Taken by the CEO
by Stefanie London The Scandalous Wentworths #1 Publication Date: March 13, 2017 Genres: Adult, Entangled: indulgence, Contemporary, Romance
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It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss. Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his family’s company and is tasked with repairing its scandalous reputation. He can’t afford any distractions or complications. Too bad the attractive blonde he takes to bed turns out to be both. So why can’t he forget the incredible night they spent together and move on? And why does he have this need to know the real Emmaline.
“So,” he said letting the silence hang awkwardly for a moment. “Imagine my surprise when I turn up to work and find out that the delightful schoolteacher I bedded last night is one of my employees.”
Emmaline swallowed. “That must have been quite a shock.”
“Not as shocking as the fact that you’re introduced as Emmaline.” His face gave nothing away.
“Says you. I thought your name was Parker.”
“It is.” He cocked his head. “It’s on my birth certificate, but it happens to come second to Edward. Can you say the same thing?”
She dropped her eyes to the floor. “No.”
“So you made up a fake name to go along with your fake career. What else did you lie about?”
Her heart thudded in her chest. “Those were the main things.”
“Are you married?”
The question hit her as hard as a slap across the face. “I’m divorced.”
“Are you sure?”
“Excuse me?” She blinked. “Am I sure I’m not married? Gee, let me think. Nope, still divorced.”
He pushed up from his chair and came around to the front of the desk. Each step was slow and smooth as though he had all the time in the world. The message was clear—he was in charge. Leaning back against the desk, he crossed his arms.
“Did you stop me on purpose when I was running? Did you know who I was?”
“What? No.” She shook her head. “I had no idea.”
“Did you target me, Emmaline?” His voice was icy, unemotional. “Were you hoping to get something from my family by sleeping with me?”
Right then, she was sure he wasn’t the passionate man she’d slept with last night. The man who’d teased and flirted with her, who’d opened her eyes up to pleasures beyond anything she’d ever experienced. It was like he’d switched places with a coldhearted doppelgänger.
“I did not target you.” Her blood boiled. Sure, he had every right to be angry that she’d lied, but that didn’t mean she was malicious.
“What did you want?”
“The same thing that you did, a night of fun and hopefully an orgasm.” The words came out in an angry rush, but they only served to make her even more aware of how her body reacted to him—the heat in her cheeks, the prickling awareness running up and down her spine.
“Just one?” He quirked a brow, and some of the hardness disappeared from his eyes.
The pleasurable feelings had blurred into one another until she wasn’t sure where one touch stopped and another began. She couldn’t have tallied them up even if she’d wanted to.
“I wasn’t expecting you to be such an overachiever,” she said tartly. “Gold star for you.”
ABOUT STEFANIE LONDON
Pretend It’s Love, is a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia. To get a FREE copy of A Kiss in Kite Harbor, go here: Originally from Melbourne, Australia Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her wonderful husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee. Her bestselling book,
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