Hostile Takeover: A Love Story
Long-lost love, a hostile corporate takeover, and the death of her beloved husband turn attorney Molly Parr’s life into a tailspin that threatens to ruin everything she has ever worked for or loved. Molly’s all-consuming job is to take over other companies—but when her first love, a man who she feels betrayed her, appears out of nowhere to try and acquire her business, long-hidden passions and secrets are exposed. She must decide: does she have the courage to follow her heart and expose her painful past—a decision that may cost her everything?
Praise for Hostile Takeover
“Piano has done a great job of marrying the corporate world with the complicated world of the heart. Love and business collide in this novel, where the intricate dealings of business intersect with one woman’s past and change everything about her future. Fun and entertaining, Hostile Takeover will definitely make you a believer in true love.”
—Kris Radish, best-selling author of The Year of Necessary Lies
“Hostile Takeover is touching story about love lost and found. Piano’s heroine, Molly Parr, is unsinkable as she navigates stormy romances and the murky waters of the corporate world. Smart and sassy, Molly rides the waves of life, living by her motto, ‘you have to love with your head and your heart.’”
—Judith Hennessy, author of First Rodeo and co-owner of White Raven Productions
“What goes best with professional affairs? A lover who cons you. Fans of the The Catch will simply consume this entertaining cocktail of first love and business acquisitions which will put our heroine in the ultimate conundrum: should she follow her heart and risk losing everything or choose the safety net of her career? Gorgeously entertaining, expertly crafted and wildly addictive, readers of Hostile Takeover will be left with a stomach full of butterflies and a new favorite soul-warming love story on their bookshelf.”
—Redbook Magazine “15 Fall Books You Should Read Based On Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies”
“A brilliant ode to the bravery it takes to follow your heart and mind in sync, Hostile Takeover is like warm literary caramel for every soul this fall.”
—Working Mother Magazine, “21 New Books to Fall for This Autumn”
“…A warm and cozy love story set in the corporate world, Hostile Takeover will make your Sunday morning spent in bed fly by.”
—BuzzFeed “8 Cozy Fall Romance Reads”
Winner of two book awards and a finalist in three other prestigious competitions!
Read an Excerpt
Molly smoothed her skirt and straightened the jacket of her business suit, looking in the mirror for the last time before she left for work. It was early, still dark outside. Her shoulder-length, light-brown hair had the right shape and shine, her hazel eyes accented with just a touch of eyeliner. She was attractive, but not conscious of it.
The past year had been extremely difficult for her, and she knew she wasn’t herself. So often, she felt she was watching herself going through the motions of life.
Molly used to relish her job as a corporate attorney and was rewarded for her hard work with a promotion to chief counsel for her company. But her life wasn’t her job, and that became all too apparent over the last year.
Even though she tried to put it out of her head for just a minute, she couldn’t. It was exactly one year ago today that he died.