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Title: Battle of the Sexes
Series: Imperfect Love World
Author: Adriana Locke
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 6 June 2017
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Carver Jones’ partner at Jones + Gallum had to step down for medical reasons. He’s absolutely devastated. He swears. Just ignore his cheeky grin, okay?

When word reaches his fancy corner office that Gallum is replacing himself with his daughter, Amity, Carver is ecstatic.

For real this time.

Jones squashes men in the business industry flat. A woman? Pfst. He’ll be completely in charge in no time, doing whatever he wants. He’s so ready for this.

But is he ready to fight the hardest fight of his life? No, not the one to maintain control of his company. The one to keep control of his heart.

The battle may begin in the boardroom, but the war will definitely be won in the bedroom. May the best sex win.


Adriana Locke is a new-to-me author and after reading Battle of the Sexes I plan on tracking down her other books.

Of the four Imperfect Love World Novellas I have read, Battle of the Sexes is the one that seems the most interwoven into the world and characters that Kendall Ryan created in Hitched and The Fix Up.

Carver and Amity grew up alongside Noah and Olivia (Hitched) although Amity always felt as if she never quite fit in due to her awkward teen phase and geek persona.

Carver and Amity built a friendship during their childhood, that unbeknowst to Amity Carver treasured. However, a dare and a kiss destroyed not only their friendship but Amity’s self-confidence along with it. Although Carver had real feelings for amity he was a teenage idiot running on popularity and hormones. When Amity disappeared from their social circle, Carver felt her absence more than he was able to articulate and never forgot her in their time apart.

10 years later Carver and Amity are battling it out in the boardroom for the position of CEO in their joint families company. The attraction between them is raw and primitive although their shared past acts as an emotional barrier between them.

I’m not going to go into any details but I will say Carver and Amity are perfect for each other, both passionate about their relationship and their careers. I loved the way in which the plot plays out within Battle of the Sexes, it was unexpected and poignant. I

An added bonus was getting to re-visit my favourite characters from Hitched.