Bitter Rivals

An Enemies to Lovers Romance
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (246 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 Our parents can't stand each other: a bitter, outdated rivalry with no end in sight.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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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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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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Narration better than the book

This was 'ok'. The narration is great, saves it really. I could listen to Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon all day - one of my favorite narrator sets. The story....its not bad, its got some interesting turns, but the writing is borderline cheesy to the point of being almost a parody of romance - some of the phrases and things could almost be programmed into a romance writing robot. Its a shame because the storyline had potential if it had a better writer who wasn't just recycling typical romance phrases and concepts. I gave story 2 stars because there is no 'quality of writing' rating. I would actually give the story 3.5 stars, but the writing drags it down.

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Worth the read

This was a cute story. Packaged as an enemies to lovers, it was more a family feud coupled with the girl/boy next door feeling. The pace did feel a bit rushed, which made the enemies to lovers trope fall a bit flat, but overall, I fell in love with the characters and swooned over their story. And of course, Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon are perfect as narrators for this story.

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Adorable

I really liked this one! Narration was great and I love short books! It gave me all the feels!

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I loved everything except the silly family makeup scene that I thought was cheesy, rushed and not believable. Her dad didn’t even wait to hear full story before all was perfect again....after he’d basically disowned her the day before.

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Quick and cute!!!

I love a good enemies to lovers romance. This author gives you everything. Two families at odds with each other. A love that's been brewing since childhood. And to watch these individuals settle the score for love was simply amazing. I have listened to J. Sterling before and she never disappoints. The narration was just the icing on the cake.

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Delightful

A sassy, fun, and endearing journey to go on with Julia and James. When families have a rivalry but their children have intense chemistry, what could happen? This was an absolute delight . Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton are perfect, I enjoyed listening to them.