Banging the Enemy

Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Lili Valente
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
5 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Pop quiz: You just banged a rock star you vowed to loathe until the end of time. What’s next? 

Hint: You don’t agree to be his fake girlfriend. And you certainly don’t fall in love…

Once upon a time, Cutter Comstock was the hot older boy who tormented me in high school. Fast forward 13 years and I find myself in his bed, riding him like the last stud at the sex rodeo.

Needless to say, mistakes have been made.

But as a chef, I turn food flops around all the time. I can turn this around, too. All I have to do is ignore the insufferably gorgeous (and generally insufferable) Cutter until he goes on tour.

Too bad my nemesis has other plans.

Cutter wants my help winning back the one who got away and he knows just the bait to dangle - the chance to open my own restaurant in a dream location.

I can pull off pretending to be the devil’s devoted girlfriend in order to make my dreams come true. Right??

But what happens when my dreams start to include the clever, funny, unexpectedly sweet man Cutter has become?

©2020 Lili Valente (P)2020 Lili Valente

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Cutter Comstock was a total surprise!

Cutter Comstock has a filthy mouth, and I’m absolutely in love with him. I wondered how Cutter’s story was going to unfold, and I didn’t see this one. Cutter is the most layered guy of his band mates. Not that the other guys are boring, because they certainly aren’t. They’re just more in touch with their feelings than Cutter. No spoilers, but he’s got a complicated backstory.

Theo is her usual workaholic self. Being the chef extraordinaire, Theo thinks of nothing else but her job, and making all her friends with her gastric delights. When she takes Cutter up on his offer for a fake relationship to help woo an ex-girlfriend, they’re both in for a few shocking revelations.

As their story unfolds, they both discover so much about each other and themselves. Cutter has the dirtiest mouth of the guys in Lips on Fire, and I’m grateful for Jason Clarke and Lili Valente for doing an amazing job narrating.

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A Real Treat

I adore Lili Valente and all of her books, and the Bangover series has been a true delight. Lili's great at writing characters that are more than meets the eye, and the boys of Lips On Fire are no exception. Take Cutter Comstock, for instance. He's living the rockstar life, with his dirty mouth, his devil may care approach to love, and his fear of all things commitment. But, wait, could there be some romance under that bad boy exterior? Yep, and who'd have thought that this love 'em and leave 'em heartbreaker would want to ever settle down? Enter Theo Devi, Cutter's longtime nemesis. She wants something, and so does he, so why not scratch each other's backs to get it? Oh, when will they ever learn...

I was already way in love with Cutter Comstock when I started this book. He's stood disdainfully by while his bandmates have found true love, but, him, well, he's the holdout. Or is he? When the one that got away suddenly becomes available, Cutter's going to have to prove that he's the keeping kind. And who better to help him out than Theo. She can help give him the image that he needs to win another lady's heart, and, in return, Cutter will help her achieve her dream of owning her own restaurant. What could possibly go wrong?

This story, like the others in the series, had my heart from the get-go. Cutter and Theo are hardly a match made in heaven, at least until they open their eyes and see what they have in each other. Lili's sure to deliver a HEA, and these two surely deserve it. With all the stock Lili sass, sizzle, and snark, BANG ON LOOSELY hit all the marks for me. Jason Clarke and Lili Valente herself did a, um, bang-up job with the narration, making a fun, sexy, and sweet story even better. This and all the other books in the Bangover series are pure entertainment, and must-listens (and reads!), so make room on your TBH (to be heard) and enjoy. ❤️

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Reformed Bad Boy:)

I’m a big fan of Lili Valente’s writing style should it should come as no surprise that I loved this book!
While Cutter Comstock comes across as a bad boy rocker looking to reform his image, there’s so much more to him than that. It just takes awhile for him to realize it. Enter Theodora, the one woman who is immune to his charm and good looks and is ready to put him in his place, but what will happen if she loses her heart to him in the process?
Both of these narrators did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, I look forward to listening to many more books by them.

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Chock full of all the good stuff!!

This book is fantastic! Funny, charming and full of shenanigans, of course, Theo & Cutter's journey will entertain you from the get-go. Incredible and dynamic chemistry will keep these frenemies from staying that way for too long. I love their relationship and watching it develop into the greatest love is so very special. And yes, as Cutter realizes his true feelings for Theo, he will make you swoon! Lili's brand of humor is always right up my alley. I just adore the internal dialogue the characters have with themselves! I laughed out loud so often! Jason Clarke as Cutter (sigh-what a voice he has) and Lili herself as Theo (love her voice too), were absolutely AMAZING!!!! They really brought Theo and Cutter to life in the best of ways!! Great story, great characters! Another winner for Lili Valente!

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Happy ever after

Excellent listening. Did the whole thing in two days. Needed a story with a happy ending and the author delivered it.

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Lili Valente 💋

Cutter and Theo's story is amazingly hot❣ It has all the feels that will make your heart swoon ❣

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most of book is funny

narration is good but male was very "breathy" don't know how else to say it. smiled/laughed through much of story, first half certainly. H was a little dense, took him awhile to get a clue. yes, worth the credit. have listened to it twice already.
spoilers!!! Theodora is a chef with an awful job. Cutter is a rockstar. they grew up together hating on each other but belonging to the same friend group. they have one drunkin night together and she goes right back to hating him. him, not so much. he bribes/blackmails her into pretend dating him to convince his ex that he's transformed. they soon lust each other. very cute story

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Amazing

Excellent story.
Excellent soothing voices.
Swoon worthy epilogue.

The dynamic between these characters was breathtaking. They were perfect together before they ever even knew it

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As amazing I expected it to be! 5+ stars!

Just like with writing duos, I have certain narrator pairings that I've come to consider as personal favorites. Ever since I started to listening to Lili Valente's Bangover series, I've added a new pair to that list of favorites of mine: Lili Valente and Jason Clarke. I can't get enough of these two, and now they've taken things up a notch with the third book in the series, Bang On Loosely. This is Cutter and Theo's story, and it brings together the enemies-to-lovers trope with the fake relationship story angle. There are times when combined tropes don't work out too well--i.e. too many things going on all at once--but Valente has struck a balance of sorts, in turn creating a story line that had me eager to find out how these two were going to not only get over their mutual dislike for each other but also try to keep under wraps the pesky attraction they've always felt towards their frenemy. I already loved reading the eBook, but with Valente and Clarke bringing Cutter and Theo to life, and making an already wonderful story even better. Five-plus stars for Bang On Loosely!

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oh so very good

At 1st I thought Cutter was out of his mind with his idea of fake dating one lady to get to another lady. But I loved the heck out of how this book turned out. I'm hoping for a 4the book with Z's story.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 02-07-20

Never disappointed 😘😘

You will always be glad you brought a Lili Valente book . Especially on audio and Lili herself is narrator it as well . It a perfect find and perfect adventure . You know you are going to enjoy the ride she takes you on . Just hold and and enjoy . Hahaha 😂 I so can’t wait for more..❤️💕💋💕❤️💕💋💕❤️