSTA-LOVE!!!

I inhaled Sweet Rivalry in one sitting. The smoldering and spirited Sweet Rivalry quickly became MY ADDICTION…MY ACHE. Sweet Rivalry CONSUMED ME, the words were CHARGED as they SPARKED TO LIFE. The magnetism of the tantalizing and thrilling words drew me to them like a moth to a flame, fueling me. My body burned for this book, a fire flickering with desire. Every word ignited every part of me. I WAS IN UTTER LOVE!!!

Ryder with his dirty blond hair, beard, chiseled and tall frame, along with ink is a walking wet dream….my dream man too. Oh is Ryder ALL MAN! An alpha in the boardroom and in the bedroom, but one that likes a good competition.

The construction company owner is shocked to see his college rival and crush, Harper Denton. 

This is my turf now so if she wants to play, she’s going to have to step into the ring first. My ring. My rules. Not hers…Let’s see if she wants to play with the gloves on or off.

Always in the lead from debates to graduating first in their class, Harper has always had the edge, edging out his ego to the sidelines. Imagine Ryder’s shock when one of the competitors bidding on a new project is Harper, now grown up with perfect blonde hair, gorgeous looks, curves, and confidence.

I know him…it can’t be. Ryder Rogers. Son of a b**ch. I should have known. And so we meet again. This is going to be so much fun kicking his ass. Again.

I LOVED HARPER as much as Ryder! She plays in a typical man’s world of construction like she is the queen of the construction site, and oh did I love her confidence, class, and cut-throat attitude! I wanted to high-five her because hello Wonder Woman!

Ryder can’t help but rile Harper up but Harper is ready to eat what Ryder throws at her like a hungry wolf, and dish it right it back in spades. 

“I’m glad to see I still bring out the best in you.”

“You’re wondering if your best is enough this time around? The answer is no.”

Harper, the spit fire, is THE BEST!!! Their chemistry on the job coupled with history is too hard to ignore, with the banter only fueling those flames between them. Their connection was INTENSE and INCREDIBLE! 

And without another word his lips are on mine. And not just on mine—they take control, assault in the most pleasurable of ways…it’s heaven. And hell. It’s want mixed with need.

I felt the mad passion permeate through the pages, pounding them…pounding me. The heat set me on FIRE, flaming my desire. 

Beard burn is a real thing.

I burned for beard burn. All I could do was picture beard burn in my head while reading and HOLY HOT!!! I may ask my man to grow out his scruff into something a bit more because BEARD BURN.

Harper and Ryder have to be careful not to mix business with pleasure, especially when there is a huge contract on the line. There will be one winning bidder in this game, but possibly two losers if this game gets personal with hearts on the line.

Passionate, powerful, and sinfully sexy, Sweet Rivalry is PURE PLEASURE! Sweet Rivalry was one decadent delight! I LOVED Sweet Rivalry, a sweet and spicy romance. This riveting, roller coaster of a romance is full of fireworks, banter that burns with angst and heat. This book BURNED ME IN THE BEST WAY!

Sweet Rivalry is an alluring and arousing rush of an rivalry-infused romance that bleeds passion and angst, leaving you panting for more. I’m still BURNING! This sweet ache has barely been scratched and I NEED MORE!!!

Our eyes hold across the office space. They war over who’s going to take the next step in this sweet rivalry of a dance we’re slowly remembering the steps to.

4.5 powerful and passionate stars

4.5 kisses

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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.


Work first. Reward sex next.

 That’ll give me something to look forward to during the next few days. The ones I can’t wait to dive headfirst into that will be an ever-changing combination of stress, exhaustion, strategy, and manipulation. An unscripted dance amongst us bidders while we size each other up, calculate our numbers, and explain to the developer why we’re the most valuable candidate for the job.

 It’s the game I love. The competition I thrive on. My return to the job that I’ve been desperate to make.

 And there’d be no better way to make a statement that Harper Denton is back than to leave this building with the multimillion dollar contract for Meteor Development tucked securely under my arm.

 And just like that, as a reward for my positive thinking, when I look up, there he is, in full view.

 I take in the expensive briefcase, the venti Starbucks, and the expensive watch peeking out from beneath the cuff of his shirt. And just my luck that while I’m afforded a full view of his body, the one thing I’m the most curious about is obscured by his hand holding his cell phone up to his ear: his face.

 So instead I drink him in. He really is magnificent. I note his posture and the way he carries his body when he moves forward a few steps. There’s an air about him that says he’s no-nonsense and in control, powerful, and at the same time he doesn’t seem uptight. He has that Southern     

 California professional vibe. I can’t put my finger on it but he reminds me of someone I can’t quite place. Regardless, a man who can pull off being in control and playful has definite merits.

 Like “spank me until my body aches in want, and then make a game of hitting each erogenous zone with his tongue before he’ll satisfy that ache he created and let me come” type of merits.

  The mind-blowing-sex reward just became even more appealing.


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New 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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