By Chloe Lane
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I need a baby…and my secretary needs me.
I’ve got more money than I could ever need coming my way, and I’m going to use it for a noble purpose…but my a***hole father has put an impossible condition on the trust—I need an heir.
I could use a surrogate and a turkey baster, but why do that when I’ve got an unbelievably f*ckable secretary? Skye’s got lips like pillows and enough curves to drive any man wild, so when she overhears my problem and suggests we fake a pregnancy, I’m all ears.
Only bending her over my desk and barebacking her isn’t fake. Pushing her up against my office window and claiming her isn’t fake.
And neither is this baby.
This novella delivers a steady-paced dose of steaminess and a simmering chemistry between Matthew and Skye. Matthew is ex-military, and he’s heir to a fortune and owner of a lucrative housing development business, but he’s being bullied by his wealthy father who loathes his idea of constructing affordable homes for veterans. He’s scarred both physically and emotionally, and his father’s stipulation requiring him to provide an heir before releasing his trust fund to him – money he wants to use to invest in his dream for providing veterans with this affordable housing – only weighs down his personal burdens more.
His secretary Skye happens to be held hostage by her own troubles, namely digging out from under her ex’s mission of telling lies to keep her unemployable in the journalism field, which means she’s struggling to earn enough money to live and care for her ill sister. She’s been relegated to accepting the secretarial job at Hunter Housing to put food on the table and pay the rent, but she can’t deny her attraction to her wealthy and handsome boss. When Skye overhears her boss arguing with his father and learns about the heir stipulation, she proceeds to take a huge risk by suggesting a win-win proposal: she’ll have his baby, he’ll receive his trust fund money so he can build the affordable housing complex for veterans, and she’ll pocket enough money so she can pay her bills, help her sister seek medical care, and move away to find work in her chosen field.
Predictably, their plans for faking a believable relationship and pregnancy backfire when Skye discovers she really is pregnant, and the pair decides to pursue their growing feelings for one another. Skye’s ex, however, has ulterior plans.
This is a fast read, and one the reader can quickly be caught up in and consumed by. Plot twists are tied up nicely, and the scene when Skye visits Matthew’s father answers several hanging questions and provides plausible reasons for his behavior. The HEA was neatly and satisfyingly developed. Her Boss’s Baby is a light, enjoyable read, a Chloe Lane trademark.
Review originally posted on Amazon and Goodreads on August 6, 2017.