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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author Nora Phoenix continues the contemporary gay romance series The Foster Brothers with Hadley, who falls for the worst guy possible: his grumpy billionaire boss.

Sebastian LeClerc is richer than Midas. He’s also a grumpy a**hole, a playboy, and the world’s worst boss. At least, according to Hadley, who was crazy enough to take the job as Sebastian’s PA.

Big mistake. Huge.

Sebastian may look like Richard Gere, but he's nowhere near that charming. Everyone cowers and seeks cover when he's in the room. Hadley can't believe Sebastian's really that bad and that there has to be a reason for his bad attitude, but he seems to be the only one.

Except Sebastian does seem to appreciate Hadley, calling him his sunshine. And when something nice comes out of his mouth on occasion, Hadley’s heart is all aflutter. 

Oh no.
It can’t be.
Has Hadley fallen for his boss?

Hired is the second book in The Foster Brother series, a contemporary MM romance series about four men who chose to be brothers that can be enjoyed as stand-alones. It has a grumpy billionaire boss, a sunshiney assistant, falling for the boss, hella hot chemistry, and a sweet guy who soaks up praise like a dying plant.

©2022 Nora Phoenix (P)2022 Nora Phoenix

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Getting the Job Done

Another great book in this series. I love the way that Sebastian is drawn to Hadley from the start. Hadley is allowed to be strong and show how good he is at his job as he helps Sebastian figure out how things should really work. I like how they are able to develop their relationship.
I listened to the audio version of this story and I really enjoyed it very much.

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Great addition to the series. I love these brothers. Hadley and Seb were a great match. Though I loved Hadley and felt for him with his back story, Seb just stole my heart. He actually seemed like the more fragile. I loved seeing them come together. My favorite part of the series is seeing the brothers interacting. We didn't get quite as much of that as I'd like, I look forward to seeing more of that in future books.

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Can't Fight Love

OMG...this was soooooooooo good. Started out so emotional...Had so many feels for Hadley and his brothers. Didn't get to read/listen to the first book in the series but Hadley's story was a good one to jump right in and get all wrapped up with the guys and their lives. Bossy Hadley meeting the grumpy Sebastian and experiencing their intense chemistry had me enjoying this audio from start to end. So many intense HOT moments...so many deep emotional moments also...loved this...and John Solo did his thing with the narration...always on point. 5 Stars!!!

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great grumpy-sunshine story

OMG, the prologue will gut you. The rest of the book is light, low angst, easy listen. I loved these two characters. They were so good for each other. Love this found family.

I'm not usually a fan of office romance and there were a few cringe moments but overall I wasn't completely turned off by it.

Fabulous narration!

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Love This Series!

Loved this book even more than the first in the series! Excellent character and relationship development. Likable characters, sweet sexy times and perfect narration by John. Highly recommend!

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love Nora Phoenix

I can't wait for the other brothers stories to come out. I absolutely loved the first two books. So touching how this found family loves each other

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Fantastic Story & Narration🎧Gripping & Heartfelt!

I loved everything about this audiobook, from Nora Phoenix’s wonderful writing style to the fabulous characters and storylines she created to the perfectly cast narrator who brings it all to life. I adore the Foster’s brothers, their back story, the camaraderie and bond they share is absolutely amazing and just tugs on my heartstrings. The second book is Hadley’s story, and it is a wonderful “opposites attract” office romance, a grumpy boss and his smart and bubbly assistant. Hadley’s friend, who is sick, asks him to cover for her in her new job as a personal assistant. He accepts and goes in blind and it turns the person he is assisting is not the easiest person to work for. Mr. Sebastian LeClerc may have contributed to the success of the company he is running, but he is unsuccessful at managing it. It did not take Hadley long to figure out what Sebastian’s problem was or rather problems, which included himself. Sebastian has gone thru over twenty personal assistants in the two years he has been CEO, a position he took over from his father, and Hadley is up for the challenge determined not to be a statistic, another of LeClerc’s personal assistants. I love, love, loved Hadley, how he handled Sebastian without Sebastian even knowing it and the back-and-forth dialogue between them was fabulous. Watching these two units as a team was great to watch and even great when it moved to another level. I loved how everything played out in this book, the wonderfully plotted story has a perfect balance of drama, heartfelt emotions, low angst, some humor and witty dialogue and some hot loving. Nora Phoenix, thank you for another wonderfully entertaining story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, John Solo is the perfect narrator to bring these characters and their story to life. He has a complete understanding of the characters he portrays, gives each a voice that suits that character’s persona, sounds believable in every role he plays and just as I picture the character to sound. You could hear how much heart he he puts into his work as he captures the character’s emotions, projects them into his performance and has you feeling every single one. John Solo is an entertaining storyteller and his talent has no bounds as a versatile voice Thank you for another exceptional listen it is always a pleasure to listen to your audiobooks.

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Loved It!

From his heartbreaking beginning Hadley had me cheering for him. This second installment in this found family of brothers is brought to vivid life by John Solo's stellar narration. From hot love scenes to heartfelt conversations his voice animated the characters.

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Captivating

This is book 2 in a series featuring four men who were once foster kids. They met at a group home and decided to be their own family. Each book is about one of the brothers falling in love.

Hadley starts a job as a personal assistant to a CEO who’s infamously grumpy. The executive is so difficult to work for, Hadley’s the 23rd assistant in 2 years. With his polite, yet direct approach and his talent for spotting and resolving issues, Hadley wins over the grump’s trust and respect. When their working relationship/ friendship crosses the line and his boss appears to show love, will Hadley accept it after the trauma from his foster child days?

Trigger warning: Hadley’s childhood experience, detailed in the prologue, is heart wrenching.

This series is an auto-buy for me. The content and narrator delivery was captivating and sweet.

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  • 06-12-22

Lovely second

When your first impression is better that the second you kind of know that there is ha good person behind the facade.
Great second book in the series about this chosen family of four brothers!
John does a great job portraying the characters!

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 06-06-22

Great story and great audio performance!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve read or listened to a Nora Phoenix book so when I got the chance for a review copy of this audiobook, performed by one of my favorite voice actors, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I am so glad I listened to this book!

This is a great grump/sunshine story. Sebastian has gone through personal assistant (PA) after PA with most of them not sticking around even a week. Hadley’s friend is assigned to be Sebastian’s PA through the company that they both work for. When Hadley’s friend gets sick, he agrees to take her place temporarily.

Sebastian is pretty much a jerk to everyone but Hadley doesn’t hesitate to give back as good as he gets and Sebastian respects that. Hadley soon has Sebastian’s life so organized that he doesn’t know how he managed before Hadley was there (spoiler: he didn’t manage at all!).

This book had all of the elements I love in a good romance: likeable characters (even Seb was likeable eventually), just the right amount of humor and an engrossing story. You can easily read/listen to this as a standalone. I haven’t read book one but now I’d like to. This really was a great story!

I can’t forget to mention the fantastic performance by John Solo. I love the way he acts/performs the story; it always allows me to feel like I’m watching a performance rather than just listening to one.

A complimentary copy of this audiobook was provided to me at my request but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author and/or narrator.

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  • 06-01-22

The grump and the sunny PA

I adored Hadley. His positive attitude, his organizing skills, his tenacity - and he knits! He doesn't give up when his grumpy new boss fails to give him directions as to what he's supposed to do and teaches him a thing or two about being a boss - and a man - along the way. I love the Foster brothers and I am already looking forward to the next one. John Solo did an amazing job as usual ❤️

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  • Bette
  • 05-28-22

Fantastic Story & Narration🎧Gripping & Heartfelt!

I loved everything about this audiobook, from Nora Phoenix’s wonderful writing style to the fabulous characters and storylines she created to the perfectly cast narrator who brings it all to life. I adore the Foster’s brothers, their back story, the camaraderie and bond they share is absolutely amazing and just tugs on my heartstrings. The second book is Hadley’s story, and it is a wonderful “opposites attract” office romance, a grumpy boss and his smart and bubbly assistant. Hadley’s friend, who is sick, asks him to cover for her in her new job as a personal assistant. He accepts and goes in blind and it turns the person he is assisting is not the easiest person to work for. Mr. Sebastian LeClerc may have contributed to the success of the company he is running, but he is unsuccessful at managing it. It did not take Hadley long to figure out what Sebastian’s problem was or rather problems, which included himself. Sebastian has gone thru over twenty personal assistants in the two years he has been CEO, a position he took over from his father, and Hadley is up for the challenge determined not to be a statistic, another of LeClerc’s personal assistants. I love, love, loved Hadley, how he handled Sebastian without Sebastian even knowing it and the back-and-forth dialogue between them was fabulous. Watching these two units as a team was great to watch and even great when it moved to another level. I loved how everything played out in this book, the wonderfully plotted story has a perfect balance of drama, heartfelt emotions, low angst, some humor and witty dialogue and some hot loving. Nora Phoenix, thank you for another wonderfully entertaining story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, John Solo is the perfect narrator to bring these characters and their story to life. He has a complete understanding of the characters he portrays, gives each a voice that suits that character’s persona, sounds believable in every role he plays and just as I picture the character to sound. You could hear how much heart he he puts into his work as he captures the character’s emotions, projects them into his performance and has you feeling every single one. John Solo is an entertaining storyteller and his talent has no bounds as a versatile voice Thank you for another exceptional listen it is always a pleasure to listen to your audiobooks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-25-22

Each one gets better

John Solo’s performance is A MAZING
I can’t believe how hooked I am on this series. Off to start book 3!