When her dear friend Tiny Knight has a stroke she calls on Rosa Carlton to help her run her Fiji resort on Lantana Island. Dalton Knight mysteriously disappeared when Rosa was a child becoming the focus of legendary gossip only to reappear as arrogance personified and Rosa’s new boss at the resort. When Dalton wants to sell the Island resort, against the wishes of his sister Tiny, he does not count on dealing with Tiny’s fierce ally Rosa and the overwhelming attraction he has for her making his decisions not so cut and dry.
Boss With Benefits, the first book in Talia Hunter’s new Lantana Island Romance series, will welcome readers with its charm, wit and caring. In her typical style this writer introduces characters that are interesting and more importantly that are emotionally accessible to her readers. Dalton and Rosa were open to reaching beyond their initial poor impressions allowing this pairing to develop a genuine like of each other even in the face of future obstacles. The dialog between the leads was funny with a pinch of sexy but never lost the underlying seriousness of the events taking place. Ms. Hunter did a great job of using different layers of tension in this work from the concern over Tiny’s health to the future of the resort to Rosa’s stalker. Once again Talia Hunter hits mark with the right mix of misgivings, love and humor in Boss With Benefits!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*