Wednesday, September 9, 2015

*Review* Rival Seduction by Alexandrea Weis

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 Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: September 14, 2015
Pages: 255
Ages: 18+


Strong willed, independent, and competitive as hell, Heather Phillips isn’t going to let anyone beat her in the show ring … that is until Grant Crowley started taking away her blue ribbons. A wealthy cattle rancher with an attitude and taste for beautiful women, Grant is the only person who ever made Heather feel second best. Yet she is determined to beat him, no matter the cost. When an accident brings the two rivals together, their heated dislike has to be put on hold. Outside of the show ring, they slowly get to know each other. But what happens when these passionate competitors discover a different kind of spark? Will Heather use what she learns about Grant to take advantage of him in the ring, so she can be number one?
Winning can mean everything until something sexier comes along.


I was hired to proofread this novel. The only aspects of the story I influenced were the spelling and grammar. The author was not aware that I would be reviewing the book for the blog. I made that decision because I review every book I read now. If you feel my connection with the book renders my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

This is the first Alexandrea Weis book I've read that isn't set in New Orleans (I think, there might have been one other one, but I can't remember off the top of my head) and New Orleans still got a shout out. Rival Seduction kind of took me back to my childhood reading The Saddle Club books by Bonnie Bryant. There is a lot of talk of riding, as well there should be because it's part of what the book is about. 

This book is very detail oriented. You'll get a complete rundown of exactly what each person looks like, what houses look like inside and out, and even what the jumping courses look like. By about the seventy percent point in the book, I found it a bit tedious, which is actually a bit odd for me because I usually enjoy great attention to detail like that.

One of my favorite aspects of the book was the relationship between Heather and Grant. I like my romances to build up to a relationship between the main characters, especially where there is angst and animosity involved and this book had those in spades. 

Overall I give Rival Seduction 4 out of 5 stars because the story gripped me and kept me turning the pages, but felt a little tedious at times. - Katie 

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About the Author

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. 

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