<i>Rough Rider</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Rough Rider: Exclusive Excerpt Victoria Vane "You’ll never get the truth out of a man with a hard-on.” <i>Shameless</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Shameless: Exclusive Excerpt Brynley Bush “Do any of those things turn you on?” <i>Hot & Bothered</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Hot & Bothered: Exclusive Excerpt Liz Maverick Jack groaned, the passion of his kisses intensifying. <i>At His Service</i>: Exclusive Excerpt At His Service: Exclusive Excerpt Suzanne Rock She undid the top few buttons of her blouse, revealing the upper curve of her breasts.
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January 30, 2015
Friday Beefcake: Super Bowl XLIX Showdown
January 30, 2015
Best Reads of January 2015
Team H & H
January 29, 2015
Matchmakers of Unusual Kinds
Maggie Boyd
January 28, 2015
Cupcake Shops: A Romance Breeding Ground?
Candis Terry
January 23, 2015
Friday Beefcake: It's Sweater Weather
Team H & H
Jan 31 2015 2:00pm

First Look: Liz Tolsma’s Remember the Lilies (February 3, 2015)

Remember the Lilies by Liz TolsmaLiz Tolsma
Remember the Lilies
Thomas Nelson / February 3, 2015 / $15.99 print, $9.99 digital

Interred by the Japanese, missionary Irene Reynolds comes across a mysterious note while working at the censor’s office. She memorizes the parts she must black out and delivers it to wealthy nightclub owner Rand Sterling. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s drawn into a web of secrets and danger.

Rand Sterling wants nothing more than to reopen his nightclubs once the war ends. But slimy Frank Covey wants his hand in the till—and has news that could threaten Rand’s reputation if it became public. More importantly, beautiful and intriguing Irene Reynolds cannot discover this information if he expects to persuade her to become his wife.

When Irene is attacked by a sinister Japanese guard and their secrets are exposed, they must learn the true meaning of forgiveness—if they can stave off starvation until the American troops bring freedom.

The glamour of the 1930s Champagne Crowd collides with the 1940s realities of war to create an intriguing read in Liz Tolsma’s Remember the Lilies. Hero Rand Sterling is the backbone of the Champagne Crowd in his part of the Orient. He worked hard and saw his dream become a reality, and now owns two highly successful nightclubs in the Philippines.

[Remember when?...]

Jan 31 2015 12:00pm

Rough Rider: Exclusive Excerpt

Victoria Vane

Rough Rider by Victoria Vane

Two wary hearts ...
Janice Combes has two loves, bucking bulls and Dirk Knowlton. But Dirk only has eyes for a dazzling rodeo queen. How can Janice ever compete while mired ankle-deep in manure? Exchanging playful banter with Dirk is all Janice can expect-until the stormy night he knocks on her door dripping wet and needing a place to crash.

Different Dreams...
Dirk Knowlton is living the cowboy dream. Life should be good-roping, branding, backing broncs, riding bulls, but there's a void he can't seem to fill. After getting hung up by a bull, he wonders if this is really the life he wants. Restless and rebellious, he bolts...but there's a certain cowgirl he can't forget.

When a battle-scarred Dirk returns to his Montana ranch he's determined to hang on at any cost. Janice has come back home to lick her own wounds. When old dreams turn to dust, can two wary hearts take another chance on love?

Get a sneak peek from Victoria Vane's Rough Rider (available February 3, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Damn!” Dirk toed off his boots with a mumbled curse. “Is there anything worse than trying to peel off wet jeans?” His clothes were stuck to him and his bum left hand and shoulder didn’t make it any easier.

“Here, let me help you.”

Before he could protest, Janice had squatted down in front of him. She went right to work tugging the bottom half of his pant legs—a position that put her face level with his crotch.

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Jan 31 2015 10:00am

So I Dated a Shapeshifter: Paranormal Romance Best Bets for January 2015

Alphas Prefer Curves Boxed SetThe new year brought a lot of highly anticipated books—Bound by Flame and Burned to name a few! But if you knew where to look, there were also a lot of hidden gems, ripe for the picking (or biting)!


Alpha Prefer Curves Boxed Set

Hot alpha males come in all flavors, from fierce shifters and swaggering rockstars to bad boy bikers and seductive billionaires, men of action and passion. In this collection of standalone BBW romance novels and novellas by the writers of the wildly popular Curvy Girl Romance group, the hunky heroes all have one thing in common: these alphas prefer curves.

This boxed set contained 14 books in total, all featuring alpha heroes and the plus-sized (okay, BBW, but I hate that term), and with pretty much every subgenre represented, there’s pretty much something for everyone looking for an alpha and a plus-sized lady. A Prowl On The Wild Side by Erika Masten and Milly Taiden’s Dangerous Protector were two of my favorite books among the many featured in this boxed set.  In A Prowl on the Wild Side, Vanessa discovers that her nightly sleepwalking and dreams of being a lioness may have deeper and more supernatural repercussions than any pill can fix! And in Dangerous Protector, we see lovers reunited—and oh it feels so good! Milly Taiden is a new find for me and pretty much all of her books feature sexy plus-sized women and the shifters who love them—just my cup of tea!

[And ours too...]

Jan 30 2015 5:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Super Bowl XLIX Showdown with Brady, Chancellor, and More!

Cooper Heflet – Seahawks Tight EndToday we're pleased to welcome author Laura Trentham to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Laura's Slow and Steady Rush, featuring a librarian heroine and a high school football coach hero, isn't out until March, but she couldn't wait to discuss some very important football facts. Namely, the hottest hotties from Super Bowl XLIX for this special edition of the Friday Beefcake. Thanks, Laura!

If you’ve been living under a rock, or just don’t care, you might not know that the Super Bowl is Sunday, February 1st. The game will be a hard fought battle between ‘the rising superpower’ Seattle Seahawks versus ‘the old guard’ New England Patriots.

I grew up in the South where football is more of a religion than a sport. I’ll admit that I’m not a hardcore NFL fan. Now, college football? I bleed Orange. Tennessee Orange, that is. Not to be confused with Auburn Orange or Clemson Orange or Syracuse Orange… I could go on and on. However, I do follow the careers of my former Tennessee Volunteers. Peyton Manning is the most notable Tennessee football alumni, and I was pulling for the Broncos hard. Now they’re out, I don’t really have dog in the fight.

So instead of debating which quarterback has thrown for the most yards or touchdowns, let’s discuss the hottest men of Super Bowl XLIX. I scoured the web for hours looking for pictures, matching my men, debating the merits of each, and finally, thoughtfully, picking a winner. I know, I feel your pity. It’s a tough job. While some of you may be forced to watch the game by the male in your house, it doesn’t have to be torture. No matter your football allegiance (or your lack of interest in the actual game), we can all get behind men in tight pants, right?

Let’s study the key matchups:

[Let's get this started....]

Jan 30 2015 4:15pm

Life and Death: Women’s Fiction Best Bets for January 2015

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one
—Khalil Gibran

While not all of this month’s books deal with death, many do—whether it be facing death, still mourning the death of a love one, or discovering secrets after the death of a family member. It seems apropos that the books in the middle of winter speak of the bleak and sorrowful, but end on an upward note, as we move toward spring.

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

In this richly told story where Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You, Kristin Harmel weaves a heart-wrenching tale that asks: what does it take to move forward in life without forgetting the past?

After her husband’s sudden death over ten years ago, Kate Waithman never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she’s planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn’t she more excited?

At first, Kate blames her lack of sleep on stress. But when she starts seeing Patrick, her late husband, in her dreams, she begins to wonder if she’s really ready to move on. Is Patrick trying to tell her something? Attempting to navigate between dreams and reality, Kate must uncover her husband’s hidden message. Her quest leads her to a sign language class and into the New York City foster system, where she finds rewards greater than she could have imagined.

Strengths: Heartwarming, alluring premise, appealing characters, HEA
Measure of Love: Teaspoon
Introspection Level: Medium
Thoughts: Taps into our greatest fantasies or beliefs—that our loved ones never leave us. They are just on a different plane, watching out for us, and guiding us.

[Loved ones, and great books, certainly don't ever leave us...]

Jan 30 2015 3:35pm

Romance News Roundup: Christina Dodd, Johanna Lindsey, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd—Christina Dodd's 25th anniversary as a published author is this year (how did that happen?!), and to celebrate she's hosting a sweepstakes that no fan will want to miss, with prizes like an autographed copy of Virtue Falls and sets of the Governess Brides and Bella Terra series on the table. Visit Christina Dodd's Facebook page for all the details, and then stop by her site for a list of 10 points of wisdom she's picked up in her career. Want more Dodd? We've got you covered with reviews, excerpts, and guest posts.

—Deal #1: Erica Spindler's romantic suspense Justice for Sara is currently on sale for $2.99 in e-book at e-tailers including AmazonBarnes & Noble, and iBooks.*

—Deal Alert #2: Johanna Lindsey's historical Marriage Most Scandalous is marked down to $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Amazon.*

[+Agent Carter speculation and 14 Shades of Blue...]

Jan 30 2015 2:45pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of January 2015

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

Without further ado, here’s the installment for January 2015 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Jessica Moro:

Audible and I finally worked through relationship woes and are on to greener pastures. I can't choose between these two but, I “read” both on audible. You by Caroline Kepnes and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty were phenomenal! You is a sick, twisted psychological thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. Big Little Lies reminded me of Desperate Housewives. It also had suspense and mystery elements to it too. I highly recommend both.

Maggie Boyd:

My “best of” for January 2015 is Tami Hoag's Cold Cold Heart. It's not a romance suspense novel in the traditional sense but there is a definite hint of a relationship between the two main characters as the story builds. It's also an excellent suspense novel with a kick a$$ heroine. It kept me tied to the page from beginning to end.

[Sign of a good book!]

Jan 30 2015 2:05pm

Cover Reveal: Opal Carew’s Hard Ride Serial!

Cover banner for Hard Ride serial by Opal CarewWhy reveal one sexy cover when you can reveal three?! Today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to share with you the crushworthy covers for Opal Carew's next erotic serial novel, Hard Ride.

Curious? How could you not be! Allow us to share more about the novel:

Liv never expected to find herself trapped in an alley facing a band of rough bikers. And she certainly never expected to see him again...

When Shock encounters an old flame in a dark alley, it sends him spiraling. Still as beautiful as ever, he's enraged that Liv seems to have fallen on hard times since college. But more than that, he's concerned about the risks she seems to take. In order to keep her safe and finally have her for himself, he makes a sensual deal: his help for her complete submission. But will Liv be able to let go of the past and fall for the hard rider?

Eager to get started? Hard Ride will first be available as a three-part serial beginning April 7, 2015. If you prefer to read in one sitting, a bindup collection containing all three parts will be available on June 30, 2015.

[Pull back the curtain to see all three covers...]

Jan 30 2015 1:00pm

No Second Fiddles: Secondary Characters in J.D. Robb’s Vengeance in Death

Vengeance in Death by J.D. RobbThis week, H&H celebrates the forthcoming release of the fortieth (!!!) book in J.D. Robb's In Death seriesObsession in Death. As part of the celebration, we're taking an in-depth look at the sixth book in the series, Vengeance in Death. To join the discussion on Twitter, use the hashtag#obsessedwithindeath. And be sure to check out posts from fellow romance blogs Romance at Random and, next week, Smexy Books for more re-read fun.

Check out our first post discussing Eve and Roarke's relationship and then find out about Roarke's dark past.

One of the things that keeps us coming back (and back and back) to the In Death series is the secondary characters. While the brightness of the ever-evolving Eve/Roarke relationship is at the center of the series, orbiting around them are a rich and varied cast of characters who also grow and change and are just as vital.

[In Death we trust!]

Jan 30 2015 12:00pm

Shameless: Exclusive Excerpt

Brynley Bush

Shameless by Brynley Bush

Sheltered good girl Victoria Raine has always wanted to be a little bad.  Tired of living life safely on the sidelines, she summons the courage to forge a new path for herself and applies to the FBI, looking for adventure and something to fulfill her vague longing for something…more. She gets more than she bargained for with her first undercover assignment—posing as the girlfriend of country music’s bad boy, Drake Maddox, a lone wolf with a reputation for having singularly erotic tastes.  Hoping to catch a serial killer that’s targeting women close to Drake, Tori’s job is to convince the public, and the killer, that she and the wickedly handsome superstar are an item.

Although their relationship is a sham, there’s nothing fake about the hidden desires the sexy as sin cowboy awakens in Tori.  As the killer draws closer, Tori finds herself falling for the one man she can’t have.

Get a sneak peek of Brynley Bush's Shameless (available February 11, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“For the first time in my life, I’m regretting having a truck,” Drake says a little bit later as we drive toward downtown.

“Really? Why?”

“You look far too beautiful to be taken out on a date in a truck.  I should have rented a limousine.”

“I’m starting to kind of like your truck,” I say, sliding across the bench seat until my hip is pressed next to his. He smiles at me, deliberately placing his hand on my bare thigh.

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Jan 30 2015 11:20am

Scandal 4x10 Heart-to-Heart: Liv-ing La Vida Loca

Liv gets taken in Scandal 4x10Show/Episode: Scandal Season 4, Episode 10, “Run”
Ships: Olivia/Fitz, Olivia/Jake, Liv/Liv (a girl's gotta depend on herself, this episode!)

Scandal 4x10 Captain's Log**Reader Beware: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Scandal, including last night's, “Run.”**

It’s been a long cold winter as we sat and waited for the return of Scandal. When we last left off Liv had just declared to Jake over wine and Stevie Wonder that she was choosing Fitz and Vermont AND walking in the sun with Jake but over all that she was choosing herself. Huh? Ok then. Let’s dance about it.

This episode picks up where the last left off with Liv and Jake were cutting it up on her makeshift dancefloor and about to make love on her piano when Liv sends Jake for blankets and a pillow. During Jakes brief run to the bedroom someone, in cahoots with VP Andrew who is unveiling his evilness to Fitz, slips into the apartment and grabs Liv.

We get Liv’s capture from all possible angles and we even get a super slow motion recap of it that shows the masked culprits didn’t actually run off with Liv as was originally thought but instead they grabbed her and pulled her into the apartment of the neighbor across the hall. Pretty slick move kidnappers.

[We don't approve of your slick moves, though!]

Jan 30 2015 9:30am

First Look: Cara McKenna’s Give It All (Feb 3, 2015)

Give it All by Cara McKennaCara McKenna
Give it All (Desert Dogs)
Signet / February 3, 2015 / $7.99 print, digital

Bar owner Raina Harper can’t say for sure what Duncan Welch is to her. With her small Nevada town under siege by a ruthless casino development and still reeling from a spate of murders, she knows that trusting the public face of the corporate invaders is risky to say the least. Though, damn, it’s one fine-looking face.…

Duncan may be a mercenary when it comes to getting the job done, but he’s no villain. In fact, the calculating fixer soon finds himself in the bad guys’ crosshairs, framed and facing professional ruin. To clear his name, he’ll need help from Raina and her roughneck motorcycle club, the Desert Dogs. Gaining their trust won’t be easy, and the molten sexual tension between Raina and Duncan only makes things more complicated—especially since Miah Church, Raina’s friend and ex-lover, would sooner strangle Duncan than shake his hand.

One thing’s certain, though: If they don’t deal with their incendiary attraction soon, the whole damn town might go up in flames.…

The appeal of Cara McKenna’s heroes is that they don't hew to the usual romance hero model. They aren’t always model GQ handsome or uber rich. They aren’t happy go lucky individuals. Often dark and broody with a gritty past, they offer no excuses for their actions. They do what needs to be done and will maybe ask for forgiveness afterwards but don’t hold your breath. Yet even with all the warning bells that go off in your head, there is something about them that makes you look twice. Besides the unbelievable sensual heat that rolls off them, promising you a night in heaven should you decide to dance with the devil, there is a trace of reluctant honor behind that gruff exterior. Their boundaries between right and wrong maybe be blurred but there is often a very good reason they walk in the gray area. They may not be your knight in shining armor but sometimes what a woman wants and needs are two very different things.

[Give us more!]

Jan 30 2015 8:10am

Do You Rewrite the Classics? Madame Bovary and Other Tragic Romantic Women

Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary has been adapted for the big screen, starring Mia Wasikowska and Ezra Miller. As many classic novels go, the heroine in the book has an eventual downfall (Anna Karenina? Tess of the D'Urbervilles?) because of a forbidden love.

As a romance reader, I find myself wanting to stop the movie halfway, when everyone is still happy, and pretend the second half didn't happen. Have you ever rewritten the ending to a classic book or movie to give the protagonists a Happy Ever After? If so, what titles, and what was your alternate ending? 

Jan 29 2015 6:05pm

New Year, New Beginnings: New Adult Best Bets for January 2015

Never Never by Colleen HooverThis month’s releases in New Adult bring us characters making some major decisions. Whether it be new relationships or changing the direction of old ones, they aren’t afraid to grab life by the horns to make it bigger and better. 

Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fischer collaborate on the novella, Never Never, the first in a new series. Never Never it sets up what is bound to be an epic mystery—I had questions going in and came out with even more. I can’t wait to see what these two cook up in the rest of the series.

One Night Stand by JS Cooper is about a quickie that was anything but that. Hilarity ensues when the guy that was supposed to be a fun hook up shows up in your living room and you realize he’s actually more than just a stranger.

Raze by Tillie Cole is a no holds barred tale of two twisted individuals. Kisa is the daughter of the head of a Russian crime mob, while the hero Raze has had to fight to survive or for almost his entire life. When Raze and Kisa meet, it’s explosive. A tale of survival, Raze and Kisa tell a dark, love story.

[Dark...Survival...Love? Sign us up!]

Jan 29 2015 5:15pm

Matchmakers of Unusual Kinds from Macomber, Evanovich, and More!

Daddy's Little Matchmakers by Kathleen Y'BarboMost of us have heard the song “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof: Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match/Find me a find/Catch me a catch. In this heartfelt ditty, a young woman is asking for help from a professional.

Romance novels have their fair share of matchmakers—people who aren’t necessarily professionals, but who are determined to find an HEA for a loved one at whatever the cost.  Some of these matchmakers stand out from the crowd. They aren’t just an interfering mama or a buttinsky grandma but ghosts, pets and children like to get involved in playing Cupid too. And some of them use unorthodox methods.  

Such as Ella, Hailey and Brooke Wilson from Kathleen Y’Barbo’s Daddy’s Little Matchmakers.  While child matchmakers certainly abound in romance, these three bring a unique twist. They may be in elementary school, but they know a desperate case of someone in need of romance when they see it and their dad certainly fits the bill. So they take out a classified ad:

[Spunky little things, aren't they?]

Jan 29 2015 4:43pm

Romance News Roundup: Bull Rider Heroes, The 100 Angst, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

A Family for the Bull Rider by Tina Leonard—Harlequin is partnering with bull-riding organization Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to launch a new series line, Harlequin Pro Bull Riders. First up they'll reissue four romances about bull-riding heroes from author Tina Leonard with new covers featuring real, live bull riders Harve Stewart (pictured in the cover on the right), Matt Triplett, Reese Cates, and Zane Lambert. The books will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart, so be on the lookout in May for A Family for the Bull Rider, Heart of a Bull Rider, One Wild Bull Rider, and The Bull Rider's Twins.

—Deal Alert: Colette Auclair's Thrown is currently $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. We ran a First Look review of Thrown in December 2013.

[+The 100 angst—and shirtlessness—ahead...]

Jan 29 2015 2:57pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from D.D. Ayres, Cat Devon, and Kimberly Raye!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for books by D.D. Ayres, Cat Devon, and Kimberly Raye. These covers just have us thinking one thing: How do we buy tickets to the gun show?

See the amazingly hot covers and learn more about the books, below!

[Two tickets please...]

Jan 29 2015 2:49pm

Could Downton Abbey End After Season 6?

The cast of Downton Abbey Season 5It hasn't been officially confirmed, so we're taking this report with a grain of salt for now, but UK tabloid The Mirror claims it is an “open secret” that Downton Abbey will end after its sixth season to allow creator Julian Fellowes to concentrate on his next project, The Golden Age.

Several members of the cast were in Los Angeles, C.A., for the Screen Actors' Guild Awards last week, and were apparently taking meetings for their next roles.

There are a lot of loose ends to be tied up before Downton Abbey ends, however. Will Lady Mary remarry? Will Lady Edith get a happy ending? How about Bates and Anna? 

Even if this story's proven false, the show has to end sometimes, which makes us wonder: What loose end are you most curious about? Will you watch through to the very end of the series?

For more news as we hear it, stay tuned to our Downton Abbey Collection.

Jan 29 2015 1:30pm

First Look: Dawn Ryder’s Filthy Rich (February 3, 2015)

Filthy Rich by Dawn Ryder Dawn Ryder
Filthy Rich
Sourcebooks / February 3, 2015 / $13.99 print, $7.99 digital

Celeste Connor swore that she'd never be a victim again. After the hell of her abusive ex, the last thing she needs is to be under another man's thumb. But when she catches the eye of fiercely dominant Nartan Lupan at her best friend's wedding, Celeste finds herself drawn into a glittering world of wealth and power that has her body aching and her mind reeling.

Nartan is a filthy rich businessman who works hard, plays harder, and doesn't take no for an answer-and he wants Celeste with a hunger he's never before felt. He'll do whatever it takes to have her. But Nartan didn't expect that he'd want still more...

In Filthy Rich, Dawn Ryder writes about hot feuding alpha lovers. Filthy Rich's heroine, Celeste Connor, has had more than enough of dealing with powerful, wealthy men. Her rich ex-husband is currently in jail, but during their married life was abusive and controlling toward her. After that debacle, Celeste is taking back her life, working in a low key law practice that caters to military vets and she is an instructor and black belt in tae kwon do. But now Celeste has to survive her best friend’s wedding in Alaska while fighting her very primal attraction to the best man, Nartan Lupan. When Celeste first met powerful playboy Nartan she coldly rebuffed him, but everyone else in the room could feel their electricity. 

[Filthy hot, too!]

Jan 29 2015 12:15pm

Come On Baby Light My Fire: Erotic Romance Best Bets for January 2015

Under His Touch by Jeffe KennedyIn need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card....

January might bring us harsh temperatures and cold blustery weather but there is nothing cold or harsh in the men and women who brave the unknown for their chance at happiness.

Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy

Amber Dolors knows better than to get involved with her boss. Devastatingly handsome in his sharp suits and sexy beyond belief, he possesses an air of command that fuels her darkest fantasies. But she's worked too hard to get this job, and keeping it will lead to a brilliant future. She won't cross that line—even if his way of giving orders and demanding her best performance gives her delicious warm shivers.

Alexander Knight prides himself on his integrity and self-discipline. After all, he hasn't risen to the position he enjoys by indulging his whims over ambition. He also isn't blind. He's certainly noticed his sharp, young assistant is hot as hell. His self-imposed sexual hermitage doesn't stop him from watching her. And endlessly fantasizing.

The day Alec's cool reserve cracks and Amber catches a glimpse of something simmering beneath his apparent indifference is the day everything between them changes. Alec gives her what she's been looking for sexually—as masterful in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He finds himself in the grip of an affair that tests even his boundaries, while Amber's new role as willing student pushes them both past any consideration other than mutual longing.

A tried and true trope blossoms under Jeffe Kennedy’s deft hand as she slowly builds the heat and passion between a young assistant and her seemingly indifferent boss. When the dam breaks, our lovers cling to one another, hoping to survive the onslaught of emotions that threatens to consume and destroy them both.

[Hold on tight!]