The Better Man

The Better Man

Meet Max Allen.

He’s ambitious, too smart for his own good, and very single.
Nicknamed “Max-A-Million” by society gossip types, he thinks he’s got it pretty damn good and he’s right…for the most part.

Meet Daphne Rodriguez.

She’s ambitious, too smart for her own good, and very single.
She works extra hard for everything she has and never complains about the crappy hand life has dealt her.

When Max is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, it comes with the condition that he must work with the one person he despises most…and wants the most: his sworn enemy, Daphne.

However, Max has no plans of giving Daphne the satisfaction of ever letting her know how he feels about her. Instead, he vows to make her life miserable at every turn.

Which works out perfectly, since Daphne has no intention of making it easy for Max either.

When all hell breaks loose and they’re on a collision course with disaster, these two stubborn people will have to overcome their mutual hatred of each other long enough to work together and get the job done.

For better or worse, they will have to rely on each other to save themselves…and the people they love most.


My Review:
Genre: Romance – Romantic Comedy, Enemies-to-lovers
Stand-alone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes Book 2 of the Allen Brothers Series
POV: Daphne and Max
Steam Level: Toasty

The Better Man is the second book I’ve read by Barbie Bohrman (the first being the first book of the Allen Brothers Series) and, while I liked it, I liked the first book (The Best Man) better. The Better Man was funny and had a slow build up to some explosive sexual tension. And just when I thought that I was going to maybe give this book a slightly lower rating Barbie Bohrman throws in a twist that was so unexpected and heart-wrenching I could not believe it. I was literally bawling while reading it and waiting for the “just kidding” which didn’t happen. This event and the fallout afterward is what bumped my rating back up. Overall a good book and a great entry in the enemies to lovers romance subgenre.

I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • I was an asshole. In my defense, I was mostly an asshole to people I felt were inconsequential to my everyday life.
  • At the end of the day, money talked and bullshit ran a marathon.
  • Even though that confidence was because she had been plotting my murder…it was still hot as hell.
  • I might have let it go for the moment, but in my head, I was anything but letting it go. I wasn’t Elsa and this wasn’t a goddamn Disney Movie.
  • I really like you. I like you like a fat kid likes cake. I like you like a Starbucks junkie likes pumpkin spice lattes. I like you like Kanye likes Kanye. I like you like-

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