Book Review: ‘The Boss’ by J.L. Perry


Title: The Boss

Published: 29th January 2017

Author: J.L. Perry


Twitter: @jlperryauthor


Hanna Scott … she’s been my obsession since I was seventeen. She’s the object of every dirty thought I’ve ever had. I’m consumed. I lust over her … albeit from afar. She has no idea how I feel. And my secret can never come out, because there’s one major hurdle standing in our way … she’s my best friend’s little sister. When she offers to stand in as my temporary secretary, I’m torn. Will I be able to risk the temptation? Or will I succumb and lose everything that I hold dear?


Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book you can finish in a day. Temptation is closer than ever for Harrison and Hanna and its not long before the tension snaps and passion explodes.

So Harrison has had a bit of an obsession with Hanna for years. She temps him like none other and the things they get up to in his head are starting to drive him crazy with need. Just a little problem with going after the woman you really want and that’s if they happen to be your best friends little sister. The more the fantasies grow the less power he feels he has over himself to make sure he keeps his distance. Well other than to be a friend that’s known her for years that is. With her being away at college it gave him space but that is all about to change when his best friends wife gets involved. She always notices more than you think so watch out. Seems Harrison is in need of a new receptionist and until he hires a new one Michelle thinks it would be a great idea for him to let Hanna help out – one idea that Hanna completely agrees on.

Seems while he was trying to not be obvious with his obsession of Hanna he didn’t see she was just as into him. He might not do relationships but if a bit of fun is all she is going to get then she’s going to go for it. Close quarter’s at the office and you can see Harrison’s resolve fading by the minute but its not till they go away on a business trip that things come to a head. If she thought he was good in her dreams then they hold nothing compared to the real thing (same goes for his dreams really). After making a bit of a fool of herself at first she thinks he really doesn’t want her but when she exits the shower damp in nothing but a towel you can literally feel the heat coming off him. It’s almost like he’s starving and she’s his last meal. One she’s very happy to be when he starts to touch her. A passionate turn to a business trip but with Harrison’s fears of what to tell Ethan looming it soon becomes a secret affair. The longer they wait the worse it will be. Doesn’t mean they can’t have a bit of fun along the way when they get back to the office though. Every naughty thought he’s ever had of her is slowly coming true and all he can think about is how much better reality really is. When things come to ahead though he’s a bit shell-shocked. It’s like he didn’t believe in his own self worth to have a meaningful relationship so never tried before. He’s slowly learning with Hanna, though really I think he was just waiting for her, his perfect match.

Loved Michelle’s character, such a feisty woman who certainty knows how to put her man (and others) in their place. You can see Ethan just wants to look out for his sister but still you just wanted to smack him upside the head when he tried to mess things up. Its not till his wife makes him see sense that he sees things a bit clearer. Great chemistry between all characters and a fun read. Harrison’s the boss in every way when it comes to Hanna’s passion and she wouldn’t have it any other way.


4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Give Me Books for my honest review.


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