This new novel from Nikki Moore was my Friday Read. Here’s what it’s about :
Uber-feisty career girl Charley Caswell-Wright travels to Barcelona for a weekend assignment as PA to the gorgeous Alex Demetrio, CEO of Demetrio International.
But she’s there under entirely false pretenses: to get her life back on track. Having lost the job she worked so hard to earn, she’s determined not to give it up so easily, especially when she didn’t deserve to lose it in the first place.
Mr Dreamy CEO is her only chance of clawing back her career – and her reputation. So she has to keep things strictly professional… boy, is she in trouble!
‘Crazy, Undercover, Love is jam-packed with complex emotions.’
Charley takes a job as a temporary PA and accompanies Alex Demetrio; billionaire and CEO of Demetrio International on a business trip to Barcelona. The perfect setting for little workplace dalliance perhaps but all is not what it seems.
Charley has an agenda of her own after a workplace scandal left her reputation, finances and life in tatters. Alex on first acquaintance is the stereotypical sexy, arrogant alpha male unhappy that Charley is a woman when he only employs male assistants. Charley’s instant attraction to her temporary boss makes her want to know more despite the risk to her plan. The man behind the facade is complex, frustrated, secretive and vulnerable.
Cleverly interwoven flashbacks reveal why Charley took the job without slowing the story’s pace. Close proximity and sizzling chemistry deliver the required sensual heat between the unlikely couple.
Written in the 1st person from Charley’s point of view it’s easy to connect with the misjudged heroine although her introspection is a little overpowering towards the end. Alex’s motivations are harder to fathom and add to the plot’s numerous twists and turns. I did guess his deepest secret well before he revealed it creating dramatic irony.
The structuring of the plot over the four-day trip made for easy reading. The ending was too drawn out for me but it was a good one.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars