A story based on so many cliches -- secretary secretly loves her boss, forced to marry boss in order for him to inherit company -- shouldn't be enjoyable. But this one is, because Burton's writing style puts a fresh spin on an old storyline. Her characters have depth and they're likable despite their flaws.
Faith Lewis has been Ryan's executive assistant for years and has loved him for just as long. It's her dream come true when Ryan asks her to marry him. She knows intellectually that this is a business arrangement, but emotionally she is in over her head. Will Faith be able to keep their relationship impersonal and protect her heart from being broken? (SAMHAIN, Jun., 208 pp., $11.50)