In the last few years, the publishing industry has been blasting our bookshelves with BIPOC authors and novels and I am absolutely here for it! I think representation is so important even if I am Caucasian, I have a biracial child and LOVE seeing diversity in books, television, and movies! I also love all the focus on having more plus size characters in books, overall this movement for inclusion and representation has been such a welcome change in many different media—books being one of them!
Author Sharon C Cooper has written multiple successful romance novels and series and this latest novel, In it to Win it, is just her latest! This book features a modern competitive romance story with strong characters and I think readers of multiple demographics will find something to love in this one based on the early reviews I have been reading! I was so sad that I couldn’t fit it into my review schedule but was excited to share it with you guys!
The first thing that caught my eye about this one was the plot. I liked the ‘in the trenches’ female lead, Morgan, who is fighting hard to make a life for herself and help children in her community. Then you have this billionaire developer who has a history with Morgan who also wants two buy the property Morgan is interested in. This sounds like such a great story filled with tension, chemistry, and a modern story line! If. you are looking for a new romance to check out then you don’t want. to miss this one!
Two entrepreneurs compete for a property, but secure the biggest win of all—each other—in this second chance romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper.
Spoiled, fickle, and flighty are only a few adjectives that have been used to describe Morgan Redford. She’s never had to worry about money, but she’s determined to build a career on her own and do something meaningful with her life—by helping children who are aging out of the foster care system. She has her eyes on a property that a family friend is selling, which is perfect for these young adults to live in, but her competition is someone she never expected…
When Los Angeles real estate developer Drake Faulkner learns that his eccentric mentor is selling property that is perfect for his portfolio, he jumps at the chance to buy it. But he soon learns the billionaire has other ideas: buyers must compete in an Iron Man competition of sorts for the property. Drake refuses to play along with this ridiculous demand…until he finds out Morgan, his ex who left him years ago without a word, is one of the potential buyers. No way is he letting her—Little Miss Self-Absorbed—win the property he wants. Bitter? Yes. Petty? Probably. But as the gauntlet of games heats up and forces them to face the past, they are met with a pull that feels all too familiar.
Now, if they could only keep their eyes on the prize and off each other—but who’s to say they can’t do both? (summary from Goodreads)