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Review | Love to Win

Love to Win

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She hates to lose…

Competitive barista Brenna Kinkaid loves a challenge, and she’ll do whatever it takes to win, especially when it comes to her nemesis, Dante Caravicci. But when forced to team up to save their best friends’ wedding, Brenna recognizes that Dante might just be her ultimate win.

He plays to win…

Restaurateur Dante Caravicci won’t quit anything until he can claim success. He’s bided his time, but he’s used to taking big risks and surviving, so he figures he’s got nothing to lose by playing for Brenna.

Hearts at risk…

These two fall fast, and it looks like a win-win—until a competition pits them head-to-head and one of them goes way too far. A nudge from an improbable source may be the only way these two competitors will ever admit that the only way to win is to lose their hearts.

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Hott Review of Love to Win:


Wow! I devoured every word of Love to Win – I absolutely could not put it down.

It’s funny. I really enjoyed the last two books in this series, and firmly believe that the series is best read together and in order, but Love to Win really knocked it out of the park for me. There’s this intense steamy romantic quality about Brenna and Dante that just sucks you in and makes you fall in love.


Author: Lisa Ricard Claro
Source: Lisa Ricard Claro sent Love to Win to me in exchange for an honest review
Publisher & Date: July 30th 2016 by Black Opal Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781626945074
Pages: 318
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Steam: Adult – It’s definitely steamy and at least R rated, plus, there’s a bit more foul language than necessary. It’s not overdone though and doesn’t detract from (or replace) the story.
Setting: Bright Hills, Georgia
Series: Fireflies #3
Love Built to Last
Love Built to Last
Love to Believe
Love to Believe
Love to Win
Love to Win

Author Bio:

Lisa Ricard ClaroLisa Ricard Claro is an editor, award-winning author, and Pushcart Prize nominee with published articles and stories spanning multiple media. She resides in Georgia with her husband of more than three decades and counting, is mother to three (a ruggedly handsome son and two stunningly beautiful daughters—Lisa might be a little biased), and dreams of one day living at the beach. Seriously dreams of it. As in, she’s already decorating her dream beach house. In addition to an array of sand dollars and seashells, she keeps a framed sign hanging in her office: Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses Welcome Here.

Lisa is also a lover of dogs and cats, and has a heart for rescues. This is why you will find a rescued pet companion in every one of her books. Sometimes they are part of the story line (Pirate the dog, in Love Built to Last), and sometimes they’re already ensconced in their forever home with one of Lisa’s characters (Pavarotti the cat, in Love to Win). As you read Lisa’s books, watch for the rescues!

While Lisa is a fan of storytelling in all genres, Romance is her favorite because she believes everyone deserves love and a happily-ever-after. But she adores a little mystery now and then, too, so keep an eye out for Lisa’s authorship of a whodunit one of these days soon.

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