Versus by Deborah Bladon
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I chose the woman I brought home with me last night for one reason and one reason only. She looks like her. It's the same with every woman I bring home with me. They always look like her. Light brown hair, sky blue eyes, and a body that takes me to that place I crave. It's where I forget – her innocence, my cruelty, everything. Last night was different. This one didn't only look like her, she danced like her, spoke in a soft voice like her, and when she lost control on my sheets in that split second I live for, she made a sound that cracked my heart open. My heart; cold and jaded as it is, felt a beat of something for this one. She left before I woke up. I need to forget about the woman from last night, just like I've forgotten every woman but the one who started me on this path to self-destruction. I might have been able to if I wasn't standing in a crowded courtroom ready to take on the most important case of my career staring at the woman who crawled out of my arms just hours ago and into the role of opposing counsel. I may be a high-profile lawyer, but her name is one I'd recognize anywhere. The woman I screwed last night is the same one I screwed over in high school. Court is now in session, and it's me versus her.
3.5 / 5
The love story revolves around Dylan and Eden. We open with Dylan being the stereotypical player at a club picking up his girl of choice; his girl of choice has to fit his very specific criteria. Dylan longs for the girl from high school; the one who got away and the one he didn’t deserve. He sees her in every woman he takes home but fails to recognise her when he does actually take her home that night!
Dylan goes into the work the following day and his world comes crashing around him when he sees his one night stand standing as the opposing council on the case he is working on. He sees the woman from the evening before until she tells the court her full name. He’s floored.
Dylan and Eden are hiding secrets from their pasts which is making the future impossible for them both. Their chemistry and history had me routing for them throughout. I had Dylan pegged as the typical arrogant, successful male that is described in so many other books but I was pleasantly surprised.
I enjoyed this story. It was straightforward and a light read. The book is just over 200 hundred pages, so easy to devour in one night. If you like other novels by this author then you won’t be disappointed.
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