My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I’m kind of an asshole.
Running a company isn't easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory.
I don't have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming.
Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave.
But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more.
An obsession I couldn’t shake.
So yeah, I may be an asshole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine.
All’s fair in love and war…
Roman Cavanagh is known for being an arrogant conceited jerk. But he’s had to prove himself his whole life to his father, now taking over the company that he was never even considered to do. He is brother to Jude who was in J.L. Berg’s previous books Within and Beyond These Walls. This is a complete standalone and you don’t need to read those previous books.
Cara Hamilton is trying to find her footing after following her boyfriend to NYC. She accepts a temporary position as Roman’s secretary, as his regular one is out on maternity leave. She is a free spirit and is someone who actually stands up to Roman when he is acting like an arrogant jerk. Slowly she works past the walls that Roman has erected to protect himself and they find themselves in a boss/employee friendship. Through this friendship, Cara’s eyes are open to her partner’s true colors. Soon lines are blurred and the consequences of those actions have to be faced by both.
This isn’t the typical guy meets girl, or girl meets guy, falls in love and have their HEA. This is a story that both Roman and Cara delve deeper into themselves and see parts they don’t like and work to change that for the better. When they realize their feelings run deeper than just boss/employee or even friendship, they fight to show the other that they are the one they are meant to be with. I am being vague because there is a twist in BCD that you have to read to find out yourself, so there will be no spoilers here.
I love J.L. Berg and have since I first read When You’re Ready. She has a way of getting into your head and pulling at the emotions that you didn’t even know that they were there. Or she taps into an emotion that you don’t want to confront but you have no choice but to confront. I love that about her and this is a perfect book to start with if you have never read her before and then move onto her other series.
I give it 4 ½ stars, I really wanted to give it 5 but sometimes with Roman I was put off more often than not with his behavior. But this is a book that will stay with me and I will reread at some point, and I think it will be the same for you if you decide to give this book a go.
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