A rich business CEO (Tobias) has never had a girlfriend because he doesn't date, instantly promotes one of his fairly new employees (Ruby) to be his PA for no real reason other than her education. Tobias has a reputation, and is known to be cold, but Ruby breaks through his wall and gets to know the real him. He does things for her that confuse her emotions: one minute he is cold, the next he acts like he cares for her.
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While all this is going on, Ruby is being threatened by her ex, Ben, who somehow stalked her all this way after she moved to get away from him. He begins to threaten her life by sending photos of her and Tobias at the ball, harassing her at work, and threatening her in her apartment. She had been in a toxic relationship with him, but he took it as that she'd loved him rather than she only was with him because she was lonely. He assumed she still loved him, which was why he continued to stalk her. I understand what it's like dealing with a stalker ex who I was in a toxic relationship with, although I am glad that it never got to the dangerous, life-threatening level like it did with Ruby and Ben.
I found I couldn't stop reading. The only problem with Tobias was that he kind of forced his wealth on Ruby, which made both her and me uncomfortable. I don't find that trait desirable in a guy. It seemed like soon after they met, her life revolved around him, because he very quickly took control of her wellbeing rather than letting her be independent of him.
All in all, I would say a well-written book about a forbidden relationship and assumed (on Ruby's part) unrequitted love. I totally understand what it's like to be so attracted to someone that you know you're in love with them (as I was with my best friend at the time, for a long time, but we never dated), but any time you attempt to make an advancement, they turn you down so you assume they don't have the same feelings. The cliffhanger was quite shocking, leaving me wanting to read the next book to see what happens.