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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Boss With Benefits by Lelani Black

Boss With Benefits by Lelani Black
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (95 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

Hot Honolulu bachelor Jack Sloane has finally fallen in love. Problem is, he can't find his woman--a mysterious beauty who showed up after-hours at his Waikiki office is nowhere to be found. Worse, she doesn't seem interested in a repeat of the erotic night they spent together. The one person who can help him find his heart's desire is his frumpy secretary.

Dowdy office wallflower Keely St. John has no intention of fanning her gorgeous boss's flame. It's bad enough she's spent the last three months fantasizing about him. To make things even more complicated, her “sister” spent one lusty night with the island tycoon! When Jack finds out Keely's secret, she could lose more than just her job and a Boss With Benefits.

Boss With Benefits is a wicked novella that takes a case of mistaken identity and merges it with copious amounts of humor and sexual tension.

Keely has been lusting for her boss for months. He’s gorgeous, he’s intelligent, but unfortunately, he’s a ladies’ man. She’s seen the devastation caused when he’s moved from woman to woman, and she’s vowed it will never happen to her. It’s a good thing she wears the dumpiest clothes around to keep her good looks under wraps, otherwise Jack might be tempted and Keely knows she wouldn’t have the power to tell him no. Then one day after changing in the bathroom at the office, Jack returns to retrieve something he’s forgotten. The moment he sees Keely without the drab garments, horn rimmed glasses, and support shoes, he’s smitten. Sparks fly, Keely becomes Lei -- a fictitious sister -- and from this point on it’s a game of cat and mouse that will have you grinning and laughing out loud.

I was captivated by Keely, a saucy woman who has secrets that force her into the guise of a hermit, as well as Jack, who isn’t the player a reader will initially perceive him to be. There are also a few plot twists and turns that come together in the end that you certainly won’t see coming, as well as enough heartfelt emotion to satisfy the romantic at heart.

I’d recommend Boss With Benefits to anyone who wants something hot and steamy, yet, contains a little something more as well. Aside from some formatting issues that caused me to pause here and there, the story kept me entertained from start to finish. Be sure not to miss out on this steamy novella.

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