Isabelle Cooper's in big, big trouble. Her flower shop? Well, it was just bought by the man she’s had a crush on forever. Her new boss, Devon Donovan, is a tall glass of melt-in-your-mouth hotness. The problem? Devon is definitely not interested in love. No ifs, ands, or buds about it.
Devon knows Isabelle has been crushing on him since college, but buying her business shouldn’t be a problem. Not only is she his employee, but as the eldest Donovan brother, he’s too busy protecting the family fortune for romance. But tomboy “Izzy” is all grown up now. And he’s finding it impossible to resist her, no matter how hard he tries...

     Before Devon Donovan had become Isabelle Cooper’s boss he had been her 14 year old crush.  If the truth be told she was still crushing.  At 17 Izzy asked Devon to her prom but since he was already in his twenties and just back from Afghanistan she could understand his rejection.  She didn’t know what she was thinking but when she saw him in his dress blues her heart skipped several beats.
     She went off to college and Devon had moved out of town.  She returned to use the MBA she earned to run her parents flower shop.  Then one day they told her they sold it to Devon and they were moving to Florida.  Granted Devon and his family were friends with hers but she tried to avoid him at all cost.  All she could say was, “Yeah, Okay!” She was in shock.  Then they told her not to worry that they worked it in the deal that you would stay the manager so he would have an income better that she did not most of the time since barely made her rent now where she lived.  She put all her profits back into the business.
     They sent her to meet up with Devon at his home office.  He was speaking with her then started to get up she said sorry needed to leave because she needed to make deliveries at the flower shop.  He didn’t appear to be happy about that it seemed like he liked to have things run on a schedule and his way but with a flower shop that was not the case and since he bought it and she was the manager and only employee at the moment “Oh Well!”  He said, “No you’re not driving our insurance won’t cover you.”  Then he said something she never expected, that he would drive her around. 
     At first they hardly spoke to one another.  She was used to being a boss also so she answered and addressed him like an equal.  The Alpha Male he is he didn’t like it as her boss but as a family friend he did.  So, he explained her role and his.  To her own surprise she followed his advice.  At the same time he liked her wit, her feistiness, and her humor.  That she had a killer body with flaming red hair was only a plus.
     They had a natural easy banter.  In fact that first day she was so worried he would say or feel awkward that she asked him to her prom.  Yet, he didn’t say a word.  Then when he finally did he apologized for the way he went about saying “No.”  He found when he was around her he could tell secrets no one else knew.
     I totally enjoyed this story. The characters were real and screwed up like the rest of us.  More so if you have billions.  I give this 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com
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