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Bitter Rivals

An Enemies to Lovers Romance
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author J. Sterling brings you a brand new stand-alone romance that will excite and delight you. Falling for your rival has never been more fun!

They say you always want what you can't have. And what I want is Julia La Bella. I'm supposed to hate her with every fiber of my being, but I'll let you in on a little secret.... I don't. Not even close. The woman is stunning. She's also a colossal pain in my...you-know-what. 

Julia's my number-one competitor in the wine industry and she also happens to live next door. Not a good combination for a guy who's been told to "stay away from her" his whole life. Our parents can't stand each other: a bitter, outdated rivalry with no end in sight. Which doesn't fare well for my heart. Or my loins. Yeah, I went there. 

What can I say: I want her. I've always wanted her. 

So how am I going to convince her to see me as the super-hot, smart, irresistible guy next door, instead of the one person on earth she supposedly can't stand? I'm not entirely sure, but we're about to find out. Wish me luck.

©2019 J. Sterling (P)2019 J. Sterling

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I really liked this book

It is really fun and a really good love story. I always love J.Sterling’s books and this is another great one. The narrators are awesome as well

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Loved this fun, sweet, and steamy romance!

What a fun and heartwarming enemies to lovers romance with a bit of a modern Romeo & Juliet feel. Julia and James have grown up together but have been told they couldn't be friends because of a long standing family feud. They have longed for each other from afar but tortured each other up close. They are neighbors with competing vineyards which they both work for. With so much in common, they can't help but be apart of each others lives. James is tired of watching the woman he yearns for from afar. He is determined to make Julia see him as more than an adversary and admit her feelings for him as well. Soon she is crossing her carefully crafted lines between love and hate. Narrators Erin Mallon, and Teddy Hamilton did an amazing job bringing these characters, and this sweet and steamy story to life. I was totally lost to their story telling, laughing, gasping, and sighing from beginning to end, making this romance even more fun and delightful.

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  • Mandi
  • @AudiobookObsession
  • 04-25-19

LOVE

I loved this so much! James is everything a girl dreams of! I found my new BBF <3 it was short and perfect. Erin and Teddy nailed it! Love them together.

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  • Diane S.
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  • 06-17-19

Entertaining fun

Bitter Rivals is enemies to lovers story. A bitter rivalry and a forbidden romance mostly because of the family feud that lingers on for at least a generation too many.
It is a low angst, cute and entertaining audiobook with enjoyable narration.
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I EFFING LOVE J. STERLING

This book gave me so many feels. I love love LOVE James and how sweet and protective he is over the things he loves. I’m going to relisten immediately.

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Such a sweet story with a bit of an edge!

I really liked this one. Narration is PERFECT! Love Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon!!! They really brought this story to life! I think I found a new author! Great book.
I received this book per my request in exchange for an honest review.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed listening to Bitter Rivals, too bad it was short. I would have loved to listen more of Julia and James story. Another hit by J. Sterling. Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton do a fantastic job as always narrating. Just as the book states it is like a Romeo and Juliet love story.

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A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet

Even the characters in the book compare their story to Romeo and Juliet. But it's much more fun than Romeo and Juliet, and (spoiler) less death. James is a lovelorn Romeo pining for his Juliet. While Julia is a goal-oriented, award winning vintner. James doesn't mind always coming in second place when it comes to wine, but he's tired of not even placing on Julia's radar as a date. They work through a multi generational feud to be together.

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Sweet fun read❤️

Jenn Sterling never disappoints! Another great romance. If you’re a fan of her other books you’ll love the story of James and Julia. A modern Romeo and Juliet!