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Publisher's Summary

He's a Wall Street wolf. She's been hired to tame him.

From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne comes a wildly sexy novel of business and pleasure.

Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a "boy wonder", but he's every inch a man. Ask any woman-any night. But when Matt's latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: Keep his assets zipped, get a "real" girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.

For PR genius Sabrina Cross, the best fixer in Manhattan, playing Matt's steady is going to be a challenge, even if it's just for show. They already have an explosive history, she can't stand the cocky party boy, and worse - she can't stop thinking about him. So who will dare to break her "no touching" rule first? Because when that happens, Matt and Sabrina's game of let's pretend will get so hot it could set both their reputations on fire.

©2018 Lauren Layne (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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So Much Better Than Book One!

This is the second book in the series and it’s ten times better than the first, imo. I wouldn’t have even given it a chance if it wasn’t included with my audible membership...but I’m so glad I did! I enjoyed the push and pull between Sabrina and Matt and watching them come to terms with their true feelings. The narration is also exceptional! Great listen...definitely recommend!

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cute

The story is good Zachary Webber is perfect and if you speed up the female narrator's part it is more enjoyable

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This story was perfect

Samantha Cook and Zackary Webber are the best. Matt was a millionaire playboy wall street phenom. Sabrina was a strong-willed independent fixer, kind of like Olivia Pope of Scandal. They were perfect for each other and had been frenemies with benefits for the last couple of years. Both had marriage phobia/commitment issues because of their backgrounds.
Matt got into some trouble that required a fixer and hired Sabrina because he didn't want any women that could possibly fall in love with him. Well needless to say in the end this presented a problem for everyone. It was fun and interesting to see how they got around the situation and I loved it

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Samantha Under- Cook -ed

Loving the series! But for some reason Samantha read the heroine like she was Siri. The other voices she did were different. They had personality!

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I don’t usually write reviews...

But I’m writing one this time to explain why I only gave the performance 4 stars. Zachary Webber is 5 stars, as usual, but Samantha Cook’s voice didn’t work for me at all and was very distracting. I’m sorry to sound so harsh but the narrator can make or break a story and I had a hard time listening when it was her turn.

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Female narrator ruined it

This was actually a well written story, but the female narrator really took me out of it. Her reading is stilted and lifeless. Without her this book would have been very good.

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Samantha Cook is painful to listen to. Not natural at all. Sounds very forced especially the emotional or sexy parts and her male voice is terrible. Zachary Webber has a great voice.

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Snarky and sexy

 This book is the second in the 21 Wall Street series after Hot Asset. This story is of two tropes, enemies to lovers and second chance romance. The couple that are addressed in this story had a one night stand years ago and have hated each other sense. Which makes thing even more difficult when Matt needs help from Sabrina because his partying ways has gotten him into hot water with his bosses and clients. This story is one that will make you laugh and all you can do is sit back and enjoy the craziness that is the fake relationship that these two eneimies have to put on for the New York City society to get Matt out of hot water. I enjoyed the jabs and barbs that these two throw back and forth, and the heat between these two will make your blood heat and your pulse race. I give this book a Serrano Pepper rating, because these two have chemistry that is palpable from the first scene together. The fact is that I throughly enjoyed  this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. 


I recommend this book to anyone who loves a romantic comedy that envolves a lot of back and forth trash talk, and one that has some spice. 


I hope this helps you find your next Tantalizing Tome!

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3.5 Stars for me!

This was a good story and I liked it better than Hot Asset and have downloaded Book 3 already.

There is a bit of a love triangle but it is a minor part of the story. What did drive me a but crazy was the constant push pull plus the excessive negative head babble.

All works out and an HEA will be the result.

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Amazing

Another perfect book from Lauren Layne. Cannot wait to get to the next one.
Honest, Zachary Webber could read the dictionary and I’d happily listen to it hundreds of times. It helps though that Samantha Cook is brilliant and paired together with such a lovely writer, pure perfection.
Don’t mind me. I’m just going to buy all audiobooks by Lauren Layne. I’m just gonna escape from the real word while I listen to the next book in this series, Kate and Kennedy’s love story. Wine in hand, cat by my side and eating chocolate buttons whilst I get into bed.
Read/listen to them!! Do it!!

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  • 08-06-22

Great contemporary, millionaire, enemies to lovers

I loved Sabrina and could read a book just on her business. I couldn't put the book down. Matt and Sabrina story is engaging and very entertaining with their love&hate relationship. Love the friends banter throughout the story and the few steamy scenes too. Overall it was a great book and I wasn't expecting to enjoy it so much but I totally do and will keep the book for re-read.
Zachary and Samantha's period were, as always, outstanding.

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A Fun read

This is #2 of the series and I would suggest you read #1 for the back story.

The description of the book says it all but in summary, Matt gets himself caught up in a bad PR situation and calls for Sabrina who is a "fixer" to come to his aid.

They have history and come from dodgy backgrounds for very different reasons. She accepts his proposal to be his fake girlfriend to put his company at ease and get a deal that he is intent on getting.

It's fun, steamy and their chemistry is off the charts.

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  • 06-23-22

loved it

what a lovely story the narrators were just perfect a lovely happy ending ........wonderful

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  • Suz.F
  • 06-23-22

Loved it!

Loved the first book about Ian and now this one about Matt… really enjoyed it and now onto Kennedy’s story! Can’t wait!

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  • 05-22-22

Good

Enjoyed the story, and the narrators used were spot on, would definitely recommend. looking forward to Kennedy and Kates story as there is definitely something going on there.

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  • 05-13-22

Interesting story

The storyline is interesring, Zacharies narration is great as always. Unfortunatelly Samantha’s naration part is what kept me putting this book on pause multiple times. Whilst the voice is nice and reading is clear it lacks the sparkle to bring the characters to life. The voice would greatly suit old good lady in the neighborouhood that you go for an advise, not the young, active, adventerous female. Sorry, but her parts were making the book dragging and boring.

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  • Sonia Dickson
  • 08-07-22

Enjoyable story

Enjoyable story made a little underwhelming by the narration. I just found the voices somewhat monotone; lacking light and shade.

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  • kdee
  • 08-02-22

Easy listening.

Easy listening story with good narration. A story about a couple who are perfect together, but have brought baggage from their parents into their relationship. This baggage stopped Matt and Sabrina's relationship before it had a chance to bloom.

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  • Jemma
  • 02-02-22

Loved it

Firstly, can't go past mentioning the incredible narration! Amazing!

I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It's exactly what you think it will be, but that doesn't make it bad. It almost makes you love it more.

I really love the books in this series.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 12-19-21

Beautiful 💟💝

God I love this series and these characters . I can’t wait for the next instalment. Love these two and their relationship. She definitely gave him a run 🏃🏼‍♂️ for his money 💴.haha 😝😆💟💞💝❤️

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 12-10-21

Matt and Sabrina

Matt has a wild weekend with cousins and pictures appear of the debauchery, causing problems at work.
Matt is a broker and some of his customers move their portfolios.
He is given an ultimation to clean up his image or leave the firm.
The bosses tell him to get a Plus 1!
Sabrina is a “Fixer”. She makes things go away…
Sabrina is the only one that Matt trusts to be his Plus 1.