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Head Over Heels for the Boss is a delightful romance and the third book in the Donovan Brothers Series by Susan Meier. The story can definitely be read as a standalone, but does contain references to the first two books involving the other Donovan brothers.
Isabelle Cooper is smart, beautiful, and down to earth but suffers from unrequited love of Devon Donovan. Years ago, Devon humiliated her by refusing her when she asked him to her prom, licking her wounds Isabelle through herself into her education and running her families flower shop. Isabelle finds contentment in her business, friends and the shop and believes she has gotten over her crush with Devon. When Devon comes home to manage the family’s finances, Isabelle realizes that her crush isn’t as buried as she thought.
Izzy is blindsided by her parents informing her they sold the family business to the Donovan’s and part of that offer is for her to work with them, especially Devon. Izzy, decides to give the work a try while making a few changes in own life.
Being responsible for his family and protecting them for years, Devon has built walls around himself that he allows no one in. He doesn’t believe in love only affairs. When he notices Izzy, or Belle has grown up and he is attracted to her he acts on that interest but sets very specific boundaries on what that relationship is.
Izzy believes she can handle Devon and his boundaries and jumps in with both feet. Soon though, she realizes she can’t do it anymore and wants a real relationship. Devon can’t give that to her no matter what she tries. After being hurt for the last time, Izzy moves away without even a goodbye. Devon tells himself that he is alright with her decision but that pain in his chest just won’t go away. When his brothers step in and make him aware of just how happy Izzy made his life, Devon sets out to win her back.
Izzy is confronted by Devon but isn’t sure if he is sincere until he does what she never expected him to do. With the whole town watching, Izzy must make a choice that will affect her life forever. Will she give Devon another chance or will she walk away?
I loved the small town created by Susan Meier. She captured the small town gossip and pettiness along with the hidden secrets combination perfectly. I really enjoyed Izzy and how she grew out of her safe zone and found who she was. Devon was complex due to the families past and how Izzy heals that for him was wonderful. A very enjoyable story.
I received this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review.