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Publisher's Summary

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Nicole Snow returns with a screaming, funny romance where two office enemies fake love until they're all out of make-believe.

You know that awkward moment when your lava-hot boss says “marry me”?
Not for love. Not for real. Not without a mammoth payoff.
Of course, this fortune comes with a ginormous snag - Ward Brandt.

Call me bananas.
I must be short of a full bushel rejecting Chicago's finest billionaire.
Who knew he was my boss when he crashed my worst date ever?
Oh, but he found out.
He swore I wasn't fit for Brandt Ideas, chewed me up, and spat me back out.
I vowed I'd prove him wrong - and sabotage a metric ton of his coffee.

Then tragedy strikes, upending his limitless ego.
Guess who needs an image makeover to shore up the family business.
Big, fat hell no.
King Snarlypants has a peanut-sized heart and a chip on his shoulder bigger than a redwood.

Find another sucker, Ward-hole.
Even if I agreed, my shields are up.
No magnetic kisses. Zero butterflies. Nix the blushing when everyone gushes over what a “perfect couple” we'd be.
Then again...it's just 90 days, and mama needs a windfall.
What's one little white wedding lie with a bossy grump built like a god?

Full-length enemies-to-lovers romance loaded with banter, drama, and so much slow-burn heat you'll want that happily-ever-after shaken over ice. A storm cloud of a man stuffed into a suit strikes a deal with the girl whose smart mouth drives him to the ultimate madness called love. 

©2021 Nicole Snow (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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Horrible

I couldn’t make it through even two hours of this book and I really tried. It was ssssooooo slow, with almost no character development. I listen to at least 3 books, sometimes 4, each month and this was the first one that I’ve never made it all the way through. Even the ones I thought were bad, I made myself finish them, thinking that some redeeming quality would make it worth my time. I just couldn’t waste another second on this one. Narration was ok, but not enough to make me want to complete the whole thing.

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Bossy Grump - Paige and Ward

This was a really good book although I don’t think it should have taken almost 15 hours. It took them forever to get together. Ward-hole was a good name for him since he was one throughout most of the book. They initially meet in a museum when Paige is on a date gone bad and Ward thinks she is drunk and he kept it up even after she was hired. When they met, he didn’t know she was going to be his and his grandmother’s executive assistant—a job at which she was really good. To gain a very lucrative client after his grandmother’s retirement, Paige and Ward have a fake engagement to make Ward look more settled (even though he really was—it was his brother who was a loose cannon). Rock Engle and Carly Robins did a great job with the narration although Rock sounded a bit old for Ward.

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Wonderful Escape

Nicole Snow never fails to hit it out of the park, but this story of Paige and the "Warden," well, this is what romance is all about. It wasn't just enough that I fell in love with the grumpy alpha bosshole everyone called the Warden. It wasn't even enough that I fell in love with the spitfire Paige, who gave as good as she got, standing her ground and knowing how to pick her battles. Well... mostly.

It was made even better when the ancillary characters sucked me in because they were so deftly created they seemed like the main characters themselves. The humor, the heart, the strength, the feistiness to shake their fists at the world--all of it captured me, and held me captive.

As a fan of the author, I've read virtually every book she's written. I'm also a lover of audiobooks, so now that she's putting those out for her fans, I decided to go with the audio. I'm not sure if I didn't mess myself up by listening to a book I had previously read, because some of the voicings were just a bit odd to me. Especially Ward's. He just didn't have that luscious alpha male super-testosterony timbre I expect. Paige's renderings came off as whiney and flighty sometimes--two things she is not. While I wasn't completely stoked with the narration, it was still awesome to have this delicious story in my ears. More! I definitely want more!

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Good

Nicole Snow does it again. Storyline did drag in spots but still a great read. Narrator Carly Robins is fantastic as ever, but can’t say the same for Rock Engle. His voice for his part was ok but trying to talk for others was horrible.

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Really good……

I enjoyed this story. It is worth a listen but I highly recommend speeding up the rate. It does start slow, very slow. So speeding it up helping keep me interested.

The narrators were both really good.

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A Perfect Fit

Ward is CEO of the family architecture firm built by his grandparents. His parents were spoiled children who brought scandal to the family and made him very no nonsense, his younger brother a careless playboy. Both work at the firm with his grandmother
Paige is an artist who loves the work of Wards grandmother and becomes Wards executive assistant
The story drags on a bit long, my only reason to lose a star, it could have moved at a faster pace but not so I lost interest.
I love Carly Robbins narration she puts so much life into it. I like Rock Engel except when he tries to do a woman’s voice, esp in passion. He’d be better toning it down
I enjoy the author and have two of the other books in this series

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Enemies to Lovers Genre

There are some good parts to this HEA. CHARACTERS are okay. Story drags in some places. Narration is listed as two performers but toward the end I could have sworn a male was doing both male & female roles and the male just didn’t make the female voice work…if that’s what was happening. OK for a just passing the time & relaxing read with the obligatory HEA

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Entertaining romance; good performance

This is an entertaining romance with good characters and some twists. The reunion scene near the end seemed choppy. The performance is good.

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Fun

This is the 2nd book by this author I have listened to. I enjoyed the story (the “love” scenes were steamy) 👍. The only reason I gave 2 stars for the performance was due to the male narrator, his voice was NOT hot & steamy. Other than him it was a fun predictable romance.

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Ward & Paige

A classic enemies to lovers trope. Funny Beginning, hot and steamy thoughts and Fantasies that turn into reality in the middle. Two damaged people with crappy exes find each other, and work together to save Brandt ideas with a meddling Grandma and Brother, and his questionable non moral parents, make for a good read and a HEA.

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  • 01-27-22

Wow

This was an awesome read. How something can start out fake but lead into real.
Loved how they met and how their relationship came true. Truly a great read.
Narrating was awesome.

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  • 08-26-21

Brilliant ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

These two are hilarious 😆 . They act like they hate each other but really they have the hottest for each other . 😂 love the family and friends . I hope for more . Loved it . ❤️‍🩹💖❤️‍🩹💖❤️‍🩹💖❤️‍🩹