Martin Graham built his business from the ground up with hard work and intuition. Due to a degenerative eye disease, he’s learned to rely on his other senses to feel out the competition. To realize his dream, he just needs to broker one last deal… and finally secure an assistant.
Brock Littleton is desperate for money—desperate enough take the job no one else wants: assistant to demanding, fussy, intensely private Mr. Graham.
Everything about Brock gets under Martin’s skin in ways he never expected, making him realize a successful business isn’t the only component to a happy future. But as Martin’s deal comes together, one of the prices could be the relationship with Brock that Martin is just starting to believe could be real.
Previously published in Boundless Love Anthology by Andrew Grey, November 2018.
Short and sweet….
Martin had started at the bottom and made his way to the very top, even though he faces struggles with degenerative blindness and assistants that only make his job harder. When the last one leaves and messes with the order of his office and his files, he needs someone that can understand that he needs order and familiarity as well as competence and a willingness to help him with everyday things. Although he was said to be a giant pain and very hard to work for… Brock didn’t seem to have a problem.
Brock had graduated college with an MBA, so being someone’s assistant wasn’t quite what he had in mind. Still, with the economy like it is, folks are lucky to get a job at all, much less in their chosen field. He already had a tiny cluttered apartment because it was all he could afford and if he didn’t take the job, he’d be forced to move back home with his mother.
Fortunately, Martin hires him on the spot and Brock proves that he takes his job very seriously… When an out of town business trips takes them away for the weekend together, after a few too many drinks shmusing the company they’re looking to invest in…. they end up together.
Now, I’m not big on boss and employee romances, but this didn’t feel like one. Not really. The two guys had such quick chemistry and Martin wasn’t as demanding or bullheaded and they made him appear in the beginning. Brock was patient and seemed to know everything Martin needed before he even said, and he was there for Martin and even a bit protective.
There was no drama or any real angst, even though I thought for sure that Chester was going to be a problem. Even to the very end, I kept expecting him to do something deceitful, but everything went smoothly and everyone was healthy and happy and together in the end. It was a short, sweet read and definitely worth the read.
4 pieces of eye candy