Ryder Rodgers had a plan.
He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.
Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.
When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.
The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.
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K. Bromberg is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. She is the author of the Driven novels (including Hard Beat and Sweet Ache) which are spun-off from the Driven trilogy that included Driven, Fueled, and Crash.
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.
I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?
Em um mundo cheio de mulheres prontas a fazer qualquer coisa em nome do desejo, Rylee sempre foi exceção à regra. Assim, ela apareceu como um desafio na vida do belo Colton Donavan, um piloto profissional habituado a conseguir exatamente o que deseja.
Colton é um bad boy impulsivo, sempre testando limites, uma bomba prestes a explodir.Rylee havia construído um mundo seguro, com disciplina e cuidado, longe de homens como ele. Colton não pode dar a segurança que Rylee precisa, e ela também se sente incapaz de satisfazer um homem tão intenso.
Mas Colton balançará a vida de Rylee como uma tempestade: tirando-a do controle, testando sua vulnerabilidade e – sem qualquer intenção –atravessando a muralha que protege o coração abalado da garota.O sedutor playboy também esconde segredos obscuros, que pretende revelar a ela antes que seja tarde demais.
Após Rylee e Colton descobrirem que possuem em comum uma impressionante química sexual, será que os dois conseguirão superar a necessidade de controle para se entregarem a uma relação? E na colisão entre esses dois mundos tão distintos,será suficiente apenas a atração para uni-los?