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In Tessa Bailey’s latest rom-com, two enemies team up to flip a house... and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore! 

Hair, makeup, clothing, decor... everything in Bethany Castle's world is organized, planned, and styled to perfection. Which is why the homes she designs for her family's real estate business are the most coveted in town. The only thing not perfect? Her track record with men. She's on a dating hiatus and after helping her friends achieve their dreams, Bethany finally has time to focus on her own: flip a house, from framework to furnishings, all by herself. Except her older brother runs the company and refuses to take her seriously.

When a television producer gets wind of the Castle sibling rivalry, they’re invited on Flip Off, a competition to see who can do the best renovation. Bethany wants bragging rights, but she needs a crew and the only member of her brother's construction team willing to jump ship is Wes Daniels, the new guy in town. His Texas drawl and handsome face got under Bethany's skin on day one, and the last thing she needs is some cocky young cowboy in her way.

As the race to renovate heats up, Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It's a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying. But Bethany's perfectly structured life is one kiss away from going up in smoke and she knows falling for a guy like Wes would be a flipping disaster.

“Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com.” —Entertainment Weekly

©2020 Tessa Bailey (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • tennismama
  • 2021-09-08

Don’t listen within earshot of others

Borders on porn. Way too many expletives. Could have been written without the base details and crude language and been better for it. I can’t recommend it.
Narrator needs to look up the pronunciation for banquette. It’s a very different thing from a banquet. Or, maybe it was the author’s incorrect choice of word? I may never know.

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  • SP4HOME
  • 2021-09-01

Learning it’s okay not to be perfect.

Tools Of Engagement by Tessa Bailey is book 3 of 3 in the rom-com series. It carries on with the same characters from Fix Her Up and Love Her Or Lose Her but is a story about another couple. It is rated R in places. It is a love story about find yourself and making your our security. It is also about learning to let others into your heart. Learning it’s okay not to be perfect. People will still love you even if you are not perfect. How long have you been basing your value on how perfect you can make things appear.
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  • Emma
  • 2021-06-22

Much better than book 2

The story line and character development was MUCH better than in book two!! Don't need to read book two to jump into this one (Book 3) and I would recommend doing just that.

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  • Allison Ball
  • 2020-10-02

Wonderful

Charlotte North is an excellent narrator and does a wonderful job voicing the different characters in the story. I really enjoyed the third installment of this series, the book is funny and lighthearted at times but also does a great job of diving into Wes and Bethany’s relationship in a way that helps you feel like you know them

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  • Jasmine
  • 2022-07-28

I LOVE this book!!!

Such a sweet story. Funny and endearing all at once! Highly recommend!! Listen to it asap!

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  • Heather
  • 2022-07-11

Loved it!

Loved this!
Smutty and lovey!
The love story was great and the sex appeal even better!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-15

Gave me all the feels

I love this story. I also throughly enjoyed book 1 in this series. I was hoping for a little more then end felt rushed. I was bonkers over Wes. Totally swoon worthy guy with the accent to boot.

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  • Ally Nasky
  • 2022-05-05

So romantic

Despite their age difference Bethany and Wes make it happen and fought their own demons to have their happy ever after.

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  • Katherine Davis
  • 2022-02-24

LOVE Tessa Bailey, This isn’t her best

I just couldn’t stop rolling my eyes at Wes. I wanted to like him so much. I LOVE Tessa Bailey. It Happened One Summer is my all-time favorite. But Wes was almost cringey to me. Charlotte North is amazing but her southern accent was… not great, to say the least. Wes’s dirty talk (and even regular talk) was so over the top and unrealistic, I just couldn’t enjoy it.

All that said, I loved Bethany. I also loved the story about Wes being from the Foster system and providing a better environment for Laura than he had. There were so many good parts to this story… overall I would recommend it, just with a disclaimer about Wes’s distracting vernacular.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-02-15

Nice quick read

This is a light read, you just delighted by the characters and the story, even though it lacks a bit of depth, it is pretty enjoyable.