Take A Number: A Fake Dating Romantic Comedy Kindle Edition
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"Take A Number is a top 2020 read that deserves 10 "Sugar Stars" This was the perfect blend of entertaining banter, sassy heroine, alpha hero, steam, many laughs and moments that will pull on your heartstrings." -Book Boyfriend and Husband Makes Three
"This story is funny, cute, sweet (literally) and steamy! 5 stars!" -Amanda, Goodreads Reviewer
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From the Author
- Publication Date : October 15, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- File Size : 1436 KB
- Print Length : 283 pages
- Publisher : Amy Daws, LLC (October 15, 2020)
- ASIN : B08JCWKZRZ
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #26 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dean is cocky and so sure of himself. He’s a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy, no strings attached is just the way he likes it. So when his friend, and newest business partner Norah, needs a fake date to placate her mother, Dean readily agrees. It works for him, because he also needs a date for his best friend’s wedding. This is the perfect arrangement for both Norah and Dean, neither of them are interested in a relationship, they’re both too focused on their careers.
They agree that certain lines can’t be crossed if they want to keep their friendship intact. But the more time they spend with each other, those lines become blurred and the chemistry between the two of them is off the charts. But when real feelings get involved, and the end date for their arrangement looms nearer, they both have to take a hard look at their arrangement. Is ending it what they both want or can they change course?
Amy Daws seriously delivered for my boy Dean. He’s been such an amazing friend for Kate and Lynsey in their stories, so it seems fitting that we get to see them be those amazing friends for him. The relationship the 3 of them have is honestly beautiful. They push at each other and they bicker, but they have the best friendship. As for Norah, I love her! She gave as good as she got with Dean, and she wasn’t afraid to put him in his place. The banter between Dean and Norah was GOLD. Absolutely loved this story, and I’m crossing my fingers that we get to see more of these characters…maybe in a book for Max?!
Norah is intensely focused on opening a second bakery and launching a franchise featuring her signature baked good, the Croinut. (Let me pause a minute in say that these treats sound so good it’s very frustrating that I can’t buy them anywhere!) She is a super organized, list making, successful businesswoman with no time for dating. Her parents have been happily married for a long time and her mother is oblivious that her success because she thanks of Norah’s a single status as being failure. Dean, on the other hand, is the extremely stylish king of meaningless dating. His parents had a toxic relationship and a disastrous marriage, which is something he is determined to never repeat. His two loyal best friends are women and we know he’s a good guy at heart, but he shows the world an image that is as shallow as a kiddie pool.
As you know from the book blurb, these 2 characters enter into a fake relationship. She needs to get her mother off her back, and he needs to get his friends off his back, because they sre both being hassled about dates they each need for upcoming social events. The way their relationship grows is as sweet and delicious as one of Norah’s bakery creations. There were times I wanted to shake Dean because he was so fearful of romantic love that he said cringeworthy things. The fact that he is still so likeable is amazing. Norah is so strong, capable and determined to reach her goals, but she ends up repeatedly surprising herself. There are gnomes, minty oil, velvet suit jackets, bike races, champagne, Foreigner, steamy moments, and lots of feelings. There is a delicious terrific HEA for Norah and Dean. By the way, I think other readers will agree Max needs a book of his own. I would even like Nate to get somebody special in his life, because he became quite likable after all.
I enjoyed their halting friendship. Neither was quite sure that's what they had, but they got to know each other as they navigated their fake dating relationship. They grew a friendship, added some benefits, and realized they didn't want it to be fake any more. The only things I didn't really like there were how Dean reacted to Norah's suggestion they make it real & the length of their SOB (seemingly obligatory breakup).
But the final leg to their HEA... SWOON! And there are LOTS of LOL moments to enjoy, not only between them, but with Kate & Lynsey, too. I love the dynamic of their friendships w/ Dean!
So, a very enjoyable read & great addition to this series!
This book is a wonderful combination of new and familiar. Daws introduces readers to several new characters (who this reader believes has serious potential for their own stories) but also provides a life update on previous characters in the series. We even get to witness the wedding of Miles and Kate, the couple who started it all. And still, while we are meeting new characters and checking in on old friends, this story solidly belongs to Dean and Norah.
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Norah and Dean were perfection, both introduced previously in this series but this could be read as a standalone. Although I highly recommend reading the others as they are just as great as this one!
I have left the warning... mainly because pretty much every chapter left me wanting donuts... croinuts... basically anything baked would satisfy the cravings!