14 September 2015

Susan Meier on her Playlist & Giveaway: Head Over Heels for the Boss (The Donovan Brothers #3) by Susan Meier

Head Over Heels for the Boss (The Donovan Brothers #3)
by Susan Meier.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: September 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss).
Fantasizing about the boss is one thing. Falling in love with him is quite another…

Isabelle Cooper's in big, big trouble. Her flower shop? Well, it was just bought by the man she’s had a crush on forever. Her new boss, Devon Donovan, is a tall glass of melt-in-your-mouth hotness. The problem? Devon is definitely not interested in love. No ifs, ands, or buds about it.

Devon knows Isabelle has been crushing on him since college, but buying her business shouldn’t be a problem. Not only is she his employee, but as the eldest Donovan brother, he’s too busy protecting the family fortune for romance. But tomboy “Izzy” is all grown up now. And he’s finding it impossible to resist her, no matter how hard he tries...

T-shirts, Flip Flops, Well-Worn Jeans and being HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THE BOSS

Katy Perry Roar
X Ambassadors Renegade
Mandisa Overcomer
Bon Jovi Livin’ on a Prayer

I have a pretty odd playlist, right? I’ve even got an oldie and a Christian rock song in there. LOL That doesn’t just represent my odd taste in music (and let me tell you, it is odd!); the songs I listened to while writing HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THE BOSS were very representative of Isabelle Cooper, heroine, soon to be paired with the ultimate catch, Devon Donovan.

Isabelle grew up helping in her parents’ florist shop, Buds and Blossoms. They made all the flower arrangements for funerals and created all the “theme” flowers for every wedding in the small town of Harmony Hills, Pennsylvania. She knows everybody. The gossips and the good guys. And to everybody in town, she’s little Izzy, the girl who used to ride her tricycle, then bicycle, up and down the street.

The only problem is, aside from college, she’s never done anything else. She was frozen in time.
When her parents sell the flower shop to the Donovan Family, three brothers and their mom made rich when their grandfather dies and leaves them almost a billion dollars, she’s still working and living in Harmony Hills, a town that wants her to forever stay in her flower print T-shirts, flip flops and thread bare jeans. But the business of investing millions of dollars is anything but small town fare! So when the Donovans buy her business, she’s got to get into the game.

She desperately needs a makeover. Not just of her clothes and hair. She needs to come out of her shell and learn to be a business woman.

Once Ellie Donovan, Piper Donovan (wives of Devon’s younger brothers whose stories are in books 1 and 2 of the Donovan Brothers Novels) and Barbara Beth Rush give her a whole new look, Devon begins to notice she’s more than an MBA who knows how to make flower arrangements. His goal is to turn her into the perfect business woman, but what happens next is a mixture of pure fun and mischief that slowly takes Devon from being a confirmed bachelor to a man who is head over heels in love.

But he can’t admit it, not even to himself. He spent his childhood defending his mother and brothers from their father’s fists. He doesn’t believe in love. He absolutely doesn’t believe in commitment. Commitment is what kept his mother in a bad marriage.

But, oh, Isabelle is so tempting…and when his mother remarries, his big house is oh, so empty…
So you see why Renegade, Overcomer, Roar, Livin’ on a Prayer, all sort of fit the mood of HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THE BOSS. If you like fun mixed with family, small town life and the truth that falling in love is sometimes messy business, then download Renegade, Overcomer, Roar and Livin’ on a Prayer and step into book 3 of the Donovan Brothers Novels.
Happy Reading…
susan meier

Set up…Devon is sitting with his family at the wedding of a friend from town. A local woman has been chatting him up, then Isabelle enters…

He started to say, “I have a lot of work—” just as Izzy walked in the front door, and his mouth fell open. Her hair had been swept up on one side, pinned back by a pink flower. Nothing too big. Just the right size to look kind of sexy. His gaze skimmed down over a pink sparkly dress that stopped mid-thigh—and she had the legs for it. Now, not only was he dealing with the fact that she wasn’t a kid anymore, he was seeing her as a gorgeous, sexy woman. It was as if someone had waved a magic wand and she’d changed overnight.
Mary Louise stiffened. “Oh, look, it’s Izzy.”
Devon said, “Belle.”
“Excuse me?”
“She likes to be called Belle.”
Mary Louise shot him a look of confusion.
Ellie said, “She works for us now.”
Piper said, “Yeah, and that extra seat is for her.”
Mary Louise glanced at Devon. He raised his hands helplessly, though he was abundantly glad he wouldn’t have to sit by her.
Always polite, Mary Louise said, “Well, it was nice to see you.” She took a slow breath and renewed her smile as she glanced at his brothers and their wives, his mom and Bob. “It was nice to see all of you.”
As she walked away, Devon glanced at the front of the hall and saw Isabelle again. She greeted the bride and groom, signed the guest book and walked over to their table. Her shiny pink dress shimmered as she walked. Her legs were works of art.
“Hi, everybody.”
Cade, Finn and Bob rose. It took a second for Devon to get his bearings, then he scrambled to his feet. He couldn’t believe he was so shell-shocked that he forgot his manners.
“Hey, Izzy.”
She met his gaze with a soft smile. “It’s Belle, remember?”
He swallowed. Hadn’t he just corrected Mary Louise? Why was his mind suddenly a big, empty hole? “Right. Belle.”
“We have an extra seat,” Ellie said, pointing to the empty chair beside him. “Why don’t you join us?”
His mom said, “Yes, Izzy. Join us.”
He noticed that she didn’t correct his mom about the name, but somehow that only made her request that he call her Belle hotter. Like a pet name. Or a term of endearment you’d have for a lover.
No! What the hell was happening to his brain? Yes, he took lovers. He had affairs. But Isabelle Cooper—cute little green-thumbed tomboy Izzy—was not the kind of girl to be somebody’s lover.
She smiled that pretty smile again and all the blood in Devon’s body whooshed through him. Resisting the urge to drop his head to his hands, he reminded himself that it might take a bit of work, but he would control himself.
Isabelle said, “Thanks. I think I will join you.” She walked around the table to the empty chair beside him.
Remembering his manners, he pulled the chair out for her. Even the way she sat was pretty. Delicate. Sensual. He’d have never in a million years expected this from the girl who usually dressed like a farmer. But she was no farmer tonight. She wasn’t even an office worker. She was just a beautiful woman.
He tugged his collar away from his throat, took a breath and sat beside her.

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Susan Meier is the author of over 60 books for Harlequin and Silhouette, Entangled Indulgence, Red Hot Bliss and Bliss and one of Guideposts' Grace Chapel Inn series books, THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS. In 2013 she lived one of her career-long dreams. Her book, THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHER was a finalist for RWA’s highest honor, the Rita. The same year NANNY FOR THE MILLIONAIRE’S TWINS was a National Reader’s Choice finalist and won the Book Buyer’s Best Award.
Susan is married with three children and is one of eleven children, which is why love and family are always part of her stories.

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