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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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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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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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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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Take a number- Ok #1!!

If you have not read or 🎧to Amy Daws you are missing out. My word this book checked all the romance boxes for me. It helps answer questions I had about Dean in previous books. He is charming and delightful and a little broken. gah.., parents can mess us up. Norah. such a wonderful hard working controlling baking genius of gal! I do not enjoy high angst so this book was perfect for me. Thank you Amy for this book!

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Great story!

Absolutely love Amy Daws and all of her stories and this one did not disappoint! Dean and Nora were dancing around each other from months and when a fake dating relationship presents itself to them, the sparks fly!! Of course, there are the rough patches, but it only leads them to their happily ever after! Teddy and Erin did an amazing job bringing Dean and Nora to life and really make you feel everything they did! Another great book and audio from Amy!

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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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  • 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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  • Emma Johnston
  • 11-20-20

Brilliant

I thought I loved the ebook version of Take A Number but Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton totally bring this amazing story to life for me. Simply amazing!

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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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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 11-16-20

Take A Number

Gilmore Girl references to start off? I'm a goner! I've been following this series since Wait With Me and love it. While this story was not my absolute favorite of the series, I was still captivated and laughing out loud. Dean and Norah have chemistry since the beginning and when they start their fake relationship there is no way it's not going to backfire on them. I loved the antics and banter. Amy Daws always knows how to make me LOL. I love this series!

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  • paddlefoot1397
  • 11-15-20

Love it!

From the minute I met Dean Moser in Wait With Me, I have been impatient for his story. And Ms Daws has not disappointed me with Take A Number. I seriously loved this book. It is the next day, and I am still smiling about it. Norah, from her pros and cons list, to the flirtatious Dean, this pair could not be more perfect for each other. The way they tease each other, the UST between them, it just made me need them together even more. They bring out the best in each other, even if they don't really realise they are doing it. They shouldn't work, but they sure do - even when at times I wanted to bring out my inner Kate and croinut punch Dean. Oy, he really did deserve it I tell you! The trademark Daws humour shines through (especially when Lynsey and Kate are involved) however I also felt a lot of emotions, and may have shed a couple of tears as I was reading. From overbearing, matchmaking parents and best friends who think they know what is best, Dean and Norah make their way through the world of fake dating, to maybe, just maybe, find something real Swoony and sexy and hot and lovely, Take A Number is just wondeful fun and it made me crave cake the whole time I was reading. You won't need to take a number when this book hits the shelves, just buy a copy and indulge yourself. Mallon and Hamilton are two of my auto-listens. They could sit and read the phone book to me for 10 hours and I would happily listen to every second. They brought Norah and Dean to life.

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  • Em Jay Reads
  • 11-15-20

A wonderful rom-com with highly engaging narration

The Narration: Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon continue in their role of narrators for the audio versions of the Wait With Me series books. I give the audio book of TAKE A NUMBER the thumbs up. I first read the book, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The second time around, I listened and found the narration added to the mood of the story and brought it further to life. Both Hamilton and Mallon did a great job of bringing out the characters’ personalities. The high moments, the low moments, the funny moments all came across in a realistic and heartfelt manner. I think both narrators convincingly performed all the various characters; I knew immediately which character or side character was speaking. A job well done. The story: Amy Daws certainly keeps the good stuff coming with TAKE A NUMBER, book four in the Wait With Me series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dean and Norah’s story. Their story is romantic and sincere. There are plenty of laughs and some deliciously sexy scenes. Dean and Norah both have their reasons for not wanting to get tied down to another person. They’re content with the status quo but Dean’s friends and Norah’s mother think otherwise. With events coming up that they are required to attend, both need to find partners quickly before the interfering …erm, well-meaning … people in their lives do it for them. And so begins a wonderful fake romance that is full of real attraction between Dean and Norah. Dean and Norah make a wonderful couple. They are very different personalities, and when they clash, you never know if they will end up in a fight or out-and-out laughter or getting hot and heavy. They are a fun couple I was happy to spend time with. In all fake romances, where real feelings develop, there comes that time when the characters need to speak up about what happens next. Daws approaches these moments with just the right amount of angst to pull your emotional heartstrings. Characters from the other books in the series also make an appearance, as does Max, the man who brought Dean and Norah together in the business sense. I hope there are more books in this series and I hope it’s Max’s turn next. TAKE A NUMBER is a wonderful romantic comedy that I highly recommend.

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  • Kimberley
  • 11-13-20

Another great installment in the series!

I always love spending time with Amy, Erin, and Teddy! It was wonderful to catch up with the “Wait With Me” gang. Norah and Dean were such a fun “fake couple”. I enjoyed their adventures along the route to them developing a real relationship. #teamJess

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  • Pollypc
  • 11-13-20

4.5 Amazing stars

Nobody can dispute the magic that Amy Daws produces when she creates the crazy lives of her characters. However, Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon raise this story to a new level. I laughed out loud a number of times and I've already read the book! In my opinion this is the best of the Wait With Me series and I can't wait to see what's coming next!