Matchmaking The Rival by Layla Hagen EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Layla Hagen
- Language: English
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- Genre: Billionaire Romance, Romantic Comedy
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“I have great news,” I announced, looking around the table. My brothers and
I were all gathered at my grandparents’ home. I paid particular attention to
my grandmother and grandfather, looking forward to seeing their expressions
once I made my announcement. I knew it would mean a lot to them. Ever
since our father left, my brothers and I were very close to our grandparents.
“The Boston Coffee Expert will participate in The Fair-Trade Choice
“That’s the best news I’ve heard in a while.” Grandfather looked at me
with pride in his eyes.
Grandmother smiled. “Oh, you’ve done so well, Cade.”
“In the first stage, all the competitors show off their blends in Harvard
Square. I’ll set up a booth. You’re all invited. Once we’re up and running, I’ll
probably only drop by the event a few times, but my team will be there to
carry it through.”
“We’ll stop by,” Grandfather said. “I have a good feeling that we’ll win.”
I was going to make sure of that. My grandfather founded the company
fifty years ago. Then my father ran it for a decade and ruined everything my
grandfather worked so hard to build. After my brother Jake discovered Dad’s
infidelity and his other family, he hightailed it out of town. Needless to say,
he fucked up both the business and the family.
“Good. I look forward to coming and tasting everything,” Jake said. He
was the second oldest of us Whitley brothers. Since he’d only recently
returned to Boston, we were all still getting used to seeing him at the family
gatherings. “Maybe then I’ll understand why you give me so much grief about
I’d always had an obsession with coffee. I was a connoisseur. Some
people prided themselves on knowing wine. I knew coffee.
I turned to my eldest brother. “Colton, will you drop by too?”
He gave a noncommittal shrug. “I’ll do my best.”
I shook my head. “Man, you can’t stay in your office all day.”
He grinned. “I don’t. Sometimes I go to the lab for a change of scenery.”
“You know what I mean.”
Colton was a workaholic. When he was working on a breakthrough
invention, we struggled to pull him away from his building.
“When does the booth open?” Spencer asked.
“Got it. I’m going to be there.”
Spencer was my twin. We weren’t identical, so we looked nothing alike.
My hair was a shade darker than his, and so were my eyes. When we were
growing up, Grandmother said I was the one always stirring up trouble, and
he was the one trying to fix things. As adults, we were both pretty good at
causing trouble. The downside for me was I had to fix my own messes now.
“To The Boston Coffee Expert,” Grandfather said, and we clinked our
wineglasses. “I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you for everything
you’ve done for Whitley Industries over these past years. Jake, you deserve a
special thank-you. You truly went above and beyond.”
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