By J.L. Stray
Release Date: September 24
Danielle Moyer has been attracted to her supervisor, Mike Connelly, since the day she walked into the Philadelphia Probation and Parole. But there’s a rule: Subordinates cannot date supervisors. Danielle doesn’t act on it. She’s convinced herself that any stolen glance, slight touch or innuendo is all in her mind. And then..
Mike Connelly never meant to cross the line with one of his staff, but there is something very inviting about Danielle and he can’t help himself. The two give in and find themselves navigating a very dicey office romance. With pasts that are riddled with things that have left them broken, making it an uneasy road.
Add in the rule: supervisors can’t date their subordinates and you’ve got a situation that could easily break in more ways than one.
Can they endure or will it leave them broken?
Adventures in Literature Review
I just loved the way this book kicked off – right into the heat and steam of it all. Danielle is overwhelmingly attracted to her boss and she struggles to focus on her daily tasks, especially when she’s in meetings with him. She starts fantasizing all about him and then completely gets distracted in these meetings. The joy he takes in calling her out of her daydreams and noticing the way she looks at him, really just pulls you right into this one.
But no romance, especially an office romance, is an easy thing. They struggle to hide their relationship and all the things they want to do with each other. While also contending with the demons they both have in their past. I thought that Mike was going to be a boring male character because in the beginning he just seemed kind of dry and reserved. But as this story unfolds, you really get to see just how much depth there is to him and Danielle.
This is one of those chance romances mixed with a heavy work place romance where you will enjoy the secrecy of them trying not to interact romantically while at work, but watching their relationship bloom and develop outside of the work environment. A really great read that was filled with emotional depth and character development, this is one I’d recommend to those looking for that work place romance where a relationship cannot be out in the open and there are a lot of dangers involved in them being together.
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Meet J.L. Stray:
J.L. Stray has always enjoyed reading books and writing stories. Finally, she gathered up enough courage to publish one herself. A former Policy Specialist and current Consultant, she spends any extra moment she has writing, outlining and scheming her next book.
Raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, she graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Most days she uses one of those degrees in either her career or dealing with her children.
J.L. lives in that same small town, with her three very active children, who always have her at a diamond, field or court. She is a lover of books, shoes, beaches, and a strong drink.