If you’ve ever had a job, chances are you’ve witnessed or possibly even been part of a workplace romance. You may have seen relationships that blossomed beautifully, and others that went up in flames. Office romances can be tricky to navigate, especially when the potential relationship is between a boss and his employee. In Cristina Ryan’s book Countdown To Love, there’s an added twist. Billionaire businessman Donnie has asked his software engineer friend and employee Dani to help him turn around his disastrous dating record.
Despite his professional success and good looks, Donnie keeps botching his dates, so he enlists Dani to coach him on how to turn on the charm. I cringed right along with Donnie as he suffered through one awkward encounter after another and rooted for him to finally see that the perfect woman was right in front of him all along. Cristina does a great job of showing what’s at stake between these two, who have a lot to lose if their relationship fails, but everything to gain if it works out.