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Narrated by best-selling rom-com duo Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton!

Dean is certain that fake dating the cute owner of his new bakery investment could be messy...but messy can be fun.

Norah Donahue wants bakeries, not babies, but her matchmaking mother won't stop trying to play Cupid.

Dean Moser is a cocky stock market savant whose friends are all settling down, leaving Boulder's infamous ladies' man all alone.

When Norah needs a fake date for her parents' anniversary party, her new silent investor is the perfect guy for the job. It seems like a foolproof plan....

That is until Norah decides to break her biggest rule and lock lips with Dean in the middle of the party to spite her meddling mother.

Turns out that Dean and Norah's chemistry is sizzling hot, and mixing business with pleasure could turn out to be a recipe for disaster.

Or maybe they can have their cake and eat it, too.

©2020 Amy Daws (P)2020 Amy Daws

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Another great book by Amy Daws. I love how funny her books are with a perfect amount of steam and sweet romance. This is a fake relationship romance which isn't normally my favorite trope but she did it better than anyone before her imho. Not only were Nora and Dean sweet and sexy, their banter was funny, silly and some times so ridiculous I don't think any one could not laugh. The connection and chemistry was on point and I couldn't wait to see them get a HEA. The second best thing about this book is the friendships and the banter with all of the girls. They made you want to be in their circle of friends. Without spoilers, I just have to say the Gilmore Girls banter was awesome. Every time Amy Daws brings up the Gilmore Girls in her books it makes me love her more!
#Team Logan!!!!!(Sorry Amy)

The narration was perfect but I would expect nothing less from Teddy & Erin because they are both my favorite. Together they really do comedy and sexy well.

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Love it!

Oh how the audio was even better than the book! How Dean and Norah ever thought they had a fake relationship made me chuckle! These two had such chemistry from the beginning. How could Norah think Dean was hanging out in her shop for the croinuts only? I just have to shake my head at these two lol. They are so cute together right from the start. Dean is such an amazing fake boyfriend, standing up for Norah with her family. Norah is the perfect plus one for wedding/prewedding activities. Watching their relationship evolve from not so fake to something much more was perfect. These two really brought out the best in each other, especially Dean helping Norah to let loose a little and Norah showing Dean he deserves love. Absolute perfection!

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Get ready to have all of your appetites WHET

Not gonna lie I am an audiobook snob. It means I have a hard time getting into certain audio books. There are only a handful of author’s books I listen to. Amy Daws tops that list! Why? Because she always has the best narrators. Amy, Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton are a trifecta of perfection.

Warmth, humor and sexiness make this a hat trick for Take A Number. Seriously, this audiobook is off the charts. You will feel all the sensations of the moments and taste the deliciousness of each croinut as if you’re actually enjoying all the delectable treats packed into this mouthwatering story. You will never hear the words Sugar Lips and not think of Dean (Teddy). This audiobook will Whet your appetite in all sorts of ways. It will elicit all the feels and leave you craving for more.

As far as the the story, first you have the list maker Norah. She has a plan for everything except marriage and babies, much to the dismay of her mother. Next you have the snappy dresser and stock market savant, Dean. In no way is he looking for attachment. However, he does love his croinuts and his investments.
Together these two makeup their own special recipe for a limited amount of time to appease their own interested customers, their family and friends. The issue is sometimes things don’t always work according to plan. New recipes present their own issues when they get complicated. How do you fix them or can they be saved?
This story made me smile, tear up, and swoon. These two definitely had chemistry and blended well together. As always Amy Daws doesn’t disappoint. This is a story that will be ruminating in your mind for quite a while as well as probably have you taking a trip to the bakery!

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ugh Erin Mallon

I really like Teddy Hamilton but the annunciation Erin Mallorn uses drives me nuts. generally I refuse to purchase anything read by her; sad face because I'd really like some of those books, but somehow I missed her in this one. I liked the story just not her voice.

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Perfection

Just when I think Amy Daws couldn't top her last book, along comes this one. Take a Number was another "I can't stop listening until the end" for me. And the audio being by my two favorite narrators made it absolute perfection all around. The story flowed great as usual, and now I want whatever a cronut is.
10/10 all around, and I wait with bated breath for Daws next installment!

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Another great book from Any

It’s always a great day when I get to listen to a new Amy book and to talk about foreigner to. The narration is awesome Erin in my favorite and Teddy is great to. Thanks for another great book

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I want to live in this world!

I can always count on Amy Daws for humor, heat, and great audiobooks! I’ve read or listened to every book in this series. I look forward to each installment and this was no exception. I am a sucker for mutual appreciation/pining before a couple gets together and I also love a fake relationship with that setup. This book definitely delivered on that! The chemistry and tension between our leads was very satisfying. I also enjoyed both Norah and Dean’s professions because I appreciated that I was reading about driven, successful people that are around my age and successful in ways that feel true to life. I loved revisiting the characters from prior books, I thought this book had a great balance of time spent focused on the main couple and time with other people. I never felt like the world outside their relationship was ignored. I enjoyed that we got to know them as whole people. Each had family that shaped them and a support system of friends. I found a few phrases repeated throughout the book - lots of particular laughing - but it wasn’t too severe.
I love listening to Erin Mallon narrating Amy Daws, she strikes just the right tone. I felt both narrators did a great job and this was a fun listen!
I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Dean and Nora

Amy Dawes has done it again with Dean's story and made him likeable. I like this book set in Boulder with the same friends but is a totally standalone. Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton did a fantastic job narrating.

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Great book

I wasn’t sure if i would like deans book but Amy Daws once again knocks it out of the park. Loved Nora and Dean!! And the narrators were amazing!!

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Fabulous narrators and great listen

I love Teddy and Erin's narration. Such a great listen. I love Amy Daws books. Absolutely love this audiobook.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 11-11-20

Delicious!

When I need a good, funny, steamy romance, Amy Daws is the woman I go to. This came to me a the perfect time! Needing a diversion for an hour or two, I queued this up. And you can guess what happened. I almost finished it before going to bed! It is that much fun! Meet Norah, a successful entrepreneur who owns bakeries. Right there I am hooked. A strong, confident successful woman. Of course she doesn't have time for a social life, she is a busy woman! Her customer and new investor, Dean comes to her aid when she needs a date for her parent's anniversary party. In turn, when he needs a date for a friends weekend, she goes with him. Neither wants a relationship, so this is perfect. Or is it? Witty banter, steamy scenes, sore muscles(that scene cracked me up!), a treasure hunt, delicious pastries, anger, frustration, and success all are in your ears, taking the sweet journey with these two. Each is true to life and easy to relate to. And we can't forget seeing old friends for the previous books and the tire shop references! This is a gem and you don't want to miss it.

The series continues with the team of Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton and these two are incredible. I love them together! They both have an easy flow that pulls you in and makes you feel like we are friends. A familiarity creating an intimate feeling as you listen. Their comedic timing is spot on and the characters are fantastic. Loved every minute!

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  • Garden girl
  • 05-02-21

Just wonderful!

With the unbeatable combination of Amy Daws' fabulous writing and the incredible talents of Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton, I have spent some totally delightful hours in the company of Nora and Dean. It has been an absolute pleasure 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 02-06-21

Funny, sweet, sexy and emotional

Where do I start? It’s a Amy Daws book, so it was funny, sweet, sexy and emotional. All in one book!

The funny part comes mostly the couple’s friends–all characters introduced in previous books of the series. The conversations between friends were delightful, though a bit on the TMI side. Do they ever hide anything from each other? And it’s not like Norah has been a member of the group for long, yet it doesn’t bother anyone and they share the most ludicrous personal stories.

The sexy, well… The chemistry between Norah and Dean is off the charts, and once they get together and decide a friends with benefits arrangement, it’s hot. Scorching hot.

The book wasn’t overly angsty, but Dean’s background makes for emotional moments, and though Norah got a much easier childhood, she has some thoughtful conversations with her parents that I enjoyed very much.

As for the sweet, it comes from the croinuts! Seriously, there’s a lot about food here, and you shouldn’t read or listen when hungry. There’s also the final grand gesture. Make an appointment with your dentist afterwards.

And the narration? With two talented narrators who have done every book of the series, you know you’re up for a delicious treat, and you won’t be disappointed. Read or listen, but get this book ASAP!

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  • Georgina Kerslake
  • 11-29-20

Amy Daws Audible Queen

Once again when reading an Amy Daws book I chose the Audible option. She just puts her heart and soul in to ensuring the Audio books comes across as fun and quick witted as her print books. Take a number did not disappoint. Norah and Dean take us on a roller coaster of fun with their fake sexing/ fake relationship when they catch feelings.We revisit Boulder, Colorado in the next installment of her Wait with me series but this can totally be a standalone listen too. It ticked all the boxes for me and I would urge you to give it a go. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Kat Y
  • 11-29-20

Dean finally gets his HEA!

Ah another great story from Amy Daws. The fourth book in the "Wait with me" series.

Dean the self made finance guy falls hard for Norah the gorgeous, ambitious baker. After striking out with Kate from Book 1 - Wait with me, and Lynsey from Book 3 - One Moment Please, Dean finally gets his HEA.

It all starts out as two friends helping each other out with keeping up appearances for Noah's family and Dean's friends. Who doesn't love a good fake romance? I certainly do, and all that talk of croinuts (not to be mistaken with cronuts) made me so hungry for pastries. These guys have hot and steamy "fake sex" and I was here for it. Also, I love that Amy didn't write Norah's dreams out of the story so they could be together in the end. Who says a woman can't have her croinuts and eat them too! Dean you were delicious and I loved that this eternal bachelor fell hard. These narrators definitely did this story justice. A great 4.5 stars listen.

I won this audibook in a giveaway by Amy Daws so thank you for gracing my ears with this deliciousness!!

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  • LouBLou
  • 11-26-20

Great story & narration

I had hight expectations for this audiobook and it lived up to all of them.

I was glad to see that Dean will still the loveable, cocky guy that he was in the earlier books and that his personality hadn't changed just because he was the hero this time.

The narration by Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon was perfect.

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  • Claire Thake
  • 11-24-20

Amazing

I honestly cannot express how fab Amy’s audio books are! The narrators really do bring the characters to life and I’m sure anyone that’s listened or read the story will agree that Norah and Dean are both exceptional characters!

Dean Moser is a huge flirt and manwhore .....and also a silent investor in Norahs bakery. When Norah needs a ‘no strings’ fake date she turns to Dean with a list of rules to pull off a fake relationship...and well I will leave it there as I don’t want to spoil the story!

Amy has once again delivered a unforgettable story. It has everything you would want in this type of story....Comedy, love, hotness....

I cannot recommend this enough! Amy has been a ‘go to’ author for me for a long time now and I can safely say she won’t be losing that title!

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 11-22-20

5 Sweet, Flirty and Addictive RomCom Stars

If you are an Amy Daws fan you need this audio in your life. If you’ve not listened to any of her audios yet, what are you waiting for? Her RomComs are laugh out loud, roll on the floor funny. Fake dating is one of my favourite tropes, and yes, there are quite a few of them out there in the book world at the moment, don’t let that fact put you off reading this one, because I can guarantee you’ll love Dean Moser and Norah Donahue. My heart was invested from the get-go, Dean is a silent investor in Norah’s new bakery franchise, and let me just say his appetite for Norah’s trademark croinuts knows no end. He’s a regular at her bakery, feasting on her scrumptious iced croinuts. Sadly that’s all he gets to taste, because no matter how many times he might tease her, she shows no interest in anything more. Until that is, she needs a fake date for her parents anniversary party. It turns out that this fake date arrangement could be mutually beneficial, because it would seem, not only has Norah got a meddling mother, but Dean has friends who also want to interfere in his love life. They both decide to shut that train of thought right down, together. Norah is independent and shy, she likes order in her life. She’s a list maker. A planner. Dean is outgoing and fun, a take the bull by the horns kind of guy. Living for the moment. Two opposites, whose simmering attraction turns out to be combustible. Who knew, quiet, sweet Norah could be such a sexy siren when she finally lets go. Neither want commitment or a relationship, but a little bit of fun can’t do any harm. Can it? A completely addictive, sweet, flirty and sexy romcom that I absolutely loved. Add in narration from Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon and I was in audio heaven. These are two of my favourite narrators, they produce all the feels, and I’m telling you, the emotion is real, I must say Teddy Hamilton’s voice is pure sin. If you’re new to this duo, you’re in for a real treat.

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  • Gillek2
  • 11-19-20

Dean and Norah!

Norah has put her heart and soul into ensuring her bakery is a success and with the help of Dean, a silent investor, she is ready to open a second location. She is focused on her career much to the consternation of her mother who believes that her life’s goal should consist of being a wife and mother.

Dean is a loyal friend and a successful businessman, but he believes that due to his past that love and relationships are not in his future. They both have people in their lives who are determined to become their personal matchmakers so an arrangement where they pretend they are dating seems like the solution to both their problems. What could possibly go wrong?

The banter between them will have you laughing out loud, the chemistry is intense as two people who weren’t looking for love find their perfect match in spite of themselves. The narration of this story was a perfect fit to the characters and it make a great story even better.

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  • Carly
  • 11-16-20

A fun and exciting listen that draws you in!

First of all, you can ALWAYS count on Amy Daws to provide a fun and entertaining romantic comedy that will reel you in and have you utterly addicted, and this is exactly what 'Take A Number' did to me! Paired with excellent narrators that fully brought this story to life, you will be completely immersed.

The narration is clear, fun, entertaining and really captures the essence of characters, and it made a great listen whilst being stuck indoors.

The story is about Norah a bakery owner who is branching out into her own franchise. Dean is a silent investor, and for those who have read some of Daws previous books, will have encountered him as the amazing best friend of Kate the erotic romance writer, and Lindsey the therapist who married Dr Dick.

After a string of dating young and seemingly inappropriate females, Deans ‘sister wives’ want to desperately set him up, and ensure that he brings an age-appropriate and approved woman as a guest to Kate’s wedding. But their meddling puts Dean on edge, and he can’t help but become frustrated. He looks to Norah, who he can’t help but watch with fascinated attraction. She is different, innocent and there’s something about her that has him returning to her bakery daily in order to be near her. But Norah is fighting her own matchmaking battle, for her mother is determined to set her up in an attempt to eventually have grandchildren.

Both Dean and Norah entered an arrangement, but will it go as smoothly as they intend? And will it be enough to keep everyone off their backs?

This story was beautiful and had lots of incredibly romantic and passionate scenes. I love Dean as a character and found that as the book went along he became less shallow and had lots of complexity. I found myself relating to him more than beautiful Norah.

Norah is a strong independent female, and she is very inspiring and I loved how well she blended into Dean’s friendship circle, and how he can’t help but be attracted to her natural quirks.

This fictional couple is next level, and I could not get enough. I would highly recommend giving this a listen!

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  • Jade B
  • 12-08-20

Take a Number

This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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