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  • The Billionaire's Fake Wife: Enemies to Lovers Standalone Romance

  • Big Bad Billionaires, Book 1
  • Written by: L. Steele
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Faye Adele
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • 2.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The Billionaire's Fake Wife: Enemies to Lovers Standalone Romance

Written by: L. Steele
Narrated by: Shane East,Faye Adele
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I never should have agreed to becoming his fake wife....

Sinclair Amadeus Sterling, a.k.a. Mr. Superior Jackass with a God complex.
Who also happens to be my blackmailer...gulp.
Tall, dark, gazillionaire growly pants.
The first time I met him, I kneed him in his very well endowed balls - don't ask!
He had that tightly leashed, controlling air and a smoldering glare that made me damp in seconds.
The only thing that sucks worse than his attitude is his (lack of) sense of humor! Honest.
Sadly, he's also the one who could save my business from going bust. Hell!
So when he offers me the chance to work with him, I can hardly refuse, right?
Only catch? I need to be his pretend wife for - hold your breath - 30 days.
I should have turned and run right then, but....
He has the connections to help my sister's failing health, not to mention the money to wipe away my debt.
And yeah, that...sneaky video recording of him getting me off. OMG!
Besides, it's only 30 days, right?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with London's most notorious bachelor.
Then he tells me the real reason for the charade.
And everything changes....

Note: This is a stand-alone enemies to lovers, fake marriage, billionaire romance featuring a hot, possessive billionaire and the curvy spitfire who dares to go toe to toe with him!

©2020 Laxmi Hariharan (P)2021 Laxmi Hariharan

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Painfully slow

My first audiobook. This one might be better read than spoken. I just can’t believe it could get any slower. The story is not a new one and there is nothing here that grabs the attention. I hung in for 7 chapters…. waiting. I’m done

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It is a jo for me.

The narrators were excellent! The story was awful! Both main characters were annoying. The Story had elements that just did not connect.

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Omg it hurts to Listen

I hate this storyline, slow and confusing and mentally abusive. Summer, weak weak as hell, naive🤦🏼‍♀️painful throughout to listen . Why can’t there be strong women, who will not allowed men to continue victimized. It is so painful to listen to the female narrator, very robotic. and the character of Summer is weak as! Furthermore, don’t mind the male narrator Shane East. Good God, I must make note to not buy audiobook not listen to Faye Adele. She doesn’t do such a good story telling job

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  • Serena B. Baker
  • 2021-06-19

Great story starting halfway through- but “huh?

I never write reviews- (I should because I listen to audible books literally non-stop other than while I’m at work - unless I’m on my break) but I was reading through others’ reviews and was looking for one particular thing.. the only thing that drove me absolutely crazy was the over-use of “huh?” Omg I swear it got to a point I rolled my eyes every time and my family thought I was perpetually annoyed with them lol! I started and stopped listening to this book having trouble getting through the beginning. Shane East is one of my all time favorite narrators!! The story had me hooked (finally) once I got about half way through. Now I’m on to the next one!

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  • Susie
  • 2021-03-30

Disappointed

Writing style and cadence were not for me. The main character’s mannerisms were annoying and so we’re her friends. The thing with her dad was all over the place. I couldn’t get into any of the characters and didn’t really believed in them as a couple. I was really hoping that I found a new series to read / listen but I’m going to pass on any more... I don’t want to waste the credits.

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  • Bigred6126
  • 2021-02-24

Fake

When something bad happens we can let it drive us or break us. Revenge can really be sweet. I really enjoyed the book and I can't wait to read the one I know will come after. It's really well written and I was absorbed from the beginning. It took off like a rocket and never slowed down. Sinclair and Summer's story is awesome.I
I really enjoyed both narrators. I read this before I listened to it. They had pleasant voices and did their roles well.

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  • Drifter
  • 2021-02-13

Emotional and Sexual Enemies to Lovers

Thank you, Laxmi, for writing a book that I wanted to know the ending but I didn't want it to end! This book will have several twists that will add so much to the development of these characters. Sin is a ruthless businessman with seemingly little to no redeeming characteristics, but gradually I came to love him. Summer is a loving sister who will do whatever's necessary to save her sister. Summer is sassy and challenges Sin. I love this and Laxmi also lets us hear their inner thoughts which are emotional, funny, and enlightening. There are several passionate and explosive sex and love scenes. Be still my heart!

The narrators are excellent and enhanced this story even more. They are talented storytellers that make the listener experience the emotions of these characters. Faye Adele excellently portrays Summer's spunk, caring nature, fighting spirit, and passion. Shane gives Sin a deep swooning voice and a sexy accent.

I highly recommend this Audible book. I know that a few reviewers hated that Sin cheated on Summer but they were not in a relationship at the time. He did it to emphasize that the relationship they would have was a fake one for business of some sort. But even he regretted doing this to her when he realized how it affected her.

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  • VaWineLover
  • 2021-03-30

Not my cup of tea

2.5 stars. I had read snippets of the book in the author's newsletters/emails and it sounded like it would be good. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. Maybe it was the narrators, but I think it was more that Sinclair was not at all likable and Summer wasn't much better. In real life, he would be in prison for the things he did. I am not sure where she would be, in therapy maybe.

Sinclair sets out to bully Summer into marriage any way he can, not excluding blackmail. Summer wants to represent his new business venture and is willing to let him treat her any way he wants as long as she gets his account. Actually, they deserve each other. There is, of course, more to the story than hot sex on every surface and frequent statements of how much they don't want each other, but not much. Maybe you will like it more than I did.

I was given a copy of this book by the author and am voluntarily reviewing it

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 2021-04-05

Possessive billionaire Shane East? Yes, please!

This is the story of Sinclair and Summer, first book in the Big Bad Billionaires series. This is also my first time reading L. Steele. The audiobook was highly recommended to me, and Shane East being a possessive alpha billionaire is enough reason for me.

Admittedly, it took me a while to really get into the story. A couple of starts and stops, and after a few chapters, the story picked up a bit. Without telling too much of the story, Sinclair is one of the partners of 7A, seven men who share a similar story from their childhood. They're all seeking revenge, and when Summer appears on Sinclair's radar, he puts the perfect plan in place. Summer's younger sister is ill, and requires expensive medical treatment. When Sinclair offers to help Summer's sister, she jumps at the offer. Until Sinclair tells her that the priceis she poses marries him--temporarily. There's an obvious attraction between Sinclair and Summer, but Sinclair is determined to focus on his plan of revenge, and Summer's priority is her sister. As hard as they fight, it's useless, and there are some hot moments.

Throughout the story, you meet the seven partners, each having their own story. Although partners, these uber-rich men aren't necessarily the best of friends. But they have each other's backs without question. This is a very interesting series, and I'm looking forward to the next story, which is Saint's. You get enough of him in this book to whet your appetite, and I'm very curious about his story.

Shane East and Faye Adele narrate this story beautifully, and capture the essence of Sinclair and Summer.

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  • stacey01
  • 2021-02-22

Ready for the next Big Bad Billionaire

When I first started listening to this story I absolutely hated Sinclair. He was definitely an alphahole! As the story progressed and Sinclair and Summer started falling in love he became more likable. You find out why he acted so horribly and can sympathize with him.
Anxiously waiting to listen to the other stories in this series!
The narration was excellent also.

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  • Donna
  • 2022-12-24

Amazing

This book was exciting and I am definitely recommending it to anyone who what's the excitement of a couple fighting their feeling. The narrators where amazing to listen to.

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  • Heather
  • 2022-12-03

❤️❤️❤️

New author for me. This was more of an alphahole billionaire boss romance. Lusty, greedy and a real d-bag, I almost feel bad for the h.

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  • Sherrie Jones
  • 2022-11-23

50 Shades Of Dark - DNF

At least in 50 Shades we knew Christian could use restraint when his preferred sexual kink wasn’t welcome and respected a safe word. Sinclair comes off as just a heartless, soulless bully who doesn’t listen to a safe word and continues beyond hearing the word STOP. So, okay, the first time she said stop, he asked her Why? Really?? Stop means stop, just like No means NO.

Summer is a spitfire with pink hair that seems to want to antagonize Sinclair at every turn.

They are both in this fake marriage for their own reasons, as is often the trope, but these two have a very dysfunctional start to the marriage that I, personally, would not have been able to overcome, even for 30 million dollars (small spoiler) much less evolve this relationship into a loving one.

If you enjoy that kink, and want to give it a try, then spend a credit. I enjoy the occasional erotic romance novel, with a mutual understanding, respect and desire, but Sinclair lost me when her reason for saying Stop wasn’t good enough for him.