A rising star in the corporate world of finance, Zoe Cavendish is nursing a secret flame for her boss. She knows it’s stupid and her friends keep telling her she should move on, but somehow she can’t quite extinguish the hope.
The last thing on Reyna Azoulay’s mind is love. Not only is she busy with her demanding role as CEO of a high-flying financial advisory firm, but she’s also just recently taken in her sister’s child.
When Zoe is selected to present alongside Reyna at a prestigious international conference, they are thrown together and reality comes knockingas does the suave keynote speaker who seems determined to whisk Zoe away into the desert sunset.
Will Zoe and Reyna realize what’s right in front of them before it’s too late?
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About the Author
At the age of 22, RL’s friend shouted her to a visit with Rainbow Psychic. Rainbow held RL’s hand across a worn Formica table and told her she would be a writer, describing the life she would have, sitting on her porch with a fat Labrador and a swing seat. A musician at the time, RL felt vaguely disappointed, shrugging off Rainbow’s vision to pursue her dreams of touring the world in a band. Fourteen years later, her world touring accomplished, RL found herself pacing her house in the evenings while her beloved five year old son slept, wondering what to do with herself. Her partner suggested she write. And the rest is history.
NB: Whilst they do not yet have a Labrador or a swing seat, they all live happily in Melbourne, Australia with a perfectly functioning porch and two happy cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The newest from RL Burgess uses one of my favorite Lesfic tropes - falling for your boss. The book was a pleasant, fun, and satisfying read., the characters likable. It took me a little while to get into the story, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Reyna's been put in the position of not only running her company but raising her nephew who's lost his parents. She has no idea her employee Zoe is carrying a torch that can't be extinguished. Cute love story and told very well by the author.
4.5* I won’t lie: accounting and anything to do with finances sounds like the most boring job ever to me. Yet when Zoe Cavendish reflects on her job, I have to admit it’s kinda exciting. She’s a financial adviser who clearly loves her job: « Sometimes she felt like a detective, deciphering clues, unearthing missing numbers, and then solving difficult financial problems ». When you put it that way… She also has the biggest crush on her boss, Reyna Azoulay. Reyna, whose life changed completely a few months ago when she had to take in her young nephew, after his parents died in a car crash. Reyna, who is married to her work and swears by this all-important rule: Never Sleep With The Staff. I was rooting for Zoe from the start, the author made her feel like a genuinely nice person and I wanted her to be happy. It was a nice change reading about characters who already know each other, but are not already friends either. I liked how the author built up the relationship, it never felt artificial or forced. And while Reyna’s hot and cold attitude could have been irritating, her circumstances made it understandable. It helped that she was willing to listen to her friends’ advice and make changes in her life, even though at first it seemed impossible. And it didn’t hurt that part of the story happened in Alice Springs, it made me want to go back (not that it will happen, I live in the wrong hemisphere for that). I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
So this was a smooth read :) I really like boss/employee relationships and I think this one delivered quite well on this front. Both MCs were very well developed and likable which is a big plus in my opinion especially that lately I’ve been exposed with very frustrating and non likable characters, so for a change, I really appreciated both MCs. Even though I felt the chemistry between the MCs, I still would’ve liked to see a bit more dialogue between them. I also felt that it took so much time for the romance to kick in, but once it did I really enjoyed it! I would definitely recommend this book, but I wouldn’t have very high expectations. As I said earlier, this is a smooth and light read that I would suggest you grab it if you’re on a vacation and chilling on the pool with a very nice cocktail :) My rating is a 3.25. “I received this ARC for an honest review.”
Zoe is a great employee and has a big crush on the CEO, Reyna. Zoe's friends and psychiatrist think she is sabotaging herself from real connection by focusing on the unattainable. Despite this book being very formulaic and not offering any particular new settings or situations, I still really enjoyed it. I liked the main characters as well as the supporting ones. Zoe and Reyna both had backstories that impacted their thoughts and actions. I thought they were both likable and I was rooting for their happiness. There was a nice depth to the story that made me feel invested in how things turned out. It made me cry. Like...a lip quivering cry. So it definitely hit at the heart during a few angsty moments. There was a sex scene in this. It was very quick, appropriate, and not extremely explicit. Just the way I like them. I recommend this to people who enjoy reading about romance, friendships, the corporate world, unexpected parenting, coping with loss, Alice Springs, and financial improvement. I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review.