Book Review: Vi Keeland – “The Rivals”

10. August 2020
Book pic The Rivals by Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is one of my favorite authors, that’s for sure. I’ve already read a lot of her books, unfortunately not all of them yet, but I am working on it. You can image my level of happiness on the release date of this beautiful book here – “The Rivals” – Vi’s newest book. I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous cover, the gentleman is definitely easy on the eyes…

This book is an enemies-to-lovers standalone, starring Weston Lockwood and Sophia Sterling. Their families hate each other and are the biggest competitors in the hotel business. When Weston and Sophia are forced to work together, the story takes its course.

Here is the full blurb (Link to the book on Goodreads):

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar. Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born. Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.

The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other. Eventually, they all went their separate ways. Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.

Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding. And then Weston and I did, too. For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible. Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.

Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited. As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats. Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice.

But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though. Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.

I enjoyed this book very much, the chemistry between these two and the overall story. It was a fun and entertaining read, all in all 4-stars for me. I can truly recommend this book for having a good time. Since I’m a big fan of Vi’s book I can compare this story to some of her others. So if you ask me, Hate Notes, the Rush duet or Dirty Letters are some of my favorite stories, that I like a teeny tiny bit more. Anyway, I can’t wait to read Vi’s next book, her stories are always a guarantee for a good read.

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