Monday, November 17, 2014

ARC REVIEW: Resisting Her Rival (Stealing Hearts #2) by Sonya Weiss

Title/Series: Resisting Her Rival | Stealing Hearts #2
Author: Sonya Weiss
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Published: November 17th 2014
Format: eARC | Pages: 265
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!

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All’s fair in love and war…

Abby Snyder finally has the opportunity to expand her diner now that the building next door is available. Unfortunately, she must compete with Nick Coleman to get it. Abby—usually über-responsible—shared one night of intense passion with the playboy, and she's been trying to forget it ever since. But then Nick bets her the building that he can make her fall in love with him in thirty days.

With his reputation ruining his chances at gaining some big clients, Nick needs a way to prove to everyone that he’s reformed. Dating Abby, the most respected girl in town—and the only one he wants—is the perfect solution. Nick’s confident he’ll get Abby to fall for him, so he’ll win the building and the girl he can't get out of his mind.

But even though Abby can’t lose, resisting Nick is harder than she thought.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I had so much fun reading this book and I could hardly put it down. The characters, each and every one of them, were refreshing. The storyline was sweet and amusing. It was a little slice of perfection all the way around.

I think the characters were what really puts this book over the top for me. Both Nick and Abby's grandfather, Noah, were so hilarious and playful. Nick in a sort of cocky and flirtatious way that had me enamored of him from the very beginning. His sense of humor and quick wit were something else. And Noah who played the innocent matchmaking meddler stole my heart instantly. I'm going to have to go back and read book one so I can see more of his shenanigans as soon as possible!

And all the girls were equally as fun to read. Abby and her sisters, Ann and Amelia, had a great dynamic to them. I loved their closeness and the way they support and look out for one another. Though from the hints dropped here and there surrounding Amelia I have another huge reason to want to go back and read the first book. I hadn't read the blurb for that one yet so finding out what happened between Amelia and her husband Chad had me both amused and intrigued to read their story. Plus there was a nice little build up with this one to what will potentially be the next book with the last sister Ann. I can't wait to read the other girls stories!

I got wrapped up in this book instantly. I loved the idea behind the bet that Nick proposes to Abby, that he can make her fall in love with him. She was so confident in her ability to resist him and all I wanted to do was shake my head and tell her she had no chance whatsoever. He's just that adorable and their chemistry was practically combustible I have no idea how she was strong enough to resist as long as she did. It's not an easy path to their happy ending. They've both got a few issues to work through. Stuff from their childhoods that have both of them on the love-will-never-be-for-me train. Watching them struggle with their feelings was fun, sweet and swoon worthy. I can't wait to read more from Sonya Weiss in the future, this book was the perfect start!

Thank you Entangled Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't sure if it was okay to put this here, but I did want to thank you for taking the time to do a review. I appreciate it!~Sonya Weiss