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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today bestselling author Penelope Bloom comes the first novel in the romantic, sexy, and hilarious Anyone But… series.

Seven years ago, my best friends and I made a promise: No matter what, we would never date one of the King brothers. Even if they grew up to become megafamous, gorgeous, heart-stopping billionaires. Even if they crawled on their knees and begged for forgiveness.

But guess who just flew back into our lives in a private jet? And guess who just showed up to my job on my first day? Richard. King. Fortunately, it takes two seconds for Richard to reveal he hasn’t changed. Conceited. Cocky. Rude. Unfortunately, he’s also the kind of gorgeous that’s borderline offensive - with a jawline to make statues self-conscious and a grin that short-circuits my brain.

He’s spent years taking what he wants. I doubt he’s hungry for anything else - except me, apparently. There’s no way I’ll let him maneuver his way back into my life. My friends would never forgive me. I would never forgive me. But did I mention his jawline?

©2019 Penelope Bloom (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Tanisha
  • 15-01-20

Just ok

Let me get this straight. These brothers are billionaires but Rich is afraid to tell his mother and father to f***-off and stop setting him up with women he doesn't want so he fakes a fiancée and wedding. He's a self-made billionaire there has to be some part of him that's alpha. The female lead kinda like her but she needs more backbone. Story was weak.

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  • Satu
  • 21-09-19

Liked this one a lot

This romance book had love, steamy Moments, fun moments and suprises. Plotline was really good and free from cliches. Enjoy!

I’m waiting to read the other stories too...

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  • Nelsbabi
  • 19-09-19

Just ok

This story had so much potential but it just never got there. It was super slow burn which isn’t my favorite but I can get past that because usually the characters are building on something. This wasn’t the case at all. There was no real build, they weren’t together and then they just were. No real development. Trust me, I’m not one of those people that gets mad when people fall in love quickly in romance novels. That’s to cause expected but this was just dry. And the end just seems rushed and weird. The last quarter of the book was just very awkward. Im honestly baffled that this book had so many positive reviews. The best part was the narrators. They did a great job which is the reason I finished the book. I wanna know Cade’s story but I can’t sit through another book if it’s like this one.

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  • Michelle
  • 08-03-20

Predictable and juvenile

The performance is good, the story, however, is at best...horrid. Comes off as some high school melodrama with unbelievable characters.

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  • REB
  • 01-02-20

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Anyone But Rich is a boring book. I did not like the hero and heroine.
The story pace was too slow. I skipped many chapters .
I loved only the hero narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-21

Could not finish

I tried to finish this book and just couldn't do it. All of the characters are negative with no real development. I made it through 9 grueling chapters before I had to put the book down. The story line drags. Even after a couple hours in, you don't get a full understanding of what transpired for their to be so much hate. The writing is childish, feels more like a poorly written YA high-school drama.

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  • Ap2514
  • 05-02-21

Good start to a series

Don’t judge a book by its cover. For some reason when I see the cover of this book I was expecting some sort of dark romance which is not the case whatsoever. This is what I would classify as a lighthearted almost romcom, enemies to lovers story. The characters were interesting and fun and I can’t wait to jump into the next book in the series.

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  • Alecia McDermand
  • 24-08-20

Hilarious.

Plenty of witty banter. Laugh out loud funny! I can't wait to finish the rest of this series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-07-20

so funny

This was the first book that I repeatedly laughed hard out loud! I want to thank the author and narrator for giving me that! my only complaint is I prefer books with no F-bombs or detailed sex scenes and there were some in this book. It so wasn't excessive that I stopped listening because I needed to laugh more than be offended.

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  • S.D. Love
  • 16-02-20

So Sweet

I truly enjoyed this story from start to finish. Good plot and good characters. The only thing that makes it seem unrealistic is young people with billions of dollars. Other than that I enjoyed most of the characters.

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  • amanda
  • 10-02-21

enjoyable

I enjoyed the performance, the characters and the story. im looking forward to the other books in the series

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  • Elizabeth
  • 10-02-20

well I finished it..

The first issue was the male narrator, no problem with his actual voice but when Kyra describes Rich's voice as deep and rumbling, this voice actor was absolutely nothing like that so that bothered me.
The next was the sheep incident and that is just appalling and criminal not funny.
I don't get the parents relationship with their sons. These are adult guys with loads of money, not even living off their parents wealth, they are wealthy in their own right and yet their parents travel with them and control their personal relationships? who would be interested in any guy who was still tied to his parents in that way...big turn off.
The reason for hating Rich. I think it was justified but then she starts making excuses for Rich's behaviour. Poor rich boy didn't want his friends and coach getting in trouble, she missed out on a scholarship and ended up being stuck in a small town with her horrible father for the rest of her life. Ruined her life is accurate. I would be mad as hell too. But she talks to him and then sees his point of view.
The wedding plan! Why didn't they run off to Vegas and get married? have the wedding hit the papers and be done with it. The elaborate scheme was completely unnecessary and made absolutely no sense.
Sorry but I just didn't enjoy it