“Sit back and enjoy the ride, because you're going to laugh your butt off!" - Brenda, AL.
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.
Each title in the Winning the Billionaire series is STANDALONE:
* 69 Million Things I Hate About You
* The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby
* Scotland or Bust
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Kiersten Abbott jogged on her tiptoes after her boss, Marie, trying to keep her heels from clacking too loudly on the marble tile while still managing to keep up.
Moving at high speed through the office, laden down with coffee cups, coats, bags, briefcases, file folders, laptops, and any other number of items had become second nature to Kiersten. She handed off two of the three coffee cups to her besties who worked in the same office, Izzy and Cassie, who each mouthed "thank you" and quickly went back to looking busy. Marie wasn't technically their boss, but she was the first assistant to Cole Harrington, president and founder of Harrington Enterprises, the biggest think tank and development firm in Manhattan, which made her a sort of supervisor over Izzy, Cassie, and the rest of the assistants in the office. Kiersten was second assistant, which made her Marie's go-to girl. All the work, none of the credit — that went to Marie.
"Keep up," Marie said over her shoulder.
Kiersten jumped, almost spilling the remaining coffee in her hand, and hightailed it to catch up to Marie, who was marching straight for the dragon's lair.
Kiersten made it two feet inside before the sight of Mr. Harrington froze her. The man was on his treadmill, in a pair of loose sweatpants that fit low on his hips, and nothing else. And from the looks of him, he'd been on the thing a while. A few beads of sweat ran in rivulets down the hard-planed muscles of his chest and abs. And whatever the hell those amazing V muscles were called pointed in stark relief to what one tabloid had called "the treasure every woman in Manhattan wanted." Kiersten had scoffed when she'd read that. Seeing everything up close and personal had her rethinking her skepticism.
When one errant drop slipped beneath the band of his sweatpants, Kiersten nearly lost her grip on the coffee. Lucky little sweat drop.
Marie handed Mr. Harrington a towel and followed him to the bathroom hidden behind a cleverly disguised wooden panel in the wall. She stood outside the door, grimacing at the sound of the shower turning on. After a minute or two, she finally spoke, raising her voice to be heard over the running water.
"Mr. Harrington, I'll be out of touch this weekend, but Kiersten will be on call for you and —"
The water cut off and his voice floated through the door. "The conference is this weekend, and I'm the keynote speaker," he said. "I need you there. It'll be much easier to reschedule your thing than it would be to change the conference at this late date."
"My thing?" Marie took a deep breath, her fists clenched at her sides. Oh shit. She was going nuclear.
Mr. Harrington came out of the bathroom, buttoning a fresh shirt. "Yes. Your thing. Whatever it is, cancel it. Change it. Move it. I don't care."
"My thing, as you call it, is my wedding," Marie shouted. "I've told you about it repeatedly. I've spent over a year planning it. It can't be rescheduled."
Kiersten's jaw dropped. No one yelled at Mr. Harrington. Hell, no one even questioned him.
"If you can't fulfill your job obligations — "
Marie flung her hands up. "Don't bother firing me. I quit!" She tossed a ring of keys and a phone onto his desk and marched out, pausing only long enough to grab her coat and purse from her own desk. "Oh my God, that felt good." She glanced at Kiersten and snorted. "Good luck." And then she breezed out, with a spring in her step and a smile on her face.
Kiersten stood rooted to the spot. She risked a glance back at Mr. Harrington, who was slipping into his suit jacket and coming her way.
"Oh shit," she whispered under her breath.
He finally pinned his gaze on her, looking her up and down, and she prayed he hadn't heard her. Those eyes of his were startling. She'd never gotten a close enough look to really see the color, and the steel gray with a darker ring of almost black surrounding them was unexpectedly mesmerizing. He took his coat and coffee from her.
"Who are you?"
"Kiersten, sir." Her voice was barely audible, and she cleared her throat. "Your second assistant."
"Well, Kestin, you've just been promoted. Let's hope you last longer than the last three."
She opened her mouth to correct him on her name, but before she could, he was already firing orders at her as he went back to his desk and started packing up his briefcase.
"I have a meeting in twenty minutes with my project manager, and after that I should have dinner reservations at ..."
He frowned and Kiersten piped up.
"Le Bernadin, sir. Your reservation is for eight o'clock."
"Thank you. Confirm that, and clear my schedule for the rest of the evening."
At least her first task was an easy one. "I confirmed it this afternoon, Mr. Harrington. You're all set."
Working with Marie had been great training. She'd pretty much been running Mr. Harrington's life anyway. Only now she had to deal with Harrington himself. The prospect sent jolts of terror and excitement zinging through her. She could finally show what she was made of and get credit for the work she was already doing. Not to mention a nice raise. Her bank account would be happy to see that. The forty-three dollars currently sitting in there would love the company. And if she had to spend her days glued to the side of her asshat of a boss, well, at least he was easy to look at.
"Wonderful," he said, turning those piercing eyes of his back on her. He stared long enough that she dropped her gaze, looking down to see if she'd spilled something on her blouse or had forgotten a button or something.
Nope, nothing wrong. She met his gaze again and this time didn't look away. Yes, the man practically made her shake in her knock-off Louboutins, but there was no reason he needed to know that.
His lips twitched with a hint of amusement. "Call me Cole."
Kiersten blinked at him. Marie had never called him by his first name. No one did.
"Mr. Harrington makes me feel old. I don't look old yet, do I?" he asked in that charming bedroom voice of his that she could swear would melt M&Ms while they were still in the bag.
Her eyes flicked over him, making his lips twitch further. "No, sir."
"No 'sirs.' Just Cole."
"Yes, sir." Damn. She couldn't stop.
He made a sound that might have been a snort and then turned back to his desk to grab his briefcase. "Here," he said, handing her the phone Marie had left. "Keep it with you at all times. I keep weird hours. Consider yourself on call. All the contacts you'll need should be in there."
He paused for a moment, his brow furrowing. "Get ahold of HR. Tell them to send over the paperwork for your new position, and we'll make everything official. I'm assuming you know where Marie kept my calendar and all the other information you'll need."
Kiersten nodded, but he wasn't really paying attention to her as he rattled off more instructions. "Make sure you're up to date on all my pending contracts and current projects. We've got deadlines to meet, and I have no intention of missing anything because of this ridiculous upset. If you need help with passwords or anything to get into the computers, get IT up here to get everything changed around. See security on your way out for your new badge. You'll need an upgrade to have access to all the floors and offices."
He stopped and glanced back at her. "Shouldn't you be writing this down?"
"No, sir. I've got it." Thankfully, she was quick on her feet and had a memory to match. Clearly, Mr. Harrington, er ... Cole, was going to keep her hopping.
"Cole. And I hope so." He went back to gathering his things, moving about his office like a mini-tornado looking for a place to land. He grabbed the ring of keys Marie had left and tossed them at her. "These should get you into the building, all the offices, my apartment, and anywhere else you might need access to. I don't know which is which, so you'll have to figure it out. My security company will need to be notified to change the passwords for the keypads at my apartment. You'll need to be there for the voice recognition and fingerprint software to be updated. There should be a list of people somewhere on Marie's desk who'll need to be notified that you're my new assistant. Make that happen. I don't want to deal with delays on anything while we argue with someone over whether or not you're authorized to have the information. Switch Marie's plane ticket and hotel reservation to your name for the conference this weekend or make your own reservations if needed. I assume you're available to go."
He gave her a look that would freeze a polar bear's balls, and she nodded. Thankfully, she had no life. She'd rather be making money than sitting at home with Ben & Jerry's.
"Good," he said. "You'll need to change her info to yours for anything else conference related. Also ..." He stopped and grimaced a little. "Make sure Marie's benefits remain in place until she finds new employment, and put a reference letter on file for her. In fact, one of the firms I met with last week is looking for someone. Send them a recommendation. Also, authorize a severance package. And double the usual amount."
He gathered up the rest of his stuff and headed for the door. He paused just before he walked out. "And send her a wedding gift."
Kiersten's jaw dropped again, and this time Mr. Harrington — Cole — did give her a smile. "What? I'm not always a dick."
"Not always, but often," Mr. Larson, Cole's partner, said from the doorway where he'd apparently been waiting. He smiled and winked at Kiersten. Cole brushed by him, muttered, "Don't even think about it," and kept on going. Mr. Larson shrugged and followed him out, leaving Kiersten standing there staring after them, shell-shocked, her mind still trying to process what had just happened.
She'd been thrown into the deep end, no doubt about it. On the bright side, her salary would nearly double. Then again, she knew she'd be earning every penny of it. Cole Harrington was the dream of practically every woman in the world. Young, gorgeous, richer than God, and in many opinions more powerful. He'd developed one of the most popular dating apps around, almost before he was old enough to date himself, owned entire islands, gave generously to charities, and loved puppies and children. Everybody loved him — except the people who worked for him directly.
The phone in her hand buzzed a notification before she could even finish the thought.
"And so it begins," she muttered.
"So, new assistant, huh?" Brooks Larson, Cole's longtime friend and business partner, sat across the table, nursing the dregs of a glass of wine while looking at him with that gleam in his eye he always got when he had an ulterior motive.
Brooks shrugged. "Nothing. You just go through them pretty fast, especially for a guy who refuses to sleep with his secretary like any other self- respecting CEO."
Cole sighed and pushed away his half-eaten dinner, focusing his attention back on the files on his tablet. Brooks had been his best friend and business partner for the better part of a decade, but the man had no filter. "This isn't 1950, Brooks. She's my executive assistant, not a secretary. And she's there to work, not get hit on by a sleazy boss. Mixing business and pleasure is a good way to fail at both. Besides, I need my assistants focused on work, not me, or shit would never get done."
"I thought you were their business."
"My business is their business. My personal life is off-limits."
Brooks shrugged. "If you say so. Though I'm not sure how you get anything done with the revolving door you've got going on. What did you do to piss off Marie?"
"I needed her to work the weekend."
"And she quit over that? I thought that was part of the job description."
"It is. She had plans."
"What kind of plans?"
Cole took a sip of his water and went back to staring at his tablet, not wanting to answer. But he knew Brooks wouldn't leave it alone. "Her wedding."
Brooks stared at him like he'd grown two heads. "You expected her to cancel her own wedding so she could work?"
Cole grimaced. It sounded so much worse coming out of Brooks's mouth. "She knew I needed her at the conference. It was nonnegotiable. Why the woman would book her wedding the same weekend is beyond me."
"Did it ever occur to you she may have had the wedding booked long before the conference was set up? Women plan those things years in advance."
Cole sighed again and scrolled through the file on his tablet. "I didn't give it that much thought. At some point, she would have realized they were the same weekend and she should have changed her plans. Her job was to make my life easier. I paid her very well to be at my beck and call. It was not my job to accommodate her."
Brooks's brows rose, and Cole squashed the slight twinge of guilt that tried to take hold. Yeah, he'd been an ass. What else was new? Didn't change the facts. "I extended her benefits and doubled her severance package, neither of which I had to offer at all since she quit. But despite her failings, she was a decent assistant. While she lasted."
Brooks shook his head. "You sentimental devil, you."
Cole ignored that. "Don't you have work to do?"
"Always. Now, back to this assistant problem you have."
"I don't have an assistant problem. That's one of the reasons I've always got more than one."
"Right. You're the king of backups. Always have a backup for everything and you never have to worry about being without, right?"
Cole shrugged. "It's worked so far."
"Fine, so get another backup. This one is seriously hot."
"I hadn't noticed."
"Then the first thing you should do is have her schedule you an eye appointment. I thought you were busy, not dead. She has that sexy librarian thing nailed."
Cole wasn't blind. Or dead. He was lying through his teeth so he didn't have to put up with his friend giving him shit. How the hell Kiersten had been in his building without him noticing her, he'd never know. His only excuse was that Marie must have been hiding her or keeping her so busy she never managed to be in his presence. Because one glance at those big brown eyes staring up at him, her thick blond hair just begging to be released from her tight bun, had his body screaming.
Brooks was still rambling on. "Even her name — Kestin — so close to kiss —"
"Her name is Kiersten, not Kestin."
"Then why did you call her Kestin?"
"Because I didn't catch it when she said it, and that's what I thought it was."
"She didn't correct you."
Cole sighed again and flicked his finger on the tablet a little harder than necessary, sending the digital pages flying. "I don't know. You'd have to ask her."
"Hmmm, maybe I will. Maybe over dinner at —"
"No." Cole glared at him. Brooks wasn't going to get near Kiersten, even if Cole had to set her up with a full-time bodyguard.
Cole rubbed his forehead, trying to stave off the ache that talking to Brooks often brought on. "Good assistants are hard to find. As you rightly pointed out, I have a hard time keeping them around. It's bad enough with my first assistants, but the second assistants rarely last longer than a month. But from what I can tell, Kiersten has basically been running things since she was hired. Marie had her doing everything already, so there won't be any irritating transition period to disrupt my life. I don't want you chasing her off, or I'll have to go through the trouble of training someone new, especially since I have yet to hire someone to be her backup."
"How'd you find out her real name?"
Cole held up his tablet. "Had HR send over her file."
"Anything interesting in there?"
"Yes. Now go away."
"Why? Do you have a hot date showing up?"
"I don't have time to date."
Brooks scoffed at that. "You need to start making the time. Maybe it would loosen you up a bit."
Cole ignored that. He had no trouble getting a date when he needed one for whatever function he might need to attend. But he rarely let his associations get too involved. It worked great. He had the company of a beautiful woman when he wanted it and his life to himself the rest of the time. No fuss, no future.
He'd yet to meet a woman who inspired any hint of desire to change his MO. The sudden vision of big brown eyes blinking at him sprang up. And wouldn't leave. He shook his head in irritation and did his best to shove Kiersten's image to the back of his mind.
"Dating makes women clingy," he said. "I don't do clingy. I do work."
"Yes, I've noticed," Brooks said, his voice thick with an implied eye roll. "What about that woman ... Betsy or Becky or ..."
"Yes, her. You dated her for a while."
Excerpted from "69 Million Things I Hate About You"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kiersten got promoted to primary personal assistant for workaholic Cole when the last one quit afer he expected her to reschedule a huge family event to attend his meeting. Since then she has worked aound the clock meeting his every whim, but that is soon to end when she and her best friends win the lottery. But first, a little payback will be delivered to drive his royally demanding perfectionist self a bit crazy for the insanity he has put her through for months while still calling her the wrong name. Let the games begin since bets are being placed as to when he will fire her and little does she know, but he knows her plan though not the reason why. This was the funniest book I have read in a long time. The craziness the two leads get into had me giggling the whole way through. This would really make a great movie!!!!
I loved this book. Great characters. Funny.
Absolutely loves this book.
Laugh out loud funny.
I swear i never laughed so much while reading a book. I loved Kiersten and Cole and the lengths they would go to win the poll. Can’t wait for the next Billionaire book.
FYI: I normally don't leave reviews for other readers, because I don't personally read reviews to decide whether to read a book or not. The only time I leave reviews is if it's part of an entry requirement for an author's giveaway. HOWEVER!!!!! This is not one of those situations! I throughly enjoyed this book so much that I wanted to take time out of my day and write this review! I was in stitches for the majority of the book, and I'm so excited to read the next two in the series! I have never laughed so hard at a book! If this is the first review that you see and genuinely want a good book to read that will make you laugh go right up to the top and buy this book. I would reasonably pay up to $4.99 for this book, but I only paid $.99! I am a cheapskate, and if I think this book is worth $4.99, it really would be! Wonderful book by a wonderful author and I can't wait to see Cole and Keirsten show up in other books in the series!
It was a goid read. Funny. I love how funny it was. Great characters
This was a quick read and parts of it had me laughing so hard i was crying. I was able to visualize sceness in my mind. Would make a hiliarious movie for tv
What a cute read. It was lots of fun.
Such a quick read and just so darn funny! Cole aka MrSexyPants and Kiersten aka Krispin (along with many other names) are the cutest. If ur looking for a book full of sex, look else where. If ur looking for a cute, funny, romantic read this is ur book! There's a little bit of steamy here and there but this is truly just a book about 2 ppl getting to know each other.
So funny.. Highly recommended.....????
Terrific story! I was completely caught up in this story. It made me laugh out loud and worry about their HEA at the same time. Wonderful characters and fun snappy dialogue. A must read! I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.
The synopsis for this was right up my alley and I’ve enjoyed other books from Kira, so I was pretty excited about it. I really liked Kiersten and Cole. Their relationship is interesting, especially after the pool begins and it was fun seeing how things played out. I especially loved everything with his mother. Kiersten and Cole had an excellent rapport with great banter and most of all, respect and chemistry. Plot wise, it was nearly all fluff and it was perfect. There is a bit of conflict towards the end, but it isn’t drawn out and I loved how it ended. As always, I would have liked to have a bit more at the end or had an epilogue, but it was satisfying. Overall, it was a quick and fun read. I’m hoping there will be more to this because Kiersten’s friends and Brooks were fun. **Huge thanks to Entangled Indulgence for providing the arc free of charge**
I totally enjoyed reading 69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer, the first book in her Winning the Billionaire series. Personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto and realizes she has more than enough money to quit her highly demanding job. Instead she decides to stay on the job and exact a little revenge on her insufferable jerk of a boss. It doesn’t take billionaire Cole Harrington long to figure out that something’s wrong with his delightful assistant once he discovers the office pool on how long it will take for him to fire her. So 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. However the bet starts a new dynamic between them, and soon they realize they just might have crossed that fine line between hate and love. I really loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Ms. Archer wove a wonderful story full of laughs, jokes, and love, drawing me in and not letting go until I read the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers and can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Wow! Funniest dialogue and most unique storyline I've read all year... That's more than 200 books. Absolutely loved this one and it was my first time reading Kira Archer's work. It won't be my last. Take a chance like me. You won't be sorry! 69 Million Things I Hate About You is hilarious and fresh. Characters are well-developed. It's well written and just flows. I didn't want to put it down!! Definitely recommend this one to everyone who loves romance, wit, snappy banter, laughing out loud, and happily ever afters. 5 stars ~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Oh my goodness how I loved this story! There are so many downright laugh out loud moments with the antics they pull on one another as well as the scenes with their friends. Keirsten and Cole used their friends in their pranks and I think it helped me like the book much more. The book was hilarious, sweet and sexy, and love. I cannot wait for more in this series thanks to the in depth reveal of the supporting characters and their personalities. This will be so very good! I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Three words to describe 69 Million Things I Hate About You? Feisty, funny, and flirty! 69 Million Things addresses the question we've all thought about at some point: what would I do if I won the MEGA jackpot? Kiersten Abbott plans to keep the big win under the radar and take revenge on her horrible, nasty boss until he eventually fires her. Cole Harrington, on the other hand, knows something is up, and he fully plans to let Kiersten do her thing until he figures out what exactly she's hiding. The only problem? There more revenge that is enacted the more Cole and Kiersten start to see another r word beginning - romance. There was a lot I enjoyed about this one; however, one of my absolute favorite aspects? The characters, of course! Kiersten basically embodies every disgruntled employee out there - the one who has bent over backwards for a boss but never has gotten as much as a simple thank you. Kiersten is angry, bent on revenge and rightfully so! However, what truly made Kiersten stand out to me was that she was much more than just an angry person. She was also sweet, hardworking, a good friend. I found it easy to relate to her, and I especially loved how their was such a focus on her friend group. Her interactions with her roommates were some of my favorite parts of the book, especially when they had their wild nights out. Cole is the male character you hate-to-love, especially at first. He's arrogant, sassy, and egotistical; however, the more you get to know him, the more you realize it's just an armor he uses to hide himself from pain. While some parts of his behavior is still inexcusable, I let his original behavior slide more and more as the book progressed. Surprising as it may be he did have the capability to do sweet things (the moment at the end especially made me go AWWWW!). The plot in this was fast paced as well as equal parts revengeful and romantic. Kiersten's revenge plots were not only super creative but downright hilarious! The night out she shared with Cole's mom had to be one of my favorites -I think I laughed for a five straight minutes regarding that! I also loved the slow-burn feel to Cole and Kiersten's romance. While I always knew they'd end up together, it still gave a will-they-or-won't-they-feel, and I just loved the chemistry that slowly built up as the book progressed. So if you've ever dreamed off taking revenge out against your miserable boss, let yourselves step into Kiersten's shoes. It's one heck of a ride - funny, conniving, and, most importantly, romantic! I can't wait to read more by Kira Archer. Grade: B+
cole harrington is the world's worst boss. he's inconsiderate and demanding and there are literally so many reasons kiersten abbott has to hate him. 69 million things i hate about you covers all the tiny ways cole makes kiersten's life impossible. and when one lucky evening she wins 69 million dollars in the lottery, she decides that turnabout is fair play. so she decides that it is her turn to make his life impossible. she figures that with his inability to endure inconvenience the first time she lets her attitude slip he'll fire her. but he doesn't. and as things escalate to more outrageous behavior, cole finds himself enchanted by the feistiness his former perfect assistant is showing. by all accounts he should fire her. but ever the contrarian he knows this is what she wants. and even with the attitude, she is still the best assistant he will ever have. he knows this. besides, the more inappropriate kiersten is, the more he wants to spend time with her. the more he enjoys her company. and if that isn't a contradiction, who knows what is. kiersten was always gorgeous and he's always noticed her more than he let on. but now, she is unforgettable and there is no way that cole will ever be willing to let her go. and oh, it's just an absolutely perfect workplace romance. there is so much heat and spark between cole and kiersten. and as things escalate around them, you can't help but love the interplay. **69 million things i hate about you will publish on october 9, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (indulgence) in exchange for my honest review.
This book has LOL moments; really!! I loved the humor, romance, and just fun of this book. Please read and enjoy.
4 “Even moguls get lonely” Stars When your boss thinks you’re his personal slave instead of his personal assistant and you suddenly don’t need your job anymore because you won the lotto… well, I would totally want to get a little payback too. In 69 Million Things I Hate About You Kiersten had to put up with the most demanding and seemingly inconsiderate boss ever. From being accessible 24/7 to having to choose his outfits for the week, there’s nothing she didn’t do for Mr. Harrington. And yet he couldn’t even remember her name right. Everything changes when Kiersten and her friends win the lotto and are suddenly billionaires themselves. While she could just quit her job, she opts for trying to get on her boss’ nerves and getting fired would be way more fun. It’s not long before there’s an office pool betting on how long it’ll take her to get the can. Unfortunately for her, Cole finds out about her plan and decides to counter with driving her to quit first. So let’s just say they spend half the book trying to one-up each other in outlandish ways and it was hilarious. Kiersten’s work ethic was completely commendable, and the patience to deal with Cole’s jerk-ish ways was of sainthood proportion. She was also funny, sweet and an all-around nice person. I loved it when she started showing her true self to Cole, allowing him to see her in a new light. It’s needless to say that Cole was the kind of boss no one really wants to have, but besides being a tad thoughtless (like asking someone to move their wedding so she could do a work thing) he was not all bad. For starters he worked as hard, if not more, than anybody in his company. When he let loose, he was actually fun to be around and when made to realize the error of his ways he’d act on remedying his mistakes. He had some issues, sure, especially regarding women, but as we get to know him it was all understandable. A totally relationship driven story, 69 Million Things I Hate About You was fun, light and completely hilarious at times. Kiersten and Cole’s gradual change of relationship was very well done and totally believable. Their chemistry was as hot as their schemes crazy, but in the end it was a truly lovely romance. I really liked their friends too, so I’m hoping we’ll get their stories soon. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
Have you ever felt like giving your boss a taste of her or his own medicine? Such is the case with Kira Archer's latest book, 69 Million Things I Hate About You. Kiersten Abbott, a smart and beautiful executive assistant, wins the lottery along with her two best friends. Because she has nothing to lose, she decides to treat her boss to the same indifference and disrespect he has subjected her to for the past six months. Billionaire and CEO Cole Harrington, is Kiersten's boss, and he is onto her game. Their mutual revenge evolves into some very entertaining situations, desire, and eventually love. This is the first book from the author's brand new series, Winning the Billionaire. It is a fun-loving narrative that kept me glued to my seat from beginning to end. Ms. Archer's originality and creativity truly shines, and I can't wait to read the follow-up. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.Have you ever felt like giving your boss a taste of her or his own medicine? Such is the case with Kira Archer's latest book, 69 Million Things I Hate About You. Kiersten Abbott, a smart and beautiful executive assistant, wins the lottery along with her two best friends. Because she has nothing to lose, she decides to treat her boss to the same indifference and disrespect he has subjected her to for the past six months. Billionaire and CEO Cole Harrington, is Kiersten's boss, and he is onto her game. Their mutual revenge evolves into some very entertaining situations, desire, and eventually love. This is the first book from the author's brand new series, Winning the Billionaire. It is a fun-loving narrative that kept me glued to my seat from beginning to end. Ms. Archer's originality and creativity truly shines, and I can't wait to read the follow-up. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
OMG, I loved this story and am so happy to discover it is the start of a new series from this talented author! Just imagine winning 69 million dollars in the lotto . . . . what would you want to do first? Well, whilst waiting for the money to be sorted, PA Kiersten Abbott decides to get her revenge on her boss and mayhem results! Her boss is billionaire Cole Harrington and he’s so used to having his own way that he actually sacked his previous PA when she refused to reschedule her wedding which was due to happen the next day. Kiersten is used to getting everything sorted for him - from scheduling his appointments, sorting out what he’ll wear and when (even his underwear!), and being available at the end of her company mobile 24/7 to do his bidding. Now she’s going to rebel, with help from her two best friends and fellow lotto winners, that game is on! When he discovers the office staff are betting on how long it will be till he sacks her he decides to see how far he can push her until she quits, but he doesn’t know about the lotto win yet! This is a laugh out loud, hilarious romantic comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed. She does nothing detrimental to his business or employees but some of the antics are superb. There are brilliant secondary characters, too - especially the best friends of the main characters and I hope those five will have their stories told in future books in this series. If you’re looking for a light-hearted romance with great characters, lively, witty humour and highly entertaining then grab yourself a copy of this fantastic, fun, sweet read and be prepared to enjoy yourself! I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Cole Harrington shows exactly what kind of boss he is from the very beginning when he plans to fire his assistant for not rescheduling her wedding so she can attend a conference with him. He's demanding, does nothing but work, and is quite a jerk. But the pay is fantastic and that's what Kiesten needs. He may be nice to look at but there's not much nice about his personality. When Kiersten wins 69 million dollars in the lottery, she decides to exact her revenge on her demanding boss and find out how far she has to go to get fired. What follows is a game of one-upmanship that kept me in hysterics during the entire story. I loved everything about this book. Yes, Cole is demanding. No, he's not a great boss. But his POV was my favorite. He genuinely doesn't seem to understand why an assistant would want revenge or why his previous assistant just couldn't change her wedding. He doesn't seem malicious, just insanely clueless. The game these two play was so entertaining that I kinda didn't want it to end. Once they moved forward with the unbelievable chemistry between them, I was pulling for them to make it. This story kept me on my toes and laughing out loud from start to finish. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*