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One Last Time?

(The Bad Boy Bachelors of Orange County #1)

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From USA Today Bestselling author Khardine Gray comes a sizzling hot enemies to lovers office romance.

Dylan has a stare colder than the Arctic.
Even so, I can’t stop staring at him.
I should - the guy’s been a thorn in my side since my father hired him as a consultant. I’m supposed to be taking over the company but it feels like dad doesn’t trust me at all.

To impress
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Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published October 11th 2019 by Bliss Romance Publishing
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Gladys
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Dylan and Taylor's romance. I thought that the chemistry was great, the story fun and the characters likable. The forbidden angle of their relationship added lots of tension, while the hidden similarities they were dealing with added a bit of the awww factor to the read. A very good start to this new series and a very entertaining book. This is my impartial, independent review.
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man I was surprised with this book..I dont remember if I had read from this author or not, but it doesn't matter because I know that I would continue to read regardless.. Taylor works in PR for her dads company and is being groomed to take over for it, everyone in her family is doing good and she is going to prove herself, so imagine her surprise when her dad brings in outside help. Dylan works for the company that they brought in and he also needs to prove to his father that he can take over ...more
Lilly Charysma
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a great book! I loved it so much and I read it in one sitting. I was so captivated, I didn’t know when time flew by. Dylan and Taylor have so much in common when it comes to their careers, but little when it comes to life outside the office. But when they meet, a fire ignites, at work and anywhere else.

“One Last Time?” is a book full of emotions, with funny moments, with hot moments and reactions that would surprise you. I liked how Dylan has an influence over Taylor’s personality and how
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Coco.V
Dec 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
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The Complete Bad Boy Bachelors of Orange County Series (Books 1 -3) is FREE on Amazon today (12/24/2019)! ...more
Elvira
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from beginning to the end it’s characters are well developed and engaging and they have loads of chemistry throughout the storyline which made it an easy read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sandy S
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

About the book: Release Date October 11, 2019

Dylan has a stare colder than the Arctic.
Even so, I can’t stop staring at him.
I should - the guy’s been a thorn in my side since my father hired him as a consultant. I’m supposed to be taking over the company but it feels like dad doesn’t trust me at all.

To impress him I have to impress Dylan.
Not an easy task when I’m pretty certain Dylan is the devil.

The devil with the kind of gorgeousness that should come with a warning.
One that says ‘look
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LMR
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Khardine Gray & Booksprout!
One Last Time? (Bad Boy Bachelors of Orange County, #1) by Khardine Gray One Last Time? (Bad Boy Bachelors of Orange County Book 1) By: Khardine Gray
"One Last Time?" Is A Great Read With An Awesome Balance Between Drama & SX Times!!
She's got "One Last Time?" to PROVE HerSelf fit to lead...
But She feels it's a bunch of BULL, as She's been raised & groomed to sit in THAT VERY SEAT!
Thus, She ties One ON & meets HIM in TRUE Drunken Fashion...
Going Sooo FAR as to ask for SX from this Hunky Guy She just met at the Bar!
Too BAD She's gotta see HIM Again...
And
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Diane
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADDICTING SERIES A MUST HAVE FOR SURE!!!!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "ONE LAST TIME" This was such a good read extremely well written by Khardine Gray she lows how to pull you right into the drama this is full of emotions, heartbreak, grief, cheating, loss, hot steamy sex scenes, angst.
Taylor Cartwright is a 28 yr old PR for her father Peter he owns with his four brothers Cartwright Enterprises and their kids all work for the company in one way or another but shes been groomed to take over where her dad retires.
Dylan Patterson 32
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Brandie
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being the daughter of a wealthy businessman would make you think that she has her foot in the door and will automatically get the position. But in this story, that is not the case at all. Taylor, who has fought her way to the top all of her life is now under the watch of Dylan who has come in to repurpose her PR.

Dylan works for his dad’s company and is on his last chance trying to prove himself, so when he comes in to help Taylor, he ends up taking over and changing all of the plans she has set
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HEATHER
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was meant to be a short term fling, but the unexpected happened!
by sewsummore

For years it had been Taylor's dream to become the owner of her father's PR Company and in three months her dream would become reality. She had one last hurdle to overcome, a review and assessment of her business performance. Dylan was the consultant hired to perform the review and despite a rough beginning they ended up working well together. There was chemistry between them that they could not ignore and in the end
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Kaye
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ONE SIZZLING HOTSHOT!!!
Mixing it up! Khardine ups the ante with this bad boy that's as riveting as it is captivating. One amazing wild ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat as everything falls into place with such perfection it leaves you craving more. A tightly coiling vortex of vexing circumstances and a throng of surprising mishaps keeps you flipping page after page. An arresting storyline and riveting plot reveal an abundance of twists and turns that thrusts this baby to life
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KL Cassanello
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taylor and Dylan both work for their fathers, and both fathers have some doubts about their abilities to take over the two businesses, but for different reasons. Taylor's father hires Dylan and his firm to work with Taylor to make sure she's ready to take over. He shows up at her office, but they've already met - Taylor was falling-down drunk the night before after she caught her boyfriend cheating, and Dylan made sure that she got home safely. He was tough on her professionally, and it was ...more
Raecharmed
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dylan works for his family's company just like Taylor works at her dad's company. Before her dad will give the company to her to run he is having Dylan check her work over the years that she's been working there. He's to work with her and show her where she can improve. However because of how they originally met he has been somewhat harder on her than he would have. They met the night before her father introduced him to her. She was at a bar getting drunk after finding out her boyfriend was ...more
Caroline Doig
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taylor is the daughter of a wealthy businessman she wants to take over the business one day but her father is never happy with her performance so one night Taylor goes to a bar she gets drunk and tries to pick up a gorgeous guy that walks in but he knows that she is too drunk for anything so he takes her home not that he wouldn’t of liked to do anything with her but she’s too drunk so he leaves. The next morning Taylor goes to her fathers office where she see’s the guy that she tried to pick up ...more
Sherri Babb
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cover is what drew me to this book and I am so glad that it did. It was full of romance, heat, lust, and lots of drama. It was about Taylor and Dylan. Both of them were trying very hard to prove to their dads that they had what it took to take over the company. Taylor had worked hard her whole like to prove this but her dad just kept testing her time and time again. Dylan was messed up a lot of times. He never took like seriously. Then his brother died and he blamed himself. From that moment ...more
Kelly DeMarco
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seductive, steamy and sweet
One Last Time? Bad Boy Bachelors or Orange County Book 1 by Khardine Gray is a very well written, straight forward romance. In this book, Khardine Gray has created a tenuous situation that begins with Taylor and Dylan at odds. While Taylor’s stubbornness and Dylan’s reckless past is the antagonists.
I enjoyed the plot of this book’s couple and truly appreciated the straight forward romance of it. There’s a bit of conflict, however, it doesn’t distract from the
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CS
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author has to be one of the best in building up a sexy scene, and creating the intense chemistry to pull it off. I liked the way Taylor was introduced as being the high powered society heiress with a sweet and trusting soul. By the time she met Dylan, she had already been taken advantage of by both of her attempted love relationships. Disillusioned with her lack of ability to spot a user, her focus was on her job and proving to her father that she was competent to take over her firm.
This
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BB
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5

I would like to ban Gray from the word chuckle. Seriously there are other words. Stop using that one.

Other than that, the dialogue is a bit stiff. Which makes it a semi awkward read.

The chemistry is ok. Taylor isn't really written the way she's described. Everything she's done is in past tense. You can't claim she takes her job seriously or has a solid significant function when she can randomly not show up/leave with no consequences. Yes, I get it's supposed to be out of character that she's
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Dylan and Taylor both had big shoes to fill and to do so they had to impress their fathers. Taylor unfortunately got off to a bad start after catching her ex in a compromising situation and realizing she was not as important to him as she held him to be for her. Going and having a drink with Dylan having to take her home because she was too intoxicated didn't help matters. To get her fathers company she has to impress Dylan who has to impress his father with his current job which puts them in a ...more
Jennifer
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talyor has been groomed to take over her father's company, unlike her sisters, for years. She thinks all is well until her dad drops Dylan, the hot guy from the bar, into her life. Dylan has been hired as a consultant to "look over" what Taylor is doing before her hands over his company to her. Dylan is trying to live up to his dead brother's memory and impress his father so he can move ahead in their family business....as long as he keeps away from the clients! One look at Taylor and he knows ...more
Laura R
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a good bad boy finds his true love story. This was such a fun story to read, although there were a few portions that were more serious. Loved the characters and the humor in the story.

Dylan was the quintessential bad boy and even cost his father's company a large sum of money by sleeping one of their client's daughters. Now he has one last chance to prove himself. Seems like it will be simple, until he meets Taylor. From the opening scene, you just knew there was going to be trouble
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Jen
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book one in the Bad Boy Bachelors of Orange County series. This is Dylan and Taylor's story. These two characters butt heads more like enemies than anything, including coworkers. Taylor is beginning to think that her father will never let her run the company on her own. This thought/feeling becomes more of a reality when her father brings Dylan on as a consultant. One night this changes when business crosses the line to personal. It was never supposed to happen a second time never mind ...more
Kristen Lewendon
No strings attached? Yeah, right. That’s probably the thing I like the most about these kinds of stories; no matter how hard our leading lady and her man try to fight against the chemistry that’s pulling them together, you just know that they’re not going to actually succeed. The sparks between Dylan and Taylor fly from the very first moment we see them together. They’re the perfect example showing that the opposite of love isn’t hate, because all of that passionate dislike pretty easily turned ...more
Jurae
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taylor is hoping her father will hand over the rains to their multi-billion dollar PR firm until he hires a company to review her past projects and causes her to doubt her abilities. Dylan is trying to fill his brother Tommy's shoes by turning into the son he thinks his father wants him to be. When he is caught in a compromising position with the daughter of a client he promises that he will no longer mix business with pleasure that is until he meets Taylor, she has him regretting that he ever ...more
Reva Parks
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Khardine Gray is a fav of mine, especially her Mafia books! This is the story of a hard-working daughter of a billionaire, 28-year-old Taylor, who has followed in her father's footsteps and hopes to take over the latest in his empire, the PR firm he has grown himself. Her father is still hesitant and hired Dylan for a 10-week consultancy gig to see what she could improve. Unfortunately, they met the night before as Taylor was bemoaning her choice of men. The circumstances of that meet have Dylan ...more
Debbie Caswell
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a enemies to lover story that is also about family expectations

Taylor is the daughter of a billionaire and is been groomed by him to eventually take over the business Other members of the family work for the conglomerate but her father puts a lot more pressure on her and she works in PR which is also his baby. She is devastated when he brings in an outside consulting form. Dylan is the son of the man who owns that comapny and this is his last chance to prove himself to his father. He
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M Hurford
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delicious New Series.
Great storyline and new series that if book one is any indication, will be a hit. The main characters, Taylor and Dylan are perfect for each other. They have the same issues but are trying to deal with them a little differently. Together they are better then apart.
This is really well-written and flows so nicely that you just keep reading and lose track of time. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment, “Pregnancy Scandal”, which features another sister of
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Debbie Orazi
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! The story was well written, inspiring, emotional and sexy. The characters had real flaws and issues that endeared them to the reader.

Both Taylor and Dylan had to prove to their fathers they could run their respective companies, but also had to believe in themselves. Dylan's former wild child past has left him feeling inferior to his late brother. He over-compensates by being cold to Taylor even though he is wildly attracted to her. They have a rocky start, but end up getting
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Debra Richardson
An absolutely fantastic, well written, and emotionally deep romance! The storyline is flawless, funny, witty, and very interesting with some ups and downs, drama, intrigue, and a mix of emotion on every page. The characters Dylan and Taylor are relatable; the chemistry between them is off the charts! This book met all of my expectations and then some! A really passionate and exciting read! Definitely recommended.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
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Kathy
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new series from this author and I have to say what a way to start. I enjoyed the characters of Dylan and Taylor. She is a Cartwright who is known to own most of Orange County and Dylan works for his father but seems to never be able to please him. When these two meet, it's under circumstances that are a bit embarrassing and Taylor doesn't know who he is until the morning after. Will these two thrive in business and personal relationships or will one suffer over the other?? You'll have to start ...more
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Khardine Gray is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves writing sizzling hot contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance.

Her books have sexy, drool-worthy heroes who will make you melt, and sassy, fun loving, ambitious heroines.
She simply adores her readers and loves spoiling them.

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