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Publisher's Summary

Falling in love is the hardest business of all. 

Entrepreneur and innovator Kadrienne Davenport gets results. A demanding executive and stickler for punctuality, Kade throws herself into work to avoid hurting anyone, convinced she only causes pain to those she loves. 

When Jennifer Spencer meets an incognito Kade at a conference, sparks fly. But when Kade unexpectedly becomes her boss, Jen's problems multiply. The company she founded is going broke, her grandmother's dementia is worsening, and her attraction to Kade -- her difficult, brilliant, charismatic mentor -- is growing. 

Kade's desire to keep things professional between them is in Jen's best interest. Yet what's in Kade's best interest…is Jen.

©2018 Heather Blackmore (P)2018 Bold Strokes Books, Inc

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brilliant

best book so far. performance was brilliantly done, can't wait for more to come. happiness

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  • Jason Engler
  • 15-03-2018

Not a typical romance

It's important to set expectations before picking up this book: this novel isn't just a romance. If you just wanted a light romance read, you might want to pass.

The first few chapters start out pretty normal. The two girls meet in hawaii on business trips. Turns out they're going to the same conference. In the typical romance-novel way, they end up sharing a suite. The next day the conference starts, and Jennifer realizes the girl she's attracted to, Kade, is the main speaker and a big deal in the industry. Fast forward a year. Kade becomes Jennifer's boss by coincidence. So far so normal, but this is where the romance waters start to get cloudy. In addition to the romance, the author takes detours to show about the girls' relationship with their elder family members, discuss jennifer's business (more technical than your typical author), and contemplate the difficulties of being a woman entrepreneur. I wasn't surprised to look up the author on goodreads and find she has a background in start ups. I'm used to the novels where the authors aren't experienced in the field and just graze it enough to set up the plot. You probably know what I'm talking about; novels about everything from computer hacking to soldiers. I was pleasantly surprised to get the impression this author did know a thing or two about the field.

The characters share some conflicts I can relate to, particularly prioritizing work vs personal life and how to forgive people who are jerks. To be honest, from the get-go I was hoping kade would get together with her assistant Holly instead of Jennifer. Holly knows Kade so well and does everything Kade needs, even if Kade doesn't want it. I was glad Holly got something positive at the end. Some of the conflicts are caused by a one-way lack of communication (which was totally her fault). I respected Kade and liked her more of the two, despite jennifer being the "nicer" person.

I listened to the audiobook performed by Lori Prince, who did a fantastic job as always. The male characters don't have a lot of dialogue, and she performs the two girls admirably. Jennifer has the younger voice and Kade is the slightly deeper, mature voice.

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  • realdog
  • 07-03-2018

Perfect Romance

I can't recommend this audio book highly enough. the story is a great character study, unfolds nicely, and the narrator is exceptional.

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  • DB
  • 15-08-2018

How do I love thee...

Let me count the ways...I love these characters, from the minors, to the majors and those in between. The struggle, the sweetness, the patience, the banter, the connection, the love, all set in corporate Silicon Valley. I feel like I learned some about how a start up actually starts up and how venture capitalism works...at least a smidge. The dance between the Kade and Jen is lovely, painful, hopeful, and you can see from the beginning it is absolutely fated. It's a tortuous road to healing the past and we watch Kade as she struggles with her past, with forgiveness and with self love. She is an amazing character, as is Jen in her own way...such a flirt, such a compassionate human being. Not too heavy and definitely not too light, it's an engaging book that I am sad to finish. Lori Prince is magnificent. The first couple of hours of the book I played at 1.25 speed because it felt a little slow to me but later I went back to normal time and it was fine.

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  • yulanda jordan
  • 10-08-2018

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I really enjoyed this story, I kept replying a few parts because I wanted to make sure nothing was missed.
emotional variations in voice were well placed and her tone was very pleasant

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  • Aussy
  • 29-06-2018

What a performance!

There are no more words to describe Lori Prince’s chops other than “WOW”. The storyline was full and engaging, and the acting was amazing. I truly felt like I saw Kade break down and could feel her pain. BRAVO!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-2018

good book!

loved it! my favorite one yet. the narrator was great.
Hated to see it end.

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  • Bailey
  • 07-05-2018

I'm in looooove with their love!

I can't help but want more.. any chance there's a sequal with their wedding and honeymoon? Say.. in Maui, perhaps??? I think it'd be fitting! ;)

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  • Kate K.
  • 18-06-2018

great book

loved it from start to finish. once I started this book I couldn't stop it.

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  • Shrimp
  • 18-06-2018

A good story, realistic, and great characters!

I was in the mood for something new and stumbled upon this. Right off the bat it hooks you, then delivers great character development, and from there you are deep in a realistic story. Well done & a must read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-2018

I loved this book!!!!

It kept me interested the whole time. I couldn't stop listening. I liked how the narrator expressed each character making the both the book itself and the listening experience enjoyable. So good!!!