Note to prospective reviewers: Please only apply for this ARC if you intend to post your review on at least one of my priority platforms: Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon, or your blog (link required). If you have applied for any of my other ARCs first, I will accept your request after you have reviewed that book. About this book: Crystal loved rules. A set of principles governed her life. That is why the physical sciences appealed to her. Logic and reasoning kept her afloat amidst the sea of family drama. Intimacy was not part of her equation; she had excluded that variable years ago after a string of disastrous relationships with men who wanted nothing more than sex. The day she walked through the doors of Aludel Pharma, locking eyes with Adam Fairfax, everything changed. The chemistry between them brought her carefully constructed system crashing down around her. He was her boss, completely off limits. Crystal thought he was safe to admire from a distance. She was wrong. With the magnetism pulling them together, Crystal needed to choose which opposing rules she would break. And she needed to act fast because a conspiracy was brewing in her department, threatening to bring her down or take her out. Note: This is the second book written by the fictional character, Phoebe Braddock, who you meet in I Heart Mr. Collins. The books of this series can be read as stand alone stories that are linked by theme, but there will be cross overs planned for the future. Warning: This book contains coarse language, explicit scenes, situations where consent is dubious, along with graphic depictions of violence, sexual assault, and drug use.