by Coleen Kwan
When Ellie Sherwood rescues her boss from drowning, she never anticipates the consequences. For three years she’s existed in an emotional limbo after a catastrophic family tragedy, but now she’s awake and ready to seize life with both hands. And that includes the sexy boss she’s been secretly infatuated with for some time.
Drake Crawford is about to achieve his lifelong goal when a car accident plays havoc with his life. Not only is his plan for revenge delayed, but his once demure personal assistant is now shockingly, irresistibly forward. Drake is against office affairs, and Ellie is vital to his success, but he can’t get her out of his mind, and besides, he does owe her...
His solution—a two-week break with Ellie at his wilderness hideout. They’ll indulge in a scorching, private affair, and when it’s over they’ll return to their normal lives. But as Drake discovers more about Ellie, he realises her quiet exterior hides a backbone of steel. When she asks him to walk away from his ultimate goal, he knows it’s time to let her go.
They needed to have a serious talk, or he was in danger of losing the best personal assistant he’d ever had, and at this crucial juncture he needed all the help he could get to land Leone Enterprises. Yes, he was excited and turned on by her, but bringing down Anthony Leone was far more important. So he had to douse out this sudden flaring attraction between them as quickly as possible.
“Do you have a boyfriend?” he asked without warning.
She raised startled eyes to him. “No.” She sounded shocked.
She clasped her fingers around her glass of water. “Is this a trick question?”
“No.” He tried to soften his tone. “I really want to know.”
“Because I kissed you downstairs?” She tossed back her hair. “You think I’m sexually repressed and because I rescued you I have this warped idea that you’re mine?” Her eyes sparked. “Look, I know you’re sex on a stick, but I am not some crazy-eyed witch who’s going to jump your bones when you’re not looking.”
She stopped, her face bright pink, her hair almost crackling with emotion. Lust caught fire and burned through Drake. Once again he couldn’t believe this reticent woman who never raised her voice could be saying such things. Now he really needed to come up with a reply that would lower the temperature of the conversation and cool the heat in his blood.
Drake cleared his throat. “So you do want to go to bed with me, then?”
Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching Criminal Minds.
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