Published by Tantor Audio on 12/24/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?
Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.
Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.
Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?
They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.
Elizabeth Hart and Alex Kydd were absolutely amazing narrators for Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young and brought Rhys and Parker’s story to life. This enemies to lovers fake boyfriend romance about an ex-boxer and a society geek who should have nothing in common. And yet they cannot deny the attraction they feel. Parker has her dream job and the last thing she expected was a boss who only promotes employees who are settled. So, she finds a suitable fake boyfriend, however, she gets his brother instead. Rhys thought he was going to set Parker straight, instead he finds that he can help her and himself at the same time.
Parker may come from a privileged background, but she did not take anything for granted. She was smart and determined. Rhys is trying to save his family’s gym. He was a bit rough around the edges but had a big heart. They had great banter and chemistry. I truly enjoyed listening to Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young. One a new author to me and the other one I have been reading for some time.