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"Uplifting and lighthearted with sassy dialogue and delicious wit, this modern-day comedy will have you rolling around on the floor laughing. My top-of-the-list romcom for 2020!” (Charmaine Pauls, USA Today best-selling author)

“A feel good, steamy romance so hilarious reading it counts as an ab work out. I laughed harder than I had in months, and thought I might die of second hand embarrassment several times.” (May Sage, USA Today best-selling romance)

My new assignment at work: Test out toys. Yup, that kind. 

Well, technically, it’s to test the app that controls the toys remotely. 

One problem? The showgirl who’s supposed to test the hardware (as in, the actual toys) joins a nunnery. 

Another problem? This project is important to my Russian boss, the broody, mouthwateringly sexy Vlad, a.k.a. the Impaler. 

There’s only one solution: Test both the software and the hardware myself...with his help. 

Note: This is a raunchy slow-burn stand-alone romantic comedy featuring a quirky, nerdy heroine, her hot, mysterious Russian boss, and two guinea pigs that may or may not be into scissoring each other. If any of the above is not your cup of tea, run far, far away. Otherwise, buckle in for a snort-water-up-the-nose-funny, feel-good ride.

Extra note: The epilogue is narrated by Sebastian York.

©2020 Misha Bell (P)2020 Misha Bell

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Beautiful 💜💜

Love this story and these characters . These two are hilarious together . They are definitely worth a listen to . I look forward to more . 💖🤎💜❤️💜🤎💖

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Ok story

Was expecting a funny Romcom, but it didn't quite hit the mark. Situations that were trying to be funny just felt a bit awkward. I liked the MC and the minor characters we were introduced to too. Ava Erickson was great, but if you are expecting Sebastian York he only arrives during the epilogue.

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  • Robin Manor
  • 17-01-2021

Hard Code

Hard Code: A Laugh-Out-Loud Workplace Romantic Comedy - Misha Bell and Anna Zaires

This book is everything it is summarized to be and more. The humor is real and the smile on my face lasted the entire time I read it, twice.
I loved the dual narration so we could get a sense of what was going on in the characters minds and the many misunderstanding couples go through.
Fanny is a typical nerd software genius who is in coding but wants to get into game development.
Vlad came over from Russia when he was young but still has a bit of an accent, he takes the Dracula jokes in stride. Vlad has a close family who appear in the book and also future books, his brother Alex and sister.
Vlad has “volunteered “ Fanny to test and review the sex toys he is developing with his sister’s company. Since these are remote controlled she needs a man to be the tester for the opposite sex. Somehow Vlad ends of being the other test subject, of course, and the fun and very 🔥, as well as inventive and original.
Best thing I learned is that guinea pigs hop when happy and to read all instructions before testing sex toys.
This book was so addicting I then listened to the audible version. It was even more delightful, especially hearing narrator Sebastian York use his “Russian accent”. No one does hot Romcoms like Sebastian.
Laughing alone and blushing in my car might have got me some suspicious looks from other drivers, lol.

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  • JerseyChick
  • 10-04-2021

Nerdy deliciousness

Nerd love is the best and this book delivers. Who knew QA testing could be sexy? I laughed out so many times. I’m not as fair as Fanny is but I probably would be as red as she was with all that befalls her.

Im also glad that there is very little angst or misunderstandings. I usually skip those parts because I just can’t relate to it. A fun and quick listen on Audible. The narrators do a great job :)

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  • Mrs. Ledford
  • 24-03-2021

BEST. BOOK. EVERRRR

just like the preview for the book says it is laugh out loud funny definitely!

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  • JB
  • 18-03-2021

love love love this story and narration!

I loved it! I never write reviews but this story was funny, romantic, and steamy!!!!! The perfect trifecta!

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  • stevie lynn bullock
  • 04-03-2021

awesome!

the story, the performance, everything about it was amazing. i listened to the whole book in one day while I worked (i'm an artist) and I was immediately sucked into the story. I normally don't like female narrators reading for male.characters as the voices they do can be very distracting, but Ava did an incredible job. highly highly recommend this audiobook

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  • Savannah M.
  • 02-03-2021

Fun!!

I really enjoyed this book!! The characters and story are so lovable and the crazy situations they get themselves into are just insane. I’m so happy I decided to get this hood through audible.

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  • NCgirl
  • 28-02-2021

Truly funny!

I work in the software industry so this book was especially funny. I love the inner dialogue of Fanny and the mishaps of video conferencing - my worst nightmares! Vlad is sweet and caring, the families are quirky as real life, and the romance is great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-02-2021

Endearingly funny!!!

I loved it!!!! I havent laughed so hard in forever. Will listen again and again.

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  • patricia rodriguez
  • 02-02-2021

Loved it!!!!!!!!!

I loved this book couldn't put it down. Fanny Pack has been given a new assignment to test the new sex toys, but when the couple that she hired to test them backed out she decided to test them herself. While testing them something goes wrong and she calls for help, but she accidently calls her bosses boss the impaler the Russian CEO Mr. Vladimir Chortsky. Vlad comes to help her and to take her to the ER, and after that day they spend time together and Fanny tells him that she has a man in mind to help her text the toys. Someone hacks into Fanny's account and starts spreading rumors about her and Vlad in the office which she fears that he will get angry and fire her.

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  • azbball
  • 30-01-2021

Great funny and cute

It was great to find a nice romantic comedy that was funny to listen too and not trying to get too deep or repeat the same script so many rom cons seem to do. I was bummed there next one in the series isn’t yet available on audible yet.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-2021

lovely, charming and funny

Great read overall. Full of funny scenes and the coding aspect adds some great interest to the story as a whole. Packed with awkward moments you can really feel and good laughs throughout. The characters have good general depth and there's a believable connection between the main leads. I enjoyed reading something where the female lead is not the usual damsel in distress in need of constant rescue. Would recommend for a light hearted read and will be reading more by this author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-01-2021

hilarious

This was one of those books that suddenly had me busting out laughing and everyone thinking I am crazy. I loved it.

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  • happy shopper
  • 20-01-2021

Wow

Omg omg, I’ve never laughed so much this is well worth the credit. Read and enjoy

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  • mrs maureen treagust
  • 18-01-2021

Hard code

I loved this book the story well it’s better with Audible you have amazing imagination so thank you I get into the book as if it’s me amazing so thank you once again and keep using your mind xxx

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  • hayho
  • 13-01-2021

Hallarious

This is the funniest book I’ve listened to in ages. I’ve laughed out loud walking around the supermarket and gotten strange looks. Great story and great narration. Simply a really good listen.

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  • KC
  • 01-03-2021

Laugh out loud brilliant

I’m reasonably new to audiobooks and had been finding it difficult to to relate performed voices to those in my head. But Hard Code has had me by turn laughing out loud (or stifling laughter in company - thank goodness for ear pods!) and squirming in my seat. The reading is fantastic, with inflections and exclamations which don’t jar you out of the story. The story itself is comic but sexy - and not just in pockets but all the way through. You can just picture poor Fanny’s makeup struggles and the laid back office atmosphere at 1KD. I’m sat in a car park and this is my first audible review. Definitely worth it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-02-2021

funny and good

I really enjoy this book I'm already waiting for the next story will definitely buy it can't wait.. funny different happy to have try this new writer for me

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  • Ande-n
  • 15-02-2021

Really funny

I have not stopped laughing all the way through this book. It was brilliant. Definitely worth listening to.

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  • P.Wedz
  • 30-01-2021

☆☆☆

Good Storyline. Some funny moments and interesting mishaps with toys. Has all the good feels of a romcom. A recommended read. Enjoy!

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  • Sam W
  • 10-05-2021

Just loved it!

Sign of a good book is when you don't want it to end and I definitely didn't..... not by a long way!

Great narration by two of my favourites.

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