Head Over Heels for the Boss by Susan Meier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Isabelle Cooper has worked in her family’s flower shop forever, even though she now has an MBA. And she always assumed she’d take over the shop someday — until her parents decide to retire and sell the shop to the Donovan family. Yikes, now her boss will be gorgeous, brooding Devon Donovan, the guy she’s had a secret crush on forever. Or maybe not so secret, if Devon remembers how mortified she was when he’d just returned from a tour in Afghanistan and he turned down her invitation to her high school prom.
Devon knows about Izzy’s degree and he has plans for her to work with him on the family investments rather than the flower shop, that is until he sees her for the first time in years. She’s beautiful and all grown up now and he’s rethinking whether it’s a good idea for them to work together so closely. He’d never take advantage of an employee, but Izzy or Belle as she haughtily says she wants to be called, is tempting enough to make him want to break his own rule.
It’s all Izzy can do not to drool after Devon cause he’s even more gorgeous than she remembers. And when her friends give her some clothes and makeup tips, Devon is drooling a little himself! Beauty and brains is a combination he may not be able to resist.
There’s a darker and interesting backstory about the Donovan family and their abusive father. Being the oldest son, Devon tried to help his mother and protect his young brothers from their father’s wrath, and, of course, his ideas about love and relationships were shaped by his ugly childhood. Izzy, on the other hand, is an only child with a loving, very close knit family.
Charming, thoughtful, sexy and entertaining; a thoroughly enjoyable read!