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.
**I received this as an Advanced Reviewing Copy for an honest review.**
I don’t usually read a “1001 Dark Nights” book as they are short novellas from a series and I enjoy long drawn out stories. But I had to read this story after I finished “Sweet Cheeks”. I had to find out Ryder’s story and if he gets his HEA.
After 2 years of work at getting their MBA, Ryder and Harper had taken their final project, where has taken 1st place. And Ryder took the opportunity to let Harper know how he feels, but was interrupted and was not able to tell her how he felt for another 13 years.
Harper is in California to make a bid on a project and make a comeback for her career after a humiliating setback in New York. Working to get her reputation back while facing a huge fear at the same time has questioning almost everything.
Harper is still as shy as she was in college. Not seeing herself for what she has. She knows that she is smart and able to get the job done in crunching numbers and boardroom proposals. But one on one with someone that makes her weak in the knees. Nope. Not going to happen.
Ryder may have change his appearance since college, but he is still a man with a kind heart. He still knows what he wants. And that is Harper. She embodies all that he likes in a woman.
And after 13 years, he finally gets the chance to show and tell her.
“Of holding a torch for someone for years and finally getting the chance to light it and see if it works in the dark long enough to find your way to each other.”
After an embarrassing outburst on Harper’s part, Ryder takes the opportunity to talk to Harper when they are the last in the office. I’m sure somewhere out there is a man like Ryder Rodgers. A man that tells you what he likes in a woman, both in the bedroom and boardroom.
And Harper finally lets go of her inhibitions and tells Ryder what to do.
After reading this series, I’m hoping that there will be more to come. I’m a romantic and I love happy endings and seeing where the characters can go.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
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