At thirty Eli Boudreaux is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises. One of his brothers, Beau and one of his sisters, Savannah work with him, the other siblings having other businesses. Eli is a workaholic, he has never been married and occasionally hooks-up with different women. Needless to say he’s a little bit of a manwhore. His life is his company, so when he finds out someone has been stealing money he’s ready to do anything to find the employee who betrayed his trust. His sister, Savannah knows the perfect person who is more than qualified to help them, Kate O’Shaughnessy.
Kate is a friend of Savannah from college and one of her BFF. When she finds out about what’s happening at Bayou Enterprises she’s more than willing to help. She is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. Eli is warned that Kate is of limits but when he meets the auburn beauty he knows he can’t stay away. Both of them try to stay professional, but the attraction between them is too strong. They start a no strings attached relationship, but soon they secretly start to want something more. What will happen with them after they will find the person who steal from the company and Kate will have to move on? Will Eli fight for the woman he loves?
This was sweet, fun and easy to read novel. Despite the predictable storyline it was a nice read. Eli and Kate were great individually and together. Eli is sweet, charming and attentive and he’s there for Kate when she needs him the most. He’s attentive, a little bit of an alpha male and the perfect southern gentlemen. Kate is a strong heroine. She’s smart, capable, caring and sweet not only with Eli, but with his family as well. If insta-lust is not your thing, this is not the book for you. As long there’s no insta-love, insta-lust doesn’t bother me (at least most of the time). In this case I was ok with it. The chemistry between Eli and Kate is off the charts from the start and very palpable and their moments together are sweet and tender and at times intense. I also enjoyed the side characters, Eli’s family and Kate’s friends.
My main problem with this book was the plot who was pretty lame. I can’t say I was bored, but I was close to it. Also, the mystery was poorly done. It was so fricking obvious who’s the one who’s stealing from them. (*rolling eyes*) Needless to say, I would have liked to see a little more suspense.
Overall, a good enough read!