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by Jaci Burton
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Description: He's going to give her the Christmas gift of her dreamsâ?¦in triplicate. 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 rung 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. Product Warnings This title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, mĂ©nage a trois, a trip to Hawaii and maybe a glimpse of Santa on a surfboard.
eBook Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2007
eBookwise Release Date: January 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [138 KB]
Reading time: 85-119 min.
As always, Amy felt a pure rush of feminine appreciation when she saw him. At forty-two, he had the body of a man fifteen years younger, no doubt due to the time he spent surfing. The only evidence of his age was a slight graying at the temples. Otherwise, his hair was still a rich, midnight black, his face darkly tanned from years in the sun, and his eyes such a vivid, turquoise blue any woman looking at him would do a double take.
"Hey, gorgeous," he said, kissing her on the cheek. "Glad you took my clothing suggestions seriously."
She smiled. "I always do what a client asks."
Mitch arched a brow, his gaze flitting quickly to Justin, who grinned and shook Mitch's hand. "Hey, buddy. Long time. Sorry I missed the last meeting, but I was finalizing another case."
Mitch shook his head and motioned them toward a long breezeway. "You're always too busy, Justin. You should still be here working for me here in the tropics instead of that overpopulated plastic Los Angeles."
Justin laughed. "You didn't need my help back then. Besides, you already had an army of attorneys. How the hell was I supposed to shine in that crowd of sharks?"
"Still out to be number one, huh?"
"You know me."
"Yeah, I do. And it suits you. Though I still think you should come work for me again."
As always, Amy felt like an unwanted third whenever she and Justin met with Mitch. Justin had apprenticed for the legal department of one of Mitch's corporations while in college before coming to work for McKenzie and Shoals. They were close, almost like brothers, even though they weren't close in age. But their easy, relaxed camaraderie was always a bit disconcerting. She wasn't used to sitting back and being quiet. That wasn't her style at all.
The Tiki Lounge stood high on a deck overlooking the ocean. The swirling breeze provided a cooling respite from the humidity as they walked outside and were seated at a table cornering the outdoor restaurant.
"Mai Tais," Mitch announced to the waitress, holding up three fingers before turning his attention on Amy. "Hope you don't mind eating here. I hate being stuck inside the offices or the suite. Nothing like fresh air and a Hawaiian sunset to relax after a hard day. Besides, if I know you, you haven't been outside much yet."
"I spent the afternoon at the gift shop."
"There's a surprise," Justin said. "I thought you'd spend it working."
If she hadn't needed clothes, she would have. "I'll work later tonight."
Their drinks arrived and when Amy took a sip, she grinned at the tangy, fruity flavor. "Oh, this is good." She'd always been a sucker for a sweet drink. It was like having a forbidden dessert.
Their business was discussed over drinks, all the last minute details ironed out. They had only to go over the documents tomorrow to finalize everything and make arrangements for the transfer of assets to complete the deal.
Amy spied a couple strolling along the water's edge, the woman wearing a simple white shift, a row of flowers in her hair. She held a bouquet. The man had on a white linen suit.
"Newlyweds," Mitch said with a grin. "Lots of people come here to get married. You'll see a ton of them."
Amy nodded. "Uh-huh." She really should have bought a new vibrator.
"Hawaii is all about sex and romance, you know," Mitch said. "Must be something in the air."
Amy shifted and squeezed her legs together, determined to quell the throbbing of her clit. She would not think about sex. "So, Mitch, are you satisfied with the arrangements for the acquisition?"
Mitch laid his hand over hers. "Amy, relax. The acquisition is fine. There's nothing left to do but paperwork." He gave her fingers a light squeeze. "You really need to let loose and enjoy yourself, breathe in the Hawaiian air, have another Mai Tai."
Let loose? "Mitch, I appreciate the sentiment, really. But Justin and I are here to work. For you. We're not on vacation."
"There's not much paperwork left to do except going over the finer details and making sure everything's signed," Justin said. "Mitch is right, Amy. Have fun while you're here and relax."
Easy for him to say. He took everything lightly, as if he didn't have a care in the world. Amy was serious about her job, her career, advancing up the corporate ladder. This acquisition had to go down perfectly.
"Don't you ever unwind?"
"Of course I do."
Mitch leaned back in his chair. "Really. And what do you do for fun?"
"I work out at the gym."
Justin snorted. Amy shot him a glare.
"That's relaxing to you?" Mitch asked.
"It releases the tension and keeps me in shape."
"Well, there's no doubt you're in shape, but there are much better ways to release tension."
Oh, God. She didn't even want to think of all the "better" ways she could release tension, and she wasn't about to discuss the other ways she released, especially in the privacy of her bedroom. And she especially didn't want to start thinking about said release while in the company of two very sexy men. Her fantasies were vivid enough without sending her mind into overdrive.
She took a long swallow of her drink. It was sweet, so she took another, quenching her thirst until the glass was empty. At least one of her thirsts, anyway. Mitch signaled the waitress and in short order she had another full drink. Yummy.
"Damn, Mitch, I should have never left your side," Justin said, tipping his glass toward him. "You've made one hell of a life for yourself."
"Thanks. So much a life that I have to unload some of the business side of it so I have a chance to enjoy a few of the fruits of all the years of labor."
"That's why you have us," Amy said. "To help you divest some of your hard work. It's time for you to relax a little and unburden yourself."
Mitch laughed. "I'm hardly ready to head out to pasture yet, Amy."
Amy sat straight in her chair, realizing her blunder. "Oh. Of course not. That's not what I meant at all. I mean, for someone your age you're in phenomenal shape. Most guys half your age don't look as good as you."
She realized she was babbling, and in a really inappropriate way. Why didn't she just crawl into his lap, lick him all over and just complete the humiliation?
Her cheeks flushed hot, her eyes widened, and Mitch grinned.
Jesus, could he read her mind?
"I'm sorry," she said. "Long flight, not much sleep and...what's in these drinks anyway?" She pushed the offending cocktail to the center of the table.
Mitch pushed it back in front of her. "Amy, chill. I'm the last person to be insulted. I want you and Justin to have a good time here. I'm a pretty laid back kind of guy. You can say, or do, anything you want."
He wasn't helping by saying things like that.
"Now that's a tempting offer," Justin said, slanting his gaze to Amy. "And Mitch is right, Amy. You do need to unwind."
Amy's gaze shifted back and forth between Justin and Mitch, and her fruity-drink-addled brain went foggy.
Oh, yeah. That could be fun and a fantasy come true. Sexy, forbidden Justin, the man who'd fueled her fantasies for years, and rugged, outdoorsy Mitch, older, experienced...