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Sold Short (Sidelined Book 3) by [Paton, Ainslie]
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Length: 249 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Friendship is Overrated
This is the story of a woman moving on with her life and the man she needs to leave behind
Sarina Gallo is on a timeline. Graduate with a top degree and start a business with friends. Check. Rock that business so hard it’s made her a Silicon Valley identity and seriously wealthy. Check. Fall in love and start a family. Wait. Because the man she’s been in love with forever is more comfortable falling asleep in front of a movie than making a move on her.

Dev Patel has been friends with Sarina Gallo since he tripped over her in college and they started a business together. He likes to cook. She likes to eat. It’s the perfect relationship for two busy people and if he’d rather fall asleep on the couch next to her, than sleep with her, it’s because he’s not willing to risk their friendship over sex he can have causally with others.

Until Sarina announces she plans to have a baby with a donor and her decision challenges everything Dev thought he knew about their relationship.

Question: How do two people who love each other find a way past friendship to become family?

Answer: A rip your heart out argument, a makeup session that’s almost too hot to handle and sheet scorching sex.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1288 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Supervised by Cats (5 October 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01I28JXYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #158,869 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Cheryl H on 11 October 2016
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Sarina feels everyone is moving on, Reid with his first love, Owen with his new love and Dev with a family friend. She feels her time is running out and her biological clock is ticking. Realising she has options, Sarina takes matters into her own hands.

Dev is always there for his friends and business partners, extremely thoughtful, calm and dependable, he is just a really, really lovely bloke.
That is.....until the unimaginable happens and Sarina voices her plans.

A gorgeous friend to lovers story, Sold Short captivates absolutely with its charm, excruciating realness, humour and delightful characters. I fell in love with Reid and Owen all over again in this story. I loved Sidelined Books 1 & 2 and Book 3 is no exception. I can't wait to see what Ainslie Paton bring to the table next.

Received an ARC from author for an honest review.
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Yes! I have been waiting for this story since the second I finished the first book in this series, Offensive Behaviour.

You never know what you are going to get with a book from Ms Paton. No cookie-cutter stories from her, it is like a lucky dip each and every time.... and I love it.

Dev and Sarina have been circling around each other for years... well, Sarina has known what she wanted, but Dev really was the clueless man!

It has taken Sarina making a big life decision -without consulting him - to put a fire under his butt and get him to finally, maybe, make his move.

Not going to lie, for about 95% of this book I really didn't like Dev. The way he made Sarina feel for wanting a baby make me want to nut punch him. He was so completely selfish, self serving and pretty much a dick! The 5% I didn't hate him didn't have to do with Sarina at all!

I cried along with Sarina as she and her best friend drifted further and further apart. But my heart soared as Reid and Owen stepped up to the plate for her. I didn't think I could adore these two any more than I already did, but I was mistaken.

Sold Short was a much more emotional book than the previous two. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to hit certain characters over the head with my kindle for being such an idiot.

And it kept me wanting to turn each page to find out what would happen next.

Just one thing though... it may have been just a little tooooo much of the same fight between Sarina and Dev - maybe a couple of their fights could have been left out as they seemed to keep going around in circles - but that could just be me.

I can't wait to see what she brings us next.
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Another great book! Highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful best-friends-to-lovers romance! 5 October 2016
By Bianca @BJsBB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
We all remember Dev & Sarina from the previous two books.
Now they'll finally get their own HEA....or will they?

Sarina thinks it's time to finally have a baby. She's done everything she ever dreamt of doing professionally...but on the personal side... She hasn't dated in years. Now her 3 best friends and business partners are in serious relationships and she's the only single one. That's why she decides to have a baby via sperm donor.

Only...Dev is not really in a relationship. What Sarina thinks is a serious thing, is just him fooling around with his childhood friend. But he's not interested in her. Just like Sarina is with him, he's secretly very in love with Sarina - only it's so secret that he doesn't know it himself. ☺

But he can't sit and watch his bestie Sarina get impregnated by some catalogue guy!!!
Will it be too late for them???
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4.5 STARS

I really enjoyed this book!!!

Both Dev and Sarina have been in love with the other for over a decade, but they're only now realizing it. They've only ever been the bestest of buddies.
But now it might be too late...

It's so adorable and frustrating to watch the two of them get their sh*t sorted.
We hope all through the book that they will finally get that they're really in love with each other...but grrrr it takes them a long while ☺
And Sarina is not Dev's only problem...there's a huge family thing on his mind too :(

I loved how we have lots of Reid and Owen in this book too.
Reid wants to go Sperm-Shopping for Sarina. ☺
"What is it with you and this need to be the most inappropriate person in the world?"
I just love this group of people!
So many funny moments and frustrating and sad moments.

I just loved it...

It probably should've been 50 pages shorter - Ainslie talks a bit too much here and there. I sometimes wanted to fast forward to wherever people where talking with each other. There were a few too many poetic thoughts - BUT it was still a really great story!!!!

►►► SOLD SHORT was such a beautiful best-friends-to-lovers love story about two people who are finally realizing that their forever-ever-after person has been right there all along.... Run to your nearest amazon to find out if and how Dev & Sarina will get to their HEA!!!

And now Ainslie - give us whatever's next asap! Please ☺
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a story of two friends who just might love and be in love - with each other 12 October 2016
By Kathryn @theBookDate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Sold Short is #3 in the Sidelined series by Ainslie Paton. It is a story of two friends who just might love and be in love - with each other.

Dev and Sarina are part of the team that started up the Plus company. They've been a success and could easily just live on the gains. Yet they are young and creative and want to expand. However Dev is not so sure that he is entirely needed by the company. It seems to him its Reid and Owen who are more the brains of the company. He doesn't quite see what an asset he is, so when some one tries to poach him he is a little vulnerable.

Sarina is feeling her clock ticking and even though she is just hitting thirty she wants to have a child and she is prepared to go as far as artificial means - much to the horror of Dev. Dev is also dealing with a family situation of his own and within that he really proves his reliability, care and compassion.

It seems that Dev suddenly starts to get so many things wrong to his utter frustration, and also he adds up and jumps to conclusions that aren't correct and drive him further into desperation. There is a push/pull situation that just does not seem to be going anywhere between himself and Sarina. Will they negotiate their way from real friendship to love and being together. Possibly - but first not without a lot of angst.

This book is not quite as engaging as the first two, yet it was a fun read and I enjoyed it. It was great catching up with the rest of the team and to learn a little more about Dev and Sarina and their respective families.
I received a copy of this book from the author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Reid with his first love, Owen with his new love and Dev with ... 14 October 2016
By Cheryl Hawkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Sarina feels everyone is moving on, Reid with his first love, Owen with his new love and Dev with a family friend. She feels her time is running out and her biological clock is ticking. Realising she has options, Sarina takes matters into her own hands.

Dev is always there for his friends and business partners, extremely thoughtful, calm and dependable, he is just a really, really lovely bloke.
That is.....until the unimaginable happens and Sarina voices her plans.

There were times when I laughed out loud thanks to Ried and times when I wanted to cry for Sarina, all the while loving the emotional journey immensely.

A gorgeous friend to lovers story, Sold Short captivates absolutely with its charm, excruciating realness, humour and delightful characters. I fell in love with Reid and Owen all over again in this story. I loved Sidelined Books 1 & 2 and Book 3 is no exception. I can't wait to see what Ainslie Paton bring to the table next.

An ARC was received from author for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 Stars 6 October 2016
By Talking Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
A lot of drama unfolded in this story that was a never ending torrent of emotions and obstacles for the characters. Dev, Sarina and company each having pivotal moments in the story that had few highlights, but made for a busy read. While the story didn't reach my expectations, it still rounded the story off with its own fluffy finale.
Review copy received from the Author for an honest rating

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