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REVIEW ➞ The Rivals by Vi Keeland


The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.

Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.

Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-to-be blurted out she couldn’t marry him because she was also in love with Weston‘s grandfather.

The two men spent years fighting over Grace Copeland, who also happened to be their third business partner.  But in the end, neither man could steal half of her heart away from the other.

Eventually, they all went their separate ways. Our grandfathers married other women, and the two men became one of the biggest business rivals in history.

Our fathers continued the family tradition of feuding. And then Weston and I did, too.

For the most part, we kept as much distance as possible.

Until the day the woman who started the feud died—and unexpectedly left one of the most valuable hotels in the world to our grandfathers to share.

Now I’m stuck in a hotel with the man I was born to hate, trying to unravel the mess our families inherited.

As usual, it didn’t take long for us to be at each other’s throats.

Weston Lockwood was everything I hated: tall, smart, cocky, and too gorgeous for his own good.  We were fire and ice. 

But that shouldn’t be an issue. Our families were used to being at war. There was just one minor problem, though. Every time Weston and I fought, we somehow wound up in bed.

We’re like a tornado and a volcano. It’s rare the two meet. But when they do, it’s explosive.


Sophia is heading back to New York to work in a hotel she inherited, unfortunately for her Weston Lockwood, her nemesis, is also going to be working at the hotel. They are from rival families that have history of dislike towards each other, but will they be able to work together and bring The Countess back to greatness?

From the moment Sophia and Weston ran into each other on the plane I was hooked. The chemistry, the banter, everything about them was fantastic. These two could go back and forth for days and never run out of snarky remarks. Of course, that lead to some super steamy scenes for them. The chemistry and heat was oozing off the pages when it came to Sophia and Weston.

I loved Sophia. She was smart, feisty, and gorgeous. She was determined to prove her father wrong when it came to running the hotel. Many people didn’t think she could just because she was a woman, but she was determined to prove them wrong. Weston, I love him. He comes across as cocky and arrogant but there is so much more to his character. The deeper the story got the more you feel for Weston and everything he went through. There is so much more to him than what meets the eye.

The Rivals is full of laughs and heat. This is one book you won’t want to put down. A MUST READ and one of my TOP READS of 2020.