I’m so excited! UNWRAPPED Releases next Tuesday, December 4th, from Samhain Publishing.
I’m going to giveaway a download of UNWRAPPED to one commenter here.
Tell me what upcoming books are on your radar for December. I’m always on the lookout for great books. Are you going to be reading holiday books next month, or something else?
I’ll draw a winner tomorrow!
Excerpt after the jump. Hope you enjoy!
When Justin Garrett accidentally views Amy Parker’s private online journal, he sees the cold corporate exec in a brand new light. It seems the icy, unapproachable Amy has fantasies. Fantasies that both appall and intrigue her.
No one knows the real Amy Parker, and she’s satisfied to keep it that way. A woman with kinky tastes wouldn’t cut it in the straight-laced law firm where she’s fought her way to partnership. And she certainly refuses to let an underling use her to advance in the firm. Justin Garrett might be brilliant, gorgeous, and sexy as hell, but he’s firmly restricted to her fantasies and that’s where he’ll stay.
While working together on a corporate acquisition in Hawaii over the Christmas holidays, Justin sets out to make Amy’s secret fantasy come true—a night of passion with two men who adore her. And he knows the ideal other man to help Amy unwrap the perfect Christmas gift.
But first he has to melt her heart and convince her he sees her as a woman, not a wrung to climb on the career ladder. In fact, by giving Amy exactly what she’s always wished for, Justin hopes to climb right into her heart.
The weekend before Christmas, and Amy Parker was going to spend it in Hawaii. How utterly romantic. Warm sands, miles of breathtaking ocean, fragrant flowers, the place of romance.
Though romance wouldn’t be on her radar this weekend. She was going to be there for her job, not love. Work was her love, her romance.
How utterly dull—but necessary, if she was going to become senior partner at the firm. Work had to come first. It always had.
Amy stretched, stifling a yawn. She cast a quick glance over at Justin Garrett, her traveling companion and associate at the law firm. He’d been sound asleep and snoring for hours, his long legs stretched out, his head leaning against the side wall of the plane, arms crossed over his chest. Oh why not? It was just the two of them on the corporate jet. Not like he was bothering anyone. Except her. How the hell could he sleep when there was so much work to do?
She knew how. He’d let her do all the work while he dozed almost the entire five hour flight from Los Angeles to Maui. After giving her no more than a half hour of his attention while they worked on contracts, he’d told her they could do the rest when they landed. He thought they were prepared and accused her of overthinking. Then again, he always did that to her.
Then he’d gone to sleep, while she’d spent the better part of two and a half hours making sure all the legal documents were ready, that they hadn’t missed any of the important items, and setting the agenda for their meeting with their client, Mitch Magruder. They’d worked months on the divestiture of one of Mitch’s companies to a national sporting goods chain, and they needed to finalize this before year end. Mitch was on a tight schedule, which was why they were on a plane headed to Hawaii right before Christmas. She’d allow nothing to screw this up, including the man who slept next to her.
Slept next to her. When was the last time a man actually slept next to her? Too long to remember. Her sex ached with the need to be touched, to be filled with a hot cock. She blew out a sigh, aware she’d had to give up a lot in order to push her way into a partnership with the firm. Sex and relationships were a big one to sacrifice, but she’d done fine on her own. Besides, vibrators made no demands on her time. They were always ready and willing when she was and asked nothing in return.
She should have bought herself a new vibe for a Christmas gift.
She snorted, then took a quick glance over at Justin and shook her head, realizing that her laugh wouldn’t have awakened him. That man could sleep anywhere. She’d worked enough projects with him over the past three years to know him inside and out. At twenty-eight, he was the firm’s brightest young star. He’d hit the ground running and had already brought in a ton of new clients for McKenzie and Shoals Law Firm. David McKenzie, the managing partner at the firm, had told the rest of them they should model their work ethic after Justin.
So typical. She’d been working her ass off at the firm for eight years now. She was thirty-three years old, a junior partner, and all she heard about these days was Justin, Justin, Justin.
Not that she was jealous. She was just as good…no, better than Justin Garrett. The firm was just stingy about awarding partnerships. Hell, it had taken her five years to make junior partner, her next goal in sight becoming a senior partner. And she knew damn well that McKenzie was looking to promote Justin to a junior partner this year.
Not that she cared. She didn’t feel threatened in the least that he was their new golden boy. If things went well in this acquisition, she anticipated making senior partner by the end of the year. And nobody, especially Justin, would stop her.
She was Justin’s superior. She’d caught his sideways glances at her, the sexual hunger lurking in his always aware, warm eyes. God knows she’d spent enough years getting hit on by young attorneys to know better than to let anyone’s roaming eye catch hers. That’s why she never, ever mixed business with pleasure.
Though if she was going to, Justin would be the one she’d do it with. There was something so inherently male and animalistic about him. He was like a predator, and she’d always enjoyed being prey. If they weren’t connected by work she’d give serious consideration to having a hot sexual fling with him, even if he was five years younger than her.
In fact, if she didn’t loathe his business tactics and smart ass personality so much, she could easily fall in love with someone like him. Fiercely intelligent, Harvard law graduate, Justin was a go-getter with charm and an easy going personality, and his looks would make any woman melt. Tall, lean muscled, he definitely worked out and it showed. Jet black hair and the sexiest whiskey eyes that revealed every one of his naughty thoughts.
Wouldn’t he be shocked to know her thoughts? Everyone saw her as the uptight ice queen of the firm. Cold, calculating and all about business.
If only things were different. If only she could let go, she might entertain a few of her wayward thoughts. But in business that spelled ruin, so she closely guarded her fantasies and real desires under her perfectly designed bitchy demeanor. It served her well.
But underneath she was seething with needs too long left unexplored. Her list of fantasies was long and detailed, but there was one she wanted more than anything. The likelihood of it happening was pretty damned slim given her current work and personal life.
Ha! What personal life? She hadn’t even had an orgasm in three days. They’d been working nonstop on the acquisition and by the time she got home at night she fell into bed, too exhausted to even take a few minutes for a quick climax.
Glancing again at Justin, she wondered what he’d think if she pulled her panties off and masturbated right there next to him. The thought alone had her wet and throbbing. She shifted uncomfortably in the roomy seat, wishing she was by herself so she could get off. It wouldn’t take long. Her nipples were already taut and tingling against her silk bra, the satiny fabric like a lover’s caress against the aching buds. Heat pooled low in her belly, warming her sex with a low but very insistent flame.
The logical voice inside her head told her to slip into the bathroom and take care of her problem. The risky, wanton sex goddess inside her told her to pull a blanket over her lap, slip her panties off and make herself come right there in front of Justin.