About Romancing Her Rival

romancing her rival

He stole her inheritance. She stole his heart. 

Daphne Windham has depended upon one thing her entire life: inheriting her beloved great-aunt’s estate, Cheriton Hall. With her mother desperate to marry her off to the highest bidder, Daphne is relieved to escape to Cheriton for the summer—until she learns that her aunt has decided upon a different heir entirely. Cole Everard, the steward’s son and Daphne’s childhood friend. Former friend, that is. 

Raised on the grounds of Cheriton, Cole Everard never imagined he would be named heir, but he is determined to prove himself worthy of the position. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done, especially when Daphne arrives claiming he is anything but worthy. Instead of their close friendship, Cole is met with cold indifference—which would sting much less if he wasn’t entirely in love with her… 

Hurt and betrayed, Daphne believes her only choice is to undermine her new rival and reclaim what is rightfully hers. But that plan becomes increasingly difficult, what with Cole’s infuriating charm and kindness. When fate offers Daphne a second chance, will she take it or risk it all for the promise of love?

Romancing Her Rival is the second in a series of books about five friends. The other four novellas will be written by authors Sally Britton, Megan Walker, Heidi Kimball, and Arlem Hawks. 

My review

It’s always fun when you can read a whole book in just one day! That was the case for me with this one.

I love the whole premise behind this series. It’s about 5 friends who made a pact that they would marry for love. And they pass around a bracelet for luck. One of my favorite things is that you don’t have to read these in order. This one is the second one. I have not read the first one…yet! And I had no problem following the story.

Daphne is the main character in this book. She’s been sure her whole life that she would inherit Cheriton from her aunt. But, when she needs it the most, she finds out that her childhood friend, Cole, has inherited it instead. And Daphne is devastated. She’s uncertain how she’s going to get out of the mess she’s in. I would have been upset, just like she was. Daphne has some fire when she sees Cole again.

But there are two sides to every story. And luckily, the reader gets to see both sides in this one. I loved seeing things from Cole’s perspective. Both characters have times when they misunderstand things and are bullheaded about it.

This book is great! I loved everything about it. Now I’m off to read the first on in the series, Letters for Phoebe.

I was sent an e-copy of Romancing Her Rival as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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