Practical, geeky, control freak Maggie Short is about to have her life turned upside down…
Maggie Short is a senior project manager in her ex-fiancée's company 'Outland Electronics'. Maybe Maggie should not have stayed with the company when Paul Outland married her once best friend, maybe Maggie should not have spent every moment of every day pouring her heart and soul into making the company a success.
Whatever she should have done, Maggie is now faced with the prospect of Paul selling half of all she has worked so hard to establish, to charismatic businessman Jack Greenfellow.
A man who is full of surprises…
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/M intimacy and questionable consent.
General Release Date: 17th December 2012
Mr Gorgeous smiled at Maggie and murmured, "How long will it take?"
Startled out of the trance brought on by coming across the most handsome green-eyed man she had ever seen—standing by the one working photocopier currently in residence at Outland Electronics—Maggie responded without thought. "I’ll be about ten minutes."
She’d promised her team a copy each of the latest feedback from the Project Solstice beta testing before she went in to talk to Paul, the MD.
The lips of Mr Gorgeous tightened slightly as he glanced about the busy office.
"I’ll tell you what," he said, shuffling the pile of papers in his hand into a neat block of A4 sheets. "If you could run off three copies of the set for me I would be incredibly grateful."
Good Lord! Maggie blinked twice. Did he actually flutter those incredibly long eyelashes at me?
She felt her mouth drop open. This he appeared to take as a mark of acquiescence. Without further ado he dropped the pile into her arms and said, "Leave them in Paul Outland’s office when you’re done, sweetheart."
He focused on her mouth as he spoke to her.
As if he was thinking of kissing it.
It was incredibly sexy.
Unused to such intense male attention, Maggie felt herself gulp rather than swallow. The movement of her throat was enough to shake him out of his reverie.
"Thanks," he said.
Mr Gorgeous strode away, his lean muscular body showing the expensively cut suit off to perfection.
He could have been a model, Maggie observed, wistfully watching him. As she followed his progress across the office, Maggie ended up regarding her own reflection in the glass that formed the partition between the photocopier room and the rest of Outland Electronics.
Look at me, she thought.
Maggie Short, a computer geek with no chic, she reminded herself, tucking her short untidily bobbed hair behind her ears and rubbing her chin with the sleeve of her jacket.
He had actually been staring at a rather large smudge of toner on her chin.
Her arms full, Maggie pushed open the door to the meeting room with her hip, before moving quickly to take her seat. She thrust the pile of stapled documents onto the table.
They slid across the smooth top until they halted in front of her business partner Paul Outland and the rather too handsome visitor.
"Have you got something to tell me, Paul?" Maggie snapped, any previous
fascination for the visitor long gone.
Outland, a nattily dressed man with a penchant for expensive silk ties, eyed her uneasily.
Maggie knew exactly why Paul looked so uncomfortable, just as she knew his inside leg measurement and shoe size. They had been at university together. As two new computer science graduates, they had set up Outland Electronics together.
Just as they ran the company together—or so Maggie had thought.
"Er...Maggie," Paul’s eyes flicked from herself to the man beside him, "this is Jack Greenfellow."
Oh yes, Greenfellow...of DigitalGreen! Maggie gritted her teeth. She knew all about Jack Greenfellow. The man whose company had poached two of their largest clients in the past six months.
She’d heard of him, but had never actually met him in person before, not until just over ten minutes ago.
What the hell does Paul think he’s doing?
Greenfellow stood and extended his hand.
Word Count: 17,596
Book Length: NOVELLA
FANTASY AND FAIRYTALES
I'm British and live by the sea just outside Brighton in West Sussex. I've been lucky enough to have a huge range of occupations ranging from being a top European IT consultant through to mother of three. My jobs in the past have invariably involved a lot of travel and thinking up long involved plots, along with feisty heroines and controlling heroes, has always been a favourite way of mine to make time pass when I have been sitting at the wheel of a car or on a train.
I've a soft spot for happy endings, with characters who get what they deserve and with lots of sauciness on the way.
Hopefully you'll enjoy the same things I do.
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