By Kira Archer
October 9, 2017
Blurb: 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.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
So. Much. Fun.
The blurb promises a fun ride and Kira Archer delivers in 69 Million Things I Hate About You.
If you are a loyal reader of my reviews or just happen to visit every once in a while, you probably know how much I read. It’s almost on par with breathing. Blurbs are the tantalizing seductresses for books. They have to do a good job for you to read the book. Sometimes they are dead wrong. Sometimes they mislead. Sometimes they make promises they can’t keep. And sometimes they get it just right. This is one of those cases.
Kiersten needs her job so she’s been working diligently for Cole Harrington after he sacked his last assistant for wanting to attend her wedding. Yes, he’s a little over-the-top and demanding, but Kiersten has gotten used to it. If only he’d remember her real name.
When she and her roommates win the lottery, all bets are off. Kiersten decides to do everything she can to make Cole fire her.
Cole finds out that there’s a pool as to when he will fire Kiersten and decides to see what he can do to make her quit instead.
The problem I’ve found with books like this is that they usually start great. There’s a fun bet and maybe an instance or two where the main characters act up and then it dies a slow agonizing death. I was fairly certain that’s what would happen here. BUT IT DIDN’T!!! You don’t know how happy that made me.
Kiersten does things that are totally out of character and my reaction was: oh my god, she just did that. Her reaction was: OMG, I just did that. You’ve got to love this! For most of the novel, the pace is laugh-out-loud, frenetic fun.
Kiersten and Cole have chemistry amidst all of the antics. Both are extremely likable characters too. Cole can be a jerk; he’s certainly shown this to be true, but the reader sees that he’s a good guy. A lovable guy!
Cole’s best friend, Brooks, is soooo funny. With a little more booktime, these guys would definitely be Bromance material.
Right now, 69 Million Things I Hate About You is $.99. If you need a diversion, some laughs, a little sweetness and steam, this will do it. It’s well-written, page-turning fun.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
From Amazon 69 Million Things I Hate About You
5 out of 5 butterflies