The Ultimate Workplace Romance Box Set
Publisher: Penning Princess
Publication Date: June 2, 2014
Contributing Authors: Eve Langlais, Cathryn Fox, Mandy Harbin, Parker Kincade, Cassandra Carr, Ann Mayburn, Ros Clarke, Lilly Cain, Delilah Devlin, Cari Quinn
All work and no play? No way! These TEN books by New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling authors show how hot workplace romances can be. And the best part? It’s just $0.99! Don’t wait…it’s only available for a limited time, and then it’ll be back to business as usual. Retail value of the individual books is over $25.00!
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No Restraints – Lilly Cain
Bad girl Selene Carter will do anything to save her business, even team up with the cop who stole her heart. But can Detective Tom Barker help when he knows she’s no innocent?
Tom took careful aim and tapped his cue, ever so gently, against the cue ball and stood up to watch it tap his third ball into a corner pocket. A hard slap on his shoulder, before the ball even clinked into the hole congratulated him on what looked like it was going to be his second win of the night. On the other hand, as he looked across the green felt, there wasn’t anywhere to go from here. He bent and snapped the cue quick and hard against the cue ball, sending the white ball to a corner where it would be a bitch of a move to hit anything.
“Good luck, David.”
David laughed—the man never seemed to be in a poor mood, even when he was losing. Tom leaned his cue against the wall and picked up his beer. He took a long swallow and checked his buddies’ game at the next table. No surprises there, just lots of laughter. Some of the tension seeped from his shoulders. A game of pool had been a great idea after getting through his final day of testifying at court. Now, with that over, he had a week’s vacation coming to him. He needed it. This last case had been hard, the recovery of a kidnapping victim from her own father. The Chicago newspapers had jumped on the story and the courtroom had been like a game show, with the media hounding every doorway, relentlessly asking questions he had no desire or right to answer. He just needed to relax.
“What do you think?” a feminine voice cajoled, and Tom looked up from his drink to look at the waitress’s big brown eyes. Very nice, although he’d always gone for blue eyes and blonde hair. “Want another beer?” She grinned at him, but something about her smile seemed a little too familiar. Naughty, rather than nice. He’d had enough of bad girls.
The possibility of asking Denise, the waitress he’d been considering asking for a little female company during his week off, dwindled. He hadn’t slept with a woman in nearly a year, hadn’t even thought about dating for months. Work, and the occasional day out with the guys had become his life. His friends told him he needed to get laid. But every girl he considered, that attracted him enough to make him think about it, eventually reminded him of a certain bad girl.
David rolled the cue ball right into the left centre pocket. The boys crowed, having wrapped up their game and joined him and David at theirs while they sipped at their beers and made lighthearted jokes about the size of David’s cue. Tom joined them, but he didn’t feel much like laughing anymore. God, it had been a year. You would think he’d have gotten over it by now.
He set his beer on the wall shelf and bent to the table and checked out the angles on his next potential shot.
He glanced up. Sweet Jesus. Think of the Devil and there she was. He let his eyes drift down the vision before him, then slowly dragged his eyes back up to the face of the woman standing next to his table. Long, long legs, a sweet curve of hips and a plunging neckline that could bring a lesser man to drool; Selene Carter wore a little black dress like no one else. Her blonde hair was longer now, but her blue eyes were the same—full of mischief and the promise of the kind of sex that sent a powerful longing straight to his groin. He took another look at the shot and listened to his buddies’ sudden silence. A woman like her didn’t just wander into the pool hall.
“It’s been a while. I need to talk to you.”
He made the shot. Stared as the ball hit the side of the nine ball and spun off, tapping the nine into the side pocket. “I’m pretty sure I’m not interested in talking, Selene.”
“You can talk to me—” Jerry butted in.
“Or me. You’re looking great, Selene. Hell, you can talk to any of us.” David chimed in. Tom stood up and glanced over at his goofy buddies. They were eating this up. Who could blame them, looking at Selene. He glanced at her again. Damn, she was as beautiful as when he’d seen her last. And just as dangerous.
“I need your help.” Selene’s eyes seemed to pin him down, to focus his attention and make time stand still. “I need you, Tom.”
He took a slow, deep breath. This was not good.
“Let me help you, honey.” David leaned in, and offered her a beer. The guys knew about the way they used to date, but Tom had never revealed what had gone wrong or why they’d broken up. A year later they were far too interested for comfort.
“Thanks, but no.” Selene gave him a smile, apparently to ease the brush-off.
David grinned at her, clearly no offense taken, as Tom watched him run his eyes over her curvy body. But Selene wouldn’t care if she offended David; she always went after whatever she wanted, full steam ahead. She had flirting down to an art form and could bring a man to his knees. He knew it from personal experience.
“Actually, I was just about to finish my game and order another beer. If you’ll excuse us, Selene, I’m about to beat this big oaf.” He turned away and ignored her, despite the fact that a traitorous part of him was pointed, as best it could within the confines of his pants, straight toward her. Thank god it was dark in the pool hall. His cock didn’t have a brain—if it had it wouldn’t have tried to tell him how much it had missed her.
He took another shot, but his aim was off. Great. He straightened and David took a step toward the table, leaving him no choice but to stand back. He took a step to the wall, away from Selene and away from his buddies, and grabbed his beer.
He turned around to watch the game, but she’d followed him, and was standing way too close. A light flush of color appeared high on her cheeks, so light he could have pretended he hadn’t seen it in the dim lighting. But the slight downturn of her mouth was hard to ignore. It was damn sexy.
“Seriously, Tom, I need your help. The police are investigating my business. They’ve taken all the paperwork and messed up my office.”
“And this is supposed to be my problem now because…” He left the question hanging. She had nothing on him; she was the one who had broken off their relationship a year ago. Getting involved again with her in any way would be so stupid. He hadn’t admitted it to anyone, but he’d fallen for Selene hard, even though he’d been warned she couldn’t make things stick. Not when it came to settling down with one man.
Just looking at her again made him want things he had no business thinking about.
To learn more about Lilly Cain and her entire book list please visit her website.
Other Books In The Set
My Secretary, My Mistress – Eve Langlais
Can a boss let go of his inhibitions and let his secretary take charge of him in the bedroom?
To learn more about Eve Langlais and her entire book list please visit her website.
Yours to Take – Cathryn Fox
Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.
To learn more about Cathryn Fox and her entire book list please visit her website.
Against Company Policy – Mandy Harbin
Cassie Tucker and Ian Cope know they should keep things professional on their new assignment, but when desire is faced with physical boundaries and company policy, it’s time to get a little creative…and a little kinky.
To learn more about Mandy Harbin and her entire book list please visit her website.
White Collar Cowboy – Parker Kincade
Lauren Delgado has had a crush on Gavin Mathis for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s nothing to stop her from accepting Gavin’s invitation to his vacation home on Galveston Island … where she learns the policy is definitely hands-on.
To learn more about Parker Kincade and her entire book list please visit her website.
Seducing Chase – Cassandra Carr
When a doctor disappears with millions, can Val and Nate set aside their explosive attraction and save the hospital?
To learn more about Cassandra Carr and her entire book list please visit her website.
First Kiss – Ann Mayburn
Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma again, but now she’s a pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her reluctant heart, one night at a time.
To learn more about Ann Mayburn and her entire book list please visit her website.
Flirting with the Camera – Ros Clarke
Brilliant, beautiful and bigger than your average plus-size model, Hattie Bell can do anything she sets her mind to. After all, she’s just landed her dream job, modelling for top photographer, Tom Metcalfe. So her next goal should be a piece of cake: getting Tom to break his strict rule against workplace romances…
To learn more about Ros Clarke and her entire book list please visit her website.
Pleasing Sir – Delilah Devlin
Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office.
To learn more about Delilah Devlin and her entire book list please visit her website.
Shadowboxer – Cari Quinn
She’s in for the fight of her life…with the man who only wants to be her lover.
To learn more about Cari Quinn and her entire book list please visit her website.
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