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Emma is fighting for her dream job … she has no idea she could win her dream man.

In a competition for the position of a lifetime, Emma knows she can’t beat her office enemy on skill alone. After Arnie sabotaged her first day, the boss has avoided her like the plague. Everyone loves Arnie, even though he’s the most annoying, lazy, hot, jerk she’s ever had the misfortune to
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Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published July 12th 2019
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 4 STARS <3

Such a lovely story, I really like it!It was lighthearted,sweet and fun read.I adored Arnie and Emma, I liked the way their relationshi developed.

It was entertained and I loved when they were flirty.This is an office romance which start first as enemies and then to lovers.But the truth is they don't really hate each other.Everything starts with Emma's dirty dreams with Arnie, this was funny.If you are looking for a cute story with a great romance this is for you!

I’m definitely
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Jen Davis
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this latest offering from Jolie Vines. I've enjoyed the books in her Marry the Scot series, and while the worlds are linked (by a little one-line Easter Egg), this story feels a little different. It's still great and fun, with main characters who have good hearts and witty banter, but this is a more city-based story than the books in the other series.

It's not always easy to get an enemies-to-lovers story right, but Vines nails it with a deft touch, making us understand how the
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J. Saman
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a super fun, witty read that I had trouble putting down. I loved the banter between Arni and Emma. Workplace romances can sometimes fall flat for me, but this one felt so real. The characters and the situations were written flawlessly and from the very first page, I found myself completely engrossed in their world. To me, this was such a sweet, wonderful love story. The kind that makes you smile and feel so good that you hate for it to end. Jolie Vines has fast become a one-click author ...more
lowkeyreader
I would recommend you guys to read Race You if you love The Hating Game, but for me this is so much better! I know how much people love THG, so you're gonna love this one too!

It was a lighthearted, sweet and fun read. I loved Emma and Arnie’s relationship and how it progressed throughout the story. And yes, its an enemies-to-lovers office romance. So there's a lot of witty banters, bit of humor, some angst, and lot of sparks.

Emma and Arnie are such likable characters. They each have their own
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Anne
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Slightly filled The Hating Game whole in my heart. So cute and sweet. Definitely grab it for a read.
Caroline F
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Absolutely adored this story!!

Enemies-to-lovers. Office romance. Secret crush. Undeniable chemistry. Bonus – English author writing a story set in England – with a tiny cameo of my home town! LOL

“She was the smartest woman I’d ever met, and it turned me on like a neon sign over my head screamed hot for you.”

Emma Worthington loves coding and is a brilliant bug-fixer. She works hard but rarely gets recognised for it. That’s partly to do with the fact that she got off on the wrong foot with
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Cassidy (cassidyreads)
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by Jolie Vines and it won’t be the last!!! Enemies to lovers office romance chemistry humor great characters this was the absolute perfect read for me and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read it! This was the enemies to lovers/office romance, DONE RIGHT! This was definitely a huge page turner for me, I was hooked from the synopsis! Emma and Arnie were so cute together! Their fighting was hilarious, it’s what makes enemies to lovers enjoyable. Emma was so funny, she ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun enemies-to-loves office romance! I loved Emma and Arnie’s relationship and how it progressed throughout the story.

This is my first read from Jolie Vines and I hope that she continues to write more of this style of book because she absolutely killed it.

This story completely hooked me from the very beginning, I mean it all started with a sex dream. Emma claims to hate Arnie but she can’t help but think about him. I loved the banter between Emma and Arnie. The chemistry
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Boosmummy
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I just wish when I worked in an office that we had our own Arnie, unfortunately there were many many Big Ed's! I just adored the banter between Arnie and Emma and felt like I was there in the office with them (I would've poisoned the plant as well with the revolting concoction that Mr Sweeny considered a health food shot). For me a good book is when time flies as you're so into the story that it feels like you're there with them and they become friends, this is one of those books. Jolie has ...more
Escape_in_a_Book
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enemies-to-lovers!!! As a romance fan this is one of my favorite tropes. However, I find it is a relationship that I find is not often done well. Too often the characters are over the top and come across as cruel. Not the case in this book. JV perfectly balanced dislike with attraction that ended in a mutually loving relationship that was addictive. As with her other books I read this in one sitting and did not want the story to end.

I have my fingers crossed that we see a book giving is the
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Zoe Ashwood
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Race You is another ace book by Jolie Vines. Her characters are adorable, and I rooted for Arnie from the start. He's such a cute cinnamon roll (with highly delicious muscles, lol). The competition they enter in really pushed the tempo of this story, and I loved how things played out in the end (The drama! The betrayal! I'm there for it.). There was even a tiny cameo from her wonderful Marry the Scot series, and I cheered when I saw it.

Amy Dickinson
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall Rating: 1/2

What does it mean to love yourself, to be true to yourself, to really know yourself? These are some big questions coming from Jolie Vines’s newest book, Race You. She has touted it as an enemies-to-lovers, workplace romance. These are simple categories to explain a text with a greater depth of discovery.

Race You follows Arnie and Emma, two workers at odds with each other. Emma is straight-laced, follows the rules of the company, and is industrious sometimes to a fault. Arnie
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 CRANKY STARS


Wow, what a great love story. This writer makes me love her characters. She gives them such depth and makes them loveable. Even the villains are believable because they are so nasty in her books. Emma and Arnie make office romance an Olympic sport with their love hate relationship. And, their boss is almost comical yet, believable as a jerk.


When Emma applied for the digital designer job at Frugal, she was beat out by her ex Richard. Since she had helped him with his presentation,
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Linda ( Clary_Starfall )
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Angela's Book Addiction
Race You by Jolie Vines is a contemporary, enemies-to-lovers, workplace romantic comedy told in first person, dual POV.

Coworkers, Emma Worthington and Arnie Montrose, have always been in competition with each other. It all began the first day Emma started working at Frugal. She didn’t understand what possessed Arnie to pull such an embarrassing prank on her, but it started her on the wrong foot with her boss and she's never been able to get on the right one. From that moment forward Emma
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The amazing Jolie Vines has done it again. I'm not sure how she keeps turning out such awesome stories that are original & keep me in my seat until I devour her newest story cover to cover, but she does, and Race You is no exception. On Emma's first day on the Bug-Fix team, another employee named Arnie plays a prank on her, which has her getting off on the wrong foot with the boss, so now she hates Arnie from then on out. And while Arnie is harboring a secret crush on Emma, he's like a ...more
Cynthie
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourite-lead-s
I don't know whether my previous book drought affected my perception. I had been so unsuccessful with the past few books I have read and reading this was really coming alive for me. I felt so rejuvenated. I do not normally read enemies to lovers trope that frequently at all, less so in a non AU setting.
My favourite character is Arnie. I have not met a character quite like him before and he is just so sprightly and so honest. I really like that he cleared out and made no room for
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With a completely loveable hero and a relatable heroine, Race You has all the makings of a great enemies to lovers romance - but these two never really hated each other. Emma and Arnie have been coworkers for the past 6 months and they have completely different views on how they feel about each other. Emma has been burned in the past, so she believes that Arnie is a prankster who has it out for her. She finds herself drawn to him, and is irritated by her feelings because she believes that he ...more
Amy  Crull
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so much more then an office romance. Yes Arnie and Emma are competing for a spot but it's more for Emma. This is her dream job that a jerk took away from her! Her and Arnie aren't exactly friends. He seems to rub her the wrong despite the dreams she's having about him. Here's why I say it's more... Arnie isn't who he seems to be. Yes he's a sweet guy with a helpful heart but he put down his dream since it almost lost him family. He decided to take a path that he wasn't crazy about but ...more
Linda
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emma's uphill climb through office politics gets hijacked by her new man
July 12, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition

Wow! Office politics and romance, all set against some great settings in London and Italy, with twists, coincidences, and jerk moves by some truly obnoxious villains. This romance has everything, including a smart and driven heroine, some serious ogling at the office, sizzling between the sheets, sympathetic siblings, parents who have been underestimated and a wizened old Italian guardian
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Ga Books LoverX
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 outta 5 stars! This book was freaking adorable and had a good amount of chemistry and steam as well! This was my first time reading Jolie Vines, but I already looked up her other books and are excited about checking them out as well.

This is semi an Enemies to Lovers, but more so one sided because Arnie has not idea that Emma hates him, just gets frustrated with him. When she first came to work with him there was an awful situation and Emma blames Arnie for it. It is also so freaking cute. I
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Viper Spaulding
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arnie can steal my job any day!

Wow - what an amazingly complex, witty, and heartwarming story! This book turned out to be so much more than the blurb let on. Not only do we have the main romance of Arnie and Emma - a deliciously slow-burn pairing that resonates on every emotional level, but we also have a surprise romance on the side, a lot of family history and sibling support, and a bit of corporate intrigue that ties it all together beautifully.

This was a non-stop,
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Cherie
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jolie Vines has done it again In this wonderfully engaging romance of enemies to lovers book. One of the best things about Jolie's books is the strong female characters in each of her books. Emma's strength drew me in and found me cheering for her success! Emma and Arnie are such likable characters. They each have their own issues to work through; and, it is so interesting to watch the hurdles they encounter along the way and how they handle it.

This book kept me interested from the very
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InaFieldofBooks
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
While Emma loves her job, she cannot wait to jump into the project competition that will get her a promotion.

Arnie is liking his job, but he knows his time is limited here in England. He wishes he could stay and see if anything comes between his and Emma's office banter, but the strings of his past are calling. Joining Emma on her team for the promotion challenge seems like just the right amount of torture to seal his fate.

An adorable read that really takes the reader on an adventure around
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Cherie Melbourne
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really love the way Jolie Vines tells a story and the characters she creates. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry and the whole time I can't leave the characters she brings to life.
I couldn't help liking Arnie & Emma. Arnie did such a lovely job of giving Emma a reality check.
As an Aussie, I did have a chuckle to myself that they needed to take a break from travelling after about an hour. I drive 4 hrs without a break, such is the difference between the UK & Australia.
This little
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Race You by Jolie Vines is the story of Emma and Arnie.
Emma and Arnie have been working together for about 6 months but now they have been put on a project where they will be working very closely together.
Emma feels that Arnie doesn't like her and they have a on going banner between the two. Arnie actually likes Emma a lot and enjoys their banner but he is actually leaving the country soon. But when they are put in this close working environment they start to let go of what they have been
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Patricia Baxes
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
What to say about Race On by Jolie Vines...it ran long for me. I feel the storyline would have been better served if some of those chapters were either removed or reduced. It’s a good storyline; the characters are interesting and well developed; some of the plot twists and turns are downright funny; and there are enough HEAs to make everyone smile. It’s a good read...you should add it to your TBR list today.
(I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and must say, I enjoyed it.)
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Christine Woinich
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gift
This was a fun story and kept me reading. Emma's past was never far away and the hurt kept her from reaching for true happiness. I loved how she accepted that her first impressions were wrong when it came to Arnie. She distrusted herself but began to believe what she saw and felt. Their connection got him to take a longer look at himself and fix his own situation. I loved his wacky family and how both families came together for the love of family. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this
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Chikap09
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Race You is a super sweet enemies to lovers romance. And compared to Jolie Vines' previous books it's more on the lighter side, but still gives a little bit of angst that you're used to from this author. Arnie is such an incredibly kind hero. Which is the perfect compliment to our heroine, Emma, who is a bit more guarded. I definitely recommend this and all of Jolie Vines books. If you haven't read anything from her yet, what's stopping you?
Sunny Shelly Reads
Race You is an entertaining workplace/enemies-to-lovers romance. Arnie and Emma definitely get off on the wrong foot, and there are some funny twists and turns in this story as they go from workplace rivals to something much more. It's low-angst, with witty banter and some laugh-out-loud moments.

If you are looking for a lighter read, definitely check out Race You. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
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JOLIE VINES is a romance novelist who lives in the South West of England with her husband and toddler son.

From an early age, Jolie lived in a fantasy world and is never happier than when plot dreaming. Jolie loves her heroes to be one-woman guys. Whether they are a huge Highlander, a touch starved earl, or a brooding pilot, they will adore their loved one until the end of time.

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