Saturday 14 October 2017


69 Million Things I Hate About You
Winning the Billionaire #1
By Kira Archer
Releasing October 9th, 2017
Entangled Publishing

In 69 Million Things I Hate About You (Winning the Billionaire #1) by Kira Archer, Kiersten Abbott finds her job too demanding, especially since she has a boss that makes sure she doesn't have much of a life outside of work. However, when Kiersten and her friends win sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she decides she's going to drive her boss crazy by acting totally unlike herself before Cole Harrington either fires her or she quits. But with the office staff betting to see how long she'll last once she starts to challenge Cole, Kiersten knows she can't give up. Yet, the longer their game of seeing who can get the upper hand goes, the more Kiersten finds herself growing closer to Cole and surrendering to the chemistry that bounces between them. Will Cole be able to win her over or will their chance at happy ever after never happen?

Ever since reading the first book of Ms. Archer's Sweet Love series, I've come to really enjoy reading the rest of her books, but this story definitely takes top place on my list of this authors best. Really, it had everything I adore in a contemporary romance novel with its perfect blend of humour and romance that had me reading quickly, determined to discover what the heroine would do next  in hopes of getting Cole to fire her; and compelling main characters that had me wanting to know how far Kiersten was willing to go to win the battle in whether Cole will fire her or whether she'll quit her job. 

As for the dialogue, it was highly entertaining and made this story a real page turner, as Kiersten certainly knows how to rile Cole and get under his skin with everything she does, which had me laughing out loud and smiling throughout this book. However, it wasn't only the main characters that had me hooked. Cole and Kiersten's friends definitely bring a little extra something special to this story that has me wanting to read more about them, especially Brooks with the way he stirs Cole about Kiersten.

With the main characters, Kiersten seems sweet and innocent in the beginning when she first accepts the job as Cole's personal assistant. Yet, she's anything but, when it comes to her plans for revenge. Truly, what she plans for Cole and his billionaire friends at one moment in the book had me smiling, as Kiersten is ingenious in giving the hero an experience he'll never forget. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was her determination to outlast Cole. While the hero, he's insufferable as a boss and yet I couldn't help but like that about him. He's also more than capable of going head-to-head with someone and coming out on top, and I liked how determined he was to beat the heroine at her game. No way would he give in. Then there's the close friendships the hero shares with his friends and the advice they give him when it  comes to the heroine and pursuing something with her since it's palpable that Cole wants her. Will he accept their advice?

Overall, Ms. Archer has penned a splendid and thoroughly engaging read in this story where the chemistry between this couple was heady and convincing and had me wanting to know how long it would take this couple to move their relationship from platonic to physical; the romance was wonderfully persuasive and illustrated how great it is when enemies become lovers; and the ending had me charmed by what Cole does to win back Kiersten. His words are beautiful and prove how much he loves and appreciates that she's in his life. I would recommend 69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer, if you enjoy contemporary romance with a good dose of humour; the enemy to lovers trope; or books by authors Diane Alberts, Sarah Ballance, Naima Simone and Jenna Bayley-Burke.

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.

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