Review: Battle of the Sexes by Adriana Locke (Imperfect Love Kindle Worlds)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Adriana Locke is one of the authors I discovered this year and I've happily devoured four of her novels so far, so reading her new novella, Battle of the Sexes, was a no-brainer. This is part of the Imperfect Love Kindle Worlds collection of novellas, as inspired by Kendall Ryan's Imperfect Love series. This has a familiar theme to that of the Hitched books which introduced readers to Noah Tate and Olivia Cane. Carver Jones's and Amity Gallum's fathers founded Jones + Gallum and while Carver has taken over for his absentee father, Amity's father has just announced his retirement--an announcement that's quickly followed by the man's recommendation that the position of CEO be given to his daughter instead of to Carver. This brings about a competition between the two heirs and successors. Carver has worked too long to be pushed aside, dedicating his time to earning his spot on the board. On the other hand, Amity has honed her skills as well and she's prepared to prove she's worthy to become CEO. It's a battle for the ages for two former friends--will this rivalry between this fiercest of foes spark something more?

I confess, it took me longer than I had expected to like either Carver and Amity, the latter more so than the former. They may have been friends growing up but it took the aftermath of one memorable moment to have Amity hating Carver for the next ten years. Now, that reason seemed to have scarred Amity REALLY deeply because she was still holding it against Carver, and I totally understood that, but she took it to such an extreme and she was a woman who had already achieved a lot and had proven herself time and again. For someone who didn't really matter all that much to her as a teenager, why the long-lasting hold on her life? But these two did win me over, and it was at that point that I was able to enjoy their story. This was a good enemies-to-lovers romance, and I do believe that Carver and Amity did have a connection, but I don't think it was so strong that the choices that they made near the end reflected such an intensity. Amity's "passion" wasn't really all that specific either so I was left wondering what it actually was. Battle of the Sexes wasn't my favorite Adriana Locke read, but it was still good enough at four stars. ♥

Date Read: 07 June 2017

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