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Rival Seduction

(Cover to Covers #6)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Strong willed, independent, and competitive as hell, Heather Phillips isn’t going to let anyone beat her in the show ring … that is until Grant Crowley started taking away her blue ribbons. A wealthy cattle rancher with an attitude and taste for beautiful women, Grant is the only person who ever made Heather feel second best. Yet she is determined to beat him, no matter th ...more
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Published September 14th 2015 by Alexandrea Weis (first published September 1st 2015)
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Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wasn’t sure what to think at first but after I began couldn’t stop. It wasn’t the erotic moments that captured me though. It was the story itself and the characters.

We have two people who have fears and don’ t let anyone in. One because of feeling left behind and replaced another because of the actions of her parents. One becomes like stone and the other runs when someone wishes to get close. They live their emotions in horse showing and jumping. this is where they feel safe.

I liked Grant more
Karen Hrdlicka
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Cover to Covers series by Alexandrea Weis is one of my very favorite series. The books are stand alone with a few characters popping in from other books. I was first introduced to Ms. Weis's writing by reading The Riding Master, which I loved. Her newest book, Rival Seduction, revisits characters from that book. Readers get an update on Rayne and Trent, two of my favorite characters in the series. However, this book focuses on Heather Phillips, who was not in the original book, but is very ...more
Katie Harder-schauer
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was hired to proofread this novel. The only aspects of the story I influenced were the spelling and grammar. The author was not aware that I would be reviewing the book for the blog. I made that decision because I review every book I read now. If you feel my connection with the book renders my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

This is the first Alexandrea Weis book I've read that isn't set in New Orleans (I think, there might have been one other one, but I can't reme
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

Heather Phillips is a tough as nails show jumper that will not let anyone stand in her way. Not even her biggest competition Grant Crowley. When an unfortunate events lands Grant in the ER where Heather works as a nurse, these two rivals are forced together in a way neither of them are looking forward to. That is until the forces that be decide otherwise...

This is the first time I have read something by this author. The plot was very unique and I enjoyed all of the charac
Tracey Parker
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I must say I really enjoyed this book. Heather is a tough and determined woman who pushes everyone away emotionally. She has no problems of thinking Grant, her rival on the circuit, is arrogant. But when pushed to spend time together she sees more to him. I must say to read how they interact throughout the whole book was a blast to read. The growth of the characters, the oh so hot sex scenes, and well written story, make for an amazing story.
Sandy S
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK : Release date September 14, 2015

Strong willed, independent, and competitive as hell, Heather Phillips isn’t going to let anyone beat her in the show ring … that is until Grant Crowley started taking away her blue ribbons. A wealthy cattle rancher with an attitude and taste for beautiful women, Grant is the only person who ever made Heather feel second best. Yet she is determined to beat him, no matter the cost.

When an accident brings the two rivals toge
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it

Love is worth the effort…

Heather Phillips was tired of coming in second behind Grant Crowley in the show jumping competitions they both enjoyed. Yes, he was rich… and handsome… and talented. That didn’t stop him from being arrogant and totally unappealing.

“My kind?” He closed his eyes. “I know you think me a heartless bastard, Heather, but for the sake of argument, can we try to have a conversation that doesn’t descent into name calling?”
“I make no promises.”

Well, perhaps not entirely unappea
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“The fire in his eyes scared the cr@p out of her. She knew he was capable of real rage, she had seen it in the show ring, but never had she expected to be in the line of fire. His hands gripped her arms, pulling her against him. His fingers were squeezing into her robe, crushing her flesh.”

4 stars. This book was good, different but good. The story was overall a good read. The characters were fun to read about as well.

Strong willed, independent, and
United Indie Book Blog
If you love characters who are very head strong, sassy, sexy and even a little sweet then this is the book for you. Heather, has had a lot of things that happened to her and she’s still healing from it. She is against relationships and would rather have fun than commit. I know normally it’s the guys who have that problem but in this…both have commitment issues. Heather and Grant are competitors in horse racing. Grant is always coming in first because Heather refuses to relax and have fun. Even t ...more
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC provided via Net Galley***

This was my first read by this author I enjoyed it.

Heather-Determined, feisty, sassy and very independent ER Nurse. She rides horses and enjoys having relationships without strings and all the feelings.

Grant-Egotistical, cocky, jerk. He's runs his families cattle ranch and investments. He also rides horses and is ok with living life to do what he has to make his dad happy.

Until they share a kiss. Everything kinda changes. I will admit for me it started kinda sl
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Heather Phillips is tired of coming in second place to an arrogant ass. Grant Crowley

may be sexy and gorgeous but he is a total jerk in Heather’s mind.

Heather and Grant have been rivals for a while now on the Show Jumping circuit.

Grant is a wealthy rancher just trying to make his father happy. He is supposed to

take over the family ranch and marry the woman his father has picked out for him.

Grant however has his sights set on someone else, his beautiful rival with the big

attitude. She is ever
Hooked On Books
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
⭐⭐⭐⭐4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rival Seduction gave us a book with a strong female lead Heather that I absolutely loved.. I LOVED having a strong, determined woman, someone who has fears that hold her back but she stands up for herself. Being an ER nurse and a competitive horse jumper at events, Heather is a strong independent woman who won't let men rule her. After a family past has left her scared to open up, she is not opposed to 'sex only' with certain men but no relationships, they are lucky to even get a
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked. I read it in a day. Alexandrea did an amazing job of writing a book many can relate to. Whether it be the reader is afraid to fall in love or show people who they really are.

Heather is a nurse who also show jumps. She has had a difficult life that has caused her to build a fortress around her heart to keep from being hurt. Any time someone gets to close she pushes them away or she runs. She does not believe she can find love. That soon changes when a VIP comes into the e
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I could not put this book down, it took my less than two days to read it. Heather is a strong, competitive woman in and out of the show ring. She is a competitive horse jumper and she has always been number one until Grant shows up. He beats her in every competition and she is determined to beat him. Great is a hot, sexy man who is used to getting what he wants. Heather's day job is a nurse in the emergency room. One day Grant is brought into the ER and Heather is his ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Stubborn and arrogant was her first impression of Grant Crowley. Then she looked into his eyes and saw fire and ice. Yep! Heather could fight the attraction all she wanted but this man with just one look, could turn her insides into knots.
I love this kind of stories where the alpha male appears to be cold and controlled but is keeping his true soul hidden behind the mask of coldness. Like Heather, it does something to me.

They are both stubborn, holding to their control in fear of being hurt. Al
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I am not a big fan of sappy romance but what Alexandrea Weis gave me changed how I look at eroticas. In short, I loved it. It was neither sappy nor cliché. And that facet of the story was what captivated me. The erotic part of it was refreshing since I got to see more forms of sex that the characters indulged in.

My disappointment rose when I didn't see Grant Crowley like Weis, according to my perception, wanted to exhibit him . At first, I had that notorious picture of him, but then, it kind of
Toni Lewis
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well this is the first book i have read of Alexandrea Weis but I am now a fan. This book was just one that drew you in to the point that you were in the story with them . Heather is a nurse , also a show rider with the love of horses , had been competing all her life . Now at her age the one thing she wanted was the blue ribbon only problem is she can never seem to beat the one person she needed to . Grant always out done her and she couldn't stand it but she also didn't like the way she felt ev ...more
Shameca Smith
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Heather is an ER nurse and loves her job, but she absolutely loves riding her horse and competing even more. The only problem that she has is with Grant. Grant keeps beating her out of her blue ribbons and wins, and she wants to beat him so bad. She cannot stand him and thinks that he is arrogant and cocky. She doesn't like to get close to anyone and always pushes people away. Grant is a wealthy cattle rancher and is the heir to his family's ranch who loves to show jump. He has nev
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book it was a great read from start too finish.

Meet Heather she is a super tough lady with allot of grit and determination. She has always pushed everyone away emotionally.

Heather has no problems at all except with Grant, her rival on the circuit, he is such an arrogant man. But when fate has other plans and pushes them together to spend time with each other Heather starts to see much more to him than she could have ever thought or imagined.

I Loved how they interact with on
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Heather and Grant's story is so much more than a competitive ride to see who's best..right from the start I could feel sparks flying.
Heather is strong and determined, competitive and independent..or is she? There's another side to her, one she tries to keep hidden but never quite succeed in doing so. the beginning I thought he was too cold and cocky for his own good, but after he ring his story, as well as Heather, I understand better why they are that way.
They both need to protect them
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alex I absolutely love it! It is amazing to have a book with my name as the main character. Next to being called mom this is my greatest honor. I love the story. there are so many similarities to me. even family members names. And I will tell a man off in a minute lol I love that I'm feisty, hot, smart, caring, a freak, and have a backbone ;) thanks for that. I just want to know how do I really get the doctor or the rich cattle rancher? you are a great friend, person, and writer. Thank you so mu ...more
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rival seduction is a lovely sport romance. Story is well written, good plot development. Who would thought that writing about show jumping will bring such good love story. Both characters interesting and well develop. It was nice for a change that heroine had had commitment issues.
I loved the develop of the story their rivalry to explosive romance.
It contains light elements of BDSM.
Great short love story with HEA.
*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Grant and Heather are competitors in horse jumping and Heather is frustrated that he keeps beating her. When Grant is injured Heather becomes his private nurse their attraction grows. Both have ghosts in their closet, will they be able to overcome them and stay together? Great Read, the characters have lots of depth and the story is wonderful and steamy. I was hooked from beginning to end.
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story! I had my nose between the pages every chance I got.
The author always has great stories of passion. Great characters, Great plot and Great sex :)
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Reviewed for Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty**
Heather Paprocki
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
I loved Heather and Grant. Great storyline. And I'm glad Grant never gave up.
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, I was gifted a copy of this book for my review.

Heather keeps coming in second to Grant. She WILL beat him, she just needs to work harder. Grant has an accident and Heather is pulled in to nurse him, but something changes, happens, occurs, that makes Heather see Grant in a totally different light. When things with Grant get serious, can Heather overcome her fears?

This is the first book I've read of Weis' and so the first in this s
Wendy Wright
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
BY Wendy
Rated 4 stars
I didn't know what to Expect when I started reading this book, yes I'd read the synopsis but was totally surprised when I find out it was about show jumping,
I'd never read anything on this subject for quite a few year,
The story started with 2 rivals Heather Phillips and Grant Crowley, both head strong smart and determined to beat each other in the show ring, the only thing the pair of them had in common was to win the Blue ribbon and come to
Jaidis Shaw
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heather is a strong ER nurse who is constantly running from her past. Building walls around her heart, she has shut herself off from men and romance in general. It's just easier that way. Instead, she puts her focus into her horses and jumping them in competitions. Nothing can take away the thrill of winning.

Enter Grant Crowley...

Grant is a sexy cattleman who has a habit of getting under Heather's skin. His confidence is appealing to her, but his rumored way with the ladies he dates keeps her fr
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Lightning Strikes it's a young adult paranormal book. Julie Marin is a 16 year old girl who has one goal in mind to be the best dancer she can be. She has dedicated all her time and energy to to secure a spot at the Academy. It's a prestigious school for dance in NYC. She works tirelessly to achieve her goal foregoing dating and many other fun activities that most girls her age. She is almost attacked leaving practice one day and then again 2 weeks later at a high school dance. But was save ...more
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Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable ...more

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