Her bad day just got a whole lot better.
Cadence is disillusioned with her job at Veritas Magazine, and dissatisfied with her life in general.
After a frustrating meeting with her editor she decides to take the rest of the day off. In the coffee shop downstairs she has a brief, but memorable encounter with a gorgeous man, and on learning that he will be attending a club on his own that night, she decides to put in an appearance. There is an instant attraction and immediate connection between Cadence and Tobias, and they spend a thrilling night together.
But her life is about to get a lot more complicated—and a lot more interesting.
General Release Date: 31st January 2011
Dropping into her chair with a sigh, Cadance Dell folded her arms on top of the desk and laid her head down, muttering a stream of barely audible invective.
“Something tells me the meeting didn’t go well.” Joanna Deeks stopped tapping at the keys on her laptop, fingers hovering there as she glanced over at from the desk opposite.
Cadence lifted her head just enough to scowl at her friend. “We work for an ass, you realise this, right?” She put her head back down and resumed her litany of curses.
There was a moment of silence, broken only by the sound of a drawer being opened and closed, and the crinkle of paper. Cadence lifted her head again when she felt a hand on her shoulder, and saw that Joanna had moved to sit on the edge of Cadence’s desk.
“Here, I think you need this more than me.” Joanna held out her hand and smiled in spite of the annoyance twisting in her stomach.
“Your emergency Mars Bar?”
Joanna shrugged. “You look like a woman in need of chocolate. Actually, you look like a woman who seriously needs to get laid, but since I don’t have a hot guy in my desk drawer—and if I did, then I certainly wouldn’t be giving him away—the chocolate will have to do.”
Taking the Mars Bar from her friend, Cadence looked at it for a long minute without opening it, then sighed again and handed it back. “I know that chocolate as a cure for all that ails you is an accepted girl thing, but hon, unfortunately it doesn’t really work for me. Christ, my life officially sucks. My job is a joke, my boss is a first class ass wipe, I don’t like chocolate, and as for getting laid? It’s been so long since I got any action that it’s just embarrassing.”
“Poor baby.” Joanna patted her on the head and returned to her own desk, leaving the Mars Bar within Cadence’s reach. “Tell me all about it.”
Word Count: 10,295
Book Length: SHORT STORY
A devourer of books since the age of three, Cassidy Ryan has wanted to be a writer since she discovered that actual people created these wonderful worlds and characters.
She discovered her mum's stash of romance novels when she was twelve, and the die was cast.
These days she lives in the West End of Glasgow, and when she isn't meeting the demands of her cat Angel—the undisputed Mistress of all She Surveys—or indulging in her life-long quest to find the perfect handbag, she likes nothing better than to sit down at the laptop and manoeuvre gorgeous men and women into bed, in whatever combination the muse sees fit to gift upon her imagination.
Reviewed by Ecata Sensual Reviews
4.5 out of 5! Delightful quick read, Cadence is a perfect short diversion to bring a smile to your face. I thought it was realistic and provocative, really liked the interactions with Cadence flirting...
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