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Dive into this feel-good, steamy romcom series, and meet three gorgeous heroes and the feisty women who bring them to their knees.

Included in this flirty and fun boxset is three complete full-length stand-alone novels for one great price:

  • Book one: Operation My Fake Girlfriend
  • Book two: Sexy with Attitude Too
  • Book three: You Only Love Once

Operation My Fake Girlfriend

Some people think a knicker-less walk of shame is as bad as it gets. Some people are wrong. Very. Wrong.

Grace:

That awkward moment when you figure out the hot piece-of-ass in bed beside you, aka - your drunken hook-up - is your boss’ boss, billionaire hottie Sebastian Stone.

Even more awkward? The knowledge that there is no way I can retrieve my knickers from the chandelier above his bed without waking him.

Now he wants me to be his fake girlfriend, and he has an offer I cannot refuse.

Sebastian:

I’ve fought my whole life to prove I have what it takes to run the family empire. Unfortunately, these days my Gramps cares more about family values than stock values. And he’s not handing over the company unless I find love. 

Grace Harper is the no-strings hook-up I haven’t been able to forget.

Finding out she’s my employee and a hot little rule-breaker - Who brings their geriatric cat to work? - I figure she’s perfect for Operation: My Fake Girlfriend.

Will a phony relationship unleash Grace and Sebastian’s deepest desires? Or will faking it make them come undone?

Sexy with Attitude Too

Reasons Luke Stone is off limits:  He’s a cop. I have a criminal past. His favorite pastime is pulling me over for speeding. Driving fast makes me feel free. He’s maddeningly hot. I am off men. He’s my boss’ brother. If they discover my resume is fake, I’ll get fired. He knows I’m hiding something, and he’s determined to find out what.

So when my boss orders me to cat-sit at his place while he whisks his bride away on honeymoon, the last person I expect to share the responsibility with is Luke Stone - aka the hot-as-hell heart-throb cop.

Surviving him will be impossible. He’s infuriating. He eats all my snacks, makes constant innuendos, and walks around half naked, flaunting those rock-hard abs and bulging biceps, making my mouth water. 

They say there is a fine line between love and hate. I’ll either end up killing him or sleeping with him. 

Please God, let it be the first one.

You Only Love Once

Five years ago my pride got in the way of love. Now I’m about to swallow it.

Willow:

He was my first crush, my first love, and my first time. He’s also the brother of my arch-enemy, Patti Banks.

When he enlisted in the marines, he promised he’d be back soon. He lied. Now he’s back, and he’s wondering why the gorgeous kid, who looks a lot like him, is calling me mamma. 

Ethan:

We agreed it was forever, but she never wrote me back. My sister hates her, but she hates everyone. 

When I lay my eyes on her, it’s as if nothing has changed. She’s still fiercely independent and packs a mean right hook.

But now there’s a kid involved, it’s time to put our games aside. And this time, I’m playing for keeps. 

©2021 Emily James (P)2021 Emily James

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  • Bette
  • 20-05-2021

A Fabulously Delightful RomCom Trifecta! Great🎧📚🎧

This is an awesome boxset, it contains the first three books of Emily James’ “Love in Short” series and offers a great variety of RomCom novels. Each book is well written with interesting characters and storylines that are captivating from start to end. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. I like the clever titles and acronyms for these books, they are fun and add a little more humor to an already fun story. Each book is set in the small town of Heaven, East Angleford, each book features a different couple but some of the characters are connected and may appear in more than one book. The first book OMFG ~ Operation: My Fake Girlfriend is Sebastian Stone and Grace Harper’s story. Grace does the unthinkable she accidentally “likes” her ex’s engagement post on social media, which in big no-no and she talks her humiliation out with a bottle and then picks up a hottie for a one night stand. A one night stand that turns out to be her new bosses son, she had no idea who he was but saw photos of him and his grandfather in his home. She just starting working at Stone Enterprises and there is a no fraternization policy so she does the smart thing sneaks out before he wakes up and hopes he does not remember who she is. But no such luck, Sebastian not only remembers her but he searches for her too. He is in line to take over Stone Enterprises but his Grandfather wants to see him settle down and take relationships seriously first, so he comes up with Operation Fake Girlfriend and he propositions Grace with offers she can’t refuse, well Grace is too kind to say no to anyone. This fake relationship turned real is a fast moving story with lots of laugh out loud moments, a male cat name Geraldine who is a scene stealer at times, there are also heartfelt and emotional moments and some hot romance. The second book SWAT ~ Sexy with Attitude Too is Luke Stone and Rosie Butterworth’s story, it is a great enemies to lovers, opposite attract story. Luke chose to be a police officer and not be a part of the family business. He has a reputation in town of being a player and a love them and leave them type of guy. He is ok with that because he never leads any of his hookups on, letting them know right up front he does not want a relationship. Rosie Butterworth is Sebastian’s new personal assistant at the office. He has her picking up a wedding cake, but Luke was sent to pick up that same cake he chases her pulls her over but she winds up getting away until he catches up with her again. Then the two wind up house and cat sit for Geraldine. The push and pull between these two was hilarious at times, neither one wants to back down. The chemistry between them was undeniable and explosive so you knew it was only a matter of time. In addition to the relationship drama there is some crime drama with Luke working on a case, it brings a bit of a mystery, there are also twists and turns not only with the case but with who Rosie is. The storylines pull together nicely and Luke shines in the end. The third book YOLO ~ You Only Love Once is Willow Parker and Ethan Banks’s story, it is a fabulous second chancer romance. Willow and Ethan were teens in love, after H.S Willow had big plans after college, she wanted a bigger life and out of small town living. Ethan’s family owned the bakery but with his sister, Patti, is taking it over so he had decisions to make, after losing his brother who was serving overseas he decided to enlist. Willow found out she was pregnant and returned back home to find Ethan had left, she was broken hearted. Patti told Ethan bad info about Willow and he two was broken hearted. The story fast forwards to the present Ethan returns back to Heaven one of the first people he runs in to is Willow. Willow, a single mother of a darling little girl named Jessica, she does not know her father and her father does not know about her. This is a sweet story, Willow and her sister are helping their mother out while battling cancer, Willow works two jobs one being in the local bar, a bar Ethan buys, so she becomes his employee. I loved how everything played out in this book too, the story is beautifully plotted and has the perfect balance of drama, humor and romance, it also has all the feels. In case you are wondering what the character connection was in this book Willow is good friends with Rosie and Ethan is with Luke. We also get some history of things that went down in the past with Patti. I highly recommend this series, the books are enjoyable and entertaining and will definitely put a smile on your face. Emily James that you for these wonderful stories and the laughs and the emotional rollercoaster ride, I enjoyed every minute of it.

🎧📚🎧And for the fabulous narration, Sophie Hunter-Scott, Sunny Patel, Greg Michaels are talented narrators and voice artists. Sophie Hunter-Scott and Sunny Patel narrated the first book, Greg Michaels joins Sophie Hunter-Scott for the 2nd and 3rd book. hey do a great job portraying these characters, humanizing them giving each their own voice and personality. They take each role and make it their own sounding believable and just how I picture the characters to sound. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture the characters emotions and project them into their performance. They set the perfect tone of the story, handle the witty dialogue with ease and land the humor flawlessly. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for great listen🎧

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  • 09-06-2021

Great series accented with fun narration

I really liked all three interconnected stories in this box set. Expect funny banter and situations and a wacky cast. There are some steamy moments and while there are serious moments, I loved how the humor was always present.

Operation, My Fake Girlfriend was the funniest. A fake relationship/ boss romance, there was some really hilarious banter.
Sexy With Attitude follows the brother of the hero in the first book and the assistant of the brother. I liked this book and there was a lot of fun times in the beginning although it gets a little more serious towards the end because the author covers the heroine's past.
The final book, You Only Live Once was a second chance romance with a little secret baby thrown in and this one felt more serious to me and less humorous but that makes sense given the topics addressed, including jealousy, perceived jealousy and a really mean sister (of the hero).

The narration really shone. Sophie hunter-Scott, especially, was amazing- she has fantastic comedic timing and in fact, she really always sounded like she was having a blast with this narration. i adored listening to her playing the multiple characters. I liked Sunny Patel (first story), who had a beautifully smooth voice. Greg Michaels was also good but sometimes his narration was a little difficult to understand. Otherwise, the stories were all elevated with the narration.

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  • Hils
  • 08-04-2021

Needs a complete rewrite

It’s supposed to be set in England, but the language is all wrong, talk of comforters instead of quilts or duvets and faucets instead of Taps along with many more americanisms makes it a really awkward listen. Add to that the fact that the narrators are poor, way too old for the characters and often very unclear, even for British natives, to understand. Generally a decent plot has been ruined by lack of attention to detail. DNF after first book.

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