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Today I'm offering another snippet from my upcoming release, THE PRICE OF SECRECY. This is book three of The Weathermen, and it will release sometime next month!! Dominic is taking Angela out to lunch her first day on the job, and she's a bit flustered ...
They walked past Merrick’s office and Dominic smiled at her. “You look very pretty today. That suit looks great on you.”
“Thank you.” She felt heat rise to her face, but that had as much to do with the unexpected compliment as the fact he’d waited to say something within earshot of Merrick. Had he done that on purpose? Judging from the look on Merrick’s face, he had. Was he marking his territory, or was there a history there? Either way, she had no desire to be a pawn in his game.
“Where are we going?” she asked, hoping if she changed the subject he’d behave like the gentleman she knew was in there.
“It’s a place right around the corner. Cibo Delizioso.”
He gave her an odd look and her stomach contracted, but not from hunger. She had grown up speaking both Italian and American English, and she still spoke Italian with her mother so she didn’t lose the language. But she needed to keep that a secret, obviously. “I had an Italian roommate in college.”
He nodded, but didn’t look convinced. Fuck. If she was going to work this closely with him, she’d need to be careful not to slip up like that.
The elevator was crowded, and so she was hyper aware of being pushed up against him as they rode down to the lobby. She inhaled his scent, woodsy and expensive, wondering what it would be like to lie next to him naked, that smell mixed with their sweat and the unmistakable aroma of sex. This was already difficult. She was in so much trouble here.
“Have you been there?” he asked.
“The restaurant? You’re kidding, right? It’s crazy expensive. No, I haven’t.”
He smiled down at her, and this close it sent shivers along her spine. She was reluctant to pull away her gaze but she finally did. When they reached the lobby, he shocked the hell out of her by holding out his arm. “In that case, allow me to introduce you to the fabulous world of my favorite restaurant.”
She took his arm and tried to ignore the curious looks as they got off elevator and walked through the lobby. He was a charmer and a flirt, but she wasn’t sure she agreed with Lesli’s assessment that he was a player. Just because he’d dated more than one woman didn’t make him a jerk. He was forty one years old. It would be odd if he hadn’t dated more than one woman. Still, she wasn’t about to discuss his dating life. She couldn’t get involved with him. It was too risky.
So why are you holding onto his arm like he’s your lover?
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This is from THE PRICE OF SECRECY, the third book in my series, The Weathermen, which will release sometime next month!! You can find books one and two - AN APPETITE FOR BLACKMAIL and OBSESSION BY DESIGN HERE, from Evernight Publishing.
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