Never sleep with your boss.
It's advice that Willa Banks could've used six weeks ago when, after the most terrifying night of her life, she sought comfort in the arms—and bed—of her grumpy, intense, sexy-as-hell boss, Max Prescott. Now, working with him day in and day out is pure torture for Willa, who's wanted Max since the day they met—even if he doesn't want her, something he's made abundantly clear.
Eight years ago, tragedy upended Max's life, making him see himself as a toxic, broken monster. A monster who needs to stay far away from the sweet, warm, beautiful Willa, who he's wanted for months now. But he refuses to hurt her the way he's hurt people in the past, so it doesn't matter how much he pines for her. Longs for her. He needs to stay far, far away from Willa.
Max's rejection hurts, and Willa is determined to get over him. So when she's matched with someone on a dating app her company is beta testing—with 98% compatibility, no less—she sees it as the perfect opportunity to move on. But fate has other plans, because Willa has no idea the man she's messaging—and falling for—is none other than Max…
Max is first off, broken in a way that makes him careless of Willa’s feelings. After a night of steamy passion that was the result of Max and his brother coming to rescue Willa and her roommate from a home invasion. Willa thinks her months long crush is finally going somewhere, only to be shot down by Max’s grumpy, gruff indifference to her. Don’t worry, he’s a seething mess inside.
But this is only the start of them. Because they are also matched anonymously on their company’s dating app. So in a way, it’s a tech Cyrano. Sort of.
Will Max ever take his head outta his A and man up?
I also liked that both Max and Willa have had past trauma, (she’s survived cancer) and how they handle that trauma defines how they live their lives (very differently).
Loved this couple!
I really got lost in the love story of Max and Willa. It was a beautifully written love story, and Max and Willa jumped off the page. It was my first book in the series and it was easy to jump into the world and I did not feel lost. I would highly recommend giving this book and author a try you will not regret it!