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* Review * WORTHY OPPONENTS by Danielle Steel

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * WORTHY OPPONENTS by Danielle SteelWorthy Opponents by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on March 7, 2023
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Spencer Brooke always knew she was destined to be CEO of her grandfather’s business—the most respected and luxurious department store in New York City. Brooke’s has been at the center of every happy memory she has, but it hasn’t been an easy journey. Seven years after her father’s death, her life is very different from the days when she walked through the store with her grandfather as a young girl. She may be the owner of Brooke’s, but she’s also now a divorced single mother of twin boys. And with the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry comes new challenges for Spencer and the legacy she’s inherited.

Mike Weston is known for making enormous profits by transforming small businesses into bigger, more successful ones. With his marriage at a breaking point and his children grown up, investing is where he thrives—where he can build something greater. And Brooke’s feels like the perfect opportunity. Yet the firm’s beautiful and savvy CEO turns down the offer before they even meet.

Spencer has no interest in outside investors meddling in her family business; her grandfather never saw the need for them, and neither does she. She refuses to be tempted by Mike’s offer, despite her big dreams of expanding the store. But when bad luck strikes, suddenly she is backed into a corner.


Addictive and heartfelt! You can always count on Danielle Steel to produce a concise, solid read filled with emotional journeys, dramatic characters and rich happily ever afters. WORTHY OPPONENTS keeps this tradition alive beautifully. There is a whole lot of back story in the first couple of chapters, so be prepared to set the scene slowly with several additional characters laying the groundwork, but then the story pace picks up as interaction with Spencer begins. I enjoyed her story very much.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a human interest story with tradition and family playing a key part in the wholesomeness of the main character. Strong on the women’s fiction realm with hints of romance throughout.