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Summary

Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It's the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for Sebastian, and he'd do anything for his parents and eight siblings - even if they drive him crazy sometimes...like when they keep nagging him to get married already.

Sebastian doesn't believe in love, until he brings in external marketing consultant Ava to oversee the next collection launch. She's beautiful, funny, and just as stubborn as he is. Not only is he obsessed with her delicious curves, but he also finds himself willing to do anything to make her smile.

Ava Lindt has one job to do at Bennett Enterprises: make the next collection launch unforgettable. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on her to-do list. Besides, the consultancy she works for has a strict policy - no fraternizing with clients. She won't risk her job. But soon their sizzling chemistry spirals into a deep connection that takes both of them by surprise….

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Layla Hagen (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Suzyplums
  • Wallasey, United Kingdom
  • 22-07-18

brilliant book

I have fallen in love with the whole Bennett family. looking forward to book two.

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Enjoy the story line and the narrator's voice.

loved the story and the memorable moment was when she was hiding being the clothes in the changing room and Sebastian was being subdued. Love Sebastian character.

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Love this can't wait to start the next book

loved this and I am very much looking forward to book 2
loved the characters and story line

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brilliant

fantastic book well deserved reading looking forward to more from the bonnet family. You won't regret it, they are a great series.

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  • Rusty
  • 18-10-16

Intriging Concept, Mediocre Execution

I liked the concept of a romantic series that featured siblings of a successful family who were not born rich but rather worked together to build the business. While I believe the author is talented, I was hoping for more character development and less whining.

I never connected with oldest brother Sebastian who claimed he never dated a woman who wasn't just interested in his money. Maybe he should have questioned his own choices and picked his dates more wisely or spent time getting to know a woman before having sex.

Likewise, Ava was relentlessly negative and insecure in spite of being smart, educated and attractive. Ava willingly signed a contract that forbid her from dating clients, then decided to risk her professional reputation. Why sign a contract that she wasn't willing to follow? Hopping in bed with a new client (and total stranger) showed bad judgment and low self-esteem.

Considering their bad dating experiences, I didn't find their instant true love very believable. There were cute moments and the potential for more, but the emphasis on sex details instead of personalities did not fit this couple's ages (early 30s). Although mildly entertaining, I was expecting more substance from the Bennett family.

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  • MABJM
  • 26-08-16

Ugh! Gave up.

I made it as far as Chapter 15, because this was the second book in a row I couldn't stand. As far as I'm concerned, this is barely a book. It's a series of sex scenes hung on a very feeble story line. Could care less about the characters as well.

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  • Charmaine Young
  • 10-09-16

Did the author have a lot of bad relationships?

This book had potential but it fizzled quickly. Ava and Sebastian were too perfect according to them. They worshipped each other because like they said none stop in the book "they were each unlike any other person." All other people they had relationships with just abused they. This is a big theme in the book which they say over and over again. I mean get over it and just be happy you found someone that's not like that. The end was totally stupid and did not make any sense. I don't recommend this book.

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  • Lori Sarat
  • 23-09-17

What a gem of a story

This story was so much fun. Sweet sassy and sexy my favorite things in a book. I love this family dynamic. I love the Alpha/levelheaded Sebastian. The match making has me cracking up. The narration was spot on. Great job done by all. Pardon me while I go one click the next book in the series.

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  • Readers Together
  • 17-07-17

A great start to the series

This is a sweet, sweet story. Ava goes to work as a consult for 4 months at a multi-million dollar jewellery company, and meets CEO Sebastian Bennett. Neither of them are looking for a relationship, however sparks fly from almost the get go and while they try to fight it, the attraction is just too strong. Get ready for some funny banter, plenty of sexy times and even some emotional moments. I adored the Bennett family, I can't wait to read/ listen to more of their antics.

Kasha Kensington was fantastic as Ava Lindt and performed her beautifully, I struggled a little with the change from Ava to Sebastian but found if I increased the speed just slightly I enjoyed it more, this is probably just personal taste.

Aiden Snow was the perfect narrator for Sebastian Bennett. He performed him brilliantly. The entire performance was smooth and captivating, his voice was pure perfection for the sexy times. The change in tone and inflection for the change between male and female characters was subtle but effective. I cannot wait to listen to more.

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  • Shannon
  • 11-01-17

sweet

this was a straightforward romance with little to no drama. If you enjoy the "boy meets girl, and straight to happily ever after," then this book is for you.

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  • polite154
  • 30-08-16

Great listen!

This story was different whereas Sebastian is a great guy with all the morals and responsibilities. Love at 1st sight I truly enjoyed the writers work and look forward purchasing more of her work.

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  • LexiMuse
  • 08-09-18

Slow moving and predictable but the character have potential

The first in a series about a very large family in San Francisco that run a jewelry business. Artist and business men but doesn’t appear that any are gemologists. Also a nice tale of coming from a poor background and the parents gambling on the success of the son but and his opportunity to move ahead through jewelry business but fuller explanation would be nice. Lots of opportunities to further develop the business setting but maybe in future books. Ava is very cliched with little to make her interesting. The love story is sweet but entirely predictable with the usual miscommunication that brings drama and then a rushed HEA. The female narrator was monotone in her male voice and unfortunately did the bulk of the reading. The male the male narrator was better. The 2 main characters took a while to become sexually involved and then it was paced and the scenes were hot but not overly graphic. The other characters are mostly family and have potential to have interesting stories- hopefully with less repetitive dialog and more action. All and all an ok choice for the Romance Package or as a sale choice.

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  • K. Tulley
  • 28-08-18

Too rehearsed. No personality

i couldn't finish. I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed juvenile and the narrators had no personality. It was so rehearsed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-18

horrible female narrator, horrible dialogue

The female narrator made a story that was already suffering from unrealistic dialogue and made it a disaster. Her male voice was overly dramatic which made the already cliche dialogue cringeworthy. Don't waste the credits on this series.