Competition isn’t always the best thing to happen. In this story, the third in a trilogy about a group of friends, competition has become a way of life between Riley and Anson. The problem is that neither of them has taken the time to really talk to the other. Bets, drama and revenge all come into play as they try to outdo the other. However, when they finally start talking, things really heat up…..and not just in the kitchen. This contemporary romance has everything you could ask for including interfering and caring friends as well as humor and an emotional pull. It does stand alone so you do not have to read the other two books first, though they are great too. I really enjoyed this rivals to lovers story.
Ever since grade school Riley and Anson have been battling it out to see who is the best. You would think that as adults they would have out grown this, but they didn’t. Now, Anson is opening a restaurant right next to Riley’s bakery. It’s school all over again. Riley is determined to show Anson that she’s the best. Anson is sure that she’s joking. After all, everyone knows that Anson always wins. Will these two continue their battle or will they take the time to discover that under the drive to win is an explosive love waiting to come out?
Childhood rivals since grade school, Riley Hewitt and Anson Black have always tried to one-up the other. She’s pretty, smart, and focused. He’s arrogant, handsome and unbeaten. When Anson leaves town right after high school, Riley focuses instead on her grand passion—baking.
Fast forward a few years and she’s thinking of expanding her profitable business when her nemesis returns and decides to build his own restaurant—right next door to hers.
With the help of a large bottle of wine and her two best friends, Riley decides to get even with Anson. He’s still smug and annoying. But worse, he’s drop-dead sexy to boot.
A competition will prove who’s best, once and for all. But spending time together means getting to really know each other. Before long, Riley’s falling for the handsome entrepreneur, and her plans for revenge pale in comparison to how she feels about him.
But if she tells him she loves him, will that put the win in his column? If he doesn’t feel the same, she’s definitely going to lose. And she’s not sure she can afford to have her heart trampled on. Second place won’t cut it this time around.