RIVALS IN PARADISE
RIVALS IN PARADISE (3) by Gwyneth Bolton: While the heroine’s backstory explains her attitude toward men, the essence of the male lead is lacking and leaves the story slightly off-balance. Cicely Stevens purposely chooses the nerdy type to prevent herself from getting hurt by the bad boys she really craves. The one man to really get under her skin, Chase Yearwood, was her rival in college. When they end up on the same plane they revisit that rivalry and take a chance at exploring an attraction that never went away.