Avery Clark loves her life. She travels the world doing a job that keeps her so busy she can’t think about how lonely she is or the fact that she hasn’t had day off in two years. This trip to paradise is a chance for her to get some sun and have a Mai Tai or three. That is until she runs into billionaire hotel mogul Hayden Wexton, who is absolutely one hundred percent off limits.
Hayden Wexton is a man who knows what he wants. As soon as he sees Avery, he can’t get her out of his head. He’s determined to show her life can be fun and she can still get her work done. Only, the more time he spends with her, the more she gets under his skin. That was definitely not a part of his plan.
Avery never makes mistakes, but with Hayden, well, hell, he might just be the best mistake she’s ever made.
I wasn’t sure if this one was interesting enough…
“Why are you really here, Hayden?” she asked, her voice low.
His eyes darkened, dipping to her lips before returning to meet her gaze. “You know the answer to that.”
“I’m not interested in being another notch in your bedpost.” She winced and added, “Again.”
He took a step closer, invading her space as she breathed in his cologne. “Why?”
She looked up. Even in her heels, she had to tip back her head to accommodate his height. “I don’t make mistakes twice.”
He leaned closer, his breath tickling the shell of her ear. “Really? Because if that night was a mistake, it’s one I’d love to repeat over and over.”
Just admit it. I would, too.
But Avery had been down this road before. Different man, same heartache. As much as she’d love to let Hayden quiet her mind with undeniable pleasure, she knew her own limits. And casual sex wasn’t something she’d ever really gotten a knack for.
Putting a hand on his chest, she pushed him away, trying to ignore the feel of his rock-hard muscles beneath the soft Armani shirt.
“If I’m here for any other reason than to fix your hotel, then tell me now and I’ll be on the next plane home.”
He crossed his arms over his chest. “You signed a contract.”
“And I’m happy to fulfill it, provided you’re clear about where we stand on personal matters.”
“Crystal. I’m your dirty little secret,” he replied with a nod.
Dealing with the man was going to give her a migraine. Rubbing the bridge of her nose, she said, “It was just one night in an otherwise long and profitable working relationship for us both. Can’t we focus on that?”
“We could,” he replied, his gaze sliding down her body. “But it’s not nearly as much fun to think about in the shower.”
“Hayden,” she hissed.
He just grinned.
“You’re making me late for a meeting with your managers,” she said.
“What a shame.”
“A meeting that will help me start to see where the hotel is going wrong.”
He sighed dramatically. “It’s always work with you.”
For some reason, the light words made her flinch. Yes, it was. But that was by design. Not everyone had the luxury of treating life as one unending play date.
“All right,” he said. “Since we’re both here, I might as well make myself useful.”
“Do you know how?”
“Funny,” he replied. “Consider me a resource for your investigation. I want to be kept in the loop about your discoveries and your proposals. I wasn’t lying when I said this location was a money maker for us. Since I’m here, I should take an interest in getting it back on track.”
“You’ve never overseen my work on any of the other hotels,” she pointed out. “I doubt you even noticed which hotels I was assigned to.”
“Then it’s about time I took a deeper interest in what you do,” he said smoothly. “We can meet tonight to get an update on your findings. Dinner?”
Victoria Davies’s passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in diaries, her love of storytelling developed. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but she never lost her love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers.
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