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Next in Line for Love

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  355 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Can the road to the top take you on a path to love?
After ten years abroad, Alexandra ‘Ali’ Lennox's father asks her to move back to Los Angeles to head the family company, Lennox Breweries.
The company’s COO, Jill Gold, has dedicated twenty years of her life to Lennox Breweries and is not amused when she’s asked to mentor Ali, who she considers to be nothing more than a
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published December 13th 2019 by Ladylit Publishing
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Lex Kent
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a sweet romance but not what I was hoping for. I like age-gap romances and also workplace romances so I had pretty high hopes for this. I was also looking for some of that classic Bliss heat but didn’t really find it here. This was a fine read but it was only average.

The age-gap is 18 years at 35 and 53 but one of the problems for me is it felt a lot bigger at times. The 35 year old acted more like a spoiled rich 25 year old for most of the book so it made the pairing harder to believe.
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Age gap stories are usually not my thing, but I also know that I normally really like workplace romances and enjoy the heat that Bliss' typically brings, so decided to give this one a chance anyway. I hate to say it, but this one fell short. It's not a bad read, just very average.

The biggest issue for me is in the characters. It really bothered me how the younger of the pairing in this story acted like a spoiled rich brat for most of the novel. With such a large (18 years!) age gap, that was a
Corporate Slave
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m a big fan of Harper Bliss, I think I’ve read most of her books. With that being said, my expectations are always very high with such brilliant authors!
This particular book wasn’t her best. I felt it was a bit rushed and most importantly the connection between both MCs felt a bit forced.
There was so much potential because it is a very interesting storyline, but the delivery was not as expected. I know most people have issues with age gap books, but I knew if anyone would pull it through, it
Gaby LezReviewBooks
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
‘Ali’ Lennox is 35 years old and has been living abroad for the last ten years due to personal reasons. When her father summons her to replace him as the CEO of Lennox Breweries, she moves back to LA to get ready to take charge. Her father asks the company’s COO, Jill Gold, to mentor Ali and get her ready for the new position. Jill is 53 and has worked in Lennox for twenty years; a workaholic, she has a lot to show in her profession but very little at a personal level. When both women meet, ...more
Age-gap romance within office/corporate setting with 2 high-powered femme; 53 years old COO Jill who is tasked to mentor incoming CEO, 35 years old Ali (daughter of incumbent CEO). Setting seems intriguing enough but alas the ride seems a bit less interesting, a bit less intriguing. I was expecting the ride to be a bit more ‘bumpy’ as we all know that politics within the corporate world is/can be ugly. But nothing of the sort here... Anyhow, an ok read overall.

Ratings 3.5
Kitty McIntosh
Ali Lennox is the thirty-five year old daughter of Jeffrey Lewis, CEO of Lennox Breweries, one of the most important companies in America. When she’s called home from a 10 year hiatus, she realises it’s time to buckle down and take her place in the company. Jill Gold is the fifty-something COO charged with getting her ready to take over. An attraction develops that both realise could cause enormous problems for their business relationship. Will they act on their feelings? Or will business have ...more
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing



Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
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This was a quick fun read! I read this one in two days and it was my last book of the year :P

I liked the characters, I appreciated that while they were somewhat stereotypical, the author didn't go to extremes. The story was very interesting but it felt like there was something missing. There were rarely any interactions with the other characters in the book, and when they did they were very brief conversations that could've easily been deleted with no impact in the story. The main problem for
Les Rêveur
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I do love a good age-gap romance. I really enjoyed Ali and learning about her back story. She was a fun character to read. I also like watching her break down Jill’s walls, brick by brick. I also really enjoyed the low angst factor as it felt like just an easy-going and fun read.

I didn’t get an immediate connection between Ali and Jill. Then, in the end, it felt like it all ended too quickly.

Sex scenes as per Harper Bliss’s style were very hot and made this girl blush on the train on her way
Odd Bin
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Can't say I liked either of these two characters but I did finish the book because it's Harper.
Feb 16, 2020 added it
This one didn't work for me.
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was another great age-gap romance by Harper Bliss. Ali and Jill were two well rounded characters that were very relatable. Their relationship developed naturally and I like the fact that there was a whole lot of angst and drama for them. Overall great read!
Ameliah Faith
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This isn’t your usual Harper Bliss book. It was hard for me to get into this story. It took a while for the story to really get going but when it did it was interesting. The chapters changed POV every other chapter would be either Jill’s or Ali’s. I like seeing the different thought processes for these women. I also liked that there was an epilogue that summed things up rather nicely. The sexy bits were just that and it was a sweet story, even if its not Ms Bliss’ best.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
It took me a little while to warm to the MC’s but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed this age gap story of self discovery. This story is a little different to the regular Harper Bliss stories but it is always great to read something a little different.
It's a known fact that I am a huge fan of this author's books and I always get seriously attached to the main and secondary characters in her novels but this story just didn't hit all the right spots for me. I wasn't fond of Ali at all... She is 35 and she behaved more like a spoiled and entitled 18 year old than someone who would soon be in charge of running a lucrative company. I really admired Jill because she held herself together while she tried to teach Ali the ins and outs of running ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an age gap romance between Ali, the 35-year old daughter of owner and CEO of Lennox Brewery who has been out of the country, for over 10 years, and the COO and right hand woman at the company Jill. Ali is summoned back to take over the company by her father, and a reluctant Jill is asked to mentor her. There is a 18 year difference between the two women, but it does at times feel like the gap is larger due to the apparent immaturity of Ali. She is portrayed initially as a flighty, ...more
Jessica Calla
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Harper Bliss and it won't be my last! I loved the quiet, slow burn of Jill and Ali's love story. Their backstories and work situation made for enough conflict to carry through the book. I loved that both Jill and Ali were not perfect, but they appreciated, and were attracted to, each other's imperfections. Also, NEXT IN LINE FOR LOVE made me really crave a good beer ;) I picked this up on KU and read it in one day! Give it a try if you enjoy contemporary romance, an age ...more
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a lovely read. After having read the blurb, I was expecting much more animosity between various parties. I expected Ali to be a horrible person but Harper made both leads more complex than that. Ali has suffered tragedy and fled to deal with it, leaving her family and the family business behind. Jill, who also has some baggage, is a workaholic who is told to mentor Ali. And that’s the beginning.

I loved the way Harper gradually revealed more of each woman so we could see why they were the
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Age Gap Office Romance. This is so hard to say bc I absolutely freaking love ALL of Harper’s books. While I did like this one, I felt like there was something missing from a usual Harper Bliss novel. It feels rushed. Maybe the chemistry was slightly off, I just didn’t feel like this is the typical Harper Bliss couple with off the charts chemistry and hotness. I wasn’t feeling emotional invested in the characters. Idk maybe not explaining it well. I’ll try it again later to see if it’s just me, ...more
Lisa B
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I am a great Harper Bliss fan and quite partial to a May/December storyline, but I’m afraid this one didn’t quite do it for me. I didn’t feel any real connection between the main characters, and the book was over before it really began. I may feel like this because I expect so much more from HB than many other writers and I was disappointed. Unfair maybe, but there you are.
I was given an advance review copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Count me as among those can't wait for the next Harper Bliss book, every single time. I love her use of alternating first person so I can really get into both MCs heads. This is an age gap workplace romance and it was fun watching both Ali and Jill grow as the story developed. Both had interesting back stories that leaked out a little at a time at just the right pace. My only complaint is that the ending seemed rushed, but overall this was a solid romance from one of the masters of the genre.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Love HB’s books, she’s one of my favorite lesfic authors and I will continue to buy her books. With that disclaimer I feel better about voicing my disappointment with NILFL.

First, the characters were so unlikable it really made it hard for me to care about them as individuals, much less as a couple. I’m totally for nuanced characters and flawed personalities but these two just felt like entitled obnoxious people I wouldn’t want to know. Plus, they were supposed to be top executives running a
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Certainly not one of her best books the dialogue was stilted and seemed forced as did the relationship between the MC's
Wendy Mailot
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Was really looking forward to this book, and while it was okay, it wasn’t as strong as many of the authors other books. I just didn’t get into either of the main characters - they weren’t very developed and I just didn’t feel their connection. Everything felt rushed - disappointing because the story had a lot of potential.
Mari Stark
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is not a secret I am a huge fan of Harper's writing style and I am thrilled to find a new book from her every time. She always amazes me and this one wasn’t the exception.

What happens when a privileged woman has been away from her family and the family business, only to be asked by her father to come back and take the reins of it all? Alexandra “Ali” Lennox found herself back home and facing to take the family business seriously to become CEO of the company. For Jill Gold, Lennox Breweries
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ali’s father asks her to come home to run Lennox Breweries. He just forgot to tell her that there might be a few obstacles in her way.

Alexandra “Ali” Lennox has been away from home for over 10 years. Her father calls her and asks her to come home and run the company. She has no experience. The board has not accepted her. Her brother wants to run the company. Plus her father has a COO who is fully competent and has been working as his right hand for 15 years.

Ali is a little confused. Never mind
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkable book written by Harper Bliss. Right from the beginning of the story she writes tension between the two main characters Ali and Jill. Ali was asked to return home and help run the family business by her father. She is eager to learn and wants to do a good job. Jill has been working for the company for years and has somewhat of a resentment and skepticism about working with the young Ali. Ali never had a love warming relationship with either of her parents and she somehow ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
So this is the new book written by Harper Bliss. Like her other books - well the ones I read so far - I enjoyed the story. Especially the age gap romance aspect is a winner for me. I liked both characters and the story which get them both involved in each others businesses und lifes was believeable and good structured. I totally love the beginning of this book with Ali and her brother. It's written so well. The story itself is cute and the characters likeable. But all in all I got the feeling ...more
Breeana London
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stayed up all night reading this!

So like I'm a college student who has scraped up money only eating Ramen to buy Harper's books because I love her work so much so when I seen that another one of her titles were on Kindle Unlimited I did a happy dance and added it to my library. LET me tell you I thoroughly enjoyed this romance I feel like Ali is me and I am Ali without the rich part *laughs* a go getter someone who goes after what she wants and doesn't take no for answer it was great seeing her
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After two devastating losses in her family, Ali ran away to find herself. Upon her return ten years later, she finds out her dad wants to groom her to take over as CEO of his company. Jill, the COO is to mentor her. The age gap between them plays a significant part in this book, as does Ali's brother, Sebastian, who has been overlooked by their father. Will Ali convince them that she is no longer just a party girl but she is responsible enough for a career and a relationship commitment? To me, ...more
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Harper Bliss is a best-selling lesbian romance author. Among her most-loved books are the highly dramatic French Kissing and the often thought-provoking Pink Bean series. She is the co-founder of My LesFic, a weekly newsletter offering discount deals on lesbian fiction.

Harper lived in Hong Kong for 7 years, travelled the world for a bit, and has now settled in Brussels (Belgium) with her wife and