He wanted a fling. She wanted forever. All they got was a "goodbye."
Taking over as the temporary associate producer on a television show, Chaney Sullivan comes face-to-face with her former boss who stole—and broke—her heart. He's more attractive than ever, which complicates working together. But she knows better than to fall for him all over again.
Nobody denies billionaire Drake Llewelyn anything, but Chaney's done it—twice. Even though he's too busy for a relationship, her beauty and sass intrigue him. But she's changed. Her zest for life and her little dimple are missing, and he wants to uncover why.
When a passionate kiss brings them together, fear drives them apart. Drake pushes her away—not believing in love. Tired of trying to please everyone, Chaney retreats. Can they find the courage to risk their hearts or will their pasts keep them alone forever.
* This is a revised, expanded version of a book previously published as Memo: The Billionaire's Proposal.
These men know what they want, and love isn't on their list. But what happens when each meets a keeper?
A Keeper at Heart Romance series:
Book 1: The Groom
Book 2: The Soccer Star
Book 3: The Boss
Book 4: The Husband
Book 5: The Date
Book 6: The Tycoon
The Boss is another great addition to the Keeper Series by Melissa McClone. I love the fact that Chaney doesn’t let her attraction to Drake distract her from what she wants...a relationship. Her Wants and needs come first, which makes her a strong, independent young woman, in this circumstance.
Drake is nothing if not persistent in his pursuit of Chaney, but he’s always respectful of her feelings. That itself makes him a good guy, much better than her ex fiancé or even her family. As a couple, they kept me engaged and interested in the story itself.
Outside of her interactions with Drake, though, Chaney is a doormat. The way her family treats her...and she allows...makes me crazy. While it didn’t take me out of the story, it definitely colored how I viewed her as a whole. Don’t get me wrong, it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book as a whole. But it stuck with me as I finished the book. And it’s happening often enough lately in my readings to make me bring it up in reviews.
Regardless, I really enjoyed The Boss and recommend it to other romance fans.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Chaney and Drake
Chaney made it clear to Drake several times in this book that she wasn’t interested in a casual fling, but that doesn’t stop him from inviting her back to his room, making suggestive comments, and kissing her. He could tell that she was having romantic feelings for him and he still led her on at times. I understand kissing her as part of the act of pretending to be dating in front her family because her parents felt sorry for her and her boyfriend stealing sister was so nasty. But he still did even when there wasn’t an audience. If I were Chaney I don’t know what I would do. I’ve always played it safe working in the business field, so I envy her chasing her dream as an associate TV producer and taking a risk with Drake. The Billionaire’s Playground sounds like an interesting show as long as there’s the chance for the average person to visit these places.
Workplace Romance Gold!!
Sweet, swoon worthy and a beautiful slow burn to romance. I LOVED this story!! This story broke my heart at times and had me sitting on my couch rooting for this beautiful couple. Drake and Chaney belonged together from the start but had to do some soul searching before culminating in a GREAT happily ever after. Couldn’t put this book down!!