Rating: 3 stars out of 5
With only a few days to go until Christmas, Michael Cross has to admit there is something amiss about his latest employee, Jack Whelan. Quiet, jumpy, thin… he never seems to eat. He is also incredibly gorgeous with dark spiky hair that Michael aches to touch. But as his boss, Jack is off limits. And when it comes to relationships, he…well, he sucks.
Jack Whelan is at the end of his tether. He’s living rough in the middle of winter, and paying off a massive debt, so getting a job with MC Securities is a lifeline. His new boss is also the hottest guy ever. Geeky, broody, and scarily clever.
When Michael stumbles upon the reality of Jack’s life, he offers to help. But as Michael’s feelings deepen, and Jack’s terrible past catches up with him, Michael has to decide between believing in the awful truth that is staring him in the face, or trusting Jack.
First off I felt this book was more of Jack needing to trust Michael as the one little blimp of Michael not trusting Jack was quickly done and gone. Michael has stayed away from relationships since his ex tried to hurt him. Jack is just trying to survive, after the death of his brother and the way his ex cheated him he doesn’t believe he can ever deserve happiness.
I felt that I got the opportunity to get to know both of these characters through their points of view. I liked how Michael selflessly helps Jack when he realizes what’s going on and he isn’t willing to take advantage of Jack. Jack has not had a great life and it takes time for him to accept Michael but also make Michael see that he is what he wants. The story was good I just felt like there could have been more to it or something but I am not sure what it would be, though we do get an idea of who the next book may be about.
The cover art by Meredith Russell is great and I love the visual of Jack.
Sales Link: Amazon
ebook, 181 pages
Published: December 10, 2018
Edition Language: English
Series: MC Securities #1