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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Review: 69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer / @kiraarcherbooks

Series & Title: Winning the Billionaire, Book 1: 69 Million Things I Hate About You
Author: Kira Archer
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Indulgence
Release Date: October 9, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Comedy, Romance
eBook Provided By: Purchased from Amazon

After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where’s the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss.

Billionaire Cole Harrington quickly figures out something’s afoot with his usually agreeable personal assistant. When he finds out about the office pool betting on how long it’ll take him to fire her, he decides to spice things up and see how far he can push her until she quits.

The game is on, with everyone waiting to see who will crack first. But the bet sparks a new dynamic between them, and soon they realize they just might have crossed that fine line between hate and love.

It's really easy to see why Kiersten hates Cole. Being his assistant, she knows is demanding but Cole takes it to a whole 'nother level of demanding that eats at Kiersten's usual professionalism. The killer is calling her weird variations of her name while getting everyone else's names right.


Winning the lotto was the game changer. It gave Kiersten an entire host of reasons to show her displeasure with Cole. And, boy, did she show it.

Except Cole refused to let her change in behavior get the best of him. So he played along, giving as good as she did, taking as well as she did too. Were their antics childish? Hell yeah! But it was hilarious to watch these two otherwise professional adults act like loonies trying to get each other to crack.

And despite all of their jabs at one another, they fell in love. The chemistry wasn't bam! in your face for them. It manifested the longer they went at it. That give and take, push and shove did them in.

Aside from the humor, I really, really loved the ending. The separation was followed by eye-opening conversations that pointed out their individual needs to overcome fear of not knowing where they stood with each other, and that push to take a chance and lay all the cards on the table.

I loved and enjoyed this story. To be honest, I didn't think I would. I'm not much for billionaire romances. They're not my usual subgenre. But I really love this story. Everything about it.

I live in Pennsylvania with my hubs and two kids. And 3 ridiculous cats. I’m one of those people who laughs at inappropriate moments (especially overly emotional occasions like weddings or funerals); I have an insanely overactive imagination which is great when I’m writing but not so great when I’m shutting all the lights off at night and then have to go up the stairs. I have a PhD in Procrastination (or would if there was such a thing and there soooo should be because I’m seriously at expert level here). And if I’m not writing, I’m reading, or thinking about reading or writing. And running my kids around because they are busy and I’m the taxi driver. I also write historical romances as Michelle McLean.

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