She’ll inherit an empire…but only if she can resist her ex—in this Sambrano Studios novel by Adriana Herrera.
She’s on track to be the new CEO.
Her ex is the only one standing in the way.
When Esmeralda Sambrano-Peña unexpectedly inherits her father’s media empire, it ruffles more than a few feathers. And no one is more conflicted about it than Rodrigo Almanzar. Esmeralda knows her father’s longtime protégé—and her ex-lover—wants the executive job for himself. Making matters worse, their renewed passion grows undeniable with every late-night meeting. Will Rodrigo prove to be the perfect partner in business and pleasure…or her professional undoing?
From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.
Love triumphs in this uplifting romance, part of the Sambrano Studios series.
Book 1: One Week to Claim It All
Herrera (Here to Stay) launches her Sambrano Studios series with this fun if rushed second-chance romance set in New York's competitive entertainment industry. At 30, Esmeralda Sambrano-Peña inherits Sambrano Studios, her estranged father's billion-dollar TV empire, much to the chagrin of the company's board and her scheming stepmother and half-siblings, who view Esmeralda as illegitimate and battle her every step of the way. To make matters worse, the devilishly handsome and ruthlessly ambitious Rodrigo Almanzar, Esmeralda's ex and her father's protégé, is also vying for the CEO position. The company board gives Esmeralda one week to prove herself by creating a five-year strategic plan for the studio, a task that forces her to work with Rodrigo. The burning attraction the pair still feels after 10 years apart blurs the lines between business and pleasure, giving way to steamy love scenes. And when a secret from Rodrigo's past comes to light, Esmeralda re-evaluates both their breakup and what their relationship could be. With juicy family drama and scandals straight out of a telenovela, the plot is jam-packed, over-the-top, and always entertaining. Herrera's fans are sure to be hooked.