Secrets have a way of coming out…
Amy Cartwright isn’t sure who she’s supposed to be anymore. Her family thinks she’s flighty, her ex believes she’s a walkover (the bastard) and her friends think she’s plain crazy. But there’s a different side to her that nobody sees, nobody but the cool, sexy Scotsman who just happens to be her boss.
Callum Ferguson isn’t looking for excitement; he’s had that and it almost ruined him. He likes things calm and predictable – everything that his new PA turns out not to be. But from the moment she walks through his office door it’s as though the light has come back into his life, and he can’t get her out of his mind.
Fighting against the inevitable, they both try to ignore the attraction, but the flame of desire is too bright. They’re soon drawn into a steamy love affair that they have to hide from everybody, knowing the revelation could cost them everything they’ve worked so hard for, including each other.
Author note: Canada Square is the third in the Love in London series, but can be read as a standalone book.
“I’m the youngest of three. Nothing’s ever just about me.”
He blinks slowly, eyes heavy lidded. “Something should be.”
The moment twists, the humour dissolving in the frisson that grows between us. I feel it crackling and buzzing against my skin, and all I can think about is that kiss.
Soft, sure. A brief moment of everything.
“Something?” I ask, a little breathlessly.
He catches my gaze, holding it without trying. In that instant I know for sure that whatever I’m feeling for him isn’t one-sided. It weaves between us, soft as silk, unbreakable as iron. It makes me feel delighted and downright scared. I can cope with a crush, enjoy it even. Treat him like the eye-candy he is, a piece of deliciousness to look forward to when I enter the office. But mutual attraction? That’s dangerous. It’s a lingering force that threatens everything; my job, my degree, my hopes for the future.
Here be dragons, but rather than run away from the flames, I’m letting them consume me.
I’ve read all of the Love in London series so far, and I have to be honest and say that Canada Square is by far my favourite.
Amy, the youngest (and at times, the most stifled) of three children, is starting a new chapter in her life and is determined to make a good impression on her new boss. But, being the blunt girl from East London that she is, that doesn’t quite go to plan, but she gets over it and moves on.
Not only is her professional life getting hauled over, so is her personal life. Having put up with her long-term boyfriend’s crap for years for too long, she dumps him. Finally feeling on track, she ploughs herself into the job which is the final part of the degree she’s worked so hard towards. Enter Callum, Amy’s new boss. He rubs her up the wrong way and frustrates her no end, but that doesn’t stop her being attracted to him.
What follows is a fabulous story of office politics, family problems, and forbidden romance. Most of all, at it’s core, Canada Square is, in my opinion, a coming of age story. Despite everything that’s happening around her, Amy is trying to better herself and that to me is the main message of the book.