Not The Boss’s Baby is a nice quick read from Sarah M. Anderson. This Harlequin Desire novel has romantic moments, passionate embraces, and interesting main characters. Serena and Chadwick, names I thought were great, are complex characters. Anderson manages to give us enough to understand and relate to the characters very quickly. The chemistry between the main characters is believable and sweet. Unfortunately, I didn’t find some of the subordinate characters as realistic or well-drawn out. While I loved Chadwick’s siblings (I feel like we may be getting some books about them!), the exes of Serena and Chadwick seemed a bit weak. While the reasons for the relationships and subsequent break-ups made sense, I just couldn’t see the pairs together, especially in Serena’s case.
Overall though, I enjoyed the Cinderella-esque aspects of the books. There were nice moments were Serena had her chance to shine without it seeming far-fetched. Anderson’s descriptions of locations and events are very visual and easy to imagine. The plot moved swiftly and kept me interested until the end. I also liked the subplot of Chadwick’s business. I thought he had an interesting history and that his family did as well. I think my favorite parts of the novel were simply when Chadwick and Serena were together. There is a nice realistic simplicity about their relationship which makes it sweet!
Serena Chase has worked hard to ensure a life of stability and security. Though she had her parents’ love, her family never had the financial stability she wished for. She has worked hard to secure her place at Beaumont Breweries. And now, with a baby on the way, she is even more determined to create a stable future. That future does not include getting involved with her boss!
Chadwick Beaumont has worked hard for the family business, but now that is all in jeopardy. The silver-lining comes in the form of his sexy assistant, Serena. Chadwick has kept their relationship strictly professional, vowing not to become like his father. But with her personal crisis, and his professional one, the walls seem to be crumbling and he can’t seem to resist her! She’s flirting, they’re both single, and Chadwick can’t stay away!
What the boss wants…
As the oldest son, Chadwick Beaumont has sacrificed everything for the Beaumonts' company, but he swore he'd never follow in his father's philandering footsteps. So, for years, he's dutifully kept his distance from the temptation outside his office door—his beautiful secretary Serena Chase.
But now everything has changed. The family business is in jeopardy. His personal life is in shambles. And his sexy assistant is suddenly single…and flirting. Chadwick is tired of doing what's expected. It's time for him to go after what he wants. And what he wants is Serena—even if she's expecting another man's child.