About the Book
Author: Mark Victor Young
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Number of Pages: 230
Synopsis: If you think it’s hard to win back the one that got away, try doing it while you’re taking over her family's company.
To save the firm his father built, ambitious CEO Hal Mercer has to initiate a hostile takeover of industry giant D'Arville Industries.
Owned by the family of the only woman he's ever loved, Kate certainly isn’t going to stand by and let him destroy her family's empire. If only she’d have dinner with him, he could make her understand his intentions. If Hal fails, it's his family’s company that's doomed, his employees who'll lose their jobs. He can't let that happen, but Hal isn’t used to having everyone counting on him like this.
Problem is, it’s becoming less clear which is more important to him—winning the corporate battle of his life or the heart of the woman he loves.
Once Were Friends is a completely captivating read. The intriguing plot is well written and the characters are adequately developed. There are the characters you love and the ones you love to hate which always makes for an enjoyable read. The office romance going on between Hal's employees, the obnoxious co-worker, and of course the office politics will remind anyone who has every held a job of someone they once worked with. This aspect gives the story credibility and helps draw the reader in. Definitely a book worth reading.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.