I loved these characters. The interactions between Maddie Kingston and her "rival" Nick Holter really made this book sing. You can tell right away from the bachelor's auction that they have some chemistry, some pent up emotions, and a looong history.
An old family feud with origins that neither of them really understands is what really stands between them. Nick is determined to "win" the company back for his grandfather, and Maddie is determined to show her family that not all of her schemes end up in failure. She'll bring the company back to life and help it thrive.
I actually fell in love with the mystery surrounding the family feud. It was a constant presence in the background of the story - looming over the families like an oncoming storm - but never really making an appearance until the end. Then it made up for everything and all sorts of bombs and blowups came out. I loved it.
Unfortunately, I just didn't really like Nick. He seemed like a good guy, but as soon as I found out he was going to try and take Maddie's company away, he lost me. Break the feud, Nick! Break the feud! Now, Nick's grandfather was a crotchety old sweetheart, and I really liked his version of a HEA.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**