BIDDING ON HER BOSS – Rachel Bailey
The Hawke Brothers , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2399
ISBN: 978-0-373-73412-2
September 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Los Angeles, California – Present Day

Florist Faith Crawford takes drastic methods in order to attract the attention of her elusive employer when she is the highest bidder on CEO Dylan Hawke in a charity auction for three dates. She doesn't want to date him, but wants him to see how good her floral designs are in hopes of advancing in the company. After her first “date” results in disappointment, it doesn't stop her interaction with Dylan and instead leads her to meet his brothers, where they decide to use her to help promote a new iris flower. Working closely together, Faith and Dylan are drawn into an attraction each claims not to want.

Dylan can't deny that he wants Faith, but company policy says no fraternization with employees, and getting involved could lead to losing a valuable employee and personal embarrassment. It's hard to remain professional around Faith when he wants to make love to her. Soon they can't help but give into the passion…though both are aware of the dangers they face if their affair becomes public knowledge. However, their crazy chemistry is soon noticed by his family. Is there any chance of a future for them, or is this just a fleeting thing?

Dylan is the Hawke brother who is the face of their company, so getting involved with an employee when their policy forbids it could make for lousy PR. He's been all business up to now, but the night Faith bids on three dates for him, he becomes intrigued by her. She's smart, beautiful, and leaves him with feelings like he has never had before. She wants him to see her floral designs, and while she is talented, he senses she is holding back. To get to see her real flair, Dylan gets the idea to introduce her to his talented flower inventor brother and see what she can do with their newest flower. But being around each other turns up the heat between them, and soon they're unable to deny the passion.

Dylan wants Faith like no other woman, but she insists that getting involved will lead to heartbreak for someone…whether it is love or losing a job she values. She enjoys floral design, and losing this job would devastate her. However, Dylan is irresistible and they cannot get enough of each other once they make love. Are they living on borrowed time if their affair is discovered? Dylan's world is different from Faith's broken childhood as she was shuttled from one family member to another. It's not hard to see why she has trust issues when it comes to people. Will Dylan break the wall of resistance she has put up?

A sexy and engaging read from beginning to end, BIDDING ON HER BOSS has cute bantering that goes on between Faith and Dylan. They're a perfect match, and readers will be rooting for them to find a happily-ever-after together. March yourself to the nearest bookstore and get yourself a copy of BIDDING ON HER BOSS.

Patti Fischer