Love In Numbers by Scarlett Cole
Series: Love Distilled
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Lucas Loyola
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Connor isn’t in the market for messy.
His life is going completely according to plan. He’s set to become CEO of his family’s company, his Ironman time is better than ever, and his regular poker nights with the guys are his one night a month he can stop worrying about counting macros and indulge himself. What he doesn’t need is a relationship with Emerson Dyer—daughter of his father’s lifelong enemy and most-hated rival.
Emerson’s life is nothing but messy.
Since her father died, leaving her CEO of their gin distillery, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Emerson is barely holding it together—what she doesn’t need is a complication like Connor Finch. Sure, his abs do look like they’ve been photoshopped, but she has no time to spend counting them. It’s her company’s numbers she should be worrying about. Still, there’s something about the way he makes her feel.
Together, they’re perfect.
Connor knows he and Emerson don’t make sense on paper. Too many differences between them—and one big secret that could destroy Emerson’s family business tells him to cut and run. But for once in his life, Connor doesn’t care about messy or imperfect—because the fact is, Emerson is the one perfect thing he needs in his life. Now if he can only convince her . . .
This is Ms. Cole’s newest book in about 2 years and my favorite by her! It has a bit of the enemies to lovers trope(my favorite one), and also the “meet a stranger on the plane” one.
Emerson and Connor are very strong, thoughtful characters and both are a bit of control-freaks. Superficially they don’t seem to have anything in common: Emerson is the eldest sibling, so she’s trying to do everything herself and protect her siblings, she’s like a backstage manager, making everything work. She’s also close to her family and she’s really nice and she gives the impression that what you see it’s what you get. Connor is a bit closed off, he’s an only child and he has a contentious relationship with his father and uncle, but he’s really close to his mom and step-father. He’s a guy who loves routine and he’s a bit of a dick, at first he seems really boring but when you see him through Em’s eyes you see the caring, thoughtful, problem-solving man underneath.
I liked that even though you kind of get the idea that’s an enemies to lovers story from the blurb and the start of the story, this is actually a story about 2 people who like each together and who try to help each other with their work and who are building a beautiful, long lasting relationship. There’s a part that really annoyed me, but it was resolved easily in the end. I liked that Ms. Cole didn’t do a big thing out of it.
I liked the secondary characters, especially Em’s siblings and her friend Ali. I hope we see more of them and Connor’s friends in the next books.
If you’re in the mood for a nice, fun contemporary romance this is the book for you!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Scarlett Cole is a contemporary romance author that calls both Toronto, Canada and Manchester, England home. A born city dweller, she periodically quashes the urge to live in the country by hiking up a mountain to remind herself that living away from people would terrify the pants off her.
She believes everybody deserves their love story to be told and loves her heroes on the rough and rugged side…and usually tall (because she married one of those 6ft 6” men you read about in romance!). She’s an A-type personality and Scorpio star sign, so good luck getting her to do anything she doesn’t want to.
When she isn’t writing, she’s happy to talk hot men and expensive shoes while drinking a cold gin and tonic. Don’t bring up olives. As far as Scarlett is concerned, they are the devil’s food. As long as you don’t bring up olives, she’s happy to hear from any time.
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