Engaging the Boss (Heirs of Damon Book 3) by Noelle Adams
For years, Jonathan Damon has buried himself in his scientific research, but now his uncle threatens to pull the funding for his lab unless Jonathan makes strides toward marriage and family. So he decides to bring a fake fiancee to his cousin's wedding to mollify his uncle. And the only convenient candidate for this particular experiment is Sarah.
Sarah has been Jonathan's assistant for years, and she knows he's never thought of her in any other way. She's happy to play the part of his fiancee, but being thrown into unusual intimacy with her brilliant, sexy boss stirs up feelings she has never been able to admit before.
If only those feelings could be returned...
This was an enjoyable read. A heroine who has had a crush on her clueless genius boss and then a pretend engagement is fun stuff. The hero is a bit emotionially stunted. There are places in which this work in the story and other places in which it makes him unattractive as he makes strange assumptions about his family.
There are nice details of a childhood game and a secret garden.
I will keep reading the writer although she has yet to find her full stride with me, I am always intrigued.