Head Over Heels for the Boss by Susan Meier

Posted in Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Reviews 18th August 2015
Head Over Heels for the Boss by Susan MeierHead Over Heels for the Boss by Susan Meier
Series: The Donovan Brothers #3
Published by Macmillan on September 14th 2015
Pages: 266
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three-stars

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...
Donovan Brothers Book 1: Her Summer with the MarineDonovan Brothers Book 2: Chasing the Runaway BrideDonovan Brothers Book 3: Head Over Heels for the Boss

Devon Donovan has always been Izzy’s dream man, but that crush-fuelled fantasy becomes something deeper when she starts out being an employee who actually gets under his skin as the weeks go on. There’s family drama, a secret affair and differing expectations that bring it all to a head when one party (somehow it’s mostly confined to the pesky females who don’t understand ‘it’s just sex’) starts to think there’s something more. The scripted rom-com trundles as scripted: said woman leaves, and the man in question gets his head screwed on right by his friends/family, gets a miraculous change of heart regarding his eternal bachelorhood, and finally goes in search of a grand gesture to win her back. Never once did I feel as though Izzy had the real Devon in her sights; likewise, I never felt that Devon had risen above that controlling behaviour to realise that he’d been (un)consciously manipulating circumstances and people around him despite the cringe-worthy and sappy last chapter.

I’m not entirely sure what to say about a story that I would probably forget by the time the day is done. The narrative coasted along with some angst but without the extreme highs and lows of emotions that typically come with unrequited love stories, carried by characters that didn’t seem all that memorable.

three-stars

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