A Wife in Every Sense by Joanna Walsh
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: September 14th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing
Kate Burrows is crushing on her boss big time. Aleksei Aleksanou is tall, dark, and every inch the image of a classic Greek god—if said Greek god was incredibly sexy, rich, and a complete player. The only way she can get over him is by quitting her job and seeing the world...once she indulges in one wickedly-hot night with him.
Only now she's pregnant.
Aleksei is furious when Kate arrives on the small Greek island of Naxea and tries to hide the truth for him. He takes matters into his own hands—by announcing the pregnancy to his family and asking her to marry him. Now Kate must decide if she can marry the man of her hottest, sexiest dreams...knowing she will never be the wife of his heart.
This was my first time reading Joanne Walsh and I enjoyed the story. The premise is a familiar one with the personal assistant who has fallen in love with her boss. I liked how instead of the usual shenanigans that occur with them hooking up but keeping it quiet at work, Kate actually has enough sense to not even think about crossing that line, and instead decides to resign from her job and do some traveling with her best friend. Little does she know that Aleksei has indeed noticed her as something more than just an employee.
So from the blurb you know Kate ends up pregnant, Aleksei isn't furious when he finds out, but he does propose marriage. There is some requisite drama that occurs due to a woman Aleksei dated a few times in the recent past, but Aleksei doesn't quite get why Kate is so upset with that particular situation. I will say that it shocked me when I read about the confrontation at the hotel between Kate and the ex. I was shocked that both Kate and Aleksei didn't press charges against her. I thought how that matter wrapped up was pretty weak.
We do get a HEA for Aleksei and Kate, and I'm hoping we might get a story about Kate's best friend Lydia.
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review
About the Author
Joanne Walsh became hooked on romance when her grandma gave her a copy of Gone with the Wind for her birthday. The teachers at her strict girls' school didn't approve of reading such a 'racy' novel and confiscated it. But Joanne had been introduced to Rhett Butler and so began her life-long love affair with the rogue alpha hero. She became a voracious romance reader and, later, enjoyed a long career as an editor for one of the world's leading women's fiction publishers, where she collaborated with some wonderful writers.
These days, Joanne lives in the south of England and divides her time between working as a freelance fiction editor and writing romance, and spending time with her very own real-life hero...