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Head Over Heels for the Boss

(The Donovan Brothers #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  230 ratings  ·  82 reviews
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 sho
Published September 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss) (first published September 11th 2015)
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Devon Donovan has been the starring attraction in Isabelle Cooper's dreams for years, only problem is that he is not interested in anything resembling a relationship. So, when the hunky lawyer purchases her family's flower shop, and he offers her a job, she jumps at the chance and is delighted to be working in close proximity with him. She figures now maybe she'll be able to catch his eye...

Devon Donovan keeps himself busy enough with work to never have time for dating, he is self proclaimed wor
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Aww!! This book was really cute and sweet and funny and light-hearted! I absolutely loved it! I expected something completely different and I don’t know if its because it is an adult novel or its about falling for your boss…but I thought this was going to be an intense read. But that was not the case. It was very enjoyable and easy to read and I definitely recommend it!

This book is about Izzy, a twenty-something who owns a flower shop (a flower shop, really?) and its been recently bought by Devo
2.5 stars

I liked Izzy right from the start. She's smart and stands up for herself. I love that she worked hard for her MBA and how she loves working with flowers. But then Devon hires her for work directly with him and she turns stupid. All she can think about is him and it sort of got annoying. There were a few moments of clarity and vague disapproval, but she mostly went along with whatever Devon wanted.

Devon had promise. I loved that he was stubborn and enjoyed pressing her buttons. I didn'
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
I received this book as an ARC from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley and in return I will give my honest review.
Such a charming adorable book! I read this in one sitting. I loved all the characters in the book. I absolutely love the Donovan family!!!
Though I did not read the first two books I feel like this was just as well as a stand alone.
Devon is such a hunky male lead. And Isabelle is such a smart, outspoken and witty female lead. I thought at first I was going to be quite irritated at h
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, engaging
Isabelle Cooper has worked in her family's flower shop forever, even though she now has an MBA. And she always assumed she'd take over the shop someday -- until her parents decide to retire and sell the shop to the Donovan family. Yikes, now her boss will be gorgeous, brooding Devon Donovan, the guy she's had a secret crush on forever. Or maybe not so secret, if Devon remembers how mortified she was when he'd just returned from a tour in Afghanistan and he turned down her invitation to her high ...more
Elizabeth Dennis
Aug 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Head Over Heels for the Boss a Donovan Brothers book
By Susan Meier

The reviewer received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Izzy’s parents have decided to sell their flower shop and begin their retirement days in Myrtle Beach, but that leaves their only daughter with one issue. Where will she work? Her parents made an agreement with the business man who bought their flower shop, Izzy would no longer run it. So, in exchange, Devon Donovan hired Izzy and her impressive MBA to help
Devon Donovan has always been Izzy's dream man, but that crush-fuelled fantasy becomes something deeper when she starts out being an employee who actually gets under his skin as the weeks go on. There's family drama, a secret affair and differing expectations that bring it all to a head when one party (somehow it's mostly confined to the pesky females who don't understand 'it's just sex') starts to think there's something more. The scripted rom-com trundles as scripted: said woman leaves, and th ...more
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun read.

Loved Isabelle and Devon. She was hard working, funny, smart. I really wanted to be her friend and hang out, lol. She took crap from no one, and even though she was a little lost in her life, in the end when she figured out what and who she wanted, she went for it and demanded it.

Devon was a great character too, super committed to his family, so much so, that he missed out on living his own life. I loved his loyalty to those he loved, and I also loved his softer side. He really c
Susan Meier
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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
Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
I needed just this. Head Over Heels for the Boss was the perfect book for the right moment. I adored getting to know Isabelle and Devon and found myself enjoying way too much their flirting and falling-in-love journey. All the Donovan guys /so nice to read about them and their lovely better halves. It was such a nice and light romance to read!

-Review to come-
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh those Donavan brothers... the last book in the series is Devon.I loved this book!!! Probably a good thing. This book is set after his mother inherits a fortune and Devon is handling the family business, the abusive father is long gone, but the scars he left behind on Devon remain and along with his brothers and Mom they meet once a week to run through business but since both Cade and Finn are married now and Mom is somewhat scarce at times, Devon's workaholic behavior works right into the sto ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall – I love this cute series. The issues that everyone in this series has had to overcome are endearing and make the characters so much more real, believable and loveable.

Devon is the oldest Donovan. He is the ultimate protector. Now that his abusive father is out of the picture and the Donovan’s have inherited lots of money. Everyone in the family can breathe. Everyone except Devon. He keeps moving, working, living in a certain way so that no one can hurt him again. He doesn’t believe in
Anita Byars
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this Adorable story by Susan Meier. The characters were well developed and their journey was sweet, sexy and so much fun to to watch develop. I enjoyed the witty banter as well as the sweet and tender moments that they shared and the family bond of togetherness that was created with the Donovan Family. Could not put this down and I read until the wee hours of the morning to finish.

Isabelle or "Izzy" or "Belle" has had a crush on Devon Donovan since she was fourteen. So when she is informe
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Head Over Heels for the Boss is the third novel in the Donovan Brothers series from author Susan Meier and now gives readers the story of the eldest Donovan son, Devon, a man who takes on the responsibilities of taking care of and protecting his mother and two younger brothers seriously, and Izzy Cooper, a former tomboy who has grown up to be an intelligent, b
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Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a fast paced fun romance. When you begin we see two people with very different views of each other and life. Devon is business oriented and the only thing he has ever known is protecting his family. Slowly his family is becoming more and more independent and it takes him awhile to see that he is free. when he does it’s funny because with freedom he is lost and starting to watch Good Morning America for fun. At the beginning of the book Devon starts out as very rigid and focused. Relation ...more
Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
I received an eARC of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book had cute romance written all over it – I mean you have read the blurb haven’t you?

And I requested this book when I was in mood for a cute light-hearted romance.
Imagine my surprise when this “cute” romance did not only have romance, but it had drama, angst, a hero who is more of an ass that one would have thought possible when you first met him and a heroine who needed to grow a backbone (which she definitel
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Head Over Heels for the Boss was a great romance. It reminded me of once superstar romance authors Nora Roberts and Jude Deveraux in their earlier works. The book starts out immediately grabbing your attention by throwing you into the crux of Izzy's problem, which is that her parents have sold the family flower shop to her lifetime crush, the handsome and wealthy Devon.

What I enjoyed most about this book was the steady pace and the fact that the author did a really good job maintaining the confl
Lynn Brooks
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really fell in love with the characters of this book!

Isabelle Cooper, as an only child, is devoted to her parents. She's kind and helpful to all she meets, and she's secretly been crushing on Devon Donovan since she was 14 years old.

Devon, oldest of 3, has been taking care of his Mom and younger brothers since before he was even a teenager. He stepped in to protect them from his abusive Dad, and even after his Dad was out of the picture, he felt like he had to look after them and take care of
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

"Head Over Heels for the Boss" is written by Susan Meier, and it is the 3rd book in The Donovan series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Isabelle Cooper and Devon Donovan.

Isabelle Cooper's parents recently sold the family flower shop to Devon Donovan. Devon's family is rich. He's a lawyer and will now be Isabelle's boss. Problem is, Isabelle has had a crush on Devon since she was a teenager. She asked Devon to t
Sharon Saracino
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! Susan Meier always writes characters that burrow into my heart stay with me long after I’ve turned the final page, and she absolutely knocks it out of the park in Head Over Heels for the Boss. When Izzy finds herself in an unexpected and uncomfortable situation, working for the man she's had a crush on since high school, she discovers it's her opportunity to shine as the intelligent, capable business woman she'd always hoped she could be. Meanwhile, finally released ...more
Bette Hansen
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read and I just love this Donovan family! Isabelle and Devon are great characters and watching as their relationship evolves was so fun. This is a wonderful story that is very well written with a great pace.

Devon has always been the stoic, serious Donovan brother. Always the protector of his Mother and brothers, especially from their abusive father, has always laid heavily on him. Now that the family is rid of his father and has inherited their grandfather's money, Devon takes his rol
Mignon Mykel
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, contemporary
Received a copy of the title in exchange for an honest review.

Little Izzy's all grown up -- and the last thing she wants is for the Donovan brother she'd had a crush on those years ago to think of her as Izzy. Well, that and the fact he now owns the shop she once shared with her parents is pretty high up there, too.

This was a cute, sweet read and I rather enjoyed it. Devon is definitely the type to steer clear of relationships; he's business minded and in his eyes, definitely not the one his mom
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the story of Isabelle and Devon. Isabelle has been crushing on Devon since high school and now he is her boss. The biggest problem is Devon, doesn't date and doesn't have relationships. He has sex. Isabelle has agreed to his terms, hoping that she can win his heart over. I so enjoyed the journey of their romance, even though they tried to keep it a secret from family and friends.

I so enjoyed the secondary romance of his mother and fireman, Bob. What a surprise to the family. Love the
Wendy Gibson
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc-books
Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced and flirty book! The chemistry between Devon and Isabelle was perfect, he knew just how to press her buttons in order to drive her crazy, which added the fun and flirty element to their romance. I hadn't read the other two books in this series, so I was concerned that I wouldn't have a full grasp of the characters, but Susan Meier writes in such a way that it really didn't matter. I never f
Samantha Hanson
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Samantha by: netgalley
This was a great stand alone novel. Izzy aka Belle aka Isabelle is my favorite type of lead. She is sassy, headstrong, lovable and a small town girl with an MBA. Devon is exactly like her and completely perfect for her.

This was a great read. I became emotional invested in the characters as would any reader.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in a quirky interoffice romance. It is a light read and definitely one of my favorites now.

I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchang
Heather andrews
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Izzy has her man down pack, “that you’re glad I left your mother’s sweater back in the office so you can look at my boobs anytime you think I can’t see.” There were times I liked Devon, then there were others when he wanted to have his cake and eat it too, and I didn't like that Devon, “we’re not really going to be dating, remember? I don’t date. I don’t have relationships. I have sex.” I liked this book it was angsty and once Devon worked his issues out he was a pleasant guy.
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Head Over Heels for the Boss

Author: Susan Meier


Devon, eldest son of three, and protector from an abusive father.

Isabelle, daughter and only child, from a loving home.

Can their working relationship handle a romance??

You’ll have to read it to find out the answer to that question, I’m not one to give away the story. Let me just say that I give this book 5 stars.

*** I received an ARC for an Honest Review. Reviewed by Lisa for Alpha Book Club***
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: january-2016
Such high hopes for this one but it fell flat to me. The plot was kind of boring since it's been done over and over again. There's probably a better book out there that will fulfill your need for this kind of story. I suggest to skip.
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Very nice book. Devon is a great guy. This book is good for fans of Kristan Higgins!
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Jul 27, 2017 rated it did not like it

Belle’s whole life has centered around her family owned flower shop. She always pictured running the place with her parents and then later on her own. So it comes as a shock to her when her parents announce they’ve sold the shop and are retiring to Florida.

To make matters worse, they managed to make it a condition of the sale, that the new owner keeps Belle on indefinitely. The problem… her new boss is the very man Belle’s been crushing on since she was 14 years old. Devon Donovan.

Devon has b
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