Title: A Billion Times No
Series: Fake It Till You Make It #1
Author: Kenzie Reed
Release Date: June 2, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: His nickname’s Sexy Satan.
For the past three years I’ve called him boss.
So why is he telling everyone that he’s my boyfriend?
Working for Chase Lancaster was supposed to catapult my marketing career. Instead, I’m trapped in personal assistant hell. His hobbies include barking orders, torpedoing my advertising campaigns, and reducing the office staff to tears.
On a good day, he acts like I’m invisible. On a bad day, I remind myself arsenic is not an acceptable sweetener for coffee. And prison orange would be murder on my complexion.
Imagine my surprise when Chase follows me home to Bitter End, North Carolina, where I’m about to endure my ex-fiancé’s wedding.
The moment he chases off my date and offers to pose as my boyfriend, I know he’s got a hidden agenda—especially when he plays the part a little too convincingly. Unfortunately, I have to play along to find out what he’s really up to.
To satisfy the town gossip squad, I’ll have to let him kiss me. Who knew Satan’s lips were so soft and inviting? And if we’re really playing the part, we’ll have to go to Lover’s Lane – testing my willpower beyond its limits.
The more time we spend together outside the office, though, the more I see a different side of him. He’s still bossy and demanding, but is it wrong that I find it kind of, well … hot?
This wedding is bound to be hell, so I might as well spend it in the arms of a sexy devil.
A Billion Times No was just what I needed. It was laugh out loud hilarious and perfect for any southern girls out there. This book is all about embracing southern culture, manners, values, and antics.
I loved both Daisy and Chase and I especially loved them together. Daisy is your typical tough, take no crap, southern girl. She loves big, hates to disappoint her momma, puts family above money, and has a forgiving heart. I only didn’t get her attraction to Chase in the beginning when he seemed like a straight up jerk.
Chase is from a family that has always put the dollar above each other. The next big deal is always what’s most important. He’s used to getting out there and getting things done, and that alphaness definitely bleeds into his relationship. He’s bossy and demanding and in the beginning definitely comes off as a jerk. But, in the end, he keeps those alpha skills for the bedroom (we’re talking super HOT), but he has the biggest heart and pulls off the sweetest gestures.
There are also some great side characters that really add to the plot including Daisy’s hilarious grandmother. The side characters really add so much to the plot as this book is built around a small town where everyone knows everyone and they’re all up in each other’s business. Speaking of the plot, this story has more going for it than just the romance. Chase’s father’s hiding something and it doesn’t look good.
Overall, I so thoroughly enjoyed this rom com. I could relate to so much of it. I do want to throw out that this book definitely won’t be for everyone, though. And I want to point out that the word Yankee is thrown out there twice. Being from the south I grew up with this word being thrown out there near daily by both my white and black friends. I was used to hearing it because *GASP* I wasn’t born in Louisiana. I just moved down here before starting school. It was used to tease me, and usually didn’t bother me because I received it as it was meant – usually just a joke. But, I do understand that this word is offensive to some, so I wanted to point that out. This book is for those of you that enjoy the south, alpha men, and tough southern women. 4.25 Stars
One last note, I listened to the audiobook. While I very much enjoyed Daisy’s chapters, I didn’t love the chapters narrated for Chase. I would recommend reading this in ebook or physical format.
Rom coms are high on my TBR these days with all the yuck happening in the world. I have so appreciated being able to escape into a book that makes me laugh, and of course, y’all know that a romance always makes things better for me! Do you have any rom coms you’d recommend?