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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  14,779 ratings  ·  1,513 reviews
A sexy, enemies-to-lovers standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.

The feud between Weston Lockwood and me started at the altar.

Only neither of us attended the wedding, and the nuptials happened decades before either of us was born.

Our grandfathers had been best friends and business partners, at least up until my grandfather’s wedding day—when his bride-t
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Published July 13th 2020
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Vi Keeland
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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✔️ Enemies-to-lovers
✔️ Decades old family feud
✔️ Two wealthy rival families, one opulent hotel inheritance

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Penelope Ward
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mark my words, you will read this and come out agreeing with me: This is Vi Keeland's HOTTEST book ever. Not sure there will ever be a hotter one. You're welcome! <3 Can't wait for you to meet Weston Lockwood! ...more
***4 STARS***

Vi Keeland does it again in this passionate, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Weston Lockwood and Sophia Sterling are bitter enemies. In fact their families have been enemies for decades since the grandfathers fell out over a woman. Now, Weston and Sophia are working together at the posh hotel The Countess hoping to acquire it for their respected families. Quite the entanglement as to how they came to acquire the hotel and reasons for working together, but nevertheless the are now trying
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is your classic enemies to lovers story with romeo/juliet-esque vibes with feuding families and a forbidden romance. whats not to love?

that being said, im glad the focus of the story was primarily on the developing relationship between sofia and weston. yes, there is drama between the enemy families and competing business rivals, but it doesnt overpower the simple story of a boy and girl falling in love with each other, and i appreciate that.

this story is everything VK does right for the r
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

THE RIVALS Is a full length romance book by Vi Keeland. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

✔️ Enemies-to-lovers
✔️ Decades old family feud
✔️ Two wealthy rival families, one opulent hotel inheritance

Oh my gosh!! I inhaled this one, this captured me from the first page, and the giggles erupted from that point onwards. This was such a laugh out loud, all the feels kind of book. This is probably one of my favourites by this author to date. I loved everything about it and wouldn't change a thing. T
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Nice and safe, and I’m marvelling at how much I actually had fun with it! This is a rare occurrence, and that calls for a celebration . . .

I’ve read enough books by VK, including the ones she’s written with PW, to know that they basically just love recycling the same ideas into another one of your run of the mill romances—which honestly is an insult to their talent because these women can effing write!

Naturally, I was apprehensive about this one. But have you seen the cover?? LOOK AT TH
Tears Of Venus
3,5 okay ⭐️s

“Tell me what you want.”
“You,” I said. “I want you.”
Weston smiled. “Well, that’s easy. You had me from the very start.”

First of all let's all take a moment to just look at this glorious cover


And then, a minute of silent contentment because believe it or not, VK wrote a book without unnecessary drama

Now, yes, no unnecessary drama is great and enemies to lovers is the BEST trope out there, so naturally this should be amazing, but sadly it wasn't.

This is the story of Sophia S
Nova B
May 27, 2020 added it
Ok now this sounds interesting and all her books do. And the cover never a fail.
BUT does this have the dreaded EX DRAMA in it wether alive or dead (Doesn’t matter to me) and the Hero is somehow not over it??? BUT If it does and it’s the Heroine with the ex drama I’m all for it.

Just plain boredom. I skimmed so much. Because I honestly was left thinking is this really all it is. Sofia was annoying she said one thing and even though it but did different. The enemy thing was a joke, the guy right
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)


Weston Lockwood and Sophia Sterling both grew up wealthy to family's that were two of the most successful hotel owners in the United States. Although they might attend the same schools and travel in the same social circles, their families were always at war because of a feud that dated back half a century. It all started when their grandfathers fell in love with the same woman. They were best friends, and business partners who held a grudge and continued it wi
Sep 20, 2020 added it
Okay, this is not exactly a review of the book, but rather something that has been happening to me for some time now and i don't know, i wanted to get it off my chest, guys, don't judge me, it's just another one of my personal opinions.

To be honest, lately, i and the romance genre don't get along as well as we used to, especially with NA books.

I have indeed read very good books with stories that have made me completely fall in love, and i love to read many genres.
I don't know, maybe he's going t
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
*** 3.5 Stars ***

I haven't been able to get past Vi Keeland's books samples lately. Therefore I went into this walking on eggshells. 😬😬😬 So, colour me surprised when I couldn't stop reading it! 🥳🤩

Not a life-changing story, but I had so much fun!
Very entertaining!

✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



Sophia and Weston.

Grandkids of former best friends turned enemies. Rivals.
The families have hated each other for decades.

And even though they joined the family hate, Sophia and Weston didn't really always hate each other. There was that one night twelve years ago...

But now it's back to hate and ... working together!

Both families have each inherited half a hotel and the two grandkids have to run it together.

Let the fun times begin!

What will happen to Sophia + Weston?
Will there be a HEA?
What a shame...

A total DNF for me, which is a shocker coming from Vi Keeland but I was truly disappointed...

Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

<3 5 STARS <3

This was a fun and sexy read, I enjoy it a lot!I liked the beginning I had a smile on my face and I loved their interactions!They have a great chemistry and there were some really steamy moments!


I loved Sophia because she was fiesty and strong, I could easily relate to her!I loved Weston, he was cocky and sexy!He was protective to her!I adored them together!


This was a great romance , perfect summer read!


Anna *Bran. San. Stan*
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5 stars, rounded up: If you love banter, you need to read this for the outstanding, witty dialogue alone. You really shouldn’t read it for the plot - or lack thereof. Instead, the book focuses on character/relationship development which I actually liked about it.

So why the 3.5 stars? For one thing, I found the whole premise of the family rivalry/enmity not entirely convincing, Sophia’s supposed hatred towards Weston at the beginning feels exaggerated, undeserved, unnecessarily antagonistic and
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
3.5/4 stars

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Vi Keeland is either a hit or a miss for me. Very often I have so many issues with her heroines, they are either snobby, arrogant, over the top drama queens or too dumb.

This book seemed to me like a retelling of Romeo and Juliet . Decades old family feud , the rivalry between the Lockwoods and the Sterlings started over 60 years ago because of a love triangle and continues to these days. When this two families inherit 49% shares each of an o
Villains Do It Better
3 Stars

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Not too bad. I liked the overall book, but I think it was just missing something to make me actually enjoy it. I felt like they both just came on too strong and a bit aggressive, especially the heroine. They were always bantering then fighting, then straight to sex, and we never got any good sexual tension, or just tension period. I definitely needed more emotion and actual conversations or something to make me feel more for them too. Maybe even flashbacks with them together
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri

If you think this cover is hot wait until you read Vi Keeland’s sexiest book to date. I loved this story so much!!! Spoiler-free review to follow!

Pack your bags. You're going on a sexy trip to The Countess hotel, with Weston and Sophia. Holly hell, The Rivals, by Vi Keeland, is downright addictive and seductive! This book is unputdownable. The Rivals is everything that you want in a romance - a solid story, fantastic characters, combustible attraction, and flirty fun. The Rivals is Vi's
3.5 stars

Weston Lockwood and Sophia Sterling have been hating each other since they were born as it have been continuing since past two generations, except their hate lines blurred when they slept with each other. Now ten years later forced to work together, their bitter rivalry pouring generations of hate but their bodies have not forgotten that overwhelming attraction.

There are so many sexy moments here especially hate fucking. Weston and Sophia are just waiting to explode. I didn't enjoy this
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Still not over the heat wave.
Feb 06, 2021 marked it as dnf-can-give-a-try-again  ·  review of another edition
This book really isn't enemies-lovers or at least not like the kind I like. I was not going to read this book but... Never mind. Another reason 'the main reason' I didn't like this book was because *dramatic music plays in background* I am not liking romance that much anymore (not surprising). I am liking YA Fantasy so much that I want to read all YA Fantasy out there.I have never liked romantic & action movies, I hate them so much that I do rather get kidnapped by Mafia than see them, but my
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m feeling generous. 4 stars because this is the first book solely written by Vi Keeland which was safe and had no dead ex drama. 👏 To be honest, I want her to keep on this level so, 4 stars of encouragement!

To top, the male character got teary and very upset when he thought he’d lose the heroine. I also liked that the main point of friction between them was him feeling unworthy of *her*.

Yes, he was a womaniser/manwhore — whatever your preferred terminology is & a recovering alcoholic for the
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Weston Lockwood and Sophia Sterling were born to hate each other. What started as a bitter rivalry between their grandfathers carried on to the next generations. When their jobs forced them to work alongside each other, their explosive nature not only fired up the boardrooms but also the bedrooms.

This one without a doubt is the sexiest book the author wrote to date. Sophia and Weston had intense chemistry and their bante
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Like Shakespeare said..' Stars!

Vi Keeland is one of my auto-buy authors. As soon as she releases something new, I am there to read it! The Rivals sounded right up my alley and, of course, Vi did not disappoint. The hate to love relationship between Weston and Sophia was super entertaining, smoking hot and emotional. As always, we get a surprise we never expect and makes the story even more interesting.

I do have to say, I always have crazy high expectations for Vi and I had a lot for The Rival
aqsa (villain stan)
i know i said i would never read another book by her or pw but the “enemies to lovers” caught my eye & yk i’m a weak whore for that.

anyways i was right to write their stuff off considering this was... a big ass headache. nothing original at all. the heroine is weird & just angry all the time (i love a hothead but she was flipping back & forth a lot & it came off like very fake idk?) & the hero as always is a walking std w/rocks mixed with worms for brains, a misogynist & is like 35 but acts lik
This was definitely steaming sexy, with a drop of angry and a dash of betrayal and an oversized pinch of misunderstanding. Not bad overall
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly, missy
From the first few pages, I was hooked on Sophia and Weston’s story in The Rivals.

From their ridiculously smart, sexy, snarky banter to their sometimes sweet, swoony, tender discussions, I found myself fully engrossed.

At times, I caught myself laughing aloud at Sophia and Weston’s antics. And then a few pages later, my heart raced at whether or not they’d actually find their happily ever after.

Sophia and Weston’s romance felt real and genuine. And I adored their tenacity—both with going after w
Keri Loves Books
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An enemies to lovers, office romance between bitter rivals with off-the-charts heat and so many feels. Weston’s arrogance and alpha greatness in the bedroom will seal the deal and win your heart.

Weston is self-assured, yet carrying scars. Losing his sister left him in a downward spiral. Partying and women was all he knew until he hit rock bottom. It’s been just over a year, but he’s getting his life back on track. Now all he has to do is restore The Countess Hotel back up to her former glory, no
Christine B
This book was a breath of fresh air, it kept a smile on your face from first page to last. Meeting Weston Lockwook keeps your legs crossed and a blush on your face, with his dirty mouth, and his arrogance he was an alpha male through and through. Weston was tall, dark, handsome and a manwhore, however when you get to know him better he's the most caring, over protective guy you want to meet. Weston loved hard and was loyal to a fault. He carried deep seed-it guilt and gave the one love of his li ...more
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finally done with it. I had guests over that's why this book lingered for about a week..a whole freaking week!!
This book had chemistry... like really really hot stuff🔥

I loved the characters. I liked the way they were developed, their own personal traits.
Although the background story wasn't completely explained but I still like the whole concept of H & h meeting again after 12 years.

The storyline is amazing with very strong punches jn between.

Side characters : Mr Thorne, Scarlett both were grea
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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