Author: Lynne Silver
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Ever After line
Date of Publication: July 29, 2013
Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he’d love to meet someone who’s actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?
Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?
Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.
Noah made his money in the tech industry and is growing restless because he has bigger and better ideas, but he’s blocked in by a board of directors since his company is a public one and they don’t want to take a chance and risk their profits on a new invention.
Michelle is a relatively innocent, somewhat naive woman who’s just moved to Chicago from her little town in the boonies. She’s excited to have a chance to work for a company like Noah’s, but then finds out her job’s about to be outsourced. Then, thanks to a tip from the cute IT tech she met (Sark aka Noah), she gets a lead on another job within the company. Unfortunately, going after the job, which she’s actually not very qualified for despite some work history in the advertising business (for her parents’ store back home), comes with its own set of complications (including a potential rival for Noah/Sark, who she still hasn’t figured out is the boss).
Of course the truth comes out, as it always does. She’s hurt and runs home to think. Noah’s confused, not having realized (some how) that she still had no clue until someone points it out to her (in a suitably melodramatic moment which involves the HR department and her potential new boss in the advertising department).
Ultimately, of course, they work the issues out and have their happily ever after.
I liked Michelle. She knew how to go after what she wanted, even though she was shy about it. Noah was really good to her, giving her some help in learning what she’d need to know to qualify for the job. Unfortunately, as the mistaken identity thing continued for sooooo much of the book, it ended up straining my ability to believe in the possibility. She worked closely with him and never had a clue. It’s just not possible (in my opinion) to not figure something out was up.
I don’t think Noah was too smart. He started to ‘fess up, but then somehow his note in which he confesses just happens to not get signed properly, thus not finishing his confession and he never realizees it. Very shaky plasaubility for me.
That didn’t ruin the book, as is clear since I still give this book 4 stars, but it’s why I couldn’t conceive of giving it five.
Definitely got some great company between the two leads, and I like the secondary cast as well. Hopefully we’ll get more books in this bent as time goes on.
Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.