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Publisher's Summary

The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real...

Jackson "The Beast" Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick's New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fundraiser, Bianca can't refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother's medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum - money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract - and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he's built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending...or a recipe for disaster?

©2017 J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • CS
  • 11-11-17

Loved the story

Loved the story. SY was good as always. The female narrator was a bit to handle. The author painted one picture of the characters and the female narrator painted another. Very confusing at times. Wished I had not bought the audible version but read it myself.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Slap slap kiss

At first I wasn't too sure if I would enjoy this book. It starts off a little slow but I ended up loving this story so very much. It had a everything, humor, angst (but not too much), and even some really cool drink and food recipes. It was a perfect blend of emotions and had a kick butt spit fire heroine. Definitely recommend this book.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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an adorable love story

This book was a fun book to listen to, but I think it was made even better by the GREAT narration of Diana Luke. She did a fabulous job! I liked the storyline. loved the characters! It was such a sweet love story! I was getting concerned that it would be a cliffhanger but it wasnt..she tied it off very nicely. It was definitely worth a listen and a credit!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Males character voice

Good storyline maleCharacters voice should be more involved in the story having the female do the males part is just not conducive I like the voice of Sebastian. And please do not have the female to the male part just throws the story off.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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CAPTURED

from the very first word and I'm not even finished yet, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this book has got me smiling and laughing out loud like on the commercial for audible, the narrators, KUDOS !!ADD A GIRL!!!, who is this Diane Luke, my God her reading is so animated, I absolutely love it, I'm hanging on to every word, this is a MUST LISTEN BOOK, and of course I have nothing but Love for Sebastion York. I love all of J.T. Geissenger books. Anyway listen for yourself you won't be disappointed.

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Wow! Excellent Pairing of Narrators! Quite Refreshing!

Listening to Sebastian York’s narration skill is always amazing. However, pairing him with Diana Luke proved to be an excellent choice. With this pair, listening to the story concerning two head-strong lead characters was hilarious! Perhaps it is best to listen to Diana Luke and Sebastian York during daylight rather than after hours because laughing out loud inevitable. I hope to find more audiobooks narrated by Sebastian York and Diana Luke post haste! The combo made me believe in the story and made me feel as if I were in the company of excellence. Great call.😀

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Good read!... Give it a try!

I was not sure if this was my cup of tea, the main reason to give it a try was because of Sebastian!

It has been a while since i laughed so hard with a book, from the accents, to the sayings, and the chemistry with the couple was really enjoyable and funny. I even cry in a few sections. The book is a bit slow, I have to admit I skipped some parts, and for my preference there was a disconnect between the female and the male narrators, but since its Sebastian I forgive him (lol).

The book its very enjoyable, the female character its amazing, and the narration was to the point!... you might want to give it a try if you like the type of opposite attracts and the broken but you made me a better man kind of books.


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female narrator was terrible.

struggled to finish Diana Luke was not good as a narrator. it took me 4days to finish this book. Sebastian York should of had a bigger read. I love him he's my favorite male narrator. I give this a 2 at best.

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This wasn't as hot as I had hoped for. The female "creole" accent was pretty annoying. Overall okay

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Nope!

Couldn't even finish! Female narrator was dreadful. Thought I could persevere waiting for SY but gave up.

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  • Book addict
  • 03-23-18

Surprisingly great book

I’ve listened to books by this author before and they’ve been a mixture of ok to good, but they’ve really pulled one out of the bag with this book. Genuinely really good!

It follows the typical path you’d expect from a romance book, but it was the best version of the marriage of convenience turning to love storyline I’ve ever heard. I’ve listened to way over 1000 books and I’ve got quite picky with what I expect. It’s fairly cheesy and predictable towards the end, but in that satisfying joyful way you’d want from a great romance film so that’s ok in this genre (what you want when you listen to a book like this after all). I rarely give 5 stars and hate all the inflated reviews out there for average books, but this one really deserves its rating.

Sebastian York was exceptional as always (his voice is made for sexy male narration after all) but it’s the first time I’ve heard Diana Luke and she was brilliant! Her accent was beautiful and had a great range of voices.

Not sure whether it was the writing or the narration (probably both) but I was fully drawn into this book and the characters. I loved that the male lead was awkward too rather than the typical dark and mysterious or macho. It was more akin to books by Penny Reid (fantastic author with great characters) than the normal boring romance replicated banality out there.

The only negative was the recipes (which sounded delicious and made me hungry) which probably work well in a written book at the start of some of the chapters, but were pretty lengthy to be read out on audio so it disrupted the flow a bit. Since the recipes seemed good I’ve not knocked any stars off for that though.

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  • Suzyplums
  • 09-15-18

slap slap kiss

I love this book. what a great romance.

Sebastian York doesn't read much but God his voice!!!

Diana Luke made the characters come to life with her Cajun twang.

Another great book by J T Geissinger

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  • jodee
  • 06-30-18

Brilliant story

Both Sebastian York and Diana Luke are brilliant together reading this story, you will love this story as much as me

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 05-27-18

Enemies to Lovers - Slap Slap Kiss - Wonderful

Ooh, I love a storyline with an alpha male and a take no sh!t female lead, and this one definitely falls into that category. Jackson Boudreaux is rich and arrogant, but underneath his harsh exterior he’s got a soft centre. However, when he demands a table at Bianca Hardwick’s restaurant, neither of them are prepared for the sparks that fly. Enemies to lovers is one of my favourite genres. The storyline is tried and tested and there really aren’t many surprises but it’s so well written with wonderful characters, lots of sexy time and a few emotional scenes had me hooked. A lovely addition to the end of some of the chapters were recipes for drinks and food. The final recipe for a cocktail, “Slap Slap Kiss” is on my to do list. Although as I listened to the audio version of this book, I couldn’t screen shot any of the recipes, that though is the only downside of this audio. Perfect narration from both Sebastian York and Diana York definitely makes up for it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-18

loved the metaphors

Great accents, very well narrated. I love Sebastian Yorks voice but he does so many books very well that you can get used to it (and I tend not to like his co-narrators), Diana Luke's delivery was so good it made it refreshing to listen to Sebastian again.
Fab story, although still fits with the usual rubric of romance novels -it was a fresh take.
Very enjoyable.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-24-18

Nice Storyline

I had this on audiobook and the performances were very good. The storyline was lovely and had some funny parts to it

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  • ORed
  • 01-22-18

Great voice artists bring this story to life

I enjoyed reading this story and so when I had the chance to get the audiobook I hesitated. I hesitated because sometimes the voice artists are terrible. Not the case here - they brought the southern story to life and made it even more hilarious and touching. Would definitely recommend.

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  • michgrover
  • 12-30-17

Brilliant

I loved the characters in this book. One of my favorites. I must say Sebastian York is excellent as ever. However, Diana Luke was a revelation and brought the author's words to life. I laughed out loud so many times, such an animated effort. Will look out for more written by this author.

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  • maltipom
  • 12-07-17

Good story, well performed.

Laughed out loud several times at the sass! Engaging story, fabulously told by both performers. will probably listen to this one again.

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  • S. Lacey
  • 11-12-17

Amazing!!!


I adored every second of this book, there was only one character I disliked that we met and a couple that we didn't meet but heard about, those three I would love to kick the crap out of! The rest of the characters were quirky and fun, or just redeemed themselves at the end when the truth came out.
I loved Bianca and Jackson! Once they got past the initial (false) impressions they really were made for each other and their relationship was, as the title suggests, a slow burn. The chemistry was there throughout and very strong, but neither acted on it for most of the book!
I loved the banter and the sayings as well as the New Orleans dialogue in the book and the recipes at the start of the chapters.
This book first made me laugh and then made me cry when we finally learned what Jackson had been through and again when Bianca faced tragedy. Loved how it worked out in the end although I'd have loved an epilogue, although maybe J.T will bless us with a follow-up story on the couple at some point, either in another characters book in the series or just a short story with Bianca and Jackson.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-16-18

Best audiobook Ive heard

I listened to this on audiobook whilst walking and the story kept me entertained and wanting more enjoyed it thoroughly

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-18

OMG SIMPLY THE BEST

This bool has taken me into a rollercoaster of emotions.. this is how you do it!!!

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  • ethel
  • 07-23-18

Nice....!

Bit of a 'same, same ole' storyline but well written by the author but taken to another level by the narrators. Loved the metaphors..!

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 03-02-18

O.m.g. Bloody brilliant

So loved these two fire crackers .. they were brilliant together.. loved their relationship and everyone from the restaurant to her momma and the Buttler ..definitely ... definitely worth the time to read this awesomeness book .. loved it..💕❤️💕❤️💕

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  • Kim Warren
  • 01-18-18

Give me more

loved the story. the narration was excellent once you get used to southern accent. had read some reviews that didn't like the female accent. I found once you get used to it that it works well. first time for me for this author but now I'm looking for more.

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  • Lara
  • 01-07-18

DNF

The accents!! I just couldn’t get past them. Just not for me so have returned

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-17

Best Audio Book I've EVER heard...and I'm a actor

The actors that narrated did wonderful southern american accents - highly entertaining! So talented and energising. THIS BOOK IS SO MUCH FUN

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  • zuricka
  • 10-26-17

the funniest ever<br />

great book well read and funny i couldn't stop and love it so much thanks

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  • Gboyle
  • 10-19-17

Loved it

What a great story that gave me quite a few smiles and laughs. Great narrators also well done also the Diana and Sebastian.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful