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Taming the CEO (Right Man, Wrong Family #1)

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To save her family’s business, fledging CEO Daisy Cater must win the bid on a resort on St. Maarten. There’s a small catch, though. The seller insists all bidders visit the island and experience the singles retreat firsthand. This wouldn’t be so bad…if only rule-maker Daisy weren’t paired with her bitter rival, the hot and broody Alexander Gillard. Keeping her enemy close ...more
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Published June 5th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Taming the CEO' by Hayson Manning 'Taming the CEO' by Hayson Manning is the story of Daisy Cater and Alexander “Zan” Gillard. Zan and Daisy are both after the St. Maarten resort. To have a chance at getting the resort the owner request that they play along with the single type dating scene for four days. Daisy has been keep tabs on Zan since he is a competing business. Daisy figured that he too would be after the resort so it wasn't to big of a surprise to see him the week that she is there. Da ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 13, 2017 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I liked the heroine in this one - the hero took a bit to warm up to. And I felt like the reader is put in their story at the beginning super fast....took me a while to understand what was happening. Review coming
Samanthe Beck
Jun 05, 2017 Samanthe Beck rated it it was amazing
I loved this story so much I read it twice! You know those books? The ones where you get to the end, but you can't say goodbye to the characters? You wish you'd read it more slowly the first time, so you could bask in the banter, sizzle in the chemistry, ugly-cry during the dark moments and then turn around and cry happy tears at the HEA? But you couldn't slow down, because you were so driven to find out HOW Daisy & Zan were ever going to get there given their feuding families, the cut-throa ...more
Ayekah
I loved this book! I could not put it down. Yelled at my kindle a few times like Zan could really hear me. This book has it all and more.
You read the blurb, in a nutshell Daisy and her two sisters inherit their father's hotel chain. The Carters and The Gillards have a long standing feud that goes back generations. When Zan (Alexander) and Daisy end up at the same resort each of their companies are bidding on for a weekend of "couples fun" Zan claims Daisy as his teammate, all the while behind th
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Robin Bielman
Jun 02, 2017 Robin Bielman rated it it was amazing
Loved this rivals to lovers story! I laughed, swooned, sighed, and smiled the whole way through. The banter between Zan and Daisy is some of the best, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Totally recommend this romantic, humorous, adorable read!
Helen
May 29, 2017 Helen rated it it was amazing
OMG what a cracker of a story this one is I couldn’t put it down between cheering Daisy on and wanting to hit Zan at times this one had me turning the pages and forgetting about life altogether as these two journey on a very sexy and steamy romp to one hell of a game of twister and a beautiful HEA.

Daisy Carter and her sisters have been left in charge of the family hotel chain and they are working hard to save the business when Daisy as CEO goes off to St Maarten to bid for a new singles resort o
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Mommaleena
Jun 17, 2017 Mommaleena rated it really liked it
Taming the CEO (Right Man Wrong Family #1) by Hayson Manning
• Family Feud
Sometimes the one meant for you just isn't possible due to generations of accusations. But in the end which will you choose, work or love? Is it possible to have both? Zan and Daisy both have to decide what they can live with for the rest of their lives. Seeing how both these CEO's handle what's thrown at them was fun to read. I look forward to reading more from this author and this series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC co
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Linda Quick
May 18, 2017 Linda Quick rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Wow - this is a great story! Daisy and Zan are CEO's competing for the same contract that forces each bidder to spend four days at the resort they're trying to buy. Because they've both procrastinated they end up there at the same time and end up partnered together for a series of couples challenges. Despite despising each other, they have to find a way to work together, while also working in opposition, to get through the four days.

This book is at times sweet, at times spicy, w
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Jo
Jun 10, 2017 Jo rated it liked it
This book felt a little bit like a book of two halves.  It seemed to me that there was a whole back story that I had missed which led to the premise for this story.  I've checked, and if there is another book, then I can't find it.

As  result, the first part of the book was somewhat disjointed for me.  It did hit its stride after a while, and I found myself warming to both characters and enjoying their back and forth.  But when the ultimate fall out came, without the missing context from a previo
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Isha Coleman
Jun 03, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it it was amazing
Romeo and Juliet got some stiff competition from Daisy and Zan. Feuding families, business rivals and a match that no one saw coming. Taming the CEO takes it's cues from a classic but decided to lighten the mood. Hayson Manning didn't sugarcoat the odds but spiced up the attraction. Quick, enjoyable tale.
Mary
Jun 14, 2017 Mary rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! Zan and Daisy sizzled! I can't wait to read more in this series. I am dying to read about the rest of these siblings! A must read. Safe. HEA!
Bec
Jun 16, 2017 Bec rated it really liked it

Both Daisy Cater and Alexander 'Zan' Gillard are determined to win a bid on a resort in St. Maarten. However, they're both expected to experience the resort firsthand before bidding. But what's worse, Daisy finds herself paired with her enemy and soon finds her dislike for him turning into her liking Alexander a lot. Yet, when he does something he knows she isn't going to like, will she turn her back on him for good, or will Alexander be able to convince her to forgive him so they can have a sho
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Elizabeth Neal
Jun 08, 2017 Elizabeth Neal rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Spontaneity? No. Just no. There's no list for that and Daisy lives by them. Her sister, Rose, on the other hand, decides that has to change and sends Daisy on a adventure, of sorts. Oh boy, and Rose eagerly packed for her? Yeah, Daisy knows she should've seen the warning signs. So, now she's on the way to a resort, four days of challenges for singles on the itinerary, because, as a potential buyer, the owner insists she goes through it all. Daisy can only hope her family's biggest c
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Angel Hatfield
Jun 10, 2017 Angel Hatfield rated it it was amazing
Daisy stared at the clothes in her bag and thought she was going to kill her twin sister Rose. Rose had left her a note by her suitcase to be spontaneous with no lists, or rules. Daisy’s twin did not understand her need for rules but Daisy couldn’t live without them. The first thing in the morning Daisy made a list and Daisy didn’t go to bed until everything on the list had been done. This kept Daisy grounded and in control. Daisy was there to keep their company from sinking. Daisy wanted to fin ...more
Melissa
Jun 07, 2017 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-star
**ARC provided by Publisher and NetGalley** 3.5 stars

Rivals to lovers is a newer trope to me, but one that I'm definitely becoming hooked on. When I saw this blurb I thought the book sounded fun, and I did enjoy it overall. This book was a quick, lighter read, even with the rival to lovers aspect of it.

I liked Daisy. I liked her following the rules, and her lists and seeing how flustered she got when those safety nets were taken away from her. I connected to her right away in the book and I symp
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Oh my the yumminess of the cover of Taming the CEO by Hayson Manning. I could totally picture Alexander Gillard (Zan). Anyway, this was interesting story, because we have these two families who despise one another thanks to an age old feud. Think Hatfields and the McCoys. So, we Zan and Daisy Carter who are competing to win a resort in San Maarten. Nothing wrong with that, but they have to compete as a couple to see all the benefits the resorts has to offer before they
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Jennifer Pierson
Jun 15, 2017 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
Daisy Cater and her two sisters inherit their father's hotel chain, but things aren't going very well. Now she's determined to win a bid on a resort on St. Maarten, in order to save her family's business. There's just one big block in the road, and it's in the form of Alexander "Zan" Gillard, who is a family enemy, and he's determined to win the bid as well. As if that isn't stressful enough, the seller insists that everyone trying to buy, must come and experience the singles retreat for themsel ...more
Jennifer
Jun 05, 2017 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
CEO's Daisy Carter and Alexander "Zan" Gillard have inherited their families long standing feud only to find themselves paired for four days with each other in order to bid on the coveted singles retreat they both want. As the two are forced to work together the biggest challenge facing them might not be winning the bid but acknowledging their growing attraction to each other.

Taming the CEO sets out to take no prisoners of love in this lively story full of sarcastic comebacks, surly glares and s
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JoDeen
Jun 04, 2017 JoDeen rated it it was amazing
I love Hayson Manning books, so when I heard about Taming the CEO I was thrilled and I dived into this book as soon as I could and it was fantastic !! This enemies to lovers romance was sexy , swoon worthy , fun .heart warming ... ahhh I could just go on and on about how much I enjoyed this story .I loved the how Hayson Manning wrote this story, its one of those stories that I will replay in my head for a long time. I loved Daisy and Zan and I rooted for these two no matter what happened , even ...more
Eva
in the story of two competing hotel chain ceos, taming the ceo, rivals daisy and zan get the chance to get to know each other up close and personal on a mandatory retreat before they submit competing proposals to take over a luxury resort chain.

their rivalry isn't just restricted to business. their families have been one-upping each other since their great-grandparents' time. and even though they swear to keep their walls up and defenses on alert during their retreat, the intense chemistry and t
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Hilda
May 10, 2017 Hilda rated it really liked it
I received this book via Netgalley.com as an Advanced Readers Copy.

Zane and Daisy are interesting couple. 1st they are both CEOs, therefore it was hard to figure out who was being tamed. But then I realized that they tamed each other, for different reasons.

Each of them are at a resort that helps couples find love. They are there to survey the resort to acquire for their respective companies. Coupled together, they face the challenges required of the guests. Add a bitter feud between the families
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Bookgyrl
May 06, 2017 Bookgyrl rated it it was amazing
First: I don't like the covers of these books. I chose this book purely based on the author and the blurb. I liked her Bounty Hunter book.

Daisy Carter and Zan Gillard are CEO's of rival hotel chains with a longstanding feud. Both in the running for the acquisition of an important resort, they are asked to visit the resort and take part in a 4 day event. Attraction soares, but behind Daisy's back Zan is plotting to buy all necessary shares to acquire the Carter company. He is convinced business a
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Lori
Jun 02, 2017 Lori rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! It had a little bit of everything in it - love, hot sex, beautiful scenery, strong family connections, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and second chances.

The connection and chemistry between Zan and Daisy was explosive. I loved their love/hate relationship. They simply couldn't resist one another. Zan's arrogance was a little much at times, but the way Daisy dealt with it was awesome. Zan grows on you as you progress in their story, and actually ends up a man you could roo
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Amanda
Jun 16, 2017 Amanda rated it liked it
I was asked by the author for an honest review.

I liked the premise of Taming the CEO, though I found the actual story to be a little disorienting. One character described another as seeming to have multiple personalities (hot then cold, hot then cold). It seemed to me that both Daisy and Zan behaved that way, to the extent that it prevented me from really getting into the story.

Based on the opening of the book, I found it hard to believe that Daisy and Zan would choose to be partners for the c
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Shalyn
May 11, 2017 Shalyn rated it it was amazing
*Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review*
Loved it! There was drama, passion, deceit, humour, family rivalry, and hot chemistry between the two main characters. I laughed, blushed, shook my head at times, and could not stop reading. This was a really good book and it's pretty obvious that the brothers will be getting a book as well. I've never read a book by this author before, but I will be checking out her other work. If your looking for a funny, steamy, enemies to lovers
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Bette Hansen
May 31, 2017 Bette Hansen rated it really liked it
This is an awesome fun, sexy read that shouldn't be missed. The characters are great, the situation hilarious, and the chemistry off the charts! Daisey and Zan can't remember a time when their families haven't been at war with each other. So when they are forced to spend time at a resort they both want to buy for their family's hotel lines they can't believe their luck when they are partnered at a couples retreat. And that's just the beginning of the fun to come!

I highly recommend this one.
Melissa Parnell
Jun 09, 2017 Melissa Parnell rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It will definitely help you suspend reality for a while with a new take on an enemies to lovers trope. I thought it was creative and fun. This was my first book by this author, but I will definitely be looking for more by them. This was a quick read and one that I did not want to put down. It had me rooting for the main characters the entire time and left a smile on my face.
Kim Vanravenswaay
May 07, 2017 Kim Vanravenswaay rated it it was amazing
Daisy keeps her life organized by making lists for everything. Zan doesn't fit into any of her lists. Zan has a plan to make Daisy admit that her sister tried to sabotage his family's business. And then he plans on taking over her family hotel business. He believes that business can be kept separate from an affair with Daisy. Unfortunately emotions get involved for both of them. I teared up when he broke her heart. Awesome writing can do that every time. ...more
Ona Evans
Jun 05, 2017 Ona Evans rated it it was amazing
O my word..... O my word..... This is one of the best books I read .....

Really, my heart did not want to stop beating.... Please get this book, the tension and love scenes is out of this world. I loved her books before but really this is fantastic. The place where it plays off is amazing and the challenges is greatly thought out. Not to even start think about the plots and the end :) Please do not stop writing and I will always be in the queue waiting for the next release date.
Sheryl
This turned out to be such a surprising read for me... I really enjoyed it, but then I am such a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope!!!

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Entangled Publishing*
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