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The CEO Buys In Audiobook

The CEO Buys In: Wager of Hearts, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can't find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not their money.

Savvy office temp Chloe Russell is trying to scrape together the money she needs to support her grandmother. So when a flu epidemic strikes Trainor Electronics and she's promoted to Nathan Trainor's assistant, she jumps at the lucrative opportunity. But then Nathan himself falls ill, and he and Chloe must work from his penthouse while he recuperates. Before long, it's clear there's genuine heat between them, and it's more than just a fever spike. Will Nathan win Chloe's heart - and the bet? Or will their differences destroy any chance for love?

©2015 Nancy Herkness (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    CAROLYN Newark, New Jersey, United States 05-02-17
    CAROLYN Newark, New Jersey, United States 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "WELL I'M ONE HAPPY BUNNY"

    The Publisher's Summary sums up this story well.. so all I'll add is that it has a very good and very enjoyable boss/assistant storyline which included humor, lots of sexcapades and a tiny bit of angst as two likeable characters have instant chemistry and very quickly fall for each other. But Chloe the Temp has obligations and can't believe that handsome Billionaire Nathan is looking for anything long-term so she eventually sacrifices her heart for job security. There's also a bit of drama from her Grandmother and Nathan's estranged Father.

    I can't believe this very entertaining story of Chloe and Nathan's took place over a course of just a few weeks because there seemed to be so many layers to this and it never dragged. Dual POV's and good narration made it a captivating listen.

    Worth a credit? Yes it would've been.. but at $7.34 for a 12.18 hr listen meant I didn't need to use a credit because anything under $10 I just buy to save my credit for a more expensive book AND I bought the three book series in Audible's half price sale so right now I'm doing the happy dance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tora spivey 05-29-17
    tora spivey 05-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "dull"

    12 hours of dragging out story. No real story line waste of 7$ Ugh not worth it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 05-05-16
    Lia Sutton, Australia 05-05-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Well Written Book"

    An enjoyable love story by author Nancy Herkness. Combined with humor, tears, and romance, this is one book that will be impossible to put down.... (18+)......Angry that he was just lied to by another woman, billionaire and CEO of Trainor Electronics, Nathan Trainor sat by himself in the elite Bellwether Club, drinking away his scorn. Before long, he was joined by two other billionaires, and together, they made a bet. They would auction off something very important and valuable to each of them, if they could find the woman of their dreams, who loved them strictly for themselves, and not their money, but most importantly, it had to happen within a year. A wager of the heart? Why not? Only the next day, Nathan was regretting that decision, that is, until he met his new temp. While taking care of her grandmother at home, Chloe Russell was nervous and excited to be starting her new temp job at Trainor Electronics. She was only to be a receptionist at the lowest level, so, imagine her surprise, when she was asked to be the new temporary executive assistant to Nathan Trainor himself? Gads! He was gorgeous and sinfully sexy, but Chloe also knew that she needed to hold back any thoughts or attractions she was feeling towards this man. However, when an epidemic flu breaks out, causing Nathan to become deathly ill, the last thing Chloe ever expected, was to find herself at Nathan's penthouse, at his demanding request. Why her? She had responsibilities at home, but truth be told, she didn't want to be any closer to Nathan Trainor than she already was. Keeping his thoughts close to his heart, Nathan couldn't admit to anyone, that he had a strong attraction for Chloe Russell. To him, she was beautiful, sexy, smart, and caring, and not only that, he respected her to the highest level. Determined to keep her at all costs, he insisted that she still carry out her duties, by working for him out of his penthouse until he was fully recuperated. Except some things can't be extinguished, as their chemistry ignited into flames, causing them both to have a wild, heated love affair. Chloe's instincts were telling her to run, while her heart ruled against it, but when she discovers the truth about the bet, nothing could prepare her for the outcome of her heart breaking in two. Will the bet bring them closer together? Or will this wager of the heart drive them further apart than they ever thought possible?.........thank you.....♡♡

    Lauren Ezzo was OK with the delivery of the story but her male voices need work.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Janet L. Brooks Kelowna B.C. Canada 09-04-17
    Janet L. Brooks Kelowna B.C. Canada 09-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Storyline had potential, weak writing killed it."
    What disappointed you about The CEO Buys In?

    The story stalled with overuse of descriptives, unreal scenarios, actions and reactions from the characters, author's lack of knowledge. If writing about something you don't know, research!


    What didn’t you like about Lauren Ezzo’s performance?

    The narrator's voice is good, a little slow though, and for this story that was already slow, made it painful


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this during a sale to give the author a try... I couldn't finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sintija 09-02-17
    Sintija 09-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "very promising beginning, but..."

    very interesting idea, beginning was very promissing,but then it goes downhill pretty fast. it wasnt hard to finnish listening to this book, but it realy wasnt as good as i tought it will be.

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    Deborah Boyd 08-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very sweet and romantic"

    This story is perfect with its introduction of the characters and how their relationship grows with lust, friendship, and family. A great reading!

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    Amazon Customer Stone Mtn, GA USA 08-30-17
    Amazon Customer Stone Mtn, GA USA 08-30-17
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    "Enjoyed the Story but not the Technical Difficulti"

    Chapter breaks were wonky and did not sync with the Kindle version. Long chapters... on a few chapters, audio would get halfway through and then jump back to the beginning of the chapter.

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    Eddie Lynn 08-08-17
    Eddie Lynn 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My inner feminist hated me for liking this book"

    I bought this book because of the reviews. The concept is a little off-putting for my inner feminist, bra-burning self. But then, I rationalized, I don't really need to learn something with every book, these are not classroom texts, they are fun, easy listens, so get over it!

    With that all behind me and permission granted to enjoy a light story of finding the right person in a most unexpected place, with a bet looming overhead, I bought, listened to and enjoyed this book and series. It's a stretch with boys, toys and too much money, which apparently equals boredom and a lack-luster buffet of potential partners. But, in this story, a genuine young woman, hardworking and sincere is added to the dessert tray. Suddenly, the buffet becomes more interesting.

    I listened to the 3 books, all have different personalities in the characters, with life bringing challenges we should all be fortunate enough to struggle with.

    Go ahead, dip your toe into the Wager of Hearts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tijuana United States 08-27-16
    Tijuana United States 08-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a steamy, but thoughtful romance. It was thoughtful, entertaining, and well-written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan was my favorite character. I listened to Book 2 of the series first and purchased this one solely because his character made an impression. I loved how protective he was of Chloe. Chloe was also a very strong character. Nancy Herkness does a great job fleshing out her characters!


    What does Lauren Ezzo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lauren Ezzo did such a great job narrating Book 2 of the series that I bought Book 1!! She did a great job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sexy CEO wins at more than business!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yuefang Luwuk, Indonesia 08-22-16
    Yuefang Luwuk, Indonesia 08-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Language Please!!!"

    At the beginning I was reluctant to finish the audiobook, because I think it's just another unworthy romance with steamy sex scene through the entire audiobook AND OMG the language so disgusting that bothering me, so I kept fast forward, but then I found out something in the story that arouse my respect for Chloe, and later for Nathan.
    At the end I had to admit the story is quiet good sans the sex scene, and the narrator has done very good job. And I'm looking forward to venture another two of the series. I'm eager to find out how Luke Archer and Gavin Miller find their true love and also winning their wager.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs Rogerson
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    "Wow"

    A really did enjoy listening to this book, I will buy the next book in series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne
    9/5/16
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    "surprisingly good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The CEO Buys In to be better than the print version?

    I personally prefer audio books


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept is genius. wish i could set up the same thing to find me a man that isn't a piece of work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and i did lol


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    walsall, United Kingdom
    5/31/16
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    "Oooh, this is very good"

    This is the first book I've purchased by Nancy Herkness and I wasn't disappointed.

    Although I don't know what else will come I'm seriously looking forward to the next in this series...

    A note about Lauren Ezzo, this narrator is also new to me and what a gem wonderful clear voice with believable accents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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