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The Hard Sell

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  327 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
Lily Brook works in men's underwear, but she would love to get Jack Stewart out of his.

Lily hasn't dated anyone worth writing home about for years. So when she meets the impossible and impossibly handsome Jack Stewart--well, you could say he piques her interest. It doesn't matter that he's the cockiest asshole this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

Jack Stewart is destined for
235 pages
Published September 26th 2016
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Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters
Sep 04, 2016 Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars ~ You can read this and other reviews at Inked in Chapters

Let’s talk rom-com:
Who loves them? Better question: who doesn’t? There’s something about a little comedy and some gooey love that makes women (and some men) swoon. We get lost in the fun and the bickering. We look forward to the next time the characters will lose their cool. We hold our breath as they fall in love and then, in-turn, screw the whole thing up. The Hard Sell is no exception. Exploring new authors is always hit or m
Sep 04, 2016 Shay rated it it was amazing
Lily and Jack had an awesome combination of smart, funny, the banter between them is what did it for me though. I was pulled in from the get go and I couldn't put this book down! Storyline had alot going for it. I liked the whole boss and and employee bit and has some plot twist that I hadn't seen coming. The characters were very well developed and for being this first for this author, she did amazingly well with it all. I would definitely recommend this to my girls!

Story 5
Sex 5
Overall 5

Amy Rogers
Sep 19, 2016 Amy Rogers rated it it was amazing
First off I am absolutely blown away that this is Lulu's first book. It was extremely well written and I was pulled into the book from page one. The book is a unique idea that was fresh and never boring. The connection and banter between Jack and Lily was entertaining and made me laugh often. They both received as much as they could give. As much as Jack was a hard*ss boss you just knew that there was more to him why he was that way. You just had to get to know him and peel back the layers to fi ...more
Jo *Reading Is My Bliss*
Oct 06, 2016 Jo *Reading Is My Bliss* rated it really liked it
This is a fun and romantic story set in an upmarket department store. I could not believe that this was a debut novel from this new author and in the words of Bruce Forsyth ‘didn’t she do well!’

Jack Stewart has spent the last five years trying to make up for a silly mistake he made when he was young and a bit reckless. His father has pretty much ignored him since then and he is desperate to prove to himself and his family that he has changed. He is now the Men’s Basics Department Manager at a H
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane Book Blog)
The Hard Sell is filled with plenty of bantering, teasing and a pretty big secret. I love the characters because they have spunk and attitude.

Lily Brook is spunky, career driven but her love life needs CPR. Lily is re-assigned to the Hamilton Men’s Basics Department to revive her companies dying men’s underwear line and she will be working with Jack Steward the Men’s Basics manager. She has a difficult job ahead but she’s confident in her skills.

Jack Steward is career driven, has a stick up his
Oct 03, 2016 ❤Sana❤ rated it it was amazing
Recommended to ❤Sana❤ by: J.D. Hawkins
5 naughty with some spanking ;) stars!



First, I'm so glad that I got the chance to read this amazing and funny book thanks to J.D. Hawkins' recommendation.

Thank you Mr. Hawkins ;)

Second, I'm really stunned to learn that this is Lulu Wright's bedut novel because it's enjoyable, funny with wonderful characters and an awsome story. I'm talking real AWESOME here.

Lily, the Queen of undewear, is sent to Hamilton department stores to sort a problem with the brand her company sells. If she succeeds
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Sep 14, 2016 Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life rated it it was amazing
When the Underwear Queen and the Hammer of Hamilton's Department Store get together, you better watch out because sparks are going to fly.

Lily Brook is strong willed, independent, hard working, career driving individual. She's just dumped her lasted boyfriend after catching him in a very compromising situation. But she's got bigger fish to fry, this latest assignment could lead to the very big promotion she's being hoping for. She'll let nothing stand in her way.

Jack Stewart is man on a mission
Three Chicks
Sep 04, 2016 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Cute read about a determined, snarky girl trying to get that sought after promotion and the guy who is equally determined to give her a hard time!

Lily is trying to rescue sales at Hamilton's, an upscale Center City fixture in Philly. (Being from Philly I loved the local landmarks mentioned in the book!) Poor placement is ruining their sales. Jack Stewart runs a tight ship at Hamilton's and he wants to get rid of the line dragging down his sales numbers. Enter Lily with a plan.
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 13, 2016 Red Cheeks Reads rated it really liked it
Lily has works in men’s underwear and looks at men in their underwear all day long…..but what she would rather do is not only stare at Jack Stewart, the manager of the store she works in, in his underwear but get him out of his altogether…despite the fact he is one arrogant a*****e. But will Jack be able to convince her he is worth the risk to her job? To her career? Jack knows he shouldn’t fraternise with employees but he can’t resist and he knows it will be a hard sell, but he knows it will al ...more
Sep 13, 2016 Mel rated it really liked it
4 "Right now it's manty time" stars
Yeah, I have a lot of cock in my life.
Sadly, most of it is just a tease.

Lily is the merchandiser off Flash Fit, a men's underwear brand. She loves her job, which offers her entertainment and variety daily. That all changes when the head of Hamilton department stores decides he isn't happy with with Flash Fit sales and Lily is brought in to fix it. It is up to her to make the brand profitable again in the Center City store if she wants to save her job. If she
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


I am absolutely sold on The Hard Sell, the debut novel from Lulu Wright. It is hilarious, romantic, and steamy, all the attributes of a romantic comedy that I love.

These characters and the chemistry between them make the entire book. Jack is the boss that runs a tight ship and has a tighter body. Even though he is incredibly good-looking, the initial impression is that of a jerk. He is combative, stubborn, and difficult, and yet, Lulu Wright
Carol Seymour
Sep 19, 2016 Carol Seymour rated it it was amazing
I am completely astounded that this is Lulu Wright's debut work. I was sucked into the world of Jack Stewart and Lily Brook from the first chapter. I am from New Jersey, across the bridge from Philadelphia, PA and it was so easy to just imagine all the places that Lulu Wright was describing in the book. Jack and Lily's story is one of my favorite types of books, corporate/office/forbidden lovers. Jack is corporate minded, with his eye on the prize. Lily has aspirations as well for a regional pos ...more
✴ 2 1/2 - 3 STARS ✴

THE HARD SELL is author Lulu Wright's literary debut. This romantic comedy was just an OKAY read for me. It had an enemies-to-lovers angle full of funny flirtatious banter with a little newbie kink thrown in. This part I enjoyed. When our main couple was in the sack, the sexual chemistry was on fire! Out of the sack, not so much. I think the hero took it too far in the asshole department. I didn't warm up to him as much as I would have liked to. I needed more HEAT...more PASSI
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

“If you are going to do something, put everything you got into it.”
I am smirking and chuckling as I started with this book and take note with a wide eye and I thought, "way to start a debut novel is an opening line, "Cocks are in my face all day". And don't get me started with that cover either because man, that smile and that bod! Whew...worth swooning over and I feel like I will appreciate more if the model is in a Flash Fit under
Lissa Rice
**3 Boundless Stars** Full review and rating will be up at Boundless Book Reviews
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Oct 02, 2016 Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~ rated it really liked it
Do you like to laugh? Do you like hot men in underwear? Yeah, me too! The Hard Sell will give you both….well, OK so the men in the undies are mannequins but you get the idea ;)

Lily Brook is moving on up in her company….just one thing stands in her way. Impressing Mr. Hamilton on her new assignment is her number one focus, until she is distracted by the hotness that is Jack Stewart…panty melter, with a belt!

Watching the two of them argue, and tease, and toe the line was intense. Jack has his secr
Oct 02, 2016 Laura rated it it was ok
***ARC Proviced by Social Butterfly PR***

This one had everything going for it...the banter, hot sex, a fun story line...yet it still didn't totally work for me. I think because I never believed 2 things:

1. Her character- she seemed adolescent to me, and I was not able to relate
2. His "secret"- it just didn't work for me...I never believed that he would even be able to keep the secret.

I was also really thrown by the way the female character spoke...manties may be an industry term I have never hea
Oct 06, 2016 mells_view rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Did we just become book best friends?

Holy all things amazing. I absolutely do not believe that this is Lulu Wrights FIRST book! I must have read that incorrectly somewhere.

Lily is the most amazing character. She is focused on her career and very driven to move forward in it. She works hard and is great at what she does. Not only that but she is a spitfire. Very sassy, sexy, and smart! So many of the things she said had me laughing or nodding my head. I swear I just found my new book bestie!

Krystel Theodore-Branker
As a debut novel this book was fantastic. I am eager to read more books by Lulu. Her writing was witty, well executed and pleasing to the reader. I really liked Jack and Lily's storyline. Here we have two persons highly career driven with strong personalities that have to work with each other for a common goal. That is the success of sales and surpassing the expectations of their bosses. Tensions grow as Lily doesn't bend to Jack's stuck up demands but challenges him with every opportunity she g ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
The Hard Sell is Lulu's debut novel and if I wasn't using my Goodreads I wouldn't of even know that since it was that good. I had a feeling I was going to be going on a fun ride from the very first sentence. Then after the meeting between Jack and Lily, I knew it was going to be both fun, and a bit crazy!

Lily Brook is a merchandiser for Flash Fit men’s underwear. The company is about to lose one of their biggest client's business because sales are down in their fifteen stores. So, they are send
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
WOW Lulu did a great job giving us such a wonderful rom-com that just has it all. The characters in this book will make it impossible not to love, even Jack who comes off kind of stuck up until you get to know him. There is no way you won't absolutely LOVE Lily. The story is full of comedy, sexual tension, angst, secrets, anger, love, happiness, whew... let's just say that's a few words to describe what this book has.

Jack and Lily seem like a couple that could never work. Lily loves giving Jack
Books Laid Bare
Sep 26, 2016 Books Laid Bare rated it really liked it
For a debut novel I would have to say that this was heading in the right direction. The characters were engaging and the tone of the writing was light and fun.
I liked the fact that Lily and Jack were so different and that because of that I didn’t know just how much they were both going to have bring to the story.
Lily and Jack were pulling on opposite ends of the same rope. They had the same goal just different ways of going about getting what they wanted.
I loved the cheeky banter between the tw
Bookgyrl J (Janet)
Oct 01, 2016 Bookgyrl J (Janet) rated it really liked it
Lily is sent to Hamilton's department store to straighten the Flash Fit men's underwear department before Hamilton's will toss them out. On her first day she is confronted with Jack Stewart, the department manager, after they bump into each other and get off on the wrong foot.

Lily and Jack bicker and banter and finally get it on. But Jack has secrets that could break them apart.

Enjoyable story, bit lagging in the beginning but great once it took off. Great chemistry when they gave in to their at
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Sep 27, 2016 Book Loving Fairy-Blog rated it really liked it
Star Rating: 4 Stars

Lily Brook, she is my spirit animal. Leggings and just down right always comfy clothes. She is a take no shit woman and that makes me love her to pieces. Soon, though she finds there is a man who can knock her down and she likes it, ALOT!

Jack Stewart, brooding alpha to the core. He is in charge of men's basic in the department store and is expecting a woman to try and boost the sale for a underwear brand. Little does he know he has already met her and she is a spit fire who h
Oct 03, 2016 Abby rated it really liked it
Shelves: work-romance
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤(4 Stars)

The Hard Sell is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with the right amount of romance and lots of humor. It is definitely a department store love story at it's best.

Meet Lily Brook, the kick-ass heroine that knows what she wants and work her ass off to achieve that. I am really liking her character as she could be outrageous and giving me the hilarity of the day but she could also makes me admire her persistence and hardworking attitude in the her line of work. I love that s
Nicole Rule
Sep 27, 2016 Nicole Rule rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a cute book! Lulu Wright has written an adorably fun and sexy book! Jack and Lily are the perfect pair!
Diane plourde
Sep 26, 2016 Diane plourde rated it it was amazing

This is Lulu's debut novel and let me tell you this is quite an introduction to the art of writing with an amazing 5 star story.

ARC of The Hard Sell by LuLu Wright provided in exchange of an honest spoiler free review.

Lily is the "Queen of the men's underwear". She works hard in order to become a regional manager. On her first day to a new job at a department store, she literally slams into Jack, who's the manager of the men's basics. Spilled coffee, a dirty shirt and a broken phone later, spa
Sep 26, 2016 Sharee rated it liked it

When this debut author reached out to me to review her debut book, first I was really flattered and excited because I love discovering new authors. I was also really intrigued because the blurb sounded really good. I love a boss/employee romance just as much as the next girl.
The first line of this book took me out. I laughed for a while before I was able to continue. I had planned on reading something else before I sat down to read this, but after peeking at that line it definitely put me in the
JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
Opposites attract in this fun romance by Lulu Wright.

Lily and Jack are as different as night and day. You would never think these two would make a smoking hot couple. When they first meet they literally collide into each other. When they find out the have to work together for the next few months more than sparks fly between these two hot headed, strong willed people.

I really enjoyed the banter between these two. Lily is a strong female character with her career in mind. She knows what she wants
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