Keely St. John hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to the opposite sex department. After being put in a bad situation by a groping husband and a jealous wife that causes her to lose her job, Keely decides she no longer wants the attention her looks get her at work. She never dreamed she’d end up as the secretary to playboy Jack Sloane, a man who turns her on as much as he frustrates her. After she accidentally bumps into him in the office after-hours, dressed for a night out and gets mistaken as her own sister, Keely decides to play along. When Jack persists on pursuing “Lei”, Keely gives in to setting them up and indulging in her fantasy of having her sexy boss at her beck and call.
Jack is determined to find the woman who has him in knots, but he has pretty much lost all hope when even her sister doesn’t know her whereabouts. Keely was expecting a mind-blowing experience with Jack, but not the deep connection that develops between them. Now she has to face coming clean about who Lei really is if she wants a relationship with Jack, but even if she reveals everything, she could lose it all.
BOSS WITH BENEFITS is a fun twist on relationships in the workplace. There is no complex plot involved, though there are a few enlightenments into the characters’ pasts as the story progresses. Although Jack is a confirmed playboy, his actions are explanatory, and he does have an appealing side to him. Keely was an interesting character as well. Watching her roles change along with her attitude when she was her alter ego/sister made for some humorous spots at times. Author Lelani Black delivers a nice lighter read with some heat to it. This is a great story to spend a few hours relaxing with.