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Publisher's Summary

Two rivals. One enemy. And an ending no one saw coming.

When Antonio Forte met Lauren Bradley, he never expected that making the choice between a possible relationship with her or destroying her company in a hostile takeover would be a hard one. Antonio has always put business before pleasure, but, for the first time, he wants both. After proposing a merger of their two companies, Antonio is hoping Lauren accepts his offer so he can show her the world and together they can have it all.

In a world dominated by men, Lauren's leery of anyone willing to show mercy - especially the very handsome, smooth-talking Antonio. Lauren doesn't trust easily, especially when it comes to someone who is threatening to dismantle her company, but she'd be lying if she said she didn't find his offer tempting. After finally deciding the path she will choose, a bigger problem emerges - the real enemy is lurking in the shadows and closer than she ever expects.

Merger is the follow-up to Acquisition in the Takeover Duet.

©2017 Chelle Bliss (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Huge let down

I really wanted to love this book because while I had mixed feelings about the 1st book, I overall loved it. It took them out of the office setting and basically put them on vacation 75% of the book. At times I had to reread the blurb to make sure I was reading the same book. The overall feel just didn't feel the same, and even though it was technically a HEA, the ending made me give it a 2 instead of the 3 I intended. I'm not saying women have to have it all, but she basically gave up everything she'd every loved or been good at to be a housewife. I could've even dealt with that, but she was willing to uproot her entire life to accommodate the hero. I think if it'd been one book, I would've prepared myself for this, but the first book left my expectations so high, I was ultimately let down.

Just didn't match the excitement of the first book to give it a higher more favorable review.

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Eh.....

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have read it if I knew the male narrator would drive me mad!

Would you ever listen to anything by Chelle Bliss again?

Yes I love her books, but the male narrator must go!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Pallino and Natasha Soudek ?

Sebastian York hands down.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I love her books and I wanted to like this one, but it was slow. Definitely has potential as a kindle read instead of narration.

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just okay

This conclusion to this duet was only okay for me. I guess I was expecting a bit more suspense after that cliff hanger. that was resolved within an hour into the book which to me was rather lackluster. then it didn't seem anything much happened after that.

It is hard to explain without giving away spoilers. I guess if your expecting something exciting and suspenseful after that ending in acquisition, then keep your bar low. But Antonio is a very swoony and romantic hero so I enjoyed that. The narration was top notch, but id probably only rate this 3.5 stars. honestly it could have just been one book and id had probably given a higher rating. I just got bored for a bit in the middle. overall It's a nice little love story.

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4.5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!

So once again life kinda threw me a curve ball and cut into my reading time. I picked up the audiobook after reading a chapter because I was going to be busy with errands and such. I'm so glad I did. Brian Pallino and Natasha Soudek both did an amazing job with the narration giving the story the real life dimension. Brian nailed what I thought Antonio would sound like and was phenomenal with the other characters as well. Natasha was the perfect voice for Lauren. Her male accents were not so great but I enjoyed nonetheless.
The story picks up right where Acquisition left off. And that issue was resolved fairly quickly. I loved the sides of Lauren and Antonio we get to see in this book. I didn't like how flip-floppy Lauren was about her feelings. She seemed to just all of the sudden to want everything. That just seemed rushed to me.
Overall a good conclusion to the duet. I'm excited to see what Chelle has up her sleeve next.

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  • Stef kowalski
  • 12-03-17

Knocked it out the park!

Chelle Bliss yet again has performed a work of art, it's funny, romantic and a fantastic story I hope she decides to write about the entire forte family as she normally does. I also hope she writes forever xxx