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by Adrianna Dane
Description: Sal Aguero, known as "Hard-Hearted Sal," the Senior Editor of Calisto, a cutting edge, controversial magazine, has fought his attraction to Toni Fallon, a talented, very pretty, graphic artist who works for him. Toni has secretly lusted after her very attractive boss for months, never expecting that her fantasy could ever materialize into reality. When Sal unexpectedly runs into Toni outside the office, "politically correct" doesn't enter the equation, and "graphic" can't begin to describe the sizzling electricity that sparks between them. Can they manage to keep business separate from their passion for each other, and not become the latest hot topic of office gossip? Just when it looks like Toni and Sal can make their relationship work, other liaisons come to light that could destroy forever the chance at happiness they've found with each other...
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2005
eBookwise Release Date: May 2005
21 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [107 KB]
Reading time: 69-97 min.
Toni watched him smooth a hand along the curves of the brass-toned instrument, his fingers lingering over the rounded pearl keys. Her breath caught in her throat. His gentle care of the sax was that of a lover, and she felt a warm tingle begin in her stomach. Tender hands. With seeming reverence, he lifted the glittering golden instrument.
Toni's gaze was riveted as she watched him position the mouthpiece between his sensual lips, wetting the reed and testing the pitch. Her breathing quickened at the remembered feel of those lips on hers, the intimacy of his tongue as he claimed her.
She never expected to find watching a musician so sensual. He ran a short scale, limbering up his fingers, then adjusted the mouthpiece slightly. And she was mesmerized as his long fingers brushed across the keys. She shivered as she felt their ghostly touch seem to echo along her spine. Leaning toward Joey, Sal whispered to him, causing Joey to laugh and nod his head.
Sal again put the sax to his lips, turned away from the tables and nodded to Joey, who executed an introductory scale. As Sal began to play, the crisp purity of the notes eased along Toni's senses, sheathing her in the lyrical symmetry of his skillful improvisation.