69 Million Things I Hate About You

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I cannot believe it took me this long to finally read this book and for that, I apologise to both Netgalley and the publishers because, without a doubt, this was one of the best romantic comedies I've read, probably only surpassed by "The Hating Game" by Sally Thorne.

Cole Harrington and Kiersten Abbott are my new favourite book couples! Now I need to actually go buy this book, and hopefully find more books by Kira Archer!
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It’s definitely a fun book. I don’t say that often, but it’s really the only way to describe this one. And I think just about everyone can relate to these characters on some level. (I know I can.) 69 Million Things has earned a permanent place on my TBRR (To Be Re-Read) list.
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A Lottery Winner-Billionaire Boss Rom-Com
What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you burn your bridges? Would you tell off your boss? Quit your job? How far would you go in exacting a small sort of irritating revenge? This is not a deep book with a complicated plot line. It’s simply an enjoyable read. Hilarious at times, the story was fun and fast paced, and I've just added a new author to my list of must reads.
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What I can remember of this one is just meh. A good read, quick, cute, steamy; the usual for this genre. Not an author I will remember to continue buying though.
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I have to admit that one of the main reasons, I got this book is the title reminded me of one of my favorite movies - 10 Things I Hate About You. Kiersten Abbot had been working as an assistant to Cole Harrington's assistant Marie until one day she was promoted as the assistant had quit after she was told to move her wedding date for one of Cole's speaking appointments. Kiersten has heard terrible things about Cole, and now she must make an impression to keep her job.  Cole has never felt more attracted to a woman than he has Kiersten and yet to create distance, he makes her job barely bearable and calls her a different name each time he sees her. Kiersten and her friends are big Lotto players and buy a ticket each week. This week they strike it big and splitting the pot between the three of them, they are each the proud owners of 69 Million Dollars.  Imagine winning that much money - what would you do if you won 69 Million Dollars? For Kiersten, she decides to play out her last days as Cole's assistant, trying to get fired. There is a pool going at work, to see how long Cole will last before he fires her. Cole discovers the pool and thinks two can play at this game and so the battle of the wits begins. This was quite a fun read as reading the different ways one can try and get fired. What will happen though when Cole and Kiersten decide that they love each other and maybe the perfect couple for one another? Of course with any romance novel, we have the "sad part," and I was like really, Cole - you think she would sabotage that for you when she knows how much it meant to you? Come on, grow a pair and tell her how you feel. Can Cole win back Kiersten and tell her how he actually loves her for who she is and vice versa ? 
Find out in this romantic read from Entangled "69 Million Things I Hate About You" by Kira Archer.
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I loved this book! So much fun! Kiersten wins the lottery with her friends and decides to have a little fun with her pain of a boss Cole. This was such a fun read, I enjoyed the characters and story a lot!
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I voluntarily read this advanced readers copy of this book.  Strong characters and a great story line.  You won't be able to stop reading it once you start either.  I can't wait to read more of Kira's work either.
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This was a cute story with a unique story line. This book started off great and I enjoyed the story from start to finish. This book is about Kiersten. She is Cole’s assistant and her job is basically to run his life. He demands her to be available 24/7 and is basically a jerk for a boss. Well Kiersten wins the lottery and decides before she quits she will have a little fun and drive her mean boss crazy and get fired. This is when the story gets really good.

 

  “She really wanted to ask him what the hell she had to do to get fired now, but it’s not like he’d tell her. This was a war. You didn’t give your enemy the blueprints to your strategy.”

 

This book was told in 3rd person and usually I am not a big fan of third person. I find it hard to connect with the characters but this story I didn’t mind. It felt like a majority of it was being told in first person and I had no problem connecting with both the main characters.

 

Loved the banter and chemistry between both Cole and Kiersten. They knew how to get on each other’s nerves and you could feel the explosive energy between the two. You just knew once they got together it was going to be HOT HOT HOT!!!!

 

The story was well written and flowed perfectly. I loved that there was not a bunch of page fillers and the story was told at the perfect pace where you were able to connect but it didn’t drag on with useless details.

 

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and this is the first book I have read by this author but it certainly will not be the last. I enjoyed her writing and look forward to reading more from her.
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I did a lot of laughing while I read this book. It was hilarious!! 

Kiersten Abbott works for the very demanding, cold, insufferable billionaire, Cole Harrington. He has no boundaries, when he needs something done at 2 a.m., he just calls her cell phone and demands it to be taken care of. But everything changes when Kiersten and her 2 best friends end up buying the winning lottery ticket. Me she's now $69 million dollars wealthier and has no reason to run Cole's life anymore. 

When her friends bet Kiersten to see if she can get fired before she gives in and quits, it becomes an office bet. Kiersten stops running Cole's well oiled life and starts acting out to see how much he will put up with. But the tables are turned when he gets wind of the bet, but not her reason why she's quitting. 

A must read.
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69 Million Things I Hate About You is laugh out loud funny, witty and sexy. Kiersten has worked for the boss from hell for 6 months. It's been 6 months of demands and late night texts to please go to the office to find a file, making her get him coffee when he's perfectly capable of doing it himself, all bit out with no more warmth than an icicle, and she fantasizes about throwing him in front of a train rather than attacking him in bed. Yes, he's hot, but not hot enough to deter her from despising him. So, when she and two of her friends win the lotto jackpot, she comes up with a plan to get him to fire her so she can not only walk away knowing she didn't quit, but knowing she'll get a nice severance package too, even though she won't need it by then.

But, she underestimates her jacka** of a boss, and when Cole gets info from his IT guru that his normally uber reliable assistant has a plan to make him fire her, he makes his own plan to get her to quit so he'll save money on a severance package. What comes next is a funny, flirty turn of events that involves things like her getting a massage in his office, getting his mother drunk and taking her to a speakeasy and then getting arrested, to Kiersten showing up at the office with a hangover and telling off a potential business associate. But, Cole never reacts like Kiersten expects. No, he does the opposite, even starts sending out some seriously sexy signals and laying some hot kisses on her and it all boils over one weekend when he jets her off to France and they finally, finally indulge in a sexy romp.

Of course someone, both of them, screw up and she's left to finally come to the conclusion that she needs to just quit and get on with her life. Thank God for Cole's billionaire buddies, though, because they finally talk some sense into his thick skull, and he lets her into his heart in a really sweet way. I wish there had been an epilogue for Kiersten and Cole, but the ending was pretty definitive and positive, so I can let it go.

I really liked 69 Million Things I Hate About You. I may have wished for a little more heat between the two a little earlier on (they didn't even get together until about 77% in), but the story itself is so fun and funny and cute that I couldn't fault it too much. I'm hoping there might be more coming from Kira. Perhaps some stories about Cole's billionaire friends and Kiersten's fellow lotto winner friends?
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I just loved this book I could not put it down.Kiersten and her friends win the lottery so she decides to get back at her boss Cole who is just a jerk.There is an office pool going on whether he will sack her or she quits, so she decides to make him fire her.This was just a great book you start it wanting to smack him all over but you will change your mind this is a must read it will have you laughing your bits off.
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Wow, what a fun, heartwarming book. The things Kiersten did to get Cole to fire her were pretty hilarious and some pretty inventive. At first you really could not like Cole but believe me will grow on you. I won't tell you what happens but here are some hints: Amish, strip club, pigs, oh the list goes on. I hope your curiosity is peaked because believe me it will be worth your time to read this book. I have little doubt you will enjoy it as much as I did. 
Kira Archer is a new to me author but I guarantee I will be finding more of her books to read.
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If you want pure fluff, ok, you can read this. I mean, I did sort of enjoy the book. But I couldn’t help thinking while reading that there were a lot of other, better books. This was so formulaic and lazy that I’m sure I could have gotten the same romance kick and more elsewhere.

Let’s start with the easiest thing. This book was rushed. Yeah, you could say it was a “quick read”, but really, it just wasn’t very developed. Right from the beginning, I felt like only the bare minimum was thrown in to get the plot going. No time was taken to really let us know who the various characters were, what their lives were like, etc. But hey, I very quickly learned about Bossman Cole…

Without any scene-setting, the book started with Cole’s assistant quitting because he wouldn’t let her take the weekend off to get married. Something she’d told him about months in advance. His excuse was that she knew what the job involved. I’m sorry, but that is no excuse. And no, giving her a decent severance package was no excuse for being a dick in the first place! In fact, it felt like the whole book was about the author trying to show that hey, Cole isn’t such a bad guy because he cared about a female relative! Basically, it was that whole “because I have a mom, I care about women’s rights” argument that some men use to distract from their sexist behaviour. And Cole (and his friends) were pretty gross, honestly. No swooning over them here. And no love for the sexual harassment in the workplace either.

Kiersten was better, and honestly, she is the reason this book got two stars. I enjoyed all the things that Kiersten did to Cole. I wish the characters, including side characters, had been more fully developed so I could really enjoy the humour of the scenes, as there was a lot of potential there. Kiersten deserved so much better than a man who was only interested in attractive rich women. Because that’s really all we got from Cole about her.

The end was superficially sweet, but with so much rushing, it was more telling than showing that they’d fallen for each other. I just never felt the chemistry, aside from a few moments of purely physical interactions. They just didn’t click with each other or me, so the ending fell flat. And also seemed like a cop-out to make Cole look like a Good Guy. Ugh.

So sure, I gave it two stars, but would I recommend it? Nope. There are better books. Like Breathless, the last book I read. Now that was good, with physical, mental, and emotional chemistry. Read that instead.
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I read this book, and I enjoyed however I was a little shocked at a couple of the reviews that I had read, they were pretty cruel and there really was no reason for it.  Yes, there were times that it was a little silly, but this was also funny and it was a just a feel could book about two people who you would think would never get together, but we were wrong.  We meet Kieran who works for this asshole boss but who is also gorgeous and their is just no denying it, they have chemistry but of course since she works for him neither of them think to cross that line.  But her situation changed! Kieran wins the lottery and decides it is payback time and does thing she would have never done before.  Cole is an awful boss, he is self-centered, arrogant and a slave driver.  He is attracted to his assistant, but he would never cross that line.  He is wary of woman because they all want him for his money.  Cole wonders what the heck happened to his wonderful assistant, she seems to have changed drastically and he is wondering why, but at the same time he is enjoying this new attitude.  He finds out that she is trying to get fired and he will not give in, he is going to find out how far she will go.  As they push their buttons they can't seem to help themselves with flirting, and the gloves are off. Loved their friends, can't wait for next one.
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A very funny read! Kiersten went into her boss' office as assistant to his personal assistant only to come out as the PA to one very dickish CEO, well he was quite douche-y to his last PA. Kiersten put up with is unreasonable demands because well she liked life's luxuries like food and shelter, but when she and two other friends hit the lottery she didn't need her job anymore but quitting wasn't as fun as trying to get fired. Cole had no idea what to do when his efficient assistant begins dropping the ball he wants to fire her but they signed a contract and her messes were beginning to intrigue him. Both of their antics had me laughing out loud! A wonderfully sweet office romance.
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I could not finish this book. How old are these two idiots? Twelve? He butchers his name to see how long it'll take for her to correct him. And she creates a pool to see how long it'll take until he fires her. And they are supposed to be the CEO of a very successful dating app and his assistance. Please don't insult the reader's intelligence.
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Omg! So loved this book. Super funny. I laughed the whole time. Keirsten and cole are so made for each other. I love all the pranks that she pulls on him to get him to fire her. And oh, the chemistry is smokin hot as well.
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So this is amusing, but it's over the top silly and I am not really getting much chemistry between them... 

It is definitely lighthearted, but super predictable. Not a bad read for someone who enjoys rom coms with a focus on the comedy.

3.5 Stars
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