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Take a Number

(Wait With Me #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  5,253 ratings  ·  613 reviews
A brand new standalone romantic comedy from Amazon Top 13 bestseller, Amy Daws!

Fake dating the cute owner of a bakery Dean is an investor in sounds kind of messy…but messy can be fun.

Norah Donahue wants bakeries not babies, but her matchmaking mother won’t stop trying to play Cupid.

Dean Moser is a cocky stock market savant whose friends are all settling down, leaving Bould
Paperback, 1st Edition, 300 pages
Published October 15th 2020 by Stars Hollow Publishing (first published October 8th 2020)
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Em__Jay You can definitely read this as a stand alone.
The book offers enough info about the characters from previous books for you to understand how all the …more
You can definitely read this as a stand alone.
The book offers enough info about the characters from previous books for you to understand how all the characters connect. Having said that, the focus is always on Dean, Nora and their relationship.


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Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 stars

Take a Number is the fourth book in Amy Daws 'Wait With Me' series and I was really looking forward to this one. I loved Dean in all the other books and I couldn't wait to get to his story. I love the fake dating troupe and this one was fantastic!

Norah owns a bakery and is a successful entrepreneur. Dean is a incessive flirt and an investor in Norah's second bakery she's opening. I loved the banter between these two. Dean and Norah have such a fun relationship and when they realize that
Amy Daws
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Take A Number is LIVE!!! Prepare thyselves for tasty cronuts, a meddling mother, sexy Aspen getaways, white-knuckle-bicycling down a mountain (not sexy), a sex toy party that goes terribly astray, and a love story that will have you swooning til the very end!!

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Jan 02, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been hesitating to pick up Take a Number after previous books. The blurb is not promosing something really good. I thought this book will be only so so. And I was right.

The story is nothing new. Fake relationship that turned into real feeling. The twist and turn is also similar to other fake relationship romance. I only enjoy the banter between Dean and Norah. After all Miss Daws is good with comedy.

Overall this is OK read.

3 stars
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Books are my life. Of course I want the book nerd to end up with another book nerd. That is basically porn in my world.

But that girl had nothing going on upstairs. She thought Ebola was a country.

You look so put together and professional, and then you open your mouth and ruin everything.

He’s made my mother stop speaking to me for five blissful days, so he deserves free croinuts for life.

Trust me, I write erotica for a living… I’m basically a doctor of boning.

I’ve heard good thing
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Amy Daws Fans, Romance
4 Ready To Stand In Line Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
I love a story that has likable characters who we have had the opportunity to see before their own stories. I'm a sucker for loosely connected books. Amy Daws has written these types of books for a while now and when you start them, you have that immediate recognition of who these people are and you are all in.

Now you do not have to read the other books to have the full experience of each book. That is the beauty of them, however, they are so eng
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
One can simply never go wrong picking up an Amy Daws book especially Take A Number this book is AMAZING. The way I feel head over heels for these two was insane and I regret NOTHING.

Norah knows what she wants and that’s business only, no marriage, no kids just business.

Dean knows how sour marriages can be and has decided relationships are off limits to him.

These two together are an unlikely match but they’re amazing together. Their chemistry is off the charts hot and everything just seems bett
Lilith  Seven  *DirtyBooksAndMessyHair*

MY RATING: 5 ++++++ STARS.

This book deserves all the stars...All the books in this series is favorite...You cant choose your fav because all of them are so unique in their own way.
Dean is a Silent Inventor in Norah Wellknown Bakery. Being a businesswoman and owning her own bakeries and franchise is all Norah has ever thought o
Sanyah(Taylor’s Version)
I can't decide between 3 or 4 stars but let me say 3.9 it is.

They're both in the 30s. Dean has commitments issue due to his upbringing with his parents who are divorced. Norah is a successful baker who Dean invested in her business and is hoping to open a franchise. Dean was understanding when it came to Norah and her dedication to have a successful business career, how much more perfect can he be. They did fake relationship to appease his friends and her parents. Of course, she fell in love wi
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Take a Number is one of my absolute favorite standalones from this series. It was charming, steamy, and completely entertaining from cover to cover.

Nora and Dean are perfect together. And while the fake relationship trope allows the reader to know the basic plot line, the chemistry and banter between these two made it fresh and fun.

The audiobook was truly perfect. When the climax came, I found myself talking to the characters, engaging in the storyline. To me,
Pam Nelson
Overall I enjoyed the book, but it felt like any other fake dating trope.

I hate saying that because I usually love Amy’s books to the enth degree.

I did love Norah she was so strong and knew what she wanted. She might have faulted in the end goal but she never wavered on who she is. I liked that about her.

Dean is a good dude but I guess I didn’t like that he uses his relationship with his mother for why he choose to do what he did.

Great narration!
Oct 25, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, not-interested
Lame no thanks.
Jenifer Briggs
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I literally just finished this and can say with absolute certainty that this is my favorite book in the series!!! Dean and Norah are absolutely EVERYTHING!! They have such a unique connection right off the bat, and you can tell just how much they adore one another.

These two are strictly non relationship: Dean doesn't want to repeat his parents marriage, nor does be ever want to turn into his father and hurt the woman he supposedly loves over and over again. So he puts on this man-whore facade a
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ARC received from author for an honest review. 

From the minute I met Dean Moser in Wait With Me, I have been impatient for his story.
And Ms Daws has not disappointed me with Take A Number.

I seriously loved this book. It is the next day, and I am still smiling about it.

Norah, from her pros and cons list, to the flirtatious Dean, this pair could not be more perfect for each other.  The way they  tease each other, the UST between them, it just made
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.5 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

Norah and Dean are the biggest flirts you will find! In, Take a Number, they find themselves in need of significant others to shutdown family and friends from matchmaking. With this fake dating story, true feelings and preconceived independence is changed through a few fake dates.

Video review available in Week 42: Oct 11 – Oct 17 weekly book reviews.

For other video book reviews, check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romance Book Talk.
I don’t know what it is about fake relationships, especially when needed for tricking crazy mothers, but they are my jam. I love them. And I loved this one. Dean and Norah are using each other. They both need dates for events and come up with an even better plan. Fake dating. What could go wrong? This was cute and so steamy. I swear this author writes some HOT scenes. And it was also emotional. We got Dean’s tragic past and his was extra bad because it was still manipulating and attacking him. T ...more
I was looking forward to Dean's book. It's weird to say that, but I didn't like him too much in the previous books. This was his chance to redeem himself. Dean and Norah are business partners in Norah's expanding bakery business. Norah and Dean are also good friends.

This is set in Boulder, CO. I really love sweet, smart and ambitious Norah & her tasty cronuts. How do I know they're tasty? How can they not be? Norah's cronuts are tremendously popular.
Dean is an investment whiz kid who works out
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Firstly, I want to say that this book is a complete standalone. If you are only just discovering this author, or haven’t read the previous three books in the Wait For Me series that this one links back to, that’s ok, you will not feel lost at all and will follow this storyline without any hitches. Those of us that have experienced the bliss of those books will know that Dean has been around since book one. And everyone has been dying to know who he falls for, because he has
Norah is a career-driven woman, owning her own bakery called Rise and Shine and she’s about to open a second location in Denver. Dean is a silent investor in her second location and he too is focused on his career in finance. Norah‘s mom has been on her back for years since she chose her career over the traditional marriage & kids life her mom pictured for her. Dean’s 2 best friends, Kate and Lynsey, are worried about his recent dating choices. So to get everyone off their backs, Norah and Dean ...more
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amy Daws delivered another five star read for me and I expect nothing less as I have loved every one of her books. We first meet Dean Moser, a stock market savant, in Wait With Me, and I couldn’t wait for his story. I knew there was so much more to him than his fashionable good looks and sexy swagger, and I couldn’t love him more.

Take A Number is a total standalone, but interconnected characters such as his best friends, Kate and Lynsey, appear along with their significant others, Miles and Josh
Jeeves Reads Romance

I may have wanted to smack this hero silly on MULTIPLE occasions, but that didn't stop me from seriously enjoying this steamy rom com with heart. It's a mix of fun, angst, and smoking hot chemistry, with a couple you'll be rooting for. It's not long before this lovable playboy is in over his head, but the banter and connection make the journey worth it. This is for those rom com lovers who want a little weight behind the story - it's still a sexy, low angst read, but there's a hidden dept
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile

Take A Number was romantic comedy GOLD and has honestly been the BEST, FUNNIEST, and SEXIEST book from Amy Daws to date! I absolutely LOVED Dean and Norah’s funny, sexy, and swoon-worthy fake-dating story, and was completely addicted and entertained from start to finish!

The storyline was fantastic and I loved the fake dating/fake relationship trope. The author did an amazing job with the entire concept, and I absolutely loved everything from beginning to end. I definitely laughed, sm

From the start of this series Dean has been quite the side character and in Take a Number we finally get his full story!

Dean has always seemed well put together. He dresses well, makes lots of money and gets around with the ladies. With all his friends settling down it puts the pressure on him as a single guy to do so as well. With fears and secrets of his own this is not something he wants. Enter Norah; she is all about building her bakery enterprise and has zero time for love. She is so driven
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only read one book from the series but I can't recall Dean. A good bakery story set book and fake romance is always good. Dean sounds like a charmer, flirt and business savvy from what I see here. He's a an investor in the bakery which made this complicated.

The fake romance unexpectedly had sizzling chemistry. Relationship wise Dean is a commitment phobe and Norah holds tight. But I did like them sweet, sexy and funny. I enjoyed their banter for all their difference. They're both workaholic in
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was exactly what I needed!

I was searching for a rom com and stumbled across this, it didn't disappoint.

I was laughing all through this book, the main characters kept me entertained, Nora and Dean made a great pair. Starting out in a "fake" relationship but morphing into so much more. The banter was fantastic, they can come to dinner at mine, anytime!

This is book 4 in the series but a complete stand alone. I haven't read the first 3, but didn't feel that i had missed anything. I am add
Oct 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why did I wait a year to read this?

Such a great story! I’ve loved Dean in the other “Wait with me”series books and I’m so thrilled he finally got his HEA!
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this series so much. Each book gets better and better. Not only was Dean Moser funny, hot, and witty...Norah Donahue was all those things too with a side of girls get s**t done. Take A Number is a RomCom you want to read with a cocktail in one hand and a croinut in the other.

5 Sugar Lips stars!
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Denise Hoover
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I already want to read it again, it was so perfect. Such a fantastic romantic comedy for fake dating. Amy Daws has hit this one out of the bakery! I always worry when I highly anticipate a book that it won’t live up to expectations, I should’ve known I didn’t have to worry here!

This book can be read as a stand-alone but why not read the first three to get the full circle donut of mountain manwhore, Dean Moser and the first taste of croinut extraordinaire, Norah Donahue.

Dean and Norah are pure
This book gets a strong three stars. I might have even been tempted to give it four if it weren't for an almost unforgivable action by the hero of this story toward the end that REALLY irritated me. To be honest, I'm not exactly sure that this book deserves even three stars. It is pretty basic when it comes to contemporary romances. Really basic. Norah runs a bakery in Boulder, Colorado. She is career minded with plans to expand her bakery into a nationwide franchise. She's not interested in mar ...more
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amy Daws certainly keeps the good stuff coming with TAKE A NUMBER, book four in the Wait With Me series.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dean and Norah’s story. Their story is romantic and sincere. There are plenty of laughs and some deliciously sexy scenes.

Dean and Norah both have their reasons for not wanting to get tied down to another person. They’re content with the status quo but Dean’s friends and Norah’s mother think otherwise. With events coming up that they are required to attend, both nee
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Number 1 Amazon Bestselling author Amy Daws writes spicy love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond. She's most known for her footy-playing Harris Brothers and writing in a tire shop waiting room. When Amy is not writing, she’s likely making charcuterie boards from her home in South Dakota where she lives with her daughter and husband.

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“Jules's eyes begin to close, and her head slowly descends to the table. "Is she okay, Lyns?" I ask, pointing at the bizarre sight.

"She's fine," Lynsey replies, waving me off as she asks Kate for the eighty-seventh time how many Mason jars she needs to paint for the centerpieces.

"She doesn't look fine," I add as Julianna's forehead rests on the table.

Lynsey stops talking long enough to pull Julianna's head up. She holds her hand in front of her mouth and nods. "She's breathing, she's fine. It's just a sugar crash. It happens."

My head jerks back because Julianna's eyes are slightly rolled back into her head, and that does not look normal. Suddenly, Julianna comes to. "Mo dony!" she bellows, and her tiny finger reaches out to press down on a stray sprinkle on the table. She puts the sweet into her mouth before lowering her head and falling fast asleep again.

Fuck me, that was a disturbing sight. I've never been gladder not to have kids.
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