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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Maximillian Ramsey has a problem....

I’m a jerk. Everyone I know or have ever worked with agrees. “Misanthropic asshole” is the term I hear most often.

I don’t care what other people think, as long as they leave me alone to focus on my research on soil microbiology. Plus, I walk with a cane thanks to a childhood accident. I have scars on my face. And if that isn’t enough to scare people off, my bad attitude and general grumpiness seal the deal. Which is just the way I like it.

Except, I’ve been short listed for one of the most prestigious academic fellowships around. To win it, I’ll have to give a series of speeches. On a stage. With an audience. While being filmed.

Yeah. None of that is going to happen.

Unfortunately, my boss has a plan. He brings in one of the communications lecturers to give me a “make over,” help me write the speeches, and manage my social media.

But the last thing I need is some nosy, bossy, gorgeous woman meddling in my life.

And Holly is the solution....

I’m a mere communications lecturer at a prestigious research university. I’m used to being outclassed and under-educated compared to the PhDs who surround me.

But I’m good at what I do. Brilliant, actually.

When Max’s boss (who happens to be my ex-husband) begs me to help transform this beast of a man into someone worthy of the fellowship, I have my work cut out for me.

It’ll take a lot of badgering, blatant manipulation, and some outright thievery to get Max to cooperate. All of which I handle with the enough professionalism and restraint that should earn me a fancy grant.

What I can’t handle is how unexpectedly attractive I find the stubborn and brilliant man.

This is a battle of wills and wits, and neither is prepared to admit defeat …

Heart Smart is a full-length contemporary romance and can be listened to as a stand-alone. Book 2 in the Work for It series, Educated Romance World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

©2021 Smartypants Romance (P)2021 Smartypants Romance

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Love it!!

This book is smart, witty and overall a cute romantic comedy. It gives me an Erin Mallon/Kayley Loring vibe. The banter is hilarious between Holly and Max, both are soo different but complement each other. Emma is anew author for me but I hope we'll get more books from her. Natalie narration was spot on and she was perfect as Holly. Connor was superb as always plus who doesn't looove growly Connor!? 😉

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Enjoyed

Sometimes a simple none complicated and engaging story is all you need. This hit all the butterfly check boxes for me. Narration was great as always! Natalie just makes the sass come across in the best of ways. Conner, well he is just an auto download for me!

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WORTH EVERY CREDIT!!!!!!

I was looking for something sweet and not to angsty and boy did i find it! this book is absolutely wonderful and make me smile and laugh out loud more times then i could count. It was so sweet and listing to Max and Holy learn to understand each other made me all gooey as they reminded me so much of me and my husband. The author (Emma) did a wonderful job on this book and the narrators were spot on! All in all, this was worth every credit <3

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Ready for more!!!

First time listening to a book by this author & she is now one of my favorites!
This book is everything I love; hilarious, witty, fast-paced dialogue (imagine Lorelei Gilmore), with a strong, intelligent, and quirky hero & heroine.
If possible, I would have given this book 10 Stars!
Please produce more audiobooks from this Author!!!!

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Love this story! It is about two imperfect people leading normal lives, albeit with minor social challenges. I enjoyed the character development and the excellent description of how people on the spectrum think and relate to the world. This is a feel-good story that makes you smile.

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Picked it up base on the reviews and suggestions but OH MY GOSH! Could not finish! The hero gaslights and projects anger onto the heroine so much! He blames her for making him feel angry, mad, sad, or turned on. Like WHAT?! Even when she points his projection out, his ego is too strong for him to accept his faults! Maybe he gets some character development but didn’t get that far if he does.

Love the heroine though! She carried the book from what I’ve read. And the narrators did a great job!

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I absolutely loved this book! I'm so happy I stumbled on it and decided to use a Credit on it. I will definetley buy more from rhis author!

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Fun book with a few LOL moments. Very good narration. Relatively short, with lots of warm feelings. I have 2 grandsons on the spectrum and it really brought home the day to day struggles with subtlety, sarcasm etc.

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I loved this book!!

Emma Lee Jayne is a new author for me! All I can say is wow she really hit a homerun with this book. I love The characters she created in this book and totally enjoyed how their journey to happiness played out.

The narration of the story was also top notch! Natalie Duke and Connor Crais have become instant favorites for me.

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Just what I needed

Loved the story and the narrators. Was looking for something to keep my attention and give me that ahhh feeling when the book was done . I enjoyed the interchanges between Max and Holly . Would like to read more about the other people in the story like the rich heiress I can’t recall her name right now , max ‘s lab assistant who managed his social media and even her ex husband