** Blog Tour / Book Review / Giveaway ** HIS SECRETARY’S SURPRISE FIANCE by Joanne Rock



A great friends-to-lovers story! ย I enjoyed getting to dig into the life of the 2nd Reynaud brother and follow him on his journey to discovering what was right under his nose for years. ๐Ÿ™‚

Adelaide Thibodeaux grew up with Dempsey Reynaud and they have remained friends for what seems like forever. ย She has been his assistant for years, and now that he’s settled in as Head Coach of the New Orleans Hurricanes, she’s ready to spread her wings and do her own thing … only Dempsey doesn’t want to let her go.

To stop Addy from resigning, Dempsey announces their engagement to the press … only they aren’t engaged and have never been anything but friends and boss/employee. ย She doesn’t call his bluff because she doesn’t want to cause a scandal, so Dempsey takes advantage of that and moves her into his home for a few weeks. ย Will the crush she’s had on him rear it’s head again? ย And when Dempsey feels a hit of attraction when he touches her, will he decide to act on it?

** ย Received free in exchange for an honest review ย **



His Secretary’s Surprise Fiancรฉ
Bayou Billionaires #2
By: Joanne Rock

Releasing March 1st (Digital), March 8th (Print)
Harlequin Desire


ย Her boss wants her in his officeโ€”and as his bride!

Adelaide Thibodeaux grew up with Dempsey Reynaud, and she’s worked for him for years. But when the billionaire football coach springs a surprise engagement to keep her from resigning, it’s a low blow. Just as she’s ready to strike out on her own, she’s stuck in a fake relationship with her boss, biding her timeโ€ฆ

But soon Adelaide faces a second blow: she’s actually falling for the man! Can a relationship founded on a lie become the real deal? Or will they fumble before the end zoneโ€”and stay in the friend zone?


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โ€œYou canโ€™t leave now.โ€ He didnโ€™t have time to hash this out. And he would damn well have his way.

โ€œIโ€™m going after the press conference. I told you I would come back for the pre-season, and now itโ€™s done.โ€ Frowning, she twisted the bracelet round and round on her wrist. โ€œI shouldnโ€™t have returned this year at all, especially if this ends up causing hard feelings between us. But I can send your next assistant all my files.โ€

How kind. He clamped his mouth shut against the scathing responses that simmered, close to boiling over. He deserved better from her and she knew it.

But if she was going to see him through the press conference, he still had forty minutes to change her mind. Forty minutes to figure out a way to force her hand. A way to make her stay by his side through the season.

All he needed was the right play call.

โ€œIn that case, I appreciate the heads-up,โ€ he said, planting his hands on her waist and shuffling her away from the door. โ€œBut Iโ€™d better get this press conference started now.โ€

Her eyes widened as he touched her, but she stepped aside, hectic color rising in her cheeks even though theyโ€™d always been just friends. Heโ€™d protected that friendship because it was special. She was special. Heโ€™d never wanted to sacrifice that relationship to something as fickle as attraction even though thereโ€™d definitely been moments over the years when heโ€™d been tempted. But logic and reasonโ€”and respect for Adelaideโ€”had always won out in the past. Then again, heโ€™d never touched her the way he had today and it was messing with his head. Seeing that awareness on her face now, feeling the answering kick of it in his blood, made him wonder ifโ€”

โ€œOf course we need to get to the conference.โ€ She grabbed her earpiece and shoved it into place as she bit her lip. โ€œLetโ€™s go.โ€

He held the door for her, watching as she hurried up the hallway ahead of him, the subtle sway of her hips making his hands itch for a better feel of her. No doubt about it, she was going to be angry with him. In time, she would see he had her best interests at heart.

But he had the perfect plan to keep her close and the ideal venueโ€”a captive audience full of media membersโ€”to execute it. As much as he regretted hurting a friend, he also knew she would understand at a gut level if she knew him half as well as he thought she did.

His game was on the line. And this was for the win.






Three-time RITA nomineeย Joanne Rockย has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy novels enjoys writing contemporary romance and medieval historicals alike, recently exploring Young Adult romance under a pseudonym. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romanceโ€“in all its forms– fits her life outlook perfectly. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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