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High Heels and Haystacks

(Billionaires in Blue Jeans #2)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  133 reviews
A boss-employee romance... with a twist.

Only three things stand between Ava Carmichael and her twelve billion dollar inheritance:

1. A year of living in Bliss, Kansas.
2. A relationship that lasts six consecutive months.
3. A pie.

Ava has run a multi-billion-dollar company, negotiated with shark investors, and hobnobbed with business royalty, but she’s about to be defeat
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by EN Fiction, Inc.
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

High Heels and Haystacks is book two in the Billionaires in Blue Jeans series by Erin Nicholas. I think I might have loved this book even more than I did the first book. Not because it’s better. I think I am more used to Erin’s writing style now. And, I have fallen in love with these three sisters and with the town of Bliss, Kansas.

Ava Carmichael can sit at the head of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate and not bat an eye. But when her father died and the will mandated she and
DJ Sakata
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Favorite Quotes:

I think it’s cute that you think you’re telling me to jump… It’s me who’s telling you to tell me to jump. Because it’s hot… And I really want to jump, Parker.

“What are you doing with my rooster?” Ava glanced down at the bird under her arm. “Showing him who’s boss.”

My Review:

Eric Nicholas has penned a delightfully sweet, steamy, and multi-layered tale, peppered with amusing wit, delicious steam, and expletives and bawdy talk. It was an entertaining and well-crafted st
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

What happens when you put two strong willed, always in control people together? Well, I’ll tell you; eggs, bowls, avocados, and pies get thrown into walls, a lot of wood gets chopped, and you get some hot, inventive sexy times! The second Carmichael triple has met her match and well on her way to fulfilling the stipulations of her father’s will and getting her twelve billion dollar inheritance, she just didn’t expect to lose her heart along the way.

My perfect man is a good guy hero and if he hap
Nicole P
When the exact same type of people are forced to work in close proximity there can only be one outcome: sparks flying everywhere. Ava Carmichael, CEO of a multibillion company, has been tasked with creating a pie if she wants to keep the company. Nothing is going according to plan. And if there is one thing Ava lives by, it's a plan. With spreadsheets. And a Plan B, C, D etc. And then there's Parker Blake, owner of Bliss's only diner. He is a man who likes things exactly the way they are. He has ...more
Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review

PARKER!!!! I was so not expecting you to be so, well... *fans self* ...dirty and demanding!!

I am a little ashamed to admit that I thought that Ava and Parker might be my least favorite couple in this series (I’ve been really excited about Brynn and Noah),but I was SO, SO wrong. They were perfect together, and not just because their chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS!! You know how people say that two people “bring the best out of each other”? This is not the case with Ava and Parker. In
Kait Nolan
I really didn't think I would like this one as much as I loved Cori and Evan. I was wrong. Seeing the total power-house, kick ass Ava Carmichael get humanized and mussed up and...just trust me on this when I say that you're going to find spices ridiculously sexy after reading this. Sexy, grumpy, hot man cooking for her. Yes, please, and Please sir, may I have some more? Two thumbs up. May be my favorite Nicholas book yet!
Crystal Singer
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty sure that High Heels and Haystacks ranks up there as one of my top favorite Erin Nicholas reads! A fantastic, sexy, swoon-worthy story that will give you all the feels. A love story between two people who are really so different but the same all in one. Parker, even though he likes things a certain way and wants a certain type of woman....can't seem to get Ava out of head. Ava, who is all about results and will do anything to get them, knows that she HAS to date someone while she spends t ...more
Cali Jewel
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully fun, sweetly sexy, engagingly charming and emotionally thrilling romantic journey for this total opposites but perfect for each other couple.

Ava Carmichael is head strong, driven, wicked smart and can not bake a pie to save her inheritance. (could be because she doesn't like sweets or food in general) Parker Blake is sexy, quite, keeps to him self, grumpy all the time cafe owner next door and a dream in the kitchen. (and bedroom) Parker has to teach Ava about pie and struggles to fi
Anne - Books of My Heart
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 hearts

I'm generally not big on billionaires but small towns are my history. I understand them. They aren't quite as they are portrayed in fiction but there are quirky folks who are comfortable and accepted as they might not be anywhere else. And the billionaires in this case are WOMEN not men!  Co
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provded by the Author and Rock Star PR***

3.5 Stars

This was a slower burn story than I was expecting, as there was definitely the foundation of the Ava and Parker relationship in the first book. But, I enjoyed it. Sometimes, a slow burn can be a lot of fun, especially if you are enjoying the characters and the connection with the characters.

I loved the small town feel of the story, the idea that I felt I was getting to know the people, and the town, and Parker and Ava. There were places wh
Isha Coleman
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ava, Cori and Brynn may think they have the world figured out, but they still have a lot to learn when it comes to matters of the heart. Even from the great beyond, Rudy still has a few lessons to teach his girls. In Diamonds and Dirt Roads, Cori found the courage to go after what she wants. In High Heels and Haystacks it's Ava's turn. Ava is a confident businesswoman, but her personal life is lacking. So are her cooking skills. Enter Parker Blake, her nemesis/temptation. They may get on each ot ...more
Heather Nobbs
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The sexual tension between Ava and Parker was so freaking hot! I loved the back and forth between these two. I wouldn’t call this an enemies to lovers storyline because they never hated each other it was more that they were so much alike that they liked getting a rise out of each other. There were several close calls in the romance department between Ava and Parker but it just served in making them hotter for each other and when they finally got together it was awesome and definitely worth the w ...more
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great one in this series and the author actually made me like a type of heroine I normally don't care much for but I liked how she gave Ava layers. Yes, she had a limo, went to all the best places but she was still down to earth and would do anything for her sisters. And she also made me like grumpy don't colour outside the lines Parker. These two were remarkably similar and just clicked. Ava made Parker see that change doesn't have to be bad and Parker taught her how to have fun without ...more
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love a grumpy hero who falls hard and that is exactly what I got in High Heels and Haystacks. Parker Blake is the perfect combination of grumpy and gruff exterior and sweet and sexy inside. He meets his match in Ava Carmichael, the sassy CEO who moves to Bliss to fulfill her father's will and finds so much more.

These two have it all: hilarious banter, over the top chemistry, and they genuinely like each other. Oh, and the steamy sex! Like seriously, melt-your-kindle steamy.

Erin Nich
Ellen Anderson
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
What a great story! Erin Nicholas brings her great writing back to Bliss, Kansas for another great story. I didn't think I liked Ava with what I knew from the first book in the series, but after reading this book, she may be my favorite of the triplets. Parker and Ava definitely cook up some heat in and out of the kitchen. If you like fun, sassy and sexy reads, then you don't want to miss this one.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ava and Parker are both strong, hard-headed individuals who like things done their way. Put them together and the sparks certainly fly...both in the kitchen and the bedroom. They need to adhere to Rudy's will stipulations and at the same time get what they want out of the deal. For Ava, that means making pies as little as possible and getting back to her CEO gig in NY. For Parker, he wants to own the diner outright and maybe get the chance to dabble in specialty pies at the pie shop. When they a ...more
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book title gives an indication that in some ways, the grumpy, small town diner owner, Parker, and the Manhattan CEO, Ava, are polar opposites, but they both like order, routine and control in their lives. When Ava and her sisters move to Bliss, Kansas to fulfill the terms of their father's will, to live in Bliss for a year and make his pie shop a success, Ava gets put in charge of making the pies. There’s not much need for pie baking in her corporate world, so she’s a little out of her eleme ...more
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has both cursing (including f-bombs) and sex – if those things will cause you leave a bad review, you should probably skip this one. This book can stand alone, but I highly suggest reading the first book so that the circumstances of the Carmichael girls being in Bliss and their various relationships really make sense. It is also just a great book so read it for that reason, if no other. ***SPOILER TO END OF THIS PARAGRAPH*** This book also has some food-sex-play. If that's not your thi ...more
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Oh, how I loved this one, a great continuation to this series.

This time we get to see Ava and Parker’s story, and it was so much fun and sexy. We knew them from the previous book but in here we truly got to see what made them tick. And I loved it.

Ava is the most serious of the triplets, she runs Carmichael’s and like that, she’s able to help her sisters do their own thing. I loved that about Ava, she was a truly sweet and caring soul who hid behind a kickass wall. She was great at that
Princess Thuy
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*great big happy sigh* Just when I think the last book I read by Erin Nicholas was the best one she's ever written. She goes and writes another one that surpasses the last one. I absolutely loved this new story in the Billionaires in Blue Jeans series. Loved everything about Parker and Ava. Their sexual chemistry was off the charts steaming hot! Their interactions were so funny and cute and sweet too. Lots of awww moments. He likes things a certain way but Ava just storms into his life and turns ...more
Janeen Phillips
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely loving this new series!!!! Bliss, Kansas sounds like the perfect place to live.

Ava and Parker seem so different on the surface but it doesn't take them long to figure out how much alike they really are. All they really want to do is take care of those they care about. Once they figure out that it's better to do it together, life takes on a whole new meaning for both of them.

This is one of my favorite Erin Nicholas books to date.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erin has this way of dragging you into her stories by the heart strings. The sexual tension between Parker and Ava is amazing. The baking in the kitchen isn't the only thing that heads up. Can Parker get Ava to finally cook a pie by herself and will Ava put her guard down and stop throwing stuff at the wall 😊
Bette Hansen
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The shenanigans continue in Bliss as Ava and Parker finally give in to the outrageous chemistry between them. These two headstrong characters will take you on a fun, wild, and "blissful" ride! I highly recommend this one.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this more than five stars, I would.

I'd gotten High Heels and Haystacks loaded up on the e-reader and was going to "take a quick peek"... More fool me--that NEVER works with Erin Nicholas's books! I just want to sit and read straight through and then start over again a few more times. When reading, I'm so torn between wanting to just savor every moment and not read too fast because then I'll be done. And wanting to just roll myself in this and romp and luxuriate in this as if I wa
Jo Reads Romance
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Sassy, Stylish and Sexy
5 stars

A boss-employee romance…with a twist

Only three things stand between Ava Carmichael and her twelve billion dollar inheritance:

1. A year of living in Bliss, Kansas.
2. A relationship that lasts six consecutive months.
3. And pie.

Ava has run a multi-billion-dollar company, negotiated with shark investors, and hobnobbed with business royalty, but she’s about to be defeated by her inability to turn sugar, flour, and apple pie filling into something edible.

Conveniently, the
Deborah Harrell-jones
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Deborah from Alpha Book Club

High Heels and Haystacks is a journey of two people finding a way to blend their lives together. I have been waiting for book two because Parker and Ava both have the have these OCD personalities that clash all the time. Putting them together seem like a headache because they are so much alike but when you read about them you can see they were made for one another. They understand each other’s talents and faults. When Ava comes up with a solution to her p
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I give High Heels and Haystacks by Erin Nicholas Five Stars. This is book two of the Billionaires in Blue Jeans series. This book can be read as a stand alone novel but I would recommend reading the books in order of how they are written. Like all of Erin's books this was very well written, was a quick read, and had lots of Humor. You will find yourself going through a bunch of emotions but laughter and love will be the biggest ones. This book has a HEA and you will fall in love with Parker and ...more
Perrin Larton
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved book #2 in the Billionaires in Blue Jeans series by Erin Nicholas!

Triplet daughters of a recently deceased billionaire have to follow his will to the letter to get their inheritance. So...they move to Bliss, Kansas and take on his 'rules'. They've completed Rule# 1, which was move to Bliss. Rule #2 is to run Rudy's pie shop (WHAT??). Rule #3 is different for each daughter.

This is Ava and Parker's story. Ava the high powered CEO of her dad's corporation and Parker a very young curmudgeon.
Angela Reed
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
High Heels and Haystacks: Billionaires in Blue jeans by Erin Nicholas

Wow! Erin Nicholas really brought it in book two of Billionaires in Blue Jeans series. I loved Diamonds and Dirt Roads and loved getting to know all the characters but I secretly was waiting for this book.

Ava and Parker are just sizzling. Their chemistry and passion for each other is undeniable. Ava and Parker are total opposites. Ava is a rich CEO and a city girl who dresses the part and used to being in control of everything
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this book! High Heels and Hahstacks was such a great and fun read. I fell for these triplet sisters and the men who are called upon to help them in the first book, Diamonds and Dirt Roads.

Triplet sisters, Ava, Brynn, and Cori, have to run a pie shop (as well as a few other stipulations) for a full year in order to fulfill their dad’s will. Noah, Evan, and Parker are the men who will inherit it all of the girls can’t fulfill their parts of the will.

Ava, is tasked with ma
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Erin Nicholas is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes i ...more

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