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American Asshole

(Bachelor International #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  49 reviews
He’s a self proclaimed bastard with a double helping of lying asshole.

Mia Matthews never thought much of big shot matchmaker Tenor Butler, but when she finds out he loaned her late business partner a quarter of a million dollars and no one told her, there aren’t enough four letter words to describe him. She’d like nothing more than to pretend Tenor doesn’t exist, but she
ebook, 238 pages
Published September 17th 2018 by After Six Publishing
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*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

Reading the synopsis, I admit that I was intrigued and as I did not know the author, I thought it was a good opportunity to discover her writing.

After her mother’s death in a car accident, Mia discovers that her mother had borrowed a quarter of a million dollars from their competitor and she does not know how she will be able to repay it. But now, he offers a deal difficult to refuse: to close her dating agency and to come to work for him. What will complica
Susan (susayq ~)
I am so glad I got my hands on this. I haven't read anything by Tara in a long while and I had forgotten how much I like her writing.

I'm not sure how to classify this...enemies-to-lovers, maybe, since Mia had a preconceived idea about Tenor and she didn't like him. It was definitely an office romance. And it was great.

I'm looking forward to the next one in the series and I look forward to seeing what happens with Piers.
Romance Schmomance (Malia)


Despite how short of a read it was, I found American Asshole to be a rather enjoyable read. This was a first time read from this author and when I read this synopsis, I was definitely on board towards giving her newest release a try. I was not disappointed and I'm looking forward to reading the rest in this series, hopefully, Wren's story is next because there is so much more to that one that I'm absolutely dying to know.

This wasn't too bad
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, e-books
4.5 Stars

Mia and Tenor's first meet is not under the best conditions. After Mia's mother died unexpectedly, she finds out that Tenor loan her a quarter of a million dollars. Mia wanting to settle a payment with him, she goes to meet him. Tenor, however, has a different idea. He offers Mia a job at his dating agency and he'll write off the debt. The catch is that Mia has to close her dating boutique in order to accept the offer.

There's sexual tension in the air from the first time their eyes meet
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Mia Matthews has barely paid Tenor Butler much thought. He's a big shot matchmaker with an even bigger ego, but the douche has been off her radar. That all changes when she finds out he loaned her late business partner a quarter of a million dollars. She's not sure what has her more upset, no one telling her about the loan, the fact that she owes him all of that money or realising just how hot Tenor is.

Tenor doesn't really understand all of Mia's anger. It's hardly his fault she doesn't
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 STARS An enemies to lovers romance that moved fast and entertained. As matchmaker competitors Mia and Tenor were on opposite sides of the fence on how to match up couples. Mia was very thorough and thoughtful while Tenor took the laid back approach which had Mia pegging him as an asshole. A sad turn of events resulted in Mia closing her company and working for Tenor. Mia soon found out there was more to Tenor that what she thought and he was far from being an asshole...well for the most part ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a super quick read that I had trouble putting down! Mia and her mother own a “find your true match” business and when Mia’s mother passes away Mia learns that she’d borrowed a large sum of money from their competitor whom Mia has deemed ‘the a**hole’. Tenor Buter knew giving Mia’s mother the loan she’d requested would wind up in a loss for him but he also knew he wanted Mia working for his company – when Mia’s mother unexpectedly passed away Tenor makes an offer she can’t refuse; an amaz ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I admit the main reason I took this book was because of the title. I'm a self-proclaimed lover of the book boyfriends who are alpha, anti-heroes, cocky, confident, and don't turn into softies or do a 180 once they fall in love. The ass holes and the take no shit guys. They just do it for me way more than the "boy next doors" or the "betas". So you'll get why I'm shocked and disappointed that the title seems to be just there for shock value or bait and switch. Tenor was not an ass hole or even a ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
Oh man, poor Mia Matthews! She’s had a tough go of things since her mother’s passing. Her mother was just her mother but also her business partner. A partner in a small, successful matchmaking firm. She’s keeping her head above water as she works through trying to figure out how to keep the firm successful when she learns her mother took out a loan against the business unbeknownst to her. A loan from a competitor. And one she can’t repay.

Tenor Butler didn’t count on the feelings he’d have once
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book was shorter than I expected. I wanted a full-length novel and I believe that the story would have been much better if it had 30-50 more pages. Where was a trust-issue thing and I was like "well, you know each other for a few days, how can you expect to trust someone when you barely know them?" That's the thing I sometimes don't like about short novels. The characters don't have enough time to build something solid.

That was the only bad part of the book and I loved the rest of it. Ameri
Isha Coleman
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
He's no gentleman, but he's all heart. He just doesn't know it yet. American Asshole takes personality clashes on with an arrogant jerk and his headstrong rival. Tenor may be his own worst enemy. His bark, has nothing on his bite. Business is the name of the game and he's about to get schooled in matters of the heart. The battle of the dueling matchmakers takes a knock out punch when the man with no heart discovers he just might have met his match. Mia could be his happy ending, if he tones down ...more
Sandy S
Sep 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars--

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Release Date September 17, 2018

He’s a self proclaimed bastard with a double helping of lying asshole.

Mia Matthews never thought much of big shot matchmaker Tenor Butler, but when she finds out he loaned her late business partner a quarter of a million dollars and no one told her, there aren’t enough four letter words to describe him. She’d like nothing more than to pretend Tenor doesn’t exist, but she owes him all that money, not to mention he’s hot as hell.

Tenor d
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yet another book by Tara that’s taken me by surprise. I love her Submissive series, so much so that I’ve re-read it about half a dozen times, so when I found this beauty, and realised Tara had ventured out into a slightly different sub genre of romance,
I knew I had to one click it. Even though it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, I was still intrigued as hell, and I don’t regret it. It was a fantastic read. It kept my attention all the way through. Which has never been problem when it comes to this
Rebecca Austin
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trsor
Mia Matthews owns her own matchmaking business, Cross My Heart, but when her mom who was her partner passes away she learns about a secret loan her mom took out. Not only did her mom get them in debt $250,000 but she did so with their biggest competitor, Tenor Butler.

Tenor Butler owns Bachelor International, which is the most successful dating agency in Boston. When he gives Mia an option to forgive the loan and work with him for five years and close her business will she jump on the opportunity
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

Mia lost her business partner which was devastating enough but finding out that her partner had taken a humongous loan from one man she absolutely cannot stand? Her failing business doesn't help her case so the only option for her is to take up the job this corporate jerk is offering and pay off the debt he owes her. Soon, Mia realizes that her boss's assholeish exterior might just be a grand facade.

Tenor knows all the bad things he's done in life but the worst of them is lusting afte
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
This book was short and sweet. Mia and Tenor definitely hit it off great even though I wasn't expecting that. I thought Mia would have a great dislike for the man as he was her competition, but when they actually meet face-to-face, it seemed like there was no lost love between them.

Mia encounters tragedy in her life and Tenor is there to save her from all her troubles, financial wise. But it seems like Tenor has other ideas for Mia that include offering her a job in his International Department
Lynn Brooks
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
She thinks he's trouble, he thinks she's easy game ... until it all starts to get real! With the first book in the Bachelor International series, we get to meet Mr. Bachelor himself in all his glory! The story is a bit unorthodox but leads to a fresh take on a romance. Not totally developed, but fun none-the-less!

Mia Matthews can't believe her ears when her attorney informs her that her recently deceased business partner took out a huge loan for the business ... from their biggest competitor! Sh
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh that feeling you get when there is a new Tara Sue Me book. Get settled somewhere comfy because you know you aren’t moving until you have flipped the last page of another fabulous read.

This book was a surprise to me. When I first started reading it I felt it was a different style then Tara’s other stories. Mid way through I was hoping it wouldn't be a stand alone. By the end I was itching to get my hands on book two. I hope we hear more about these characters throughout the series even if i
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

He might not be your typical nice guy, but to me he had a good heart and those incredible looks of his made him irresistible!

I do enjoy the occasional hero who seems to be a jerk but ends up being a decent fellow under his armor. And in the case of Tenor he made being a jackass into an art form but there was NO denying his heart of gold either. There was a lot of witty banter in this story that gave the plot a lot of zing. I had a blast reading this book and en
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
***** 3.5 ***** STARS

The first installment of the newest series by the amazing Tara Sue Me was short and sweet, a fast paced read. American Asshole is an enemies-to-lovers, meets office-romance. It was a fun, although predictable read.

Mia Matthews’, owner of Cross my Heart dating service, life has been full of tragedy. Tenor Butler, CEO of Bachelor International, is a matchmaker with an ego. Their chemistry is evident and the sexual tension ensues, but business prevents them from acting on their
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy of the book before release for an honest review.

This is my first book by this author and I truly LOVED every second of it. It is a sweet and romantic romance between a boss and his employee. Tenor is the boss and he owns a HUGE dating agency and he lends Mia's mom 250K but then she does. She has her own small matchmaking company but she cannot find the money so she agrees to give up the business and go work for Tenor.

Tenor and Mia fall for the other very fast and then th
Cara Nicole
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mia and Tenor are a match made in heaven!
This book was amazing! It was witty, sexy, and the characters made you fall for them. Mia just lost her mom, but when she finds out she needs to pay off this massive debt, she's stuck going to her competition to settle the debt. Enter the enigmatic Tenor, he's hot, but not nearly the egomaniac Mia was expecting. These two have sparks flying off the page. Their chemistry is palpable, and I loved every spar these two engaged in. Tara Sue Me has a knack for
KnottyGirl Reviews
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a new departure, and new series (Bachelor International) for author Tara Sue Me, who is well known for the Submissive series. Like the title implies, this is about a rich, single businessman, who at first, is a total jerk. Mia’s mother dies. They co-owned a dating agency, but Mia’s mother left Mia with a mountain of debt, and it looks like she owes it to rival Tenor Butler. Tenor owns an international dating agency, and was poised to by out the small company.But he sees something in Mia ...more
Lisa Stinson
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good book and what is sure to be the start of a really good series. Mia had already made up her mind on what kind of guy Tenor was...An Asshole. But she soon found out he was anything but. I really liked Tenor's character. He was nothing like I expected him to be.

I would have really liked there to be more of Tenor and Mia as a couple. Although I did like the build up of their relationship, both personal and professional.

While I liked the book, I was expecting there to just be a bit mo
We Review Books
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 Stars
Well written, but book title & synopsis didn’t match up with the book

This is my first book by Tara Sue Me. While the writing was well done, I found no correlation between the main character and the synopsis. There were no a**hole tendencies by the hero. I kept reading in hopes that he would show himself, but he was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

I do think this was a sweet romance between two loving characters. I didn’t buy the drama from the email and thought i
Lynette Ottley
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will They Won't They

Tragically, small Matchmaker business owner Mia Mathews surprisingly finds out that she owes badass Tenor Butler, a bigger competing Matchmaker owner a quarter of a million dollars. As unbeknownst to her, her mother had used the business as collateral for a loan. And now unable to pay this money back, she arrives at Tenor's office. To solve her problems he plans and she eventually agrees to close her business and come to work for him as an employee.

But is this a good idea?

Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Momma Mia!

I love Tara's Submissive Series but this series took me by storm. I think I finished I it in 4hrs and 20 seconds to be accurate. I could not out it down and even when I did to answer the phone I was antsy. I love Mia and Tenor story. I'm hooked again and cannot wait for Week's story. I was sad it ended really but I know all good things come to an end. But did it have too? Really did it? This story read smooth as butter and a good whisky. With a slow burn. I will not give it away but yo
Brittany Alexander
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I liked this book. It wasn't great, there wasn't anything that set it apart from others, but it was a short and fun read.

I was actually expecting Tenor to be an asshole, quite like Mia expected him to be. I was expecting there to also be a bit more chemistry, just... overall more, but it wasn't as "stuffed" as I thought it would be. I don't really know how to say what I'm trying to say. It seemed like their relationship was one-dimensional. It could have used "more".

It was a shorter read with
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Mia has just lost her mom and business partner in there matchmaking business and learn her mom took out a huge loan to their rival Tenor. She can't understand where the money went or why her mom needed it. But Tenor who she's mad at his an a jerk and a liar and know she has to work with him for five years to forgive the loan that she's can't pay back ever. Tenor wants Mia at his company but he learns something else he wants her mom than he wants her to work for him. This book was all kinds of ho
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Even though she graduated with a degree in science, Tara knew she’d never be happy doing anything other than writing. Specifically, writing love stories.

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