He's a criminal.
And he's her boss.
Lacking enough evidence to go the police and not enough money in her bank account to quit on a moral basis, Lori Briggs is stuck, and it's quite clear that her boss, the criminal mastermind, intends to start mixing business with pleasure.
Michael Devereaux will do anything to protect his family's interests--even if it means posing as a criminal for an undercover FBI operation. He's got to keep Lori close, and his enemies closer. But when the intimacy with Lori deepens, Michael must decide what's more important: his family or his heart?
About The Author:
Mallory Crowe is the award winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the "adult" thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.
An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her husband and three laidback dogs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is book 5 of the Billionaires in the City series and this is Michael's and Lori's story. We get some answers to some of the questions we had in book 4 but things are getting a little complicated for Michael and Luke. There are so many more specifics in this story that it gives you a better picture of who's doing what to whom. Lori gets thrown into the mix and she can't deny her attraction to Michael, as much as she wants to. Their one-weekend stand turns into much more and it's really cute how much Michael likes her. He chases her relentlessly. Now we know that the group they're looking for is called Thirteen Stars but we still have many, many questions about them that I'm sure will be answered in upcoming stories. I can't wait for Luke's story coming soon. Received a copy fire in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
3.5 Stars! Touching The Boss by Mallory Crowe is an interesting read. It is a sexy, romantic suspense that kept me engaged, especially towards the end. It is part of the author's Billionaires in the City series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. This is the love story between Lori Briggs, a young IT guru that can basically hack into any system, and Michael Devereaux, the CFO of his own security firm. In order to protect their family, Michael and his brother Luke are working with the FBI to expose a worldwide, corrupt investment organization. Michael inadvertently gets Lori involved, and as a result, she believes him to be a criminal. However, when she learns the truth, their relationship evolves into a love affair that neither of them thought was a possibility. Their road to happiness is fraught with danger and risk, yet at the end of it all, they have each other. Overall, I liked this story, however, it took me a little while to feel the love connection between Lori and Michael. Although I am not a huge fan of suspense, Ms. Crowe's ability to combine it with lust and love, kept me hooked. I plan on reading the other standalone books in the series. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.