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Summary

The first book in the USA Today best-selling series from Erin Nicholas!

Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media, and piss off the vice president of the United States all before breakfast. But he's not sure he can get through his high school class reunion.

Then he meets the new girl in town.

Adrianne Scott loves Sapphire Falls. The sleepy little town has been the perfect place to escape her fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle. Her only plans now include opening her candy shop and living a quiet, drama-free life.

Until Mason Riley bids $400 just to dance with her.

Mason sure doesn't look - or kiss - like a genius scientist geek. In fact he makes Adrianne's heart pound like nothing she's ever experienced. Passion like this with a guy who travels the world and parties at the White House should probably be a red flag for a girl who wants a simple, boring life.

Good thing no one falls in love in a weekend.

Warning: Listen only if you don't mind some naughty words, sexy times described in great detail, humor, small-town quirkiness, meddling best friends, mud in the kitchen, references to bisexuality - oh, and talk about candy...and that's not a euphemism for anything...actual candy.

©2014 Erin Nicholas (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Kate Udall's narration conveys the sexual tension in this story about a science genius who finds the girl of his dreams at his high school reunion. Udall's varied voices and pacing capture the diverse characters of the town of Sapphire Falls, Nebraska. The resonance of Udall's voice deftly captures Mason Riley's confidence as he returns to his hometown 11 years after making his fortune. There he finds that the people who once regarded him as a geek now need his financial help to save their tiny town. While Udall brings a bit too much melodrama to Adrian's voice, her tone communicates her determined pursuit of Mason. Some extended pauses break up the narrative flow slightly but also give additional steaminess to Mason and Adrian's moments of passion." ( AudioFile Magazine)

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an enjoyable read

The characters are likeable and i like the way the story progresses. Mason and Adrianne have great chemistry, the were upfront with each other about their attraction straight away and although they fell in love quickly it is believable, especially when they had the misunderstanding between them and the way it was resolved. I think the story ended beautifully.

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kinda predictable but still fun

the love all happened really fast in this one and I scoffed more than once at the choices being made but it was still fun

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  • Mimi Williams
  • 14-08-19

Boring

This book was the least of favorites..Too much sex and no story line To read


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  • KT
  • 10-07-21

Hated it! Manipulation is not love!

Geez, I was so on board until about 1/2 way thru when it was apparently important to manipulate, humiliate and purposely hurt her lover... for his own good of course <huge angry eye roll>. Yeah because talking with him with kindness, patience and logic would be too ... unfortunately respectful? loving?

Then forgiveness is super easy for him because he was desperate and she's a hot piece of ass! (The sex scenes were fine, but eh, certainly not the best I've read... not enough build up to get you hot, kinda technical)

So yeah,, the premise was cute,, need returns home as hero gets the hottest girl in town who was, of course, a homecoming queen (oh brother <2nd eye roll), but I lost all respect for the women in the book when they took it upon themselves to scheme to get what they wanted, justify their abhorrent behavior as rescuing the clueless genius from himself. Even with a HEA I was so angry I wished I had never opened the book!

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  • S.T.
  • 02-01-19

not a fun rollercoaster

I usually like books by this author, but I really really struggled to finish this one. There were way too many ups and downs and highs and lows. How many times can the heroin change her mind in 3 days? If you really like teenage angst, this book would be for you. But I really prefer more mature and adult theme, conversation and thoughts.

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  • Kimberly MacDermott
  • 01-12-21

Awful narration

The worst narrator every. Poor choice ruined the book. Can’t stand to listen anymore. Ugh.

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  • 23-07-18

Crazy, quirky, cute.

Loved it. Stress free escapist romance, HEA and hot hot hot.

Small town story, characters galore, lots of fun. Includes the girl you love to hate, the guy you hate loving, and all the shenanigans you can throw in the mix.

Fabulous narration too.

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  • Brigette
  • 09-01-22

Unbelievable

I struggled to finish this book. The plot was just so far fetched and unbelievable.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 06-01-22

Mason and Adrienne

Hmm.. I am not too sure how I feel about this story. I did not hate it but at the same time I did not love it. Mason and Adrianne fell for one another quickly, I enjoy an insta-love/lust romance. I did not like Mason's "best friend" at all, she was manipulative. All that said, it was an entertaining book.

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  • Craig
  • 01-01-22

Interesting Story - Gets Better by the End

I wasn't sure about the story at first, but by the end it was good. Sex on a Porsche car hood at a bar was kinda cra crazy and unbelievable. The story gets better by the end.

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  • serenity
  • 05-12-21

Good read

Light fun read with characters you’ll love and want to know more about. A plot that moves smoothly without too much predictably. I’ll read more from this author.

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  • Sintija
  • 07-10-21

easy fun listen

It was fun fast listen. good for if You work all day and want to relax. no big drama.