This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Nicole R. Locker. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Boss Unyielding: A Secret Baby Office Romance by Nicole R. Locker
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Author, Nicole R. Locker
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Farren Fields shouldn’t be attracted to her hot, older boss… But she is.
She’s brains and beauty, unafraid to go after what she wants – until her sexy, Alpha, playboy boss becomes the object of her innermost desires.
Rogan Rayner knows his new star employee is off limits… But when have limits ever been able to stop him?
“In this world, there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle – this everyone knows. Yet no one asks accordingly.” –Laozi
Boss Unyielding: A Secret Baby Office Romance is all about desires. Desire to resist while at the same time desiring to have. I think that this story did a great job of balancing out the two before tipping the scales.
When Farren had her final interview scheduled with Mr. Rayner at Rayner Technologies she was expecting it to be intense. What she was not expecting was for her to be rejected before actually having the interview. This refusal was off-putting to say the least, as working for Rayner Technologies has been her dream job. It was also the start to her worst day ever, or so she thought.
For reasons unknown, Farren ending up being chosen for an entirely different position as an assistant. An assistant to Mr. Rayner himself. He had some projects coming up and he needed someone who knew what they were doing. He also had some pretty weird and serious rules she had to follow. Whatever, she was just happy to have a job.
As bosses went Rayner was hard and a bit cold but Farren wanted to please him. They developed an easy rapport that was strictly professional. Although things may have been strictly professional, that does not mean that there was no chemistry! In fact, there was lots of chemistry between these two characters. It was just layered in the guise of professionalism. That is until they took a business trip to Italy. Hello sexy times! Despite their good times, Farren was not going to let any possible indiscretions, no matter how sexy, cause an issue with her employment. Unsure of the playing field both Rayner and Farren finally had to decide how far they were willing to go to have the desires of their heart.
I enjoyed that Farren was not written as a female whose greatest asset can be measured in cup size. She had graduated from college in the IT field and she had a plan. She knew where she wanted to be and did everything she could in order to obtain her goals! It was not her fault she was so smart and sexy. Love this character.
There is more to this story than romance, however steamy. There are some nice plot points that add depth to the overall story. I really liked all the characters! Even if I immensely disliked one, that is what makes it great, I was meant to dislike him. The story hit all the emotional targets that the author intended. There is also humor added to the mix. Overall this was a most entertaining read that was over before I knew it! I highly recommend this book to readers who always had that boss that they wished they could have. A great romance read.
*Thank you to Nicole R. Locker for this eARC of Boss Unyielding: A Secret Baby Office Romance*