Friday, June 28, 2013

FORGED IN STEELE (KGI #7) by Maya Banks

FORGED IN STEELE (KGI #7) by Maya Banks
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Published: June 25, 2013, Berkley

Dr. Maren Scofield devotes herself to her patients in the small village in Costa Rica, where she runs the local clinic. The only occasional excitement she sees, is when one of the KGI operations teams comes in unexpectedly, with injuries that need to be tended to. The KGI was responsible for rescuing her and a group of others from a hostage situation a few years prior and they have stayed in touch over the years.

During a rescue operation, Steele and a few of his KGI team have incurred some injuries and stop in to see Maren for medical care on their way back to the U.S.. Of course Steele, dubbed the iceman by those under his command because of his apparent lack of emotion, waives off any medical care for himself. But Maren, after having treated the others, insists. Because even though she feels self-conscious in his presence, she doesn't seem to be easily impressed by his scary demeanour.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HOW TO LOVE (San Amaro Singles) by Kelly Jamieson

HOW TO LOVE (San Amaro Singles) by Kelly Jamieson
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Published: June 25, 2013, Samhain Publishing, Ltd

A photographer with her own small gallery and studio, Jules has found her standard work has gotten a little stale. Her photography sells, but the few nudes she has done are flying off the walls. The problem is finding willing models willing to volunteer their time, since she doesn't have money to pay them.

When Jules bumps into her neighbour, Mike, the first thing she thinks of is getting him in front of the camera.......naked. Mike, a bit apprehensive to say the least, visits her gallery to check out her work and is surprised by the intense response he has to the images. They are quite beautiful and convey a depth of emotion that he would not have immediately attributed to his flirtatious new neighbour, and he eventually concedes to modelling for Jules.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DEATHTRAP (Broslin Creek) by Dana Marton

DEATHTRAP (Broslin Creek) by Dana Marton
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Published: May 2013, Dana Marton

After having spent most of her life treated like glass due to a serious heart condition, Sophie Curtis is finally learning to make her own decisions and building her own life with a brand new healthy, strong heart beating in her chest. Her mother doesn't think it's natural and her ex-boyfriend preferred her dependent on him, but she is determined to meet any and all challenges on her own terms. That includes dealing with that terrifyingly large dog that followed her home.

Chief of Police, Ethan Bing, hasn't been much for socializing since his wife's murder two years ago. Right now he is investigating the murder of another woman and discovered there may be a connection between the two, and that is all that occupies his mind. But when a woman with a riot of red curls stares curiously at his house and then almost faints, he feels the urge to strike up a conversation and offers his help finding the owner of a lost dog she found.

*****GIVEAWAY!!!!! ARCHER (A Hard Body Novel) by Debra Kayn*****

***eBOOK GIVEAWAY*** ARCHER by Debra Kayn 

To participate and have a chance at one of the two available ebooks, please read the excerpt from ARCHER attached to the review below and leave the answers as a comment here or on my Facebook page.

Tomorrow June 26th, at noon, I will announce the winners both on my blog and here on my Facebook page.

1. What is Jane's ex's full name?
2. What did Jane think her ex-boyfriend did for a living?
3. Where is 'home' for Janie?
4. How old was Janie when Kage turned her down?
5. How many weeks had Janie been home before she moved in with Kage?

Ripe For Reader review: ARCHER (A Hard Body Novel) by Debra Kayn

THE SILVER CHAIN by Primula Bond

THE SILVER CHAIN by Primula Bond
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To Be Published: July 4th 2013, Mischief

When Serena meets Gustav on one of her first nights in London, as she is roaming the Halloween streets with her camera, she is immediately intrigued by the mysterious man. She lets him take her out for a drink, but shortly after they sit down, she is called away and forgets her camera.
Gustav scrolls through the photographs on Serena's camera and is taken by the quality of the images. The next day he manages to contact her to meet him at his office to retrieve her equipment. When Serena arrives, she is surprised to find that Gustav owns a large gallery and is currently displaying some erotic photography. Gustav confesses he has seen the images on her camera, including some erotic photographs she herself has taken, and suggests an arrangement to her. He is sufficiently impressed with her work, to offer her a show in his gallery. In exchange she will 'bind' herself to him, until the last of her images is sold.

Monday, June 24, 2013

EXCITING GIVEAWAY!! - Debra Kayn's ARCHER (A Hard Body Novel)

 2 e-copies of Debra Kayn's brand new book ARCHER (A Hard Body Novel), which is to be released July 2nd!!

To participate and have a chance at one of the two available ebooks, please like my Facebook page (click the button provided in the column to your left) and leave the answers to the questions (in order) as a comment to the GIVEAWAY post.

On Wednesday June 26th, I will announce the winners both on my blog and my Facebook page.
  1. What is Jane's ex's full name?
  2. What did Jane think her ex-boyfriend did for a living?
  3. Where is 'home' for Janie?
  4. How old was Janie when Kage turned her down?
  5. How many weeks had Janie been home before she moved in with Kage?

ARCHER by Debra Kayn

ARCHER (A Hard Body Novel) by Debra Kayn
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Four years she had given up to this excuse for a man. Jane Beaumont could still not get over the fact that she had let someone treat her so badly, that she had been drawn into that kind of life. But she got away.....eventually....with her cat, some of her clothes, his guns and a nice chunk of his change. Serves him right. She drove like the devil was on her heels, and he probably was, all the way back home to Bay City, Oregon, where her brother runs an auto body shop alongside a private investigation firm. Weird combination, but the P.I. firm was started by her brother, his best friend Kage Archer and two other buddies, located right behind the Beaumont Body Shop, which used to belong to their father, but was now operated by the guys as well and provides a great front.

Jane is back, and she is working and hiding out in the garage during the day and hanging at home with her brother at night. She hasn't come completely clean about all the abuse she suffered at her ex's hands, because she is afraid of what the guys might do if they were to find out. In particular Kage, who has always had a protective streak a mile wide, when it comes to her. The idea that he, or her brother, would do something to get hurt or in trouble over for her, is something she could not bear to live with. So she'll just keep it to herself.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

IT HAD TO BE YOU by Jill Shalvis

IT HAD TO BE YOU by Jill Shalvis
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Published:  May 2013, Grand Central Publishing

She thought she had finally turned her life around, found a wonderful new community, great job and a boyfriend who seemed perfect. For Ali Winters, Lucky Harbor held all the promise of a bright future......that is until her boyfriend turned out to be a lying scumbag, she loses the roof over her head, is accused of stealing money from a fundraiser and to top it off it looks like she is losing her job as well.....all within a couple of days' time.

With his self-confidence seriously banged up after one of his high profile cases goes south, detective Luke Hanover comes back to Lucky Harbor after having been away for ten years. He is hoping to find some peace and quiet, but instead finds a half-naked beauty in the kitchen of his grandmother's house. Taking her for a trespasser at first, he soon discovers that Ali is the last renter's live-in ex-girlfriend, and apparently no one informed her the lease was up.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

HOLD ON MY HEART by Tracy Brogan

HOLD ON MY HEART by Tracy Brogan
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To Be Published: June 25th 2013,  Montlake Romance

Being roped into her father's newest questionable undertaking, is not part of Libby Hamilton's plans. No, overseeing the transformation of an old decrepit schoolhouse into an old-fashioned ice cream parlour is a far cry from getting back up on her feet, finding a new job and a place to live. But since losing her old job as an event coordinator, due to a 'slight' error in judgement, she really has had no luck finding anything else and so she might as well help her father out in the meantime.

Since his wife's death in a car accident, a year and a half ago, Tom Murphy has simply maintained an existence. He doesn't know how to handle his teenage daughter, Rachel, and communication isn't one of his strong suits on the best of days. What he can still find some gratification in, is his work as restoration specialist. So when he is approached to restore the old schoolhouse in town to its former glory, he can't wait to get his hands dirty.

Friday, June 21, 2013


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To Be Published: June 24th 2013, Loveswept

Nashville Assassins' goalie, Jordan Ryan, is sick of sitting on the bench. At the rate he is going, he won't be between the pipes again as primary goalie any time soon. Before he blew his knee out, two years ago, he could do no wrong, and even though he has trained hard and feels he is back on top of his game, his coach will not give him a chance. He needs to start looking around for a team that will, because he is not ready to hang up his skates!

What a nightmare wedding!! Aynslee Shaw is just returning home to Nashville, where she works as a teacher, dressed in a bridesmaid's dress.....of all things!! Coming from a large, loud and boisterous family, she knows you can expect about anything at a family gathering, but being stuck on an airplane without anything other to wear than an ugly-as-sin dress and worse hooker shoes, courtesy of her niece......the bride, is not something she expected! But When Aynslee spots the big, hunky guy she'll be sitting next to for the duration of the trip, her day is sure looking up!!

BLAZE OF WINTER by Elisabeth Barrett

Published: September 2012, Loveswept

After a traumatic incident takes the life of one of her clients, Avery Newbridge, a social worker from Boston, decides to take a time out in Star Harbour and reassess her life. Her aunt Kate who lives in Star Harbour, could use some help with the Inn, since she is still recovering from her chemo treatments. Avery loves her aunt, she is almost like a mother to her and her sister Emma, who also lives in Star Harbour. It will be the perfect hide-away for Avery....until she figures out what she wants.

Theo Grayson is having some serious writer's block when he arrives back home. Home is a far cry from the West Coast bustle he has become used to, but he hopes the quaint and quiet New England coastal village he grew up in, will inspire his writing muse.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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To Be Released: June 24, 2013, Entangled: Suspense

When Leah lost her mother at the age of five, it was her uncle Richard who took her under his wing. Then six years later, he disappeared without a trace, leaving everything he owned behind.
Now twenty years later, Leah, a private investigator, receives a letter claiming Richard was murdered, and she sets out to find out for once and for all, what happened to Richard.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


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Published: April 2013, Nicola Claire

Eva left to make her dream life as a country singer in Nashville years ago, but when her father is dying from cancer and her brother is in jail, she has no choice but to return home to Auckland and look after him his remaining days. She has no real good memories growing up, her family always lacking for money and affection. Music has always been her salvation, and is again now. Even as she spends her days mucking through her father's years of hoarding and keeping him cleaned and fed, she finds solace in singing her heart out at night with her old band mates at her friend's coffee house, Sweet Seduction.

That is where she first sees Nick again. Eight years ago he spoiled her for every other guy who came after, with only one night together. But he has his arm around her friend Gen, so he must be her new fiancé.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So beautiful.........makes me content.

I am becoming the woman I've wanted,
grey at the temples,
soft body, delighted,
cracked up by life
with a laugh that's known bitter
but, past it, got better,
knows she's a survivor-
that whatever comes,
she can outlast it.
I am becoming a deep
weathered basket.

I am becoming the woman I've longed for,
the motherly lover
with arms strong and tender,
the growing daughter
who blushes surprises.
I am becoming full moons
and sunrises.

I find her becoming,
this woman I've wanted,
who knows she'll encompass,
who knows she's sufficient,
knows where she's going
and travels with passion.
Who remembers she's precious,
but knows she's not scarce-
who knows she is plenty,
plenty to share.

-Jayne Relaford Brown (Finding Her Here)

THE DOMINANT (The Submissive Trilogy) by Tara Sue Me

THE DOMINANT (The Submissive Trilogy #2) by Tara Sue Me
Published: August 6, 2013, NAL Trade

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Nathaniel Weston is looking for a new submissive. He likes to have control in all aspects of his life, both as CEO of West Industries and in his personal relationships. He has four new applicants, the first three are experienced but don't particularly interest him. The fourth name however, is one that shocks him..... Abigail King. He knows who she is and never in his wildest dreams would have thought she would be interested in a BDSM relationship, but she has requested him specifically, even though she has no experience whatsoever. Nathaniel is a dominant with a very strict set of rules and parameters and never takes on inexperienced submissives.....but for Abigail he breaks his own rule, and decides to give her a chance.

FREEFALL by Jill Sorenson

FREEFALL by Jill Sorenson
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Published: May 2013, Harlequin HQN

Park ranger Hope Banning was just about to leave on her rafting trip with her sister Faith, when she is called in to investigate a report of a small plane crash. No one else can be reached to take the call, so she leaves her sister to continue with the rafting group on her own, and heads back.

Sam Rutherford had been night climbing solo when he sees the plane go down and rushes to the ranger's post to report it. Once there, it is clear he will have to team up with Hope for a possible rescue mission, because no one else is available. Something neither of them is looking forward to, since the one time they met was one night six months ago, and that did not end well.

Monday, June 17, 2013

MINE TO TAKE by Cynthia Eden

MINE TO TAKE by Cynthia Eden
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Published: June 12, 2013, Cynthia Eden

Skye and Trace share a difficult childhood history where their paths crossed in foster care, but life took each of them on separate roads to success and away from each other.

After a horrendous car accident ends Skye's dancing career prematurely, she is trying to rebuild her life and open a dance studio. But it appears the stalker who had been watching her before her accident, has stepped up his actions and now seems to be able to gain entry into her apartment somehow. Even after Skye moves to Chicago, her stalker seems to be able to find her and since the police can not find any evidence, there is nothing they can do. Skye has only one person left to turn to, and she hasn't seen him in ten long years, since he showed her the door!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

MAKING IT LAST by Ruthie Knox

MAKING IT LAST - A Novella (Camelot Series) by Ruthi Knox
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To Be Published: July 15, 2013, Loveswept

Amber Mazzara is not happy.........she should be, she just spent time at a beautiful resort with her family, attending a wedding, but with three kids in tow it wasn't quite the idyllic picture she had formed in her mind. She doesn't know what it is she does want. She loves her husband, her kids, but they don't really see her as a person, at least it doesn't feel that way.

Tony Mazzara knows there is something wrong with his wife, but he is not sure what to do about it. His business takes up almost every hour of his day and night and he is barely managing to keep them afloat.

UNSCRIPTED by Jayne Denker

UNSCRIPTED by Jayne Denker
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To Be Published: August 1st, 2013, eKensington

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'Modern Women' has been Faith Sinclair's baby since its inception. She created it, lobbied it, sold it and worked it for as many years as she cared to remember. The TV show was her life! But her sexist boss apparently does not take too kindly to being grabbed by the balls....literally....because she now finds herself outside of the studio gates, without an office, a job.......a show! After spending some time aimlessly floating, Faith pulls up her bootstraps and sets out, determined to regain the favour of the studio, her boss and get her show back. And she knows just how to do it!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

EXOTICA by Eden Bradley

EXOTICA by Eden Bradley
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Published: December, 2007, Delta
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Published: June, 2013, Virgin Digital

Seven Days Of Kama Sutra

A need to find her confidence and reconnect with herself, after a marriage and divorce that did considerable damage, drove Lilly to accept the offer of her old college friend, Caroline. 
Caroline manages Exotica, a luxury resort where women's fantasies can be fulfilled, and has suggested Lilly come come and indulge for a week.

HOT RIDE by Kelly Jamieson

HOT RIDE by Kelly Jamieson
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Published: September 2012, Samhain Publishing Ltd.

Sera Manning has to do battle to get an undercover assignment, bringing down a manufacturing and distribution operation of Angel Sugar, a new drug flooding the market. But having only been a DEA agent for four years, she was still considered a rookie. And she really wants this particular assignment that involves getting close to a motorcycle gang, she has her own reasons. She just has to prove she can handle herself and she is quite capable of doing that!

ATF agent Ryan Thomas is deep undercover with a motorcycle gang on a case involving arms, drugs and murder.

Friday, June 14, 2013

THIS MAN CONFESSED: This Man Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas

THIS MAN CONFESSED (This Man Trilogy) by Jodi Ellen Malpas
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To Be Published: July 2, 2013, Forever

Only a few months have gone by, but here they are, back where it all the Manor, but this time for their wedding.

Jesse Ward, owner of the Manor, and former 'player' is more than eager to permanently tie interior designer, Ava O'Shea, to his side. In fact, he does so quite literally!! In the short time they have known each other, Jess and Ava have found in each other something unbelievably unique. So special in fact, that despite significant trust issues, clashing temperaments and often opposing viewpoints, the two cannot manage to be apart for any length of time without imploding.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

FORGOTTEN SINS by Rebecca Zanetti

(Sin Brothers #1)
by Rebecca Zanetti
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Published: July 2, 2013, Forever

My rating:  5 of 5 ⭐️

Josie Dean could not believe it. Two years after disappearing on her, without explanation or goodbye, Josie is once again face to face with her husband, Shane Dean, in a hospital room. Apparently, he cannot remember a thing......not who she is, or where he has been, what he has done or why he left her 2 years before. Josie wants to be angry at him, but Shane was found by police at a crime scene, badly beaten and police had used his identification to track her down. Someone has to take care of least for now.

Their marriage had been whirlwind and lasted only 2 months before Shane had taken off. This was right after he had received some bad news about his family........Josie had not even been aware he had any family. He never discussed any of his past with her and so she had assumed he had no one, like her, but suddenly he was talking about brothers. Next thing she knows he was gone. Josie has just now started to come up for air and here he was, somehow back in her life.


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It has taken years to build the hard layers around herself, but it is all she can do to survive the life to which she seems to have been destined. Living in a leaky, old trailer with a destitute and addicted mother and an abusive, junkie boyfriend, while she works in a dinghy restaurant to try and keep them all fed.
So forgive her if she doesn't have time to socialize, or if she doesn't have any trust left to give. It's all she can do, just to put one foot in front of the other. Cass Daniels has only very small dreams left......very faint.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TELL ME by Lisa Jackson

TELL ME by Lisa Jackson
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Nikki Gillette is a crime reporter for the Savannah Sentinel, who has also written two best selling true crime novels, with a third one due under contract. She had personal involvement with the first two book subjects, but the third book is giving her problems. That is, until she hears that Blondell O'Henry is about to be released from jail.

Ms. O'Henry is considered the most hated woman in all of Savannah, since she was convicted of murdering her pregnant teenage daughter and shooting her two younger children. Her son, who at the time of her trial pointed Blondell out as the shooter, is now recanting his testimony. This is throwing the entire case open to investigation once again and in charge is detective Pierce Reed, who happens to be Nikki's fiancé.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


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Published: May 2013, Season Publishing

They had been best buddies since they were young.......all three of them; Melina and the twins, Max and Rhys.
Melina was smart and fun loving with a secret crush on Rhys, Max was the exuberant one, always joking and flirting, and Rhys was quiet and studious with more than just a friendly eye for Melina.

Max and Rhys followed in the family's footsteps, and had become quite popular with their magic shows. The handsome twins were certainly never lacking for female attention wherever they toured next. 
Melina, always a tomboy with an interest in bugs, grew up to become an entomologist, had good friends, but her love life left lots to be desired.

Monday, June 10, 2013

DEEP AUTUMN HEAT by Elisabeth Barrett

DEEP AUTUMN HEAT  by Elisabeth Barrett
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Published: July 2012, Loveswept

Famous chef Sebastian Grayson is back in Star Harbour, his hometown, visiting with his brothers and taking a short break from his New York restaurant while scoping out potential new locations around Boston. Between his restaurant, the planned new venture and a new TV show, Sebastian is kept very busy.

At a local restaurant, LM Kitchen, the brothers are sitting down for breakfast, when Sebastian behaves like a pompous ass and the feisty owner has to take him down a peg or two, and he is immediately intrigued by the beautiful firecracker. 
Lexi Meyers cannot believe the gall of the man! He may be a huge, gorgeous specimen, but the sexappeal and arrogance he oozes are working on her like a red flag!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


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Published: June 4, 2013, Forever Yours

A photo is uncovered looks recent.....but how is that possible?

Avery Solomon, commander for A-Tac, a CIA black ops unit, is sure his wife died 14 years ago, but when no evidence of tampering can be found on this image of his wife, he is compelled to search for an answer.

Clues lead him to Southeast Asia where he meets up with Sidney Price, an operative posing as a wilderness guide. She is supposed to lead him to his former partner's compound in hostile territory and there is an instant attraction between them.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


THE LAST KISS GOODBYE (Charlotte Stone) by Karen Robards
Published: August 13, 2013, Ballantine Books

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐

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No one expects to come home after a nice dinner out, topped with a nice  goodbye kiss at the door from nice, attractive, available FBI agent, Tony find the ghost of a dead man lounging on your couch, watching TV.

Dr. Charlotte Stone does........the renowned psychiatrist who specializes in the workings of the mind of the serial killer, also sees dead people.....and this dead person on her couch is no stranger. It is Michael Garland, recently deceased serial killer............or is he???

Friday, June 7, 2013

DEATHSCAPE (Broslin Creek) by Dana Marton

DEATHSCAPE (Broslin Creek) by Dana Marton
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Published: October 2012, Dana Marton

He is filling his museum, his legacy, with masterpieces created with human remains he has spent years collecting. He zeroes in on his victims, takes what he needs from them and discards the rest of their remains for the police to find.

Ever since serial killer Blackwell killed his sister, detective Jack Sullivan has devoted his life and police career to tracking him down. Until he finds himself trapped by the very man he is trying to catch, but instead of killing Jack, Blackwell buries him alive.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


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To Be Published: August 29, 2013, The Writer's Coffee Shop

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐

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Kyran has a tight reign on his life, it's all about control. CEO for his family's business by day and at night he likes to release some tension at Metro, a fight club. Even in his social life his boundaries are clearly defined and controlled. That is, until his brother's new office assistant walks into his office and scrambles all his senses.

Dale is not at her best when she starts her first day at her new job. She is still reeling from the betrayal, after finding her ex-boyfriend in bed with her best friend and losing her previous job. But nothing could have prepared her for the man she encounters when she enters the office. Her new boss, CEO of the company, Kyran Reese, and brother of the man she is to work for, is authoritative, arrogant, intimidating and makes her body respond in the most delicious way.