Foster Kavanaugh, former Navy SEAL, knows what it’s like to be the top dog, the man in charge, the one calling the shots. Now that he’s running his own security consulting firm, not much has changed.
Except the curvy blonde he hired as his office manager.
Noelle Davis has been through the damn ringer. Swearing off men after escaping a toxic relationship, she’s grateful for a fresh start—new job included. Except her job isn’t tranquil and calm. In fact, it’s quite the opposite because her boss is the most infuriating man on the planet.
And, not to mention, sexy as hell.
Foster has limits. Rules. No attachments allowed because he doesn’t do love—and Noelle Davis foiled that plan and took a red pen to his list of rules. With her smart mouth and quick witted banter, he found the woman beginning to creep past his defenses.
When circumstances put Noelle in a perilous position, the first person to come to her rescue is none other than Foster Kavanaugh. She gets to see the man in action—not as her aggravating boss, but the man who will stop at nothing to keep her safe.
The same man who makes her want to reconsider her self-imposed embargo of men.
The man she wants to get to know now that she’s seen another side of him.
The man who makes her want…more.
But is more possible when you’re OUT OF LOVE?
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So first, I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it so much that I actually forced myself to read it slowly, so I could really take my time and absorb the story and its characters. Yes, that is how much I liked it.
So Noelle and Foster work together. They have this incredibly sharp banter that goes back and forth nonstop. It’s hilarious and I share the same sense of humor, so I aligned with both characters immediately.
Noelle does find herself in a tough spot due to things in her past and Foster is the first to come to her rescue. (I don’t want to give spoilers, hence the vagueness) Even though these two jab and prod at each other, once they really get to know each other is when the magic happens (and I don’t just mean that sexually).
One aspect I really appreciated in this story is that Foster has some real issues. Noelle also has her issues. At some point, these characters need to step up to the plate if they want their relationship to work. Normally, I don’t care for characters who have lingering discourse, but with Noelle and Foster, it really worked. I think one reason for that is that they never really “officially” become a thing. They just are. So their own issues aren’t really “big deals” until we reach a real peak in the story.
There were a couple aspects of this story that I wish had been more developed. We some mystery regarding Foster’s close friend, Hendy. I don’t know if the author is planning to make this group into a series (which I would be absolutely on board with since I enjoyed this book so much). Another facet was Noelle’s past. When everything is sort of sealed up, it almost felt too neat and tidy.
I have only read a few books from this author but each one, I have enjoyed immensely. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to see their alpha males and strong women go head to head in one amazing office romance.