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Publisher's Summary

Cam Montgomery is a single, full-time dad who knows his priorities; his kids, his job, his team, his business.

Dealing with his disaster of an ex-wife is bad enough, not to mention delinquent football players and a meddlesome mother. Cam doesn’t have the luxury of time for anything more, especially a relationship. Even if it is Paige Carpino. She's smart and sweet, but at every turn, knocks him on his ass with the unexpected.

That’s figuratively speaking of course. Paige might come in a small package, but she makes up for it in spirit. An energetic spit-fire who has some heat to her sauce, she’s dedicated to her new business, her family, and a select group of friends. She’s never put herself out there, but then again, there’s never been anyone worthy of putting herself out there for.

Until one day in a burger joint, an asshole practically enters her into a wet t-shirt contest with his drink. Who knew a disaster like that could be the beginning of your life? Or more importantly, that this asshole would become your reason for being. But anything can happen when you finally put yourself out there for a single dad, ex-football player, and the hottest man you’ve ever run into. Throw the Carpinos, the Montgomerys, and an 85-year-old bossy woman into the mix, and it’s a recipe for something big.

Warning: This book contains a hot dad, a sassy heroine, steamy parts, and naughty words. If you’re under the age of 18, this author is frowning at you with her mama eyes telling you to walk away.

©2015 Brynne Asher (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Too Much No Means Yes

I get where there writer was trying to set up a sweet love story but everytime Paige said no he ignores her. As if she can't make any decisions for herself. After she states" I kept saying no but he knew it wasn't true" I kept thinking HOW does he know that exactly? And excluding her from the threat scenes and bossing her around at every turn was a little much for me. The first book this happens a little but no so much that it was overbearing. Second book some of it was understandable because the female character had gone through such trauma, she needed help to heal. This to me was just overbearing asshole behavior, makes dickish decisions and then expects everything to just magically return to normal when he gets his head out of his ass. If you are in to over protective big strong men rescuing the damsel in distress and controlling their every move this book is for you. I gave it 3 stars only because of the well written intimate moments and family development.

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Cam and Paige are so easy to fall in love with!

2nd read review: I did a re-read via Audiobook and man I forgot how much I loved this couple. I even caught myself crying at one particular scene as I'm listening and driving myself to work. When I finished the book, I honestly wanted to start the audiobook over right away and re-listen to it again. Cam and Paige were so easy to fall in love with. Also, the narrators did a fantastic job and I highly recommend the audiobook version.

1st read review: So incredibly good! I loved that this author gave us quality time with this couple together. Very little was spent apart. I really enjoy seeing a couple be a couple and not have a push and pull for the whole story.

Cam is going onto my favorite Alpha list. He's a single dad and that's just hot how good he was to his kids. He was dominant but not overly so. He took the care of Paige and the kids seriously.

Paige is also one of my favorite heroines. She was sweet but sassy and genuinely liked everyone. I loved that she became friends with an 85 year old woman. I also loved how she handled the wicked witch of an ex-wife in a kill em with kindness manner. I've loved all three books in this series!

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Absolutely loved it

This book pulled me in from beginning to end,
I actually laughed.. shedded a tear at one point and felt all the angst .. the narration was OOOOOO SOOO GOOD ... absolutely recommend this book

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I love Paige and Cam's story even more

Paige and Cam's story is one of my all-time favorite reads. I had no idea I could love it more than I already did. But hearing the amazing performance of the narrators brought these characters to a whole new level.

I was mesmerized by every single word. I hung on every word, feeling the characters emotions. the narrators did an outstanding job making those emotions come through. This boom will keep you on your toes! Full of passion, love, humor, suspense, and most of all love.

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5 He’s All Alpha Stars!

Paige Carpino is the “baby” of the Carpino Clan. Paige is awesome, I loved her character, she’s fun, honest, outgoing, and has a beautiful heart. Drifting after college and working at the family law firm she finally finds her calling in catering and food blogging.

Cam Montgomery is all A.L.P.H.A. He’s a former high school and college star football player who went on to become a high school math teacher, football coach, and athletic center business owner. He’s also is divorced and has primary sole custody of his two adorable children Jordy and Cara. He’s a fantastic and loving father.

When Paige agrees to babysit for her sister and brother in law while they go to Hawaii for a week she also agrees to watch the neighbors children to fill in for her sister while their away. She instantly decides to break through sweet little Cara’s shyness. When the children’s father (Cam) shows to pick up his children she realizes he’s the “brick wall” she had a run in with and he realizes that she’s the women he was a complete ass to.

Despite their less than perfect prior introduction, Paige convinces him to let her continue to care for his children since little Cara has completely stolen her heart. Cam agrees and as the days pass they grow closer.....much to the dismay of someone close to Paige. Unbeknownst to Paige, she’s being watched and her stalker is becoming more daring and dangerous which pushes Cam to finally open his eyes and his heart to Paige.

I loved Cam and Paige’s (sometimes bumpy) journey to their HEA. I also loved the kids, what a great and loving father Cam is, and how much kids fall in love with Paige. It was great that we get more of Jude & Gabby, Tony & Leigh, and the rest of the fun overprotective Carpino clan. Another winner for Brynne Asher!!

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great story very believable. romance is awesome. live stories with kids in them. can't wait for the next story.

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enjoyed!

I've read this story so many times and when I went to read it again, I figured why not enjoy it being read to me! I really enjoyed the emotions Lauren Sweet and Aiden Snow put into reading this story. This made me love it even more!

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Kept my attention

I love being able to follow characters from book to book. Even just short snipits of information throughout give you just enough to want to learn more. This book kept me interested throughout. and can not wait till the next one.

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not up to par with Ms Asher's other work. Ms Sweet read the large majority of the book. the MMC dictates actions and decisions for the female lead all through the book she says, "I don't want to do this" he says, "oh well, you're doing it" she argues the point and then ends up doing it. he's a controlling jerk. I ONLY finished listening to this to learn what happened to her sick friend. also, Ms Sweet sounds like a 5 yr old, I had to play her parts at 1.7. wish I hadn't started it

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Most enjoyable!!

Very enjoyable book with great narrators!! This is my first book by Brynne Asher and I thought it was great!
Got to love those alpha males!! I'll be looking for more books in this series!

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Fav of the series

I've reread this book quite a few times now, and it's STILL my favourite single dad book out of all the single dad books! I love Paige Carpino and Cam Montgomery together. Athica Lane is my favourite book out of the 3 books in the Carpino series ( interconnecting standalones ).........so naturally I was beyond happy that it finally has an audio release.

Aiden Snow's performance as Cam = perfect!!, and Lauren Sweet was likewise very enjoyable to listen to as Paige.