The Bottom Line

A steamy, enemies-to-lovers, workplace rivals romance.

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Pub Date 14 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2024

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Description

When the return on investment is love…

Self-sacrificing Stella Daniels put her competitive finance career on ice, passing up promotions to help her elderly grandfather manage his struggling funeral home. Now with the mortuary in danger of closing, Stella must hustle for a promotion at the firm she’s been neglecting. But when she snaps at a rude--and dangerously handsome--customer at the funeral home, who happens to be a transferring employee competing for the same promotion, Stella’s professional and personal worlds collide.

Investment manager Jameson Brooks had it all—the car, the career, and the swanky flat—until news of his mother’s illness forced him to move to the States. In the wake of her death, Jameson’s estranged father offers him a job at his investment firm. The catch? No one can learn he’s the bastard son of the boss. However, under pressure to succeed at work and berated by a father he can’t please, Jameson’s mental health spirals, sending him back to old self-harming habits.

With the promotion to Project Manager on the table, Jameson and Stella fight to one up each other, but amidst the sabotage and late nights at the office, they’re both surprised to discover their rival might be the one bright spot in their increasingly dark days. But to bask in the sunshine, they’ll have to choose their greatest investment yet—themselves.

This enemies to lovers brings the fire with a sassy, ball-busting heroine who won't give up and a cinnamon roll disguised as an alpha in need of a little support. Come along for the ride as one bossy British tries to keep his heart and his secrets from the headstrong woman destined to break down his walls.

The Bottom Line is an adult romance that features mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised. For all content warnings, check the author's website.

When the return on investment is love…

Self-sacrificing Stella Daniels put her competitive finance career on ice, passing up promotions to help her elderly grandfather manage his struggling funeral...


Advance Praise

"The Bottom Line is such a fresh take on enemies to lovers that's actually believable (rare to find that in a contemporary setting!) and I just adored the slide from "I hate you" to "I can't live without you." In fact, there were so many fun twists on classic tropes that I really enjoyed as a long-time romance reader (only one coffin, anyone?)."


"If you like Lucy Score type of books then this book is totally for you!!!"


"I was captivated from this unique storyline immediately! The typical enemies to lovers story but with amazing twists and turns to add that spice, heart aching love, and modern like-ability. The female main character is every bit of honey as she is STING, and it’s refreshing to relate to a boss women even in the presence of a strong male." 


"Forget a damsel in distress, we have a fiery woman swooping in to save the man she is drawn to from the first line in the book. You’re rooting for these two to give in to their temptations throughout this intense story and the connection lives up to the hype." 


"This book changed my mind about what a romance book can be. I fell in love with Stella and Jameson. Some love stories feel unbelievable— this one felt real. Carter’s writing style gave me insight into the inner workings of both characters and they feel like real people."


"The Bottom line pulled me in, made me fall in love and left me hot, happy and satisfied."


"This is a fun take on the enemies to lovers trope we all love! I found the characters’ journeys to be very relatable—from the personal struggles each one faced all the way through the competitive stressors of work. THE BOTTOM LINE is a voicey novel full of passion, emotion, a few quirky moments, and the most lovable Pop-Pop around!"

"The Bottom Line is such a fresh take on enemies to lovers that's actually believable (rare to find that in a contemporary setting!) and I just adored the slide from "I hate you" to "I can't live...


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ISBN 9798989729302
PRICE US$4.99 (USD)
PAGES 347

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