Thanks to the publisher Dawn Hill Publications for providing me with an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Billionaire Boss, Undercover Affair
Author: Kyra Radcliff
Susan Johansen is reluctant at first to accede to her boss, retail king Charles Dunlap’s request to break up his daughter’s engagement to his business rival, the philandering Miles Middleton, by going undercover as Miles’s assistant – even for the reward of the promotion she’s been seeking. Until she meets Miles, that is, when sparks fly and Susan convinces herself that she’s saving his fiancée from a bad marriage.
But when the devastatingly sexy Miles turns his irresistibly alluring charms on her, she realises that her motives may be neither ambitious nor altruistic. She wants him all to herself! The task of breaking up the engagement seems near impossible and the danger to herself all but certain. Lost in the throes of her passion for Miles, she’s faced with a difficult choice. But is the honourable path ever that easy? And how will Miles react when he discovers the true nature of her treachery?
Rating: 3 / 5 stars
When the publisher contacted me and asked me if I was interested in reviewing their books, this one caught my interest the most. The premise sounded really interesting, a girl going undercover for her boss, trying to break up the engagement of his daughter and her terrible, womanizer billionaire fiancee. But her new boss turned out to be something else entirely, and her job became much harder than she expected it to be.
First and foremost, I liked our main character, Susan. She’s smart and confident (but not conceited). I like how she came from nothing and only with hard work built up for herself everything she has now. I think it’s important to show young people that hard work really pays off, you just have to be diligent and believe in yourself (and stay in school!). Susan is trying to accomplish exactly what she set for herself, and she will do everything to do it. Including becoming a ‘spy’ for her boss.
Although Miles seemed arrogant at first, he turned out to be this loving and caring character. I enjoyed that, as I’m not really into sadistic main characters justifiying themselves as ‘bad guys’ or ‘damaged’. He is a good boss, with an amazing working policy and a great relationship with his employees.
His relationship with Susan was a bit weird and in my opinion, an insta love, but it turned out to be cute. It was incredibly unrealistic, though, and I can’t ever imagine such love story happening in real life. That’s for sure my biggest problem with it, it just seemed a bit ridiculous in some parts. I loved the beginning and I though it would be a hit for sure, but towards the end my opinion changed a lot and that’s why I rated it this way. As for insta love, I also don’t understand how you can fall in love so quickly, it’s just not how it goes.
Even though I found some parts to be a cliche, the ending was very unpredictable. I definitely didn’t expect it but I wasn’t really into how everything turned out. It reminded me of those rom-coms I watched as a child and loved, but only now when I’m older do I realize they’re super unrealistic and that’s why I don’t like them as much anymore.
All in all, this is not a bad book, it’s not perfect either. But as I always say, you must be the judge for yourself. Don’t let my review stop you from picking this up, because you might like it even though it wasn’t my favorite. This is the author’s first novel if I’m not mistaken, and it’s not bad for a debut. Still, there are some things I would’ve done differently if I were the author.