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Once Were Friends

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If you think it’s hard to win back the one that got away, try doing it while you’re taking over her family's company.

To save the firm his father built, ambitious CEO Hal Mercer has to initiate a hostile takeover of industry giant D'Arville Industries.

Owned by the family of the only woman he's ever loved, Kate certainly isn’t going to stand by and let him destroy her famil
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ebook, 235 pages
Published July 21st 2014 by Hanton House Creative Media (first published July 7th 2014)
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Krista
Aug 20, 2014 Krista rated it really liked it
Shelves: can-con, 2014
Mark Victor Young uses two epigraphs to introduce Once Were Friends: a quote from Shakespeare's Henry V and one from Shakespeare on Management, and in these two quotes lie the crux of the story -- like A Thousand Acres or The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Young has updated a Shakespearean play by placing the narrative in a modern scenario; in this case, transposing the battlefield to the boardroom. And just as that sounds like a natural leap when you think about it, it works out really well on the pa ...more
Marc Whiteway
Sep 04, 2014 Marc Whiteway rated it it was amazing
A modern day Shakespearean drama set on Bay Street in Toronto (with a little Windsor throw in for good measure). What a twist at the ending. Excellent work by Mark Victor Young! Also love the book cover by artist Christina Young. What a team!
Stacie
Jan 11, 2015 Stacie rated it really liked it
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Hal Mercer used to be a playboy. He was even voted most likely to never work a day in his life, but after the death of his father, Hal did a lot of growing up. Now he's the CEO of Mercer Industries and is poised to take over his rival company which just so happens to be owned by the family of the only woman Hal ever loved. With Kate in the picture the future, that once seemed so clear, has become a bit blurred. Hal has some tough choices to make, but will he make the right ones?

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Michael Mardel
Dec 24, 2014 Michael Mardel rated it it was amazing
Once were friends by Young takes one into the cut-throat world of sales. The main characters bounce off each other and the main protagonist seems to have a lot of bad luck. I haven't worked in sales but I can imagine what it is like with everyone at their own cubicles. Coffee seems to be the flavour of each day and I wonder why there's not a tea lady so the workers don't spend an inordinate amount of time going out for coffee. A good read, fast-flowing pace and characters one can taste. The ...more
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Husband, father, writer. Happily married since 1992 and a father since 2003, Mark has been a writer for as long as he can remember. Meat-free since 1995. He was born in Toronto and grew up in London, Canada. He was the first winner of the Lillian Kroll Prize for Creative Writing at Western University, where he also completed a degree in English Literature. Mark has published novels, poetry, shor ...more
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