Tinsel and Takeovers
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by J. T. Schultz
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: Keeping the family company from financial disaster is a full time job for Sage Taggart, one that leaves her social life in ruins. With a little white lie made over the Thanksgiving holidays and a trip home for Christmas on the horizon, she'll have to come up with a boyfriend fast. But should she let her fingers do the walking and hire a male escort? When Jesse Francis agrees to meet one of his brother's "clients" at the airport to let her know she'll be minus one escort for the holidays, he can't believe his luck, or his body's reaction to the woman known to him by reputation as the "ruthless bitch in heels." It's unfair and unethical, but with his company set to take over hers in only a matter of days, taking his brother's place is the perfect opportunity to gain inside information. Yet, amidst the tinsel, Jesse sees a soft and very sexy side of Sage, and the question becomes, who is taking over whom?
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Scarlet Rose, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: December 2006
13 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [81 KB]
Reading time: 50-71 min.
"Look at that." Sugar called out. "Sage, you and Jesse are under the mistletoe. You have to kiss him."
"I'd kiss him if I was forty years younger," Granny told them.
Sage and Jesse both turned to Granny and smiled before turning to each other. He eased closer, and Sage's stomach fluttered. She had wanted to kiss him moments earlier and would've if her mother hadn't yelled. She still wanted to.
His eyes darkened like they had outside, and he offered her a small smile as he reached out and gently pulled her into his arms. His arms were strong, his chest solid as Sage's breasts pressed against it. Her eyes fluttered closed, and for the second time that day, she felt his warm breath against her lips. She faintly smelled his cologne, purely arousing to the senses.
Her heart raced as his lips came down on hers and sent a bolt of heat resembling a streak of lightening through her body. His tongue glided across her lower lip, and she tasted his hunger as her lips parted, granting him access. Her tongue met his, and her knees weakened. She reached for his upper arms for support, and his arms tightened around her. His hand splayed across her lower back, pressing her against him as it moved up.
Moaning, Sage melted into him just as a loud whistle echoed in her ears, reminding her they were far from alone. His lips left hers, and her eyes snapped open. Her breath was slightly ragged, as was his. It was the most intense kiss of her life. This escort thing seriously had its advantages. Still in Jesse's arms, she turned to her sister. "Are you through?"
Sugar snorted, her green eyes dancing, and tossed her long brown hair over her shoulder. "Yes, but apparently the two of you aren't."