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So, my Chihuahua fell in love with a bear. Excuse me, a giant, bear-like dog. 

Now, the bear’s scorching hot owner is on my case, demanding an STD test...for my pet. 

Another problem with this doggy love affair? The bear’s mysterious owner may be the key to funding my new venture and taking my toys company to the next level. And by “toys", I mean the fun kind, the kind every woman (and man) needs. 

If only I could figure out what he’s hiding - or get my libido to behave. Because mixing business and pleasure is a bad idea, and Dragomir Lamian may not be who he seems. 

Note: This is a standalone, raunchy, slow-burn romantic comedy featuring a confident, toy-obsessed heroine who knows every Russian superstition under the sun, her meet-cute with a hot, mysterious stranger, and two dogs engaged in a love affair of their own. If any of the above is not your cup of tea, run away now. Otherwise, buckle in for a laugh-out-loud, feel-good ride.

©2021 Misha Bell (P)2021 Misha Bell

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So hilarious 😂😂

You definitely needed to listen 🎧 too this hilarious story . My favourite part to this story is their pets . They definitely steal every scene in this story. Haha 😆 especially when her little Doggy spoke with a accent so sexy . Hahaha 😝 loved it 💕🤎💕🤎💕

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  • Vidhi
  • 04-05-2021

Amazing Listen!!

Ava Erickson was the perfect choice for narration of this book. Teddy Hamilton was also perfect for his supporting role in this book. And above all Anna Zaires wrote one of the best books that was romantic and funny at the same time.

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  • Jennie
  • 03-05-2021

Super Cute RomCom!

This book was the cutest! This story features Bella Chortsky, Vlad’s sister from Hard Code. From the beginning this book was enticing! Bella has this whole Elle Woods look/vibe going on the outside, but she’s whip smart and funny. I thought it was going to be enemies to lovers theme, but surprisingly it was more of opposites attract situation. I thought it was funny how Bella loved doodling the penises an any surface. I loved Boner and Winnie’s inner dialogue haha! It was funny how a chihuahua “sounded” French. As for Bella and Dragomir, they were a great couple from the beginning. They were competitive with each other, but in a easy going way. The attraction was hot and intense and he could read her like a book. I enjoyed everything about this story and can’t wait to find out what happens with Alex. The narration was perfect! I love Teddy Hamilton and Ava Erickson! These two are entertaining storytellers who make you fall in love with story and characters. I would definitely recommend this audiobook book, especially if you love a funny, sexy, charming RomCom that will make you swoon and laugh out loud.

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  • John
  • 01-05-2021

Really really good

This is my first book From Misha Bell and it’s awesome. I loved it the narration is awesome Ava is great. Thanks for the book

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  • Cindy and Chris
  • 30-04-2021

One of the funny books that I’ve ever listened to

It’s worth your money. I won’t regret it. Totally cute and totally worth the listen. Enjoy!

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  • carvanz
  • 30-04-2021

Loved this fun read!

Audiobook: Narrators - Ava Erickson and Teddy Hamilton

Ms. Erickson did an excellent job of making this story come alive in an even more hysterical way than just reading it did. Her French accent for her chihuahua was hilarious. Just the rhythm in which she performed this story had me smiling. That’s the type of voice she has...it’s going to make you feel whatever she wants you to feel and that’s exactly what happened with this book.


This was a fun, smexy read.  A perfect feel good story made even better with the addition of dogs and devices of the most risque kind.


Bella was so much fun.  I loved that she embraced what could potentially be an embarrassing career with enthusiasm.  Her quirky behaviors and beliefs had me grinning throughout the book.  The fact that she was able to throw  her voice, like a ventriloquist, raised the humor and the voice that she gave her dog, Boner, had me loving everything about her.  She was hilariously delightful!


This is written from Bella's point of view so I missed connecting with Dragomir, the hero.  I was unable to discern much about him if he didn’t vocalize it.  Until it came to his own dog, Winnie.  The set up was a perfect meet cute that led to more.  I found it all absolutely adorable.


This is a fast paced story with low angst and secondary characters that were primarily Winnie and Boner.  I read it in one sitting and loved it all as it left me smiling and ready for what the world wanted to toss at me.

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  • JerseyChick
  • 29-04-2021

More please

Love the humor, sweet love story, and glamorous world that is created. Narrators were great.

Love that Bella is brainy, knows what she wants and goes for it. The H is the strong and considerate mate I think everyone looks for...

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 28-04-2021

A LIGHT EASY LISTEN OF LAUGHTER, SIZZLES & SEX

What a fun and enjoyable slow-build as Fate tangles and toys with peeved pooch owners Dragomir and Bella before Destiny herself comes in after their truth bombs and builds bridges to save their HEAs. Dragomir is much more than a handsome, sexy, droll-worthy hunk of a Businessman.. and fun-loving beautiful Bella designs, uses, gifts and is the brains of her own successful adult sex toy business. And, when seeking funding throws in a curveball.. when her tiny chihuahua Boner gets Dragomir’s beast of dog pregnant.. and when mutual attraction sizzles, sparks and combusts between the two loving pet owners, it leads to a very adult ’toy’ story. They just click (.. no, not the toys.. minds gutters please), they both vie for having the worst parents ever, they share a similar language, they love love love their dogs.. and they are heading towards loving each other too.. but they both have secrets. So once they’re out of the can, will the spill lead to heartbreak or happily ever afters?

This is a quirky, light, fun, charmingly sweet and playfully sexy Rom Com with Bella sometimes mentally vocalizing both dogs accented humorous thoughts and feelings. The initially hostile and laughable relationship between Bella and Dragomir deliciously builds into romance and sexcapades.. and the secondary characters all enrich the plot wherever they are placed in the storyline. Ava’s narration was a five ⭐️ excellent performance.. BUT tut tut 👎 don’t go taunting Teddy’s name hinting it’s dual POV when his ONLY actual contribution (which was all too briefly welcomed by me 🥰) was actually nothing more than the Epilogue ☹️😔😢 .

Worth a credit? Yes, there’s flirts, laughter and fun times.. there’s anticipation and many many rewards.. there’s a sexy rich hero that’s hiding something big and a feisty entrepreneur who knows what she wants - and the lucky lady isn’t disappointed 😉😉.. and I happily listened as it lightened the load of ‘21.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 28-04-2021

Hilarious and Hot! 🔥

This is the second book in the Hard Code Series, a Romantic Comedy. OMG! Bella and Dragomir's slow burn romance is HILARIOUS, and steamy!! Bella, the creator of the Belka sex toy company, is feisty, smart, and extroverted. Dragomir is handsome, enigmatic, and intriguing. They are opposites attract, and they are so perfect together. Even their dogs, Boner and Winnie, are opposites attract. They are a great addition to the story! I liked the story, the pace, the crazy families, the superstitions, the Russian traditions, and the twists. The supporting characters are great, and intriguing. The audiobook version is amazing! Ava Erickson did a fantastic job with the narration. I liked the Epilogue, narrated by Teddy Hamilton. If you like steamy Romantic Comedy, this Series is definitely for you!

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  • Ap2514
  • 07-05-2021

Loved it!

So funny! This book is absolutely hysterical. It starts off with a literal bang, when a randy Chihuahua decides to hump another dog in the park. What ensues over the next 40ish chapters is rom-com gold.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-05-2021

love this

Fantasticly fun and entertaining. I love all the family dynamics, both families! And the dogs so precious. Eva Erickson sure can narrate the heck out of a story! 5+ stars!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 29-04-2021

Hilarious & Steamy!

Looking for a laugh out loud book? I found it for you! Hard Ware is the second book in the Hard Code series and Misha Bell had me in stitches. Bella is quite the woman. Smart, beautiful and ambitious, she is looking for her next investor for an idea she has. Little did she think her dog would find him! Dragomir is hiding from his past. Not looking for a relationship, the connection between his dog and Bella's has him spending time with the beautiful Bella. With wealth like his, he could be the next potential investor. But when he finds out what she does for a living, will he still be interested? I think the thing that had me hooked from the start was the voices the dog's were given. Every time they spoke, I was smiling! Add in the slow burn chemistry these two had, and I enjoyed every minute! It's low angst, provocative humor and steamy passion. Bell has another winner on her hands!

Narration by Ava Erickson was incredible! I love her ability to easily change her voices, include spot on accents and give all the feels. She is a master! We have Teddy Hamilton delivering the epilogue, and as always makes my heart warm. I do wish it said featuring Teddy, as I was waiting for him to come in to narrate as Dragomir, but was pleasantly surprised at the end. It's a fun listen I highly recommend.

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