fall for the mysterious man riding in the backseat.Lenora
I came across crazy people on the daily giving rides to strangers for a living.
I carried pepper spray and I wasn’t afraid to use it. But one gorgeous male in
a fake mustache and a story he wasn’t willing to share, and I was ready to
climb in the backseat to peel his layers. He’s a distraction I don’t need as I
graduate online college and try to get my first professional job so I can move
out of my parents’ house before I’m thirty. I’m so close to realizing my dreams
I can taste it.
I should have never hit on my driver. Even if she was the hottest thing I’d
seen in cutoff jean shorts in maybe forever. I wasn’t in Auburn Hill for
personal reasons and getting involved with the locals came ill-advised as I set
up my new business. I probably shouldn’t know she curses like a sailor in bed
considering I wind up interviewing her for a position in my company. Now I’m
thinking of all kinds of positions I can put her in. Maybe she’ll settle for being
an employee with benefits…
But none of that matters now. Because I fired her.
Pretty sure there’s no coming back from that.
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me that I’m sleeping with the guy who might be my potential boss, while
applying to be the head sex toy maker in some sort of twisted Santa’s workshop
company in the small, conservative town I grew up in as the pastor’s daughter?”
Jayden’s lips twitched. I knew that look. It was his look when he found
something hilarious, but was trying to act stoic. Usually it set my panties on
fire, but not now. Not when I had such hopes and dreams for this job. Not when
the situation was so ridiculous it couldn’t be salvaged.
I threw my hands in the air. “Oh, well, then in that case. Great. Sign me up.”
His eyes narrowed. “Are you being sarcastic?”
Mine narrowed right back at him. “Are you being purposefully obtuse?”
The lips twitched again. “That’s kind of my MO if you haven’t noticed.”
I sighed long and loud.
“Need a hug?” Jayden asked innocently.
I jumped to my aching feet. “No! I need a goddamn job!”
Jayden jumped up too, sending his chair flying into the wall behind him.
“Great! Run my company and I promise I’ll pay you extremely well.”
I grasped the top of my head with both hands. “You don’t get it. We’re sleeping
Jayden came closer, the walk of those approaching a wild animal. “I know. And
it kind of freaks me out too, but I trust you, Nora. After last night I was
thinking about what you said. How I overcame the issues with my ex, but really,
I haven’t. I haven’t learned to trust again, but with you…well, I finally want
to trust again.” His hands cupped my face and my knees went wobbling again for
an entirely different reason.
“We’ll sign contracts and non-disclosures and all kinds of things to protect us
both, but take this job, Nora.”
His gaze bore into mine, begging me to take the job and the man. More than
anything I wanted to say yes and celebrate by peeling that suit off Jayden one
piece at a time like a Christmas present. I mean, really, how perfect was this
whole situation? I got a man who set my soul on fire AND a dream job marketing
a brand-new company?
spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of
southern California, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether
they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the
finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health &
fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have
nine careers to keep things spicy.
enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right
now she’s working on a new steamy RomCom series along with sweet romances to
make your heart explode. All her books come with a money-back guarantee that
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