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Publisher's Summary

There’s only one thing to do when you wake up married to your brand-new boss, whom you hate but can’t resist: You blame the champagne.

I blame the bubbles for my wild night with a masked stranger. Who cares if it's nothing this good girl would normally do - with a man who turns out to be my horrible boss? Who cares that I’m promised to someone else? I blame the alcohol for agreeing to marry him. As long as my new husband keeps his mouth shut, I can survive five years of our little arrangement. It's too late for anything else.

But our impromptu wedding leads to so much more than I bargained for. His dirty promises warm me. His kisses make me lightheaded. His respect slips past my best defenses. The hate turns to friendship and makes me dream of more. He’s like the most dangerous kind of champagne. That’s why I blame him for making me fall in love with him.

But when I find out our marriage was nothing more than revenge, what’s to blame for my broken heart?

©2020 Fiona Cole (P)2021 Podium Audio

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The plot didn’t allow for (as much) spice but a good quick read!

I have really loved Ms Cole’s stories and it was pretty much an auto click to purchase the first book in her new series. I liked the story, some points were long winded but I finished it a day with no regrets. I feel like the spice was light on this book compared to her other stories, but because of the animosity between Nico and Vera didn’t allow for much sexy time. However, when it was there it was good. *the balcony scene, oh my* Cant wait for the next story about Nova!!

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A Fun Read

This was a fun-for-me read! The narration of the audiobook was great, the characters were interesting and I loved the girl-gang support. The story itself was pretty predictable, but I didn't even mind. I can't wait to see these two again in the rest of the series, but am especially excited to read the books for Raelynn and Nova.

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The male didn't win me over in the end

I was disappointed in the redemption for the male hero. Except in the very end, he still acted entitled and justified instead of truely remorseful. Saying he didn't mean or want to hurt her, while he was doing something he knew would hurt her is BS .
Vanessa Edwin was amazing as usual. The male narrator had a nice voice, but my God he talked so slow I had to increase the speed for his chapters. it was so annoying.

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With So Many Alcohols This Series Is Endless

Like the Voices, liked the premise of the conflict but the conflict was predictable. I enjoyed the story, romance was great, sex was a little s/m but it is ok. I think the relationship with her friends is/ was key. I enjoyed the book it was a good summer beach listen. The key was Lance, he makes me swoon.

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An arranged marriage and reluctant daughter…

Cute story…shipping magnate’s daughter is expected to marry the much older man chosen by her father….but she isn’t an airhead and plans to make her way. Of course she starts working for the competition! Too much champagne and Verrona ends up married to her boss. What happens when she learns that both her father and her new husband each has it in for the other? Girlfriends, alcohol and angst…never a good mix. Quick beach read.

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The things alcohol can do

Vera, Raelyn, and Nova are friendship goals l love their friendship and I can’t wait to get to Nova’s and Rae’s stories. Vera and Nicholas had mad chemistry just from a glance across the room. I am so glad Vera finally got away from that no good father who and stood up for herself and what’s she wants out of life.

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I LOVED it!

This was my first Fiona Cole's book, and won't be my last. This is the first book in the Blame it on the Alcohol Series. I LOVED it! Nico and Vera’s story is sweet, steamy, funny, and heartwarming. Nico is a complex character, handsome, sexy, and dominant, but revengeful. Vera is lovely, smart, and strong. They share a sizzling hot chemistry. The supporting characters are amazing. I loved Vera's friends, and Nico's grandfather. Vanessa Edwin and Lance Greenfield did a fantastic job with the narration. They are perfect as Nico and Vera! This is a great arranged marriage/office romance, and I highly recommend it. Now, I can't wait for Nova and Parker's story in Blame it on the Tequila, the next book in the Series!

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I HAVE BEEN HIT WITH THE FEELS ALL OVER AGAIN!!!

Holy hotness! This is one dirty talking man! Nico had all the hot words! And Vera gets in some of her own! This is a fantastic story of a woman who takes the arranged marriage stuff into her own hands! I read this book when it first came out.... so I was so excited to revisit Nico and Vera! I had so much love for them before.... AND I HAVE EVEN MORE LOVE FOR THEM NOW!!! Vanessa Edwin was THE PERFECT Vera!!! And Lance Greenfield nailed the arrogant mannerisms and sexy growl of Nico! These 2 had me feeling all the feels even more than I did the first time I read the book! It was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!! I will absolutely be doing a re-listen anytime I miss Vera and Nico!

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Love Fiona Cole!

I know I can always count on an entertaining listen when I pick up a Fiona Cole book. This one had me laughing out loud and tearing up. Just the perfect mix of fun and angst for the best listen! This is an arranged marriage story with a twist! Vera has been groomed all of her life to marry a man to keep her family company going. When the person chosen is not even discussed her and is a total jerk, she takes matters into her own hands and takes up an offer to marry her boss, Nico. Nico has a vendetta against her parent's company and what better way to begin taking his revenge by marrying Nico. Except, things never go as they are planned. Cole had me through this entire book. Not a dull moment was to be had. Vera is a strong willed, smart woman and she does what she needs to, to find her happiness. Nico finds out there is more to life than revenge, and his grandfather steals the show with his incredible wisdom! I love this book, and I Blame It on the Champagne!! Can't wait for book 2 in this series.

I think the voices of Vanessa Edwin and Lance Greenfield were in Cole's head when she was writing this story. They are so perfectly suited to the characters, a better team could not have been cast. Edwin is feisty, smart and vulnerable, bringing out all the feels in Vera. Greenfield is just enough alpha and teddy bear to make me fall fast and hard for Nico. Loved their story telling!