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Ruthless Rival Kindle Edition
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an enemies-to-lovers romance about the fine line between seeking revenge and finding love.
When she was young, Arya Roth became best friends with her housekeeper’s son. Soon, friendship turned to young love, and when Arya dared him to kiss her, a chain reaction of disastrous events led to the boy being sent away and out of Arya’s life.
Now, two decades later, Arya is an on-the-rise publicist with her beloved father as one of her biggest clients. So when her father is sued by a former employee, Arya sets out to prove that her father is not the monster he is accused of being. The only problem is the attorney who is determined to destroy her father’s good name. Christian Miller is charming, ambitious, and devilishly good looking, and Arya has no idea he is that same boy who kissed her all those years ago.
Past and present collide as Arya falls hard for Christian. But when she finds out who he really is and about his obsession with getting revenge on her father, can she choose love over family?
About the Author
L.J. Shen is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon number one bestselling author of contemporary, new adult, and romance titles. She likes to write about unapologetic alpha males and the women who bring them to their knees. Her books have been sold in twenty different countries and have appeared on some of their bestseller lists. She lives in California with her husband, son, and eccentric fashion choices, and she enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows, and catching sunrays with her lazy cat.
"This addictive enemies-to-lovers romance...captures both characters' intense emotions and undeniable chemistry. It's sure to have readers hooked." --Publishers Weekly--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B09BF8NT2W
- Publisher : Montlake (3 May 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 1888 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 367 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542036305
- Best Sellers Rank: 112 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in Australia on 3 May 2022
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“Just remember, to become king, you must dethrone someone first.”
Rising from the slums of Hunts Point, to notoriety in court and the highest accolades—driven to survive, to succeed—Christian was a force to be reckoned with.
Indulged princess. Her father’s manipulation, despite his own dubious morals, tore apart her life. Her family’s fall from grace, returned her childhood friend and enemy.
The witty banter between the two protagonists, drew me into the story immediately. It continued to keep me enthralled throughout. Arya was everything I wanted in a strong, female lead. I’d expect nothing less from the pen of Ms. Shen.
Sparks flew and emotions ignited as the storyline built. From housekeeper’s son, revenge plot, and falling back in love with his forbidden, childhood sweetheart, Nicky was everything I needed from a male lead.
Despite her status, life wasn’t all roses for Arya. She never strayed far from Aaron, her devotion evident. For anyone who’s suffered loss, this connection pulled at my heartstrings.
A force of nature in her own right. Arya wasn’t ashamed to show her emotions, or her claws 😂
“You should see my claws.” I batted my eyelashes. “It’s going to be swift and painless.”
Connecting the reader, creating believable characters was step one—keeping me begging for more is a true gift. I adore Ms. Shen’s ability to take on any subject matter, and turn it into an engaging page turner. Ruthless Rival was no exception.
Beautifully edited, the story arc, plot and character build, transformed two dimensional words into living, breathing beings.
I loved the dedication. Truer words could not be spoken. “Staying on the right side of the law is not only the moral thing to do—but also the cheapest.”
If you enjoyed Sinners Of Saint, the angst, banter, push and pull—you need to pick up this easy five star read.
I just love this story. Great ending and a must read.
Her characters beautifully crafted: flawed, selfish, but somehow endearing and lovable. The redemptive arc of Nicky and Arya’s story is a deeply satisfying one.
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The story follows Aryra and Christian with flashbacks to their past (which I always enjoy immensely). This gives you an insight into how strong their connections is, so when you read their POV in the present, it helps you understand their character so much better.
As always, the concoction of angst, heartbreak, sauciness and happy ever after makes for a gripping read. I finished this book in a day!
Mrs Shen has written another great book with an annoyingly handsome hero and a smart, take no prisoners heroine.
Loved the story of rage to riches, upper class getting their just desserts and and angsty romance.
Loved it and I am about to read it all over again.