Review by Jen
Blurb: All business, all the time, had made Justin Stern a very confirmed bachelor. Yet one glance at Selena Gonzalez and he knew changes were in order. Perhaps marriage wasn’t in his future, but an affair certainly was.
Never mind that he and Selena were on opposite sides of a deal that could make or break them both. Pretty soon, passion was the top priority. And if Justin could finesse their white-hot attraction into a win for his company, he would—no matter what the cost.
Seducing His Opposition is the second book in Katherine Garbera’s Miami Night’s series which follows the Stern brothers. Justin Stern and his brothers are looking to develop a strip mall in Little Havana in Miami. But he never expected bowled over when he is introduced to the lawyer representing the current owners of the property. Selena also happens to be the granddaughter of those owners, so she has a lot in stake when it comes to representing their best interests. However, the sparks fly whenever Justin and Selena are in the same room. So when an affair is suggested, is Justin just using the attraction to get ahead in their business deal?
Well, since this is a romance novel, I’m sure we all know the answer to that question. However, the road to happiness does have a few twists and turns. Most of those bumps in the road come from Selena who begins to question Justin’s intentions as it seems history is repeating itself. Now, I understand that there needs to be some sort of obstacle to overcome or else the story would fall rather flat. However, I kept wanting there to be something more in the story outside of Selena’s trust issues. That said, I did enjoy the characters and the plot, with the knowledge that limitations were in place on development due to the length of a Harlequin Desire novel.
The novel does stand alone, but the reader is teased with the reappearance of the brother and his fiancee’ featured in Taming the VIP Playboy as well as meeting the brother who’s story is played out in Reunited…With Child. This is a middle of the road story for me. One that teased me enough that I’d read the other books in the series, but it’s not one I’ll be re-reading.