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Own the Eights

(Own the Eights #1)

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A cocky CrossFit trainer and a snarky bookshop owner match wits in Own the Eights, a delightfully steamy romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling Author Krista Sandor.

All’s fair in love and blogging...or is it?

Bookshop owner, Georgie Jensen, is done with shallow jerks. Her Own the Eights blog dishes out advice on how to steer clear of egotistical creeps onl

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240 pages
Published March 2020
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Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Own the Eights is such a fun, sweet, hot enemies to lovers romance. I loved every single moment of this book!

After being told she was only an eight that started something for Georgie, aka a blog to show that eights are perfect. Jordan is a ten, he thinks he can help everyone be a ten from his blog. However, when him and Georgie are in a competition that would help them both out, they are forced to work together. Can an eight and a ten work together?

I loved Georgie. She was real, she was fun, sh
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Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
This isn’t your typical meet cute, guy meets girl and they fall hopelessly in love! No this is sooo much more than that! This is an angsty story of guy meets girl, girl yells at guy, guy yells at girl and the universe thinks it funny to stick them together to win a competition! They’re complete opposites in every way and they clash instantly! There’s a thin line between love and hate and these two love skipping over that line time and time again!!

Georgiana and Jordan have processed the pains of
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BookAddict
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Prepare to laugh, like hold-your-belly-and-spew-your-drink laugh, and have your heartstrings manipulated as if they’re in the hands of a harpist virtuoso. I’ve been lucky enough to find several authors to trust with my romantic heart, and this is one who never fails to deliver. I can 1-Click her books with confidence, knowing that that my reading experience will be a wonderful, euphoric ride.

When a superficial, spoiled little rich boy who Georgiana Jensen thought liked her told Georgie she was a
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So adorably sweet and sexy! I love that when I start a book by Krista Sandor, I know exactly what I'm going to get - a light, fun, and steamy story with characters who might take a little while to grow on me. And that is exactly the case here. When I first started reading Own the Eights, it wasn't particularly easy to connect to either of the leads... but that's all intentional. These are two people who have let past hurts dictate their current actions, leading to some misguided philosophies abo ...more
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
I was granted an ARC for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I tried so hard to read this book as slow as I could, but Krista has a way of sucking you in a making you savior her books as if it were your last sip of water or wine! This book was so good, it was funny, sad, someone conquered their fear while someone else took the stage in a PG-13 rated Flashdance Maniac scene.

“I should probably use my supreme asshat status to let you know that seventeen BC is calling, and they’d like th
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Victoria Weston
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is the first book that I've read by this author and I thought it was awesome. It's a real opposites attract romance and the story line is great. This book is the first book in this series.

The Own The Eights Series Book #1

Georgie had a real crappy dating experience when this fella Brice insulted her and also said that she was an 8'at best. She decided to write a blog so no other woman had Then make the same mistakes that she had. This is when her blog was born ' Own the Eights ' and it
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Courtney
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a cute and fun read that I didn’t want it to end but I loved every second of it. Georgie was a cute and quirky bookstore owner that had been hurt in the past by a guy that was an utter jerk to her. This guy told her she was an eight out of a ten and he needed someone that was a ten to be his eye candy and that just wasn’t her. This hurts her like it would anyone else but instead of feeling down and letting this define her she starts a blog that helps people look past superficial th ...more
Rochelle Spaccamonti
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one!! I absolutely adored Georgie and Jordan. The opposites attract thing was awesome!! I have never laughed so hard. I loved so many scenes in this book!! It was incredibly sexy, swoony and super fun!! I can’t wait for more from this little group of people!! Georgie and Jordan are bound to steal your heart!!!
Bev
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
More than just a number

I ALWAYS look forward to reading ANYTHING and EVERYTHING written by Krista. I have NEVER been disappointed, and I certainly am not now either!

This was a great story about Georgiana and Jordan, and about eights and tens… These two wonderfully entertaining and incredibly likeable characters are at constant loggerheads with each other, as they have opposing views on compatability and finding true love. They also have a really intense chemistry and attraction to each other, w
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carrie thackston
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great enemies to lovers story! Georgie owns a book store and is a blogger. Her philosophy is to go for eights rather than a ten, when it comes to a significant other. There is more to it, but basically she is saying perfect is not really perfect. Jordan is also a blogger and the right hand man for his boss at a cross fit center. His philosophy is a perfect ten mindset. These two both need money and enter a competition where they are teamed up against another pair. Through challenges big and smal ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sandor has a gift for speaking to the most vulnerable part of a person. Whether with laughter or deep emotion, her stories take aim at involving readers heartfirst before appealing to anything else. Georgie is a character that sets out to make you laugh to cover up the insecurities that hide underneath her smile. Jordan uses realism to shield his own inner feelings of doubt. Own the Eights is more than just a light-hearted romp for laughs. It's a deeply moving pathway of finding truth and living ...more
Becca
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! If you need a book with a sweet story about opposites/enemies to lovers that will have you laughing out loud and have people around you staring at you like you've totally lost it - LOL then this is the book for you.

Georgie and Jordan kept me glued to the pages and I couldn't wait to see what happened next.

Both run lifestyle/relationship blogs and are paired together to compete for a spot as a contributor to a local online newspaper.

These two on the outside look l
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Nikki Swope, nixreadsromace
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think I am still laughing. This book is that funny, which I was not expecting at all. I read the blurb and thought it sounded cute. It is cute and charming and laugh out loud funny. Georgia is such an amazing character. She is an ex beauty queen turned nerdie book worm convinced she is only an eight and determined that's all she needs in life, to find her other eight. Jordan is an equally fantastic character who is an ex nerd comic book lover turned giant brick house of a man who is a personal ...more
Caryn Billings
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet love story!!! I absolutely adored this book.
Bridget Hickey
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow
Georgie is done with guys that justs want someone on there arm.When she meets Brice at a party and has a date the next night he tells her there must be a mistake she is only a eight.She then starts her own blog Own the Eight and ends up in a competition with Jordon and His blog .These two are hilarious with all there bantering back and forthHis blog is about perfect ten They also have some great sparks between the two of them and let's say things get reasonably hot .Once the two admit there f
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Leisa Ann
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! The characters were fantastic and I easily immersed myself into this story. Lots of laugh out loud moments in this book. When I was dating I actually made a list of qualities I was looking for so I could readily relate to Georgie. Jordan came to realize that “8’s” are really the “10’s” of the world and Georgie came to realize that not all “10’s” are asshats. This book was the perfect 10!
Lori R.
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMGoodness! I absolutely loved this opposites attract, enemies-to-lovers story! It was adorable, it was charming, and so sweet and sexy!

Georgie was the perfect quirky heroine. Not caring what anyone thinks of her, she dresses and acts how she wants. She’s determined, she’s strong...and more than an eight.

I was smitten with Jordan. Even though he pushes for everyone to be a ten, deep down he has a big, caring heart and he’s not as shallow as some might think.

With so many laugh out loud moments
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Rochelle
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
First book that I have read from this author and I loved it. Great enemies to lovers story which is one of my favorite tropes. Georgie and Jordan were a great couple. I really enjoyed watching them get together. Great characters and a great storyline that will keep you laughing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sonja Ton
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have no words good enough to describe how much I loved this book. That’s not cool when I’m trying to convince you to get this book and devote your time to it for a while. I can guarantee you will never be bored reading this.

Georgie has been told rather blunt that she’s an eight at best. It’s hurtful to be considered not dateable even if it’s a perfect prick telling you. To get it out of her system she starts blogging about how to own the eights.

Jordan has been working hard to become a ten. I
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Jenn the Readaholic
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It isn’t often that I IMMEDIATELY despise a main character in a book, only to find that I fell into the author’s masterful trap of judging based on a first impression. And this was indeed a masterful trap. Jordan and Georgie are forced to work together in a competition that they both thought they’d already won, and Jordan definitely appears to be the Emperor that Georgie thinks he is at first. And Jordan does himself no favors by continuing to act like the shallow, vapid, stereotypical deebasaur ...more
Allissa Madrid
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Krista nailed it again! This book was equal parts funny and steamy! I couldn’t put it down!! I cannot wait for more in this series.
Carolyn
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightfully funny and hot romcom. Georgia Jensen is a book store owner and writer of Own the Eights blog. She started this blog after being told by an obnoxious ahole she was an 8 and he only dated 10’s. Jordan Marks is a CrossFit trainer working for his mentor (another obnoxious ahole). He writes a blog Marks Perfect Ten Mindset. These two are contestants to win $10,000 and be a paid contributor to the CityBeat. These two total opposites and are forced to be team members against anot ...more
TheGuideToRomanceNovels
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Looks like the beautiful Krista also can do a perfect rom-com! Absolutely a MUST READ, check out my full review on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
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Coco.V
Jun 24, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Emily
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A light, hilarious book that sneaks feels in on you. It definitely falls into the Rom-Com genre, and will have you literally laughing out loud. It also has an underlying story of self confidence and not getting wrapped up in what everyone else thinks. Be true to yourself. Only you can decide what path is best for you. Georgie owns a bookstore and from the outside may look a little better than average. Jordan is a CrossFit trainer and from the outside looks perfect. There’s so much more to each p ...more
Natalie Rhodes
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this author! This is such a fun read, I love these characters so much! Rom-Com reads are so much fun and this one was very fun to read and made me laugh a lot! This had a enemies to lovers feel to it! Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down! I don’t want to ruin the fun of reading this book! Make sure you grab your copy today!!
Donna
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Krista Sandor - this is like RomCom at its best!! I started out laughing (really throughout the entire book) and then the heat level started rising and then moved to swooning over Jordan and Georgie. I can not even express how much of a fun read this book is. The sarcastic banter between these two was epic. Loved it. I always know i will get a fantastic story when reading a Krista Sandor book! Snatch this book up but beware if you are drinking anything that it doesn’t come spewing out your mouth ...more
Siobhan
Sep 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Own the Eights is one of those books that I had a difficult time deciding upon a rating for. This is a solid three-point-five-star rating, where the occasional four-star moments that appeared weren’t quite enough for me to round this one up.

Although Own the Eight hooked me from the start, easily sucking me into the story, I didn’t quite feel the connection between the characters that I had hoped for. It was an entertaining storyline, one that had me giggling a few times, but things were a bit to
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Britney Chavez
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Krista can do no wrong! Whether it is writing suspenseful romances or rom-com’s, she truly is amazing!
She will always be a one click author for me and I will ready ANYTHING she writes!

I loved the whole back story of how Georgie started her blog and really the whole point of her blog. Then how she ends up meeting Jordan is just too cute.
Now Jordan just was too cute! I loved him and how he was trying to run from his past but really he will always be that same little boy. I knew deep down he wasn’t
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Kylee
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Own The Eights was an enemies to lovers story that was one of those books that ticked every box and then some. Jordan and Georgie’s story was a little quirky, it made me laugh out loud, was packed with passion and emotion and left me on a high of happiness. Jordan and Georgie will steal your heart and have you hoping that these two realize that it was never about a number but all about the heart. A story that will mesmerize and enchant you right from the get go. As you tackle the challenges righ ...more
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