***This books was originally published by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House in 2010 under the name 'Hidden Threat'.***
A phone call from her father sends Cali Stanton back home to Chicago to look after the family business. Being CEO of Stanton Enterprises is never something she wanted to do, but when her father tells her she’s the only one he can trust to run the company in his absence she can’t say no.
Within hours of stepping into her father’s office she comes face-to-face with her father’s head of security, Matthew Andersen. The attraction is instantaneous and undeniable. Unfortunately, Cali can’t act on it. She’s his boss for the next three months and it wouldn’t be appropriate to cross that line.
Little does she know, fate is determined to throw them together at every turn. Someone is after her father’s company and now they've set their sights on her. Can Matthew and Cali figure out who’s behind the threats before it’s too late and still keep things strictly professional?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The doctor turns CEO. Cali Stanton’s father calls her home to Chicago. He’s been injured in a water skiing accident and wants her in charge of the medical supply firm during his recovery. It’s not easy to make the change from a physician working for a charity overseas to CEO. As head of security, Matthew Andersen’s responsibilities include Cali’s safety. He informs her of the recent shipment thefts and threats to the company. When the threats turn personal against Cali, he keeps her closer, then finds it impossible to guard his heart. Ms. Hayes creates a strong supporting cast to complete this classic falling-for-the-boss’- daughter tale.
Sherri Hayes has crafted a fabulous romance with the perfect blend of suspense and mystery that kept me guessing to the very end. Cali is working as a doctor in Africa when her father is injured forcing her to return home to Chicago to take over running the family medical supply business. What she doesn’t know is the business has been threatened for quite some time, her father has kept this from her. As she begins the task of CEO, she meets Matthew, one of the lead security team working to protect the business and her family which now includes her. She doesn’t appreciate Matthew’s pushy methods but at the same time, has a hard time keeping her eyes off of him. How is she going to focus and get the job done? When she is threatened and he moves in to protect her, well, will she be able to keep the CEO façade intact or will she give in to her sexual urges? Matthew is blown away by Cali, her confidence, intelligence and beauty grab him right away. Can he keep their relationship professional? When he ends up living in the same house, his self-control is tested from all sides. Loved that there was drama and suspense just getting Cali and Matthew together. The mystery surrounding the attacks on the business added another dimension that kept me page turning to find out who was behind it.