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Publisher's Summary

"Uplifting and lighthearted with sassy dialogue and delicious wit, this modern-day comedy will have you rolling around on the floor laughing. My top-of-the-list romcom for 2020!” (Charmaine Pauls, USA Today best-selling author)

“A feel good, steamy romance so hilarious reading it counts as an ab work out. I laughed harder than I had in months, and thought I might die of second hand embarrassment several times.” (May Sage, USA Today best-selling romance)

My new assignment at work: Test out toys. Yup, that kind. 

Well, technically, it’s to test the app that controls the toys remotely. 

One problem? The showgirl who’s supposed to test the hardware (as in, the actual toys) joins a nunnery. 

Another problem? This project is important to my Russian boss, the broody, mouthwateringly sexy Vlad, a.k.a. the Impaler. 

There’s only one solution: Test both the software and the hardware myself...with his help. 

Note: This is a raunchy slow-burn stand-alone romantic comedy featuring a quirky, nerdy heroine, her hot, mysterious Russian boss, and two guinea pigs that may or may not be into scissoring each other. If any of the above is not your cup of tea, run far, far away. Otherwise, buckle in for a snort-water-up-the-nose-funny, feel-good ride.

Extra note: The epilogue is narrated by Sebastian York.

©2020 Misha Bell (P)2020 Misha Bell

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Hard Code

Hard Code: A Laugh-Out-Loud Workplace Romantic Comedy - Misha Bell and Anna Zaires

This book is everything it is summarized to be and more. The humor is real and the smile on my face lasted the entire time I read it, twice.
I loved the dual narration so we could get a sense of what was going on in the characters minds and the many misunderstanding couples go through.
Fanny is a typical nerd software genius who is in coding but wants to get into game development.
Vlad came over from Russia when he was young but still has a bit of an accent, he takes the Dracula jokes in stride. Vlad has a close family who appear in the book and also future books, his brother Alex and sister.
Vlad has “volunteered “ Fanny to test and review the sex toys he is developing with his sister’s company. Since these are remote controlled she needs a man to be the tester for the opposite sex. Somehow Vlad ends of being the other test subject, of course, and the fun and very 🔥, as well as inventive and original.
Best thing I learned is that guinea pigs hop when happy and to read all instructions before testing sex toys.
This book was so addicting I then listened to the audible version. It was even more delightful, especially hearing narrator Sebastian York use his “Russian accent”. No one does hot Romcoms like Sebastian.
Laughing alone and blushing in my car might have got me some suspicious looks from other drivers, lol.

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hahaha love

Contemplating filing a complaint with the author vis a vis my sides and face still aching from laughing so hard at this book. Needless to say, Misha Bell nailed it with this quirky RomCom. Hard Code is a quick read that has no shortage of laugh out loud moments. I mean hullo, you had me at sex toy app developer. I now want two guinea pigs and my very own Russian vampire. Can't wait to read about more couples in this series. 

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Hilarious! One of my favorite Rom-Com!

I read it before, and I loved it! The audiobook version brilliantly brings this story to life. OMG! This story is hilarious!! I loved Fanny and Vlad's romance. Fanny is sassy, and funny. Vlad is a handsome and sexy Russian Boss. This Romantic Comedy has it all: great characters, strong and sizzling chemistry, fun storyline, and the perfect happy ending! There is a lot going on in this story! Ava Erickson did a fantastic job with the narration. Only the Epilogue is narrated by Sebastian York. This is definitely one of my favorite Romantic Comedies, and I will listen to this audiobook again. I HIGHLY recommend it! Looking forward to listen to Hard Ware, the next book in the Series.

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Great funny and cute

It was great to find a nice romantic comedy that was funny to listen too and not trying to get too deep or repeat the same script so many rom cons seem to do. I was bummed there next one in the series isn’t yet available on audible yet.

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awesome!

the story, the performance, everything about it was amazing. i listened to the whole book in one day while I worked (i'm an artist) and I was immediately sucked into the story. I normally don't like female narrators reading for male.characters as the voices they do can be very distracting, but Ava did an incredible job. highly highly recommend this audiobook

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Fun!!

I really enjoyed this book!! The characters and story are so lovable and the crazy situations they get themselves into are just insane. I’m so happy I decided to get this hood through audible.

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I regret the credit

The characters were not bad but there were some times like the (facial) that seemed forced. Almost like the author had to have it in there but couldn’t a natural progression to it. The story seemed very thrown together. Pass.

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Truly funny!

I work in the software industry so this book was especially funny. I love the inner dialogue of Fanny and the mishaps of video conferencing - my worst nightmares! Vlad is sweet and caring, the families are quirky as real life, and the romance is great.

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This was a quick and funny story, but there was really only one narrator (Ava Erickson). Sebastian York only can in at the end. Wish the story gave a little more on the male side.

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Endearingly funny!!!

I loved it!!!! I havent laughed so hard in forever. Will listen again and again.

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  • 02-06-21

lovely, charming and funny

Great read overall. Full of funny scenes and the coding aspect adds some great interest to the story as a whole. Packed with awkward moments you can really feel and good laughs throughout. The characters have good general depth and there's a believable connection between the main leads. I enjoyed reading something where the female lead is not the usual damsel in distress in need of constant rescue. Would recommend for a light hearted read and will be reading more by this author.

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  • 01-22-21

hilarious

This was one of those books that suddenly had me busting out laughing and everyone thinking I am crazy. I loved it.

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  • 01-20-21

Wow

Omg omg, I’ve never laughed so much this is well worth the credit. Read and enjoy

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  • mrs maureen treagust
  • 01-18-21

Hard code

I loved this book the story well it’s better with Audible you have amazing imagination so thank you I get into the book as if it’s me amazing so thank you once again and keep using your mind xxx

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  • hayho
  • 01-13-21

Hallarious

This is the funniest book I’ve listened to in ages. I’ve laughed out loud walking around the supermarket and gotten strange looks. Great story and great narration. Simply a really good listen.

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  • KC
  • 03-01-21

Laugh out loud brilliant

I’m reasonably new to audiobooks and had been finding it difficult to to relate performed voices to those in my head. But Hard Code has had me by turn laughing out loud (or stifling laughter in company - thank goodness for ear pods!) and squirming in my seat. The reading is fantastic, with inflections and exclamations which don’t jar you out of the story. The story itself is comic but sexy - and not just in pockets but all the way through. You can just picture poor Fanny’s makeup struggles and the laid back office atmosphere at 1KD. I’m sat in a car park and this is my first audible review. Definitely worth it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-19-21

funny and good

I really enjoy this book I'm already waiting for the next story will definitely buy it can't wait.. funny different happy to have try this new writer for me

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  • Ande-n
  • 02-15-21

Really funny

I have not stopped laughing all the way through this book. It was brilliant. Definitely worth listening to.

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  • P.Wedz
  • 01-30-21

☆☆☆

Good Storyline. Some funny moments and interesting mishaps with toys. Has all the good feels of a romcom. A recommended read. Enjoy!