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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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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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OMG!!

I loved this book from beginning to end! The storyline, the narrators (although you don't get Sebastian until the epilogue), and the funny little side stories (think Guinea pigs!). I also love that there's no long period of angst keeping the MCs away from each other! Such a great, light-hearted and fun book! Worth your time and money (credit)!

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Sebastian York only does the epilogue.

I was disappointed to only hear SYork in the epilogue. I buy aubibles to hear him. I like a balance of female vs male.

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❣️❣️💖Loved It!!💖❣️❣️

Such a funny and entertainingly hot 🔥 romance audiobook. The storyline is unique and fantastic to listen to! A story about a product tester starts off with a hilariously malfunction gone wrong and her boss listening on the whole situation. She soon realizes her hot boss is the only person who could reasonably and safely work with on testing the male products, he wholeheartedly agrees. The antics continue into a wonderfully sexy story. The narration is Fantastic!!!!

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embarrassingly delicious!

The narrative was perfect and I am not going to lie I had to pause it because I got embarrassed for the main character, Fanny. I was laughing out loud and talking to myself in the car probably looking like a crazy person. This was mortifying but amazingly sexy.

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Great rom-com!

I’ve read Anna Zaire’s books before, but this was my first experience with work by Misha Bell and Dina Zales. It certainly won’t be my last. This book is legitimately funny. It is exactly what I want from a rom-com. Great characters with some quirks; a funny BFF secondary character; a fun, but slightly cringe-worthy storyline; the requisite drama (but thankfully, not too much) and the HEA.
I laughed out loud quite a few times while listening, once to the point I had to rewind because I missed the next lines. It is just all around fun. I’ll be getting the next book in the series too.
Ava Erickson is sooo good. She really made Fannie’s emotions just shine through. You feel like she’s your friend and you’re watching her crazy life. My only criticism is that the only time Sebastian York speaks is in the epilogue. It’s understandable, as accents just aren’t his thing. But if you expect to be listening to SebYo, you’ll be disappointed. Thank goodness, Ava is fantastic.

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  • 05-28-21

Great Book

This was a fun, good listen. The characters development was great. However as much as I love Sebastion York’s voice, not for this character. I do wish they had more female-male ratio on the narrative. Other than that it was a great listen and read.

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A perfect rom-com

This book was just what I needed, it had me laughing out loud from start to finish. The situations that Fanny finds herself in are priceless and you can’t beat all of the vampire jokes.

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Nerdy deliciousness

Nerd love is the best and this book delivers. Who knew QA testing could be sexy? I laughed out so many times. I’m not as fair as Fanny is but I probably would be as red as she was with all that befalls her.

Im also glad that there is very little angst or misunderstandings. I usually skip those parts because I just can’t relate to it. A fun and quick listen on Audible. The narrators do a great job :)

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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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  • 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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  • happy shopper
  • 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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  • 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!

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  • Olive4socks
  • 12-01-21

so very funny!

I got rumbled last night. Me & the husband were in bed trying to get to sleep. I kept muffling my laughter and then burst out laughing.
Alan said, "You're still listening to your book aren't you?"
Erm......YES, I was indeed 😅🤣😂......straight onto book 2.....just realised the settings of 3 became available yesterday 🥰. My 289th Audible book in 2 years!

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  • Kibbit
  • 04-21-21

Ok story

Was expecting a funny Romcom, but it didn't quite hit the mark. Situations that were trying to be funny just felt a bit awkward. I liked the MC and the minor characters we were introduced to too. Ava Erickson was great, but if you are expecting Sebastian York he only arrives during the epilogue.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 04-21-21

Beautiful 💜💜

Love this story and these characters . These two are hilarious together . They are definitely worth a listen to . I look forward to more . 💖🤎💜❤️💜🤎💖