Love Me Laterby Libby Rice
Scarlet Leore enjoys a glittering existence amongst society's elite. Ethan Blake is a prizefighter knocking his way through school, counting on his winnings to bankroll the dreams that won't fit in a boxing ring. When the two meet, neither can deny the instant attraction that wells between the hulking fighter and the heiress who is
Can they love right on the redo?
Scarlet Leore enjoys a glittering existence amongst society's elite. Ethan Blake is a prizefighter knocking his way through school, counting on his winnings to bankroll the dreams that won't fit in a boxing ring. When the two meet, neither can deny the instant attraction that wells between the hulking fighter and the heiress who is miles and millions out of his league. But a vicious attack leaves Scarlet physically and emotionally battered, and for Ethan, her allure crumbles along with the rest of his life after she accuses him of wielding the knife.
Years later, Scarlet has abandoned the high life for that of a hard-working lawyer, while Ethan has clawed his way to the pinnacle of a business empire. Drawn into his world of high-stakes tech mergers, they dance to a tune of revenge, desire, and finally, redemption. But their world won't tolerate an attorney falling for her client. They'll need more than lust and forgiveness. They must bridge the chasm of a tormented past to understand who they are today. Only then can they forge a future in the face of the resurging enemy who once tore them apart.
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Meet the Author
Before becoming a writer, Libby was first a mechanical engineer in the data acquisition industry (voltmeter anyone?). Preferring writing to technical design, Libby headed to law school and eventually practiced patent law for several enterprising years (patent application covering a voltmeter anyone?). Finally realizing that technology just wasn't her bag, she traded the voltmeters for alpha heroes and the women who love them.
Today, Libby writes contemporary romances from the foot of the Rocky Mountains, where she lives with her husband, a bona fide rocket scientist (he stuck with the voltmeters!). When not writing, Libby loves good food, even better wine, and traveling the world in search of the next great story.
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When I picked up this debut from Libby Rice, I wasn't sure what to expect. The first thing that struck me was the sophisticated writing. Even though this book is considered a romance novel, Libby's writing style is much more literary than the majority of romance books that I have read. I found myself thinking about phrases and pondering just how she thought to say things in such a compelling way. I could tell that Libby must have put a lot of thought and effort into her words. She not only wrote a romance story, she got it down beautifully! Combine the voice with the story, and I was hooked. The characters seemed like real people. Ethan was hard on Scarlet in parts of the book, yet I always understood his actions and felt that both characters acted realistically. The obstacles that the two of them overcame made the happy ending even sweeter. And then there was the smoking hot attraction that never let up. I didn't want to put the book down. Come for the writing, stay for the story, and escape into this excellent novel!
Love Me Later, Libby Rice review from jeannie zelos book reviews I really enjoy second chance romance so was looking forward to this, but I’ve mixed feelings. Parts of it I really enjoyed, but parts just left me feeling confused, irritated, and wondering why. Scarlet, when we first meet her is a typical Rich Girl, privileged, sheltered, but lacking in love. Ethan is the rough, tough, street boy prize fighter she’s attracted to, and she goes a second time to see him fight, gets attacked and life changes for both of them. She’s left even further from her father, they weren’t close but now they never see each other, and she’s rejected all his money and made her own way ( with the help of selling stuff she already had of course, car, jewellery etc. ) Now she’s a respected lawyer. Ethan lost what little he had when he was imprisoned, it left him with a real chip against her. Why accuse him? Then try to pay him off as if money could make up for all he lost...it made him feel belittled and patronised. Now he’s very rich in his own right and sees a way to pay her back... When it comes to it though the attraction still sizzles, and they are soon embroiled in a hot and heavy affair. So what didn’t I like – this novel seemed right up my street, what was wrong? Well, the plane scene, I Really couldn’t see Scarlet acting like that – come on – its only a couple of hours since they’d had a major spat and she was convinced he’s out to ruin her, so would she risk that? Ditto really the whole affair but...then they go back and forth each thinking wrongly about the other, then finding out the truth, and they get back. I really couldn’t be doing with that part, it just felt wrong. Either there was trust or there wasn’t. Either they wanted to make it work – in which case they needed to be open – or they didn’t. No, this back and forth see saw that just felt wrong to me. Still when they were together that was seriously hot. The merger they were working on – after the indications something was wrong and the problems that caused I can’t even remember now what did happen about that, how it was resolved. Its only hours since I finished the book, and yet that major part has drifted from my mind. Was there a conclusion to it or was it a plot that wasn’t ended? Dunno... The final part, where she’s in danger once again, worked pretty well for me, and tied up some loose ends. Overall its a book I was hoping for more from, it was a decent read but nothing special. Stars: Three. ARC supplied from Netgalley and publishers.
I have found a new favorite author! Libby Rice has that special knack for creating sympathetic characters, spot-on settings, and well-woven plots. I couldn't put this book down! The chemistry between Scarlet and Ethan is explosive, and their journey is filled with conflict and heat. Lots of heat! This book has a definite place on my keeper shelf with plenty of room for more of Rice's books.
This debut book has knocked me off my feet. I absolutely loved it! Ethan and Scarlet are two amazing characters and I really enjoyed seeing them overcome everything in their paths and find love with each other. Their journey was not smooth at all and was full of emotions they and I could barely keep contained. The story is captivating. I read it from start to end in one sitting and didn't pause once. I skipped a meal because it meant I had to stop reading and I was firmly entrenched in Scarlet and Ethan trying to figure out who was playing whom, if at all. I must say I love second chance stories. Especially when the the couple's first time around ended as brutally as Ethan and Scarlet's did. I thought I was prepared because it seems like the blurb has given away everything, but like a really good blurb and story, it isn't. I mean the story started quickly and retained that same high octane pace throughout. I got really frustrated with Ethan and Scarlet because I felt like they were making too many mistakes with each other. First because of assumptions and regrets from the past and then wanting to "fix" things and then unable to go about it in a way that made their relationship work for both of them. When the past reared its head, things didn't get any easier, but I liked seeing them work things out together. The chemistry the two had together was explosive and of course it got me hot and bothered. Especially that airplane scene and the last scene in the bathroom. Libby Rice, I love the way you wrote them. They were both so perfect for both Ethan and Scarlet and just what the story needed. A really good sign you enjoyed the book is when you're left wanting more. I got that sign early on in the book when Lissa, Scarlet's best friend was mention in the same sentence as Cole. I'm very happy to know that they'll be getting a book in 2015. My other sign was once the book ended, I wanted to know what happened with Ethan and Scarlet past the end. Especially in regards to their futures. I hope to see them in the next book and would definitely not be averse to a novella featuring them either. Libby Rice has arrived in a big way. I will eagerly be looking out for news from her regarding her upcoming works.