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Luca was heartache waiting to happen.
On the surface, he appears well-dressed and professional, but behind those impassive black irises, I can sense something dark and ruthless. He’s unlike any man I’ve come across in my life. With my wealthy upbringing, I’ve been around any number of affluent, powerful men, but Luca is different. Enigmatic. Overwhelming. He wears an air of secrecy like the latest fashion trend.
I’m not one of those girls who seeks out the bad boy—I have enough issues to deal with in my life without adding his brand of trouble. Problem is, a chance elevator malfunction put me straight in his crosshairs, and now, he won’t let me walk away. The most disturbing part—no matter how dangerous he may be, there’s a mutinous side of me that doesn’t want to run. As if I ever had a choice…
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Could it all be an act? Or was the sexy siren truly as naïve as she seemed? If so, the right thing to do would be to keep things above-board—get my information and get out. She would be better off not tangled up in my world. Unfortunately for her, I was never very good at doing the right thing for anyone but myself. It was her own fault she was so fucking tempting, at least that’s what I told myself.
However, chances were slim to none that the gorgeous career girl was as pure as she seemed. I had discovered a crucial bit of information when I’d gone in search of Alessia at her office. What I found indicated that she likely didn’t have an innocent bone in her body.
What I found changed everything.
If she was truly more wolf than lamb, it was even more reason for me to keep our interactions purely plutonic. I didn’t need that kind of complication in my life. And yet, what I wanted to do and what I should do were two totally different things. Whether she was innocent or not, it would be best to keep a tight rein on my raging libido, but it was clear that wasn’t happening. The taste of her lips on mine wasn’t going to satisfy the beast within me. He wanted every piece of her—not just a kiss and a few tidbits of information. He wanted to crawl beneath her skin and see inside her soul.
The insistent craving was distracting.
Regardless of what was right or what I should do or what I wanted, I was there for a purpose, and that purpose was not my dick. I was looking for someone, and now I knew that Alessia could likely give me the answers I needed. That was far more important than anything else.
I needed to get my information and walk away—that would be best for the both of us.
But that seductive voice in the back of my mind whispered sweet words of temptation. Wasn’t I allowed to have a little fun on the job? It was only sex, nothing more. I desperately wanted to sink myself inside her, and if it helped me get the information I needed, more’s the better. Right? Once I’d felt the creamy skin of her inner thighs wrapped around my waist, the pulsing need to have her would subside.
Hypocrisy is a tricky thing. It parades itself around like rationale and reason, deceiving you into believing your thoughts are sound and just when they are anything but. I had demanded honesty from Alessia but was attempting to pull the wool over my own eyes. I could tell myself all day long that one taste of her would be enough, but I knew deep down inside, I had no intention of letting her go.
Consequences be damned—she was mine.
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Within a year of self-publishing her first book, Jill Ramsower quit her job as an attorney and dedicated her days to churning out romantic adventures. She likes to think of her books as contemporary romance with a touch of fantasy—at its core, her writing is about the connection between two people. Sometimes that connection involves a little magic…
With Jill’s books, you can count on confident heroines, plenty of steamy tension, and deliciously assertive leading men. There are no guarantees in life, but with her books, you know everything will work out in the end. However, a perfect ending would not be nearly as satisfying without a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jill loves to add plenty of adversity in her stories, creating unforgettably dynamic characters and sneaky plot twists you will never see coming.
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s a travel junkie and loves to read when she is not lost in her own stories.
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