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Rules of Engagement

By: J.T. Geissinger
Narrated by: Sebastian York,Andi Arndt
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Summary

They’re a match made in hell.

Maddie McRae earns her living helping other people fall in love. Dubbed the Wedding Whisperer due to her success getting couples down the aisle, the sweet Southern belle knows the foundation of wedded bliss is built on similarities. Opposites might attract, but they don't stay together.

Enter Mason Spark.

Rude, arrogant, and notoriously allergic to monogamy, the hottest quarterback in the NFL is Maddie's polar opposite. He's also her new client. Her gorgeous, infuriating new client who's paying her an outrageous sum of money to find him a fake wife. With his multi-million-dollar contract at risk due to his bad behavior on and off the field, Mason is willing to pretend to settle down.

But when he starts to fall for the adorkable matchmaker who can't stand him, the playboy finds himself in the game of his life to keep something he never thought he'd lose...

His heart.

©2020 J.T. Geissinger Inc. (P)2022 J.T. Geissinger Inc.
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Hilarious and Romantic - I just love JT's writing!

ℝ𝕦𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝔼𝕟𝕘𝕒𝕘𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 - 𝕁.𝕋. 𝔾𝕖𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣

JT Geissinger is one of my favorite authors, I buy every one of her books without reading a description and let her surprise me.
After reading her last book “Pen Pal” I was left with a hole in my heart from longing for her writing.
So I was looking for another book of hers that I haven't read yet and I came across this book.

28-year-old Mason Spark, a well-known NFL quarterback, is quite the playboy who needs a makeover ASAP! His agent, Dick, comes to the decision that the best way to eliminate the scandalous headlines and save his reputation is a match! A sweet girl who will make him look good and save his name before it's to late.

Maddie McRae, 30 years old, is the CEO of a matchmaking company called "Perfect Pairing", where she plays the role of Cupid and helps find true love for all her clients, and her success in the field earns her the nickname: "The Wedding Whisperer"!

She believes in true love 🥰
While he believes in one god (spoiler it's him😂) when his girl for the night screams his name in bed 😂😂
She is a lady of manners, restrained with a clean and professional language, really obsessed with all shades of the color pink, a control freak who is ready for any challenge!
While he is rude, almost every second word he says is a curse of various forms of the word "F**K", and if you look up the word grumpy in the dictionary you will find a picture of him with an annoyed expression muttering to himself "F**KING F**K..."😂

And as much as the first meeting between the two ended in a serious explosion, Maddie is not ready to give up and wants to prove to Mason that she will indeed find true love for him even if he himself is a cynic who does not believe in love.
While she does a series of re-education for him in order to make him the perfect gentleman and polishes his wild and rough side, he shows her how to lighten up and teach her that she can take the stick out of her a$$ from time to time 😂

One of the author's best books I've read!
Slow-burn that made me pull out half of my hair, cynical and insanely witty dialogues that made me laugh a lot, I fell for Mason's agent (Dick) and Maddie's aunt (Waldine) they added a lot to the plot!😍
I liked the pace of the plot, the change that the characters go through, the chemistry between those two ❤️‍🔥 I enjoyed this book so so much, it came to me right on time!

So thanks to JT Geissinger for closing this wonderful year with me! Can't wait to read more from her books 🥰

Endless🌟

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Hahahaha, this story is hilarious!

A grey mouse who loves pink and an alpha footballstar who is grumpy all the time.

Maddie and Mason, a couple nobody would think they fit together.

The narrators did an amazing job with giving the different characters their voices.

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Sweet, Funny, Emotional, and Heartwarming!

I loved it! Maddie and Mason's story is sweet, cute, funny, emotional, and heartwarming. I liked their banter. They are so perfect together. The characters are well developed, and interesting. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York did an excellent job with the narration. I enjoyed it!

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Rules of Engagement by J.T. Geissinger is a romantic comedy that I listened to on audio narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt.

This is the first book of J.T. Geissinger's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I loved the relationship that bloomed between Mason and Maddie. I really enjoyed getting Mason, Maddie, Dick, and Waldine's points of view throughout the book.

Sebastian and Andi did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like romantic comedies, sports romances, or contemporary romances.

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Story: 4 ⭐️
Steam: 3🔥 light smut
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This book was super cute! The leads had great banter and I love their grumpy/sunshine dynamic. I thought the story had a lot of unique aspects to it, such as the brief POVs from the supporting characters. They added to the story without being distracting or overdone.

Audiobook Performance: these narrators are 2 of the best! I absolutely adore the duet narration where they are narrating their characters throughout each chapter.

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Grumpy/sunshine, slow burn

J.T Geissinger always does the best audiobooks! Sebastian York and Andi Arndt did a perfect job of bringing these characters to life. Bonus that it is duet narration!
This book is different to other JT books that i habe read but i really enjoyed it. i love the grumpy/sunshine trope and Mason is a perfect example of why!
highly recommend giving this book a listen!

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Brilliant Story & Listen🎧 Delightfully Charming!

It is great to see another side of J. T. Geissinger’s creative mind in this beauty of a romantic comedy, one that puts a smile on your face and keeps it there the entire book. The book should come with a warning that once you start it, you won’t be able to put it down because it such a wonderfully entertaining story that nothing else around you matters at the moment except what is going to happen next can not put it down. The characters are amazing and I adored the two lead characters, Maddie McRae and Mason Spark, as well as Dick and Waldine, the secondary and support characters. Mason is a professional quarterback in the NFL, while he is great when he is on the field and in the game, his reputation is anything but great off the field and if he does not fix his image and reputation, he chances to lose a lot. His agent, Dick, tells him he needs to clean up his act and find a girl to settle down with, so they turn to the “Perfect Pairing” to find a wife. Maddie takes matchmaking seriously and is good at what she does, but her latest client proves to be a challenge. His demands are outrageous and when she finally meets him in person, she finds him to be just as outrageous. These two are like oil and vinegar, and the bickering between them is non-stop and hilarious. Little do they know it is foreplay for what is coming in this perfect opposites attract, don’t see what is in front of their faces, romance. I loved how everything plays out in this wonderfully plotted story, the meddling aunt and agent adds a lot to the story and so does the characters back story, including her ex who stirs things up for them. There is never a dull moment in this book, the dialogue is brilliant and there is a perfect balance of drama, humor, heartfelt emotions and a slow burn, but so worth the wait, romance. J.T. Geissinger, thank you for another amazing story, the laughs and the emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the amazing narration, J. T. Geissinger cast the perfect narrators to bring her characters and story to life. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are superbly talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They did a fabulous job portraying the characters, giving each their own distinct voice sounding believable in every role they played and just as I pictured the characters to sound. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture all the character’s emotions and project them into their performance, making you feel every single one. They set the perfect tone for the story, handled the witty dialogue with ease and landed the humor effortlessly. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances an already brilliant story to another level. Thank you for another exceptional listen.

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A bright spot for a rainy day!

This could not have come to my ears at a better time. Some sunshine brought to a rainy Sunday, I devoured this listen. It's my first JT Geissinger listen and I loved it! Maddie owns Perfect Pairings and is asked to find a match for quarterback Mason Sparks. Grumpy, swearing, sarcastic Mason needs some help, and finding a wife may be the answer. But can even the sweetest of people find someone for this man? And our story begins! I love a good opposites attracts story, and this one is it. Maddie is smart and I love that she doesn't take any hostility. She gives it right back. Mason slowly wore me down, as he realized what he really wanted. And while they are polar opposites, the two had much more in common than they thought! Witty banter, high emotions, slow burning passion, this book is a joy to listen to!

And to make it even better, it's narrated by the team of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York. I don't think I even have to say how enjoyable this was. These two work so well together, it's always a pleasure to hear them.

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Amazing

One of my favorite books from this author (and overall) is Melt for You, which is also a rom-com with a sports star (light on the sports but still, it's in the background). Well, she's managed to one up that book with Rules of Engagement. This book is amazing- funny, swoony and beautifully done. A comedy of (miscommunication) errors, I've alternated between laughing out loud to swooning at how Maddie and Mason interact. It's a slow burn romance with insanely funny characters (if this is a series, we NEED to see Aunt Waldine and Dick again. Even if it's not, we need to see them again).

Maddie is a matchmaker and she's meeting her match with Mason. It's fantastic to see him grow and open up, to see the softness in his heart being slowly revealed as he and Maddie get closer.
It's fantastic to see him grow and open up, to see the softness in his heart being slowly revealed as he and Maddie get closer.

This was one of my favorite books of the year and now that it's available as an audiobook, I had to get it. And with Andi Arndt and Sebastian York narrating duet style. it's auditory perfection. Such a wonderful way to spend a few hours with laughs, swoons and perfect narration.

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Loved it!

Having just read a very dark MC romance I was looking for something lighter and this hit the button. It was perfect.

I love this author. She writes perfect grumpy/sunshine and the banter was wonderful! I also really enjoyed the side characters with the sprinkle of magic!

The #duetnarration was excellent with the great duo #sebastianyork and #andiarndt 

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  • Joanne Branscum
  • 04-10-22

J. T. Geissinger amazing as always

Wow. The book is so perfect and J. T. always picks the best narrators. Wasn't sure she could write one better than her Queens and Monsters series especially the last one with Spider in Brutal Vows but she exceeded those with Rules of Engagment. I so love that she always has such strong women are such perfect matches for the strong men. Also, as usual, her knowledge of locations is outstanding.
Her witty banter is just so very clever. I've listened to her books multiple times and will probably start over today with the beautifully cruel series ending back here in the next few days because I can't wait to listen to it again. There are always little snarky remarks that I missed the first time that make me laugh out loud.
And finally, thank you for the extraordinay narrators. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt delicious
Troy Durrand and Marnye Young so so Good along with the others.

I have listened to over 250 books in the last 18 months and some make me want to throw my new IPAD against the wall and are at the bottom of my list of books, her's are always at the very top.

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  • Jennifer B.
  • 14-10-22

Amazing story!

Omg this was the cutest book ever and it was made so much better by the extremely talented Sabastian and Andi, they truly made the story that much better. I have to say, I love J.T’s books and I was a little surprised how vanilla this book was. I’m used to her twists and turns and more PG 13 rating, but the this was pure contemporary Romance, which isn’t a bad thing, just surprising. I definitely recommend this book to you cause it will have you laugh and swoon and you definitely get an HEA.

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  • Karin
  • 13-10-22

I don’t recall laughing so much in a while

This story is really light and entertaining. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt as usual deliver a awesome performance. Recommend this book it will light up your day.

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  • M. Klose
  • 01-01-23

Fun story loved it

Maddie runs a matchmaking business and she takes on Mason as a new client at first not realizing it is a publicity thing to help his reputation. She is determined to find a match for him even though his personality seems to push all her buttons. She decides to be his dating coach. I loved their banter and their interactions. This was a fun listen and I fully enjoyed it.

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  • Gabby R.
  • 30-12-22

So GOOD I had to leave a review!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ve listened to a lot of books but never leave a review… until now. I’ve never read this author but used a credit based on the narrators, and DEFINITELY made the right decision. Of course the narration was amazing (DUET!) and the story was so cute, funny and compelling.

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  • Des
  • 28-12-22

grumpy/sunshine at its best

loved the performance it was good, favorite combo of narrators. The story was cute and entertaining and hearing it narrated just stupendous.

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  • Darci Hodder
  • 27-10-22

Disappointed

I love all this authors books so I feel bad that this won’t be a positive review. The characters didn’t get together until hour 6 and then just for a minute. I almost gave up. It became tedious and repetitive. The heroine was silly. Usually JT writes exciting insta love with fantastic banter. Not sure what happen here

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  • dd
  • 30-01-23

Too simple

I adore J T Geissinger but this one missed the mark. I would not recommend the book; way too simple.

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  • LuJuna Brown-Jackson
  • 28-01-23

Totally enjoyed this one!!

Wow! This was a book that I enjoyed from beginning to end and will listen to over and over again. Just when I thought I was going to be upset with the unnecessary angst and had my heart ready to deal with being broken, it turned into something completely different, and it was a wonderful surprise. I laughed throughout the whole book and found myself talking out loud while making comments about the action that was taking place. Trust me, it was so enjoyable! I don't find many authors this enjoyable, but I can't wait to move on to another book by this one.

Both Sebastian York and Andi Arndt do a great job and never let you down in their narration. So worth the credit!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-01-23

Fun, Fast, Flirty and Fabulous

Sexy Good Fun!! Loved it! The sex scene was perfect. Yum Yum Yum. Love it.