Being the assistant to uptight workaholic Brant Stone is more than Emma can bear. But in her weaker moments, she can’t help but admit that the sexy control freak can turn her on with an insult more than any man she’s ever met…
So when Emma gains an unexpected advantage, she blackmails Brant into accompanying her to her high school reunion. After all, the enemy she knows is preferable to a blind date arranged by her meddling mother.
But before they realize what’s happening, they are doing more than acting the part… They’re living it. The war that has been raging between them shifts playing fields to the bedroom, as hate turns to lust and then to something so much more …
I found this to be funny, sexy, and touching, and my favorite of the Danvers series, so far.
Brant is strait-laced and practical. Emma is spontaneous. He is SO not her type. She is SO not his type. Emma has been begging for a transfer to a different department and doing outrageously bad behavior in hopes of Brant signing the document. He complains about her, but refuses her requests to transfer. Some of the things she did to provoke him made me laugh out loud.
Of course, Suzy brings her own crazy fun to getting Brant and Emma together. There is the embarrassing scene at the airport! I chuckled as I imagined what it would have looked like. It would be a hilarious scene if this were made into a movie.
There is the wedding that Brant is escorting Emma to as her ‘boyfriend’, meeting her family, and her mother’s book club. I began to like Brant a lot, and Emma won my heart from the beginning.
Unexpectedly there was a tragic incident and their bonds are tested. Suzy has to deal with a tough situation of her own. I’m looking forward to the next book, hopefully it will be Ava (Brant’s sister) and Mac’s turn for an HEA.
This was a highly satisfying read. It can be read as a standalone, but I’d recommend the whole series for full enjoyment.