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Bossy Grump

By: Nicole Snow
Narrated by: Rock Engle,Carly Robins
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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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Rock Engle doesn’t do it for me. He lacks emotion and everything that should be emotional sounds like he’s having a stroll in the park. Sex scenes sound monotone.

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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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Love the story could not listen to the male lead

I liked the story it was a super easy book to read, but to listen to the male lead was super hard. I ended up skipping those chapters. Skipped the hole next book because it had the same guy. To bad because I loved the female lead. Just FYI save your credit.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Awful narration

Story would probably be better if it wasn’t for the awful narration. Couldn’t get past the males voice

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Overly long romance

Snarky assistant and grouchy boss go from office enemies to lovers. Entertaining but this like others in the series could use a good edit. Carly Robins narration worked well but Rock Engle’s voice was too gravelly and mature for the role and his female voice was not great. Ok for a sale and beach read but not worth a credit.

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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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  • 10-04-22

Spoilt for me

Though the storyline is ok the narration is awful and spoilt the story for me.

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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 . ❤️‍🩹💖❤️‍🩹💖❤️‍🩹💖❤️‍🩹