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Acquisition

Series: Takeover Duet, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

A one-night stand with a handsome stranger wasn't a problem - until he tries to steal her company.

Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights.

Rival CEO Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy. She should know, since Antonio's a one-night stand she thought she'd never see again.

Antonio wants to take over more than her company, he wants her as part of the acquisition.

Let the games begin....

©2017 Chelle Bliss (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Cliffhanger

The story was great but I hate cliffhangers! Nope I am done. I will not buy anymore from this author.

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Good start to the story ..but..

Love Brian P. But am not impressed with Nataaha.. Almost could not listen to her but the story was good.. I may have to just read the next parts ..:( I do love the way Brian does the accents.. ?? My Dilemma

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Not Chelle Bliss' best work....

To me this isn't one of Chelle Bliss' best works. It's definitely not the Gallos. The plot was good. The storyline flowed smoothly. I thought Antonio's character was well-developed. Lauren got on my nerves with all of her self-talking. She kept repeating herself over and over. It wasn't a mentality I'd expect from an CEO. I'm sure there is self-doubt. The continuous repeating got really tiring. I'm really surprise Antonio didn't give up on her. There were plot twist that I didn't see coming. The other thing that bothered me was that I was half way through the book before we started hearing from Antonio. I'm currently in the middle of book 2, Merger.

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Very Hot

Acquisition was a very fun read. I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The enemies to lovers aspect was a lot of fun because of the fact that Lauren slept with Antonio before learning he is the man trying to take over her company. It has a great push and pull dynamic to their relationship because Lauren worked so hard for her company and it has a lot of sentimental value to her and the fact the man she can't stop wanting wants to take it from her puts her in a big dilemma. I love how much she can't deny Antonio because the man is hot and very sexy. The sex scenes were so hot and I couldn't get enough of them together.

The other thing I really liked was that this book had a bit of science in it. It made Lauren's company more interesting to me. That ending was something I was not expecting at all. It took me by complete surprise. The narrators were pretty good. I think Brian Pallino did a nice accent for Antonio. I really liked listening to his voice. Natasha Soudek was ok.

Acquisition was fun and sexy. I liked the chemistry between Lauren and Antonio a lot and I can't wait for them to get to know each other even more as they fight over Lauren's company.

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  • dawnl
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  • 04-29-19

So, so bad then a ‘cliff hanger’

I would probably be annoyed by the fact that they didn’t properly end the story if it wasn’t awful . CLUE: not an actual cliff-hanger when the main plot is merely truncated. Regardless, the author has done less than basic research on how take-overs, insider trading, IP ownership and sexual harassment work. It was a tough listen and then just stopped. very bad

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Hate the Narrators

I just can’t handle Natasha’s voice. Brian’s isn’t much better. Story is mediocre at best.

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the narrator is TERRIBLE

This narrator needs to blow her nose, learn to read scenes and understand that she isn't an actress. period. We don't need a female William Shattner.

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Great Acquisition

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It was exciting and had a great story between two strong individuals. Lauren and Antonio are both very smart CEOs in competing companies. What a unique story. Lauren is a typical, strong business woman and CEO of a company. Her dedication has stifled the growth of her personal life. Antonio is just the person to help her out. The narrators did an excellent job with this story and the accents. Their presentation of the characters added to this book.

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A sizzling hot page turner

OMG! Chelle Bliss is the mistress of hot stories that you can't put down. Lauren and Antonio burn up the pages. A one night stand that will blow your mind when they realize they are each other's arch business rival. Natasha Soudek is a shining star as Lauren and Brian Pallino as the voice of Antonio will melt you where you sit! This ends in a cliffy but is more than worth the anticipation of the following book.

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alpha romance with feminist touches

Book was interesting. Tropish rivals to lovers type book. The only major difference was CONSENT was a major part of this book. Romance kinda dips a toe into dubcon a lot, and even though Antonio/H was an a-hole, the fact he cared so much about her consent really mattered to me and convinced me to keep it to 4 instead of 3.

The story itself isn't 3 worthy, but it ends on a cliffhanger I didnt know about and now I have to wait a month for the sequel!

I read in audiobook form, and while I didnt think the narrators sounded excited to be there half the time, the strong writing made up for it. It wasn't even that their voices lacked luster, they just didn't command power, and they were powerful people. Ceos for crying out loud.

Antonio thought with his other head too much, and I'm actually in a small minority who doesn't find Italian men sexy, but his need for consent saved his character for me.

Lauren was a good character, I didnt necessarily connect to her but she was strong in how she displayed how women have to survive and carry themselves in a male dominated industry.

And how cool was it they worked in an industry that put people in space! That was so different, everyone works in the same fields in romance and while it was confusing at first it really painted a different world around the story.

The love scenes were good, but few and far between. More sensual than raunchy. This is romantic suspense than regular romance based on events in the book and that cliffhanger I wouldn't have had an issue with if the blurb had announced it.

Guess I gotta wait for the sequel.