Falling for the CEO
Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that’s mysteriously vanished from the company accounts will distract her from the ghosts of Christmases past. Until her sexy boss asks her to be his last-minute date to a fundraiser gala, that is, and the promise of a special evening calls to something long-buried in her.
Andrew Stanton, Manhattan’s best-known philanthropist, has worked hard building his reputation in the industry. He offers to work closely with Meredith to fix his company’s financial crisis, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to look at her as just a colleague.
A beautiful dress. A handsome man on her arm. A challenge she can’t refuse. Can they find the missing money and fulfill their holiday wishes, or will Meredith be unable to overcome the demons of her past and lose her chance at happiness?
My Review: 4 1/2 stars
This was a great book to read right before the Christmas season. It made me think about things that are important, like family. Audra did great with the storyline and the characters. I really liked Meredith and can relate to how she thinks a bit. She's always been told that she's not good enough or wanted, so how else would she see herself? Andrew on the other hand, is everything that she's always wanted and wanted to be like; successful, gorgeous and in charge of his life and company. Meredith is alone in the world, becoming an orphan at age 9; so no family except for herself.She's always found him attractive, yet doesn't speak up for herself or see herself appealing to him at all. Then, two nights change everything for them both. It all starts with an overheard phone call and dropping a laptop on her foot, then Meredith has to give Andrew bad news about a very important project. To figure out what went wrong at the company, they work side by side to try and figure out the problem. That's when things start getting interesting. But I can't tell you, so you're just gonna have to read the book! It's strange how in just the time span of a few days life can be altered in such a dramatic fashion, that's what happens to Meredith and Andrew.
Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can’t resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books. Visit her website at audranorth.com or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.