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Acquisition

By: Chelle Bliss
Narrated by: Brian Pallino,Natasha Soudek
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Publisher's Summary

A one-night stand with a handsome stranger wasn't a problem - until he tries to steal her company.

Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights.

Rival CEO Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy. She should know, since Antonio's a one-night stand she thought she'd never see again.

Antonio wants to take over more than her company, he wants her as part of the acquisition.

Let the games begin....

©2017 Chelle Bliss (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Cliffhanger

The story was great but I hate cliffhangers! Nope I am done. I will not buy anymore from this author.

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Good start to the story ..but..

Love Brian P. But am not impressed with Nataaha.. Almost could not listen to her but the story was good.. I may have to just read the next parts ..:( I do love the way Brian does the accents.. ?? My Dilemma

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Couple of points...

This book/series has been out for awhile but here's my humble opinion. I agree with a couple of the reviewers that the female narrator may not have been a good fit. Her Italian accent was more Russian. LOL She's good....just not for this one. Should have been more Brian chapters. Actually, I'm not sure why the hero had to be Italian at all but he is. Anyway, I think part of the problem was the author took such a long time to set it up. Didn't have a good "grab and pull the reader in" at the beginning of the book. Like other reviewers, I had a hard time with the heroine's slightly whiny, indecisive, pouty, stomp your foot like a 4 yr old behavior....not to mention the ridiculous giggly teenager conversations with her best friend---certainly not how a CEO would behave.

There's one thing that I don't like that this author does that distracts me......she'll "wander aimlessly". Example, H/H are in a kiss and the heroine is thinking .... and thinking.....and thinking. Makes you forget they were kissing in the first place. Or a question will be asked and before the heroine answers, she's thinking....and thinking....and thinking.....and when she replies, you've forgotten the question. Just wondering why.

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Not Chelle Bliss' best work....

To me this isn't one of Chelle Bliss' best works. It's definitely not the Gallos. The plot was good. The storyline flowed smoothly. I thought Antonio's character was well-developed. Lauren got on my nerves with all of her self-talking. She kept repeating herself over and over. It wasn't a mentality I'd expect from an CEO. I'm sure there is self-doubt. The continuous repeating got really tiring. I'm really surprise Antonio didn't give up on her. There were plot twist that I didn't see coming. The other thing that bothered me was that I was half way through the book before we started hearing from Antonio. I'm currently in the middle of book 2, Merger.

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Very Hot

Acquisition was a very fun read. I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The enemies to lovers aspect was a lot of fun because of the fact that Lauren slept with Antonio before learning he is the man trying to take over her company. It has a great push and pull dynamic to their relationship because Lauren worked so hard for her company and it has a lot of sentimental value to her and the fact the man she can't stop wanting wants to take it from her puts her in a big dilemma. I love how much she can't deny Antonio because the man is hot and very sexy. The sex scenes were so hot and I couldn't get enough of them together.

The other thing I really liked was that this book had a bit of science in it. It made Lauren's company more interesting to me. That ending was something I was not expecting at all. It took me by complete surprise. The narrators were pretty good. I think Brian Pallino did a nice accent for Antonio. I really liked listening to his voice. Natasha Soudek was ok.

Acquisition was fun and sexy. I liked the chemistry between Lauren and Antonio a lot and I can't wait for them to get to know each other even more as they fight over Lauren's company.

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So, so bad then a ‘cliff hanger’

I would probably be annoyed by the fact that they didn’t properly end the story if it wasn’t awful . CLUE: not an actual cliff-hanger when the main plot is merely truncated. Regardless, the author has done less than basic research on how take-overs, insider trading, IP ownership and sexual harassment work. It was a tough listen and then just stopped. very bad

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Dirty Trick!

No where was it shown that this would be only the first part in an ongoing saga,. I feel violated, angry & duped! Will never again read this author! What a shabby way to treat your readers!

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the narrator is TERRIBLE

This narrator needs to blow her nose, learn to read scenes and understand that she isn't an actress. period. We don't need a female William Shattner.

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Great Acquisition

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It was exciting and had a great story between two strong individuals. Lauren and Antonio are both very smart CEOs in competing companies. What a unique story. Lauren is a typical, strong business woman and CEO of a company. Her dedication has stifled the growth of her personal life. Antonio is just the person to help her out. The narrators did an excellent job with this story and the accents. Their presentation of the characters added to this book.