#1 - Carolina Classics

You Get What You Give

    • 4.1 • 79 Ratings

Publisher Description

From insta-lover to insta-enemy. All that, and a bag of chips.

It's just a regular old night in my coastal hometown—the place outsiders call the Hollywood of the East—when an impulsive rendezvous with a handsome stranger not only rocks my world, it turns it upside down.

Because the next day, just as I'm contemplating the possibility of a rerun, the guy turns up like a bad penny to open a casting company in direct competition to mine.

Right. Next. Door.

He may have the backing of a deep-pockets LA family that's been in the movie biz since the pictures were in black and white, but I've got the loyalty of the locals. And just enough Southern charm to destroy him.

He can steal my clients, but you can bet your britches he ain't gonna steal my heart.

Fans of 1990's shows like Dawson's Creek and Friends will love this rivals-to-lovers, new-in-town, one night stand romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Karen Grey.

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★★★★★ "Loved the one-night stand plus enemies-to-lovers: 'oops the person I just slept with turns is now my biggest business rival--RIGHT NEXT DOOR.'" - NYT best-selling author Cathryn Fox

★★★★★ "This enemies-to-lovers, small-town retro romance is bursting with nineties pop-culture fun, deep-seated friendship, and lots of spice!" - Bookbub review

★★★★★ "I don't want to wait… to gush about this book! You Get What You Give by Karen Grey was a nostalgic romantic throwback to my teenage years that did crazy good things to my heart." - Goodreads review

★★★★★ "Smexy tension, banter and wonderful personalities." - Bookbub review

​​★★★★★ "Dust off your MMMbop cassette single and spritz on your Gap Grass fragrance spray we are going back to the 90s… When I say I loved this book I mean I LOVED it!!! It really did remind me of a 90s dramedy where one episode in an ensemble cast focuses on one couple." - Goodreads review

​​★★★★★ "Violet's hot one night stand turns out to be her rival in this enemies-to-lovers romance! Nate is looking to find his purpose in life and a place where he fits in. Loved how they fought everywhere but the bedroom. Bossy Nate is HOT!!!" - Bookbub review

★★★★★ "As soon as I finished the prequel to the "Carolina Classics" series, I knew the series and characters were going to be all that and a bag of chips. "You Get What You Give" is a fun and nostalgic story set in the late 1990s that brought me back to my favorite era." - Bookbub review

★★★★★ "An absolute must-read… You'll be hooked and like me, chomping at the bit for the next book in the series!" - Goodreads review

June 29
Karen Grey
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Zamboni_tlm ,

One night stand FAIL

You know the day after a one night stand, when you realize that you not only have to work in the office next to last nights conquest, but he is actually your biggest competitor. A competitor that you didn’t even know you had. Makes for some infuriating and also awkward moments.

Nate & Vi have this chemistry that can’t be touched…even by the moral enemy status. They’re both casting directors, but they both have very different methods to their profession. When a feud between other characters forces these two to work more and more together, they realize what their true potential is together.

As for the narration, Maxine Mitchell & Jack Calihan are both always a pleasure to listen to. Maxine has a great ability to have so many different voices. Jack has this ability to capture your attention & feel along with his character.

I was sent a free audiobook by Home Cooked Books and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

Djs_84 ,

Great Romance!

This was such a great romance listen! Nate and Violet shared a romance and chemistry that just couldn’t be denied. I love me a great small-town romance and enemies-to-lovers romance are my jam so YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE by Karen Grey was right up my alley! Romantic, sexy, and full of feels. This book did not disappoint.

Narration was performed by Jack Calihan and Maxine Mitchell. The casting was clearly spot on as these two effortlessly bring the story to life. Credit worthy.

B.E.15 ,

Violet and Nate

Their one night stand doesn’t end like they thought. Violet just opened a casting agency and is barely making it. Nate comes from money and is in the same business. Will they put their differences aside and work together for the greater good.

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