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Summary

I never should have agreed to becoming his fake wife....

Sinclair Amadeus Sterling, a.k.a. Mr. Superior Jackass with a God complex.
Who also happens to be my blackmailer...gulp.
Tall, dark, gazillionaire growly pants.
The first time I met him, I kneed him in his very well endowed balls - don't ask!
He had that tightly leashed, controlling air and a smoldering glare that made me damp in seconds.
The only thing that sucks worse than his attitude is his (lack of) sense of humor! Honest.
Sadly, he's also the one who could save my business from going bust. Hell!
So when he offers me the chance to work with him, I can hardly refuse, right?
Only catch? I need to be his pretend wife for - hold your breath - 30 days.
I should have turned and run right then, but....
He has the connections to help my sister's failing health, not to mention the money to wipe away my debt.
And yeah, that...sneaky video recording of him getting me off. OMG!
Besides, it's only 30 days, right?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with London's most notorious bachelor.
Then he tells me the real reason for the charade.
And everything changes....

Note: This is a stand-alone enemies to lovers, fake marriage, billionaire romance featuring a hot, possessive billionaire and the curvy spitfire who dares to go toe to toe with him!

©2020 Laxmi Hariharan (P)2021 Laxmi Hariharan

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Both readers give a wonderful performance

Both readers give a wonderful performance of a very sub standard book. This may be what some readers are looking for, but I definitely am not! It evoked the same emotions in me as too thin toilet paper.

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This Book Should Come With A Warning


This is my very first read and listen from Ms. Steele. I received an audiobook giveaway through Facebook Shane East official fan group Shaneiaks.

This is the first book of the Big Bad Billionaires Series and can be read on its own. I did not know what to expect in terms of writing style from the author. I like the film trivias and quotes that were written in the beginning of the chapters and exchanged between the characters. I enjoyed enemies to lovers trope and this book did not disappoint with all the wicked banter between the alphahole hero and the fierce heroine which is my favourite. Although I overall enjoyed this hot steamy book there are scenes which I find uncomfortable and might even be triggers to some readers one of which is workplace harassment.

Brilliant performance from new-to-me narrator Faye Adele and Shane East brought his A game as an Alphahole Sinclair Sterling.

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Loved it.

I'd never listened to anything from this author before but it definitely won't be my last.

I love Shane East the male narrator, and he doesn't disappoint this time either.

The story of enemies to lovers cracks along at a good pace, and there was plenty of intrigue and heat throughout. Definitely a great listen and one I'd recommend having a go with.

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Brilliant

This story had me on edge wondering how they were going to get through their differences and find their way and i have to say i am so very very happy that they made it, because their chemistry was next level. Fantastic narration added so much to this story and has cemented itself as one that i know will be a relisten for me.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this

I liked that Summer wasn't afraid to stand up to Sin despite his domineering tendencies.

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Great storyline

This book has a very emotional storyline and backstory. With revenge on the cards I wasn’t sure this couple could get through the history between them. A fantastic world building storyline with characters that all have chequered pasts. A fantastic performance especially from Shane.

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Absolutely brilliant and Exciting Book!!! xo

I absolutely loved this story and the way it was voice made it even better.
I didnt want it to end.
I cant wait to see whats next xo

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  • Drifter
  • 13-02-21

Emotional and Sexual Enemies to Lovers

Thank you, Laxmi, for writing a book that I wanted to know the ending but I didn't want it to end! This book will have several twists that will add so much to the development of these characters. Sin is a ruthless businessman with seemingly little to no redeeming characteristics, but gradually I came to love him. Summer is a loving sister who will do whatever's necessary to save her sister. Summer is sassy and challenges Sin. I love this and Laxmi also lets us hear their inner thoughts which are emotional, funny, and enlightening. There are several passionate and explosive sex and love scenes. Be still my heart!

The narrators are excellent and enhanced this story even more. They are talented storytellers that make the listener experience the emotions of these characters. Faye Adele excellently portrays Summer's spunk, caring nature, fighting spirit, and passion. Shane gives Sin a deep swooning voice and a sexy accent.

I highly recommend this Audible book. I know that a few reviewers hated that Sin cheated on Summer but they were not in a relationship at the time. He did it to emphasize that the relationship they would have was a fake one for business of some sort. But even he regretted doing this to her when he realized how it affected her.

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  • Bigred6126
  • 24-02-21

Fake

When something bad happens we can let it drive us or break us. Revenge can really be sweet. I really enjoyed the book and I can't wait to read the one I know will come after. It's really well written and I was absorbed from the beginning. It took off like a rocket and never slowed down. Sinclair and Summer's story is awesome.I
I really enjoyed both narrators. I read this before I listened to it. They had pleasant voices and did their roles well.

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  • stacey01
  • 22-02-21

Ready for the next Big Bad Billionaire

When I first started listening to this story I absolutely hated Sinclair. He was definitely an alphahole! As the story progressed and Sinclair and Summer started falling in love he became more likable. You find out why he acted so horribly and can sympathize with him.
Anxiously waiting to listen to the other stories in this series!
The narration was excellent also.

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  • Ree
  • 14-05-21

Love enemies to lovers

I loved Sin's and Summer's story. it was entertaining and there were so many twists and secrets in it. You knew once they met that they were going to fail in love. hate is just the opposite of love in these stories and this one didn't disappoint.

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 05-04-21

Possessive billionaire Shane East? Yes, please!

This is the story of Sinclair and Summer, first book in the Big Bad Billionaires series. This is also my first time reading L. Steele. The audiobook was highly recommended to me, and Shane East being a possessive alpha billionaire is enough reason for me.

Admittedly, it took me a while to really get into the story. A couple of starts and stops, and after a few chapters, the story picked up a bit. Without telling too much of the story, Sinclair is one of the partners of 7A, seven men who share a similar story from their childhood. They're all seeking revenge, and when Summer appears on Sinclair's radar, he puts the perfect plan in place. Summer's younger sister is ill, and requires expensive medical treatment. When Sinclair offers to help Summer's sister, she jumps at the offer. Until Sinclair tells her that the priceis she poses marries him--temporarily. There's an obvious attraction between Sinclair and Summer, but Sinclair is determined to focus on his plan of revenge, and Summer's priority is her sister. As hard as they fight, it's useless, and there are some hot moments.

Throughout the story, you meet the seven partners, each having their own story. Although partners, these uber-rich men aren't necessarily the best of friends. But they have each other's backs without question. This is a very interesting series, and I'm looking forward to the next story, which is Saint's. You get enough of him in this book to whet your appetite, and I'm very curious about his story.

Shane East and Faye Adele narrate this story beautifully, and capture the essence of Sinclair and Summer.

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  • Susie
  • 30-03-21

Disappointed

Writing style and cadence were not for me. The main character’s mannerisms were annoying and so we’re her friends. The thing with her dad was all over the place. I couldn’t get into any of the characters and didn’t really believed in them as a couple. I was really hoping that I found a new series to read / listen but I’m going to pass on any more... I don’t want to waste the credits.

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  • VaWineLover
  • 30-03-21

Not my cup of tea

2.5 stars. I had read snippets of the book in the author's newsletters/emails and it sounded like it would be good. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. Maybe it was the narrators, but I think it was more that Sinclair was not at all likable and Summer wasn't much better. In real life, he would be in prison for the things he did. I am not sure where she would be, in therapy maybe.

Sinclair sets out to bully Summer into marriage any way he can, not excluding blackmail. Summer wants to represent his new business venture and is willing to let him treat her any way he wants as long as she gets his account. Actually, they deserve each other. There is, of course, more to the story than hot sex on every surface and frequent statements of how much they don't want each other, but not much. Maybe you will like it more than I did.

I was given a copy of this book by the author and am voluntarily reviewing it

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  • M Hicks
  • 28-03-21

Great

Loved this book the mystery is fantastic excellent narrators and characters such great story of how your history can change your life sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad thanks to the author 💞💞💖💖💕💕

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  • Kimberly P.
  • 28-03-21

My 1st read/listen to L.Steele.....

Throughly enjoyed the push-pull power struggle in this story. The humor, retorts, and banter....oh, and must not forget the ‘spot-on’ English/British sayings and narration - excellent!!!! I’m looking forward to the next chapter.....😃

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  • melody
  • 18-03-21

The Billionaire's Fake Wife

Well this was definitely new for me I really love to hate the charter's lol I'm usually not one to go for enemy to lovers books But I really enjoyed this story really kept me entertained from the very 1st word to the last jaw-dropping word .
Really like the storyline.
Narrators were pretty good.
4 1/2 stars The female narration was not my favourite I would have gave it 5 stars.