Derek Sage doesn’t mix business with pleasure—certainly not after he’s been burned.
Being one of the top plaintiff’s attorneys in the Tampa Bay area requires focus and he can’t afford to lose that focus again. But a difficult case has Derek looking to a new attorney for assistance and she brings more than her legal expertise to the table.
Raina Dillon spent her first couple of years as an attorney at the public defender’s office, defending criminals and learning more than she ever imagined. Now, she’s ready to take on the legal world at one of the Tampa Bay area’s premier law firms. What she doesn’t expect is Derek Sage.
Can they put their attraction aside or will it consume them?
Interview with Jessica:
This is never as easy as it sounds – in part because I never know what people want to know.
I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio and moved to Florida after college to avoid having to scrape ice off my windshield ever again. And well, I love the beach. I’m a sports fanatic. I’m wine maker—from real California grapes transported to us here in Florida. I love being a mom—best and hardest job I’ve ever had. I have three children—two of which are twins. Not identical – one girl/one boy. Then we had a little girl 19 months later. We call her our French bottle of wine. 😉 Biggest surprise of my life was finding out during my first pregnancy that I was having twins. I married the man that was supposed to be just a summer romance in the summer between my college graduation and start of law school. But after a magical summer, we just couldn’t stop from falling in love. My nickname at work is Iron Butterfly. I love to travel. I love to laugh. I’m always reading. My Kindle, Nook and/or paperback are always within reach. I get super excited hearing from readers. Hint. Hint.
How do you reward yourself for completing a new manuscript?
What is/are your favorite book(s)?
What inspired Legal Desire?
What do you like most about your hero, Derek Sage?
What’s next for you?
“My thoughts on the Jenkins file?” She paused and raised her head, heat emanating from her honey-colored stare. “Or this obvious attraction between us?”
A small laugh left him. “Bold. And to the point.” He hesitated. “I like it.” Leaning back in the leather chair, he crossed his foot over his opposite knee and folded his hands in his lap. “Let’s talk about the more interesting of those two questions first. You find me attractive?”
Now she laughed. “Very much. Don’t all females?” She leaned her forearm on the table, baring cleavage so elegantly displayed between the gap of her suit jacket. A low growl rumbled through him.
“I’m not asking about all females. I’m asking if you do.”
“Yes, I do.”
“I think I’ve made it too obvious that I’m attracted to you. What do you propose we do about this?” He forced himself to meet her gaze. She pulled her bottom lip between her teeth. He vibrated with excitement. He wanted that lip between his teeth, his tongue lashing it and tasting whatever she’d drank from the cup sitting on the table. Watching her gnaw on her plump lip brought other visions—of her mouth wrapping around his cock. His erection pressed against his slacks, begging for release. His resolve sat on the brink.
“I’d say we have two options.” Her lips curled into a grin.
“I can help you with this case and we can try to pretend it doesn’t exist.” She didn’t sound too convinced about that option, and frankly, neither was he. He could barely think straight since meeting her and he’d only been in her presence a short period. Working with her on this case might kill him from a lust attack. “Or we can fuck and get it out of the way so we can focus on the Jenkins case.”
“Come again?” Had he heard her right? She caught him off guard, but he liked it. Screw that! He loved it.
“I think you heard me.” A mischievous smile. “And I vote for option two.”
“I’m harder than stone right now, Raina, and on the edge of crossing a line I’ve said I wouldn’t.” His voice dropped several octaves. His erection strained against his black slacks and the only acceptable relief would come from being buried inside of her. “I don’t have sex in the office and I don’t fuck co-workers, but you’re making me question both those rules.”
“How’s that saying go? Rules are meant to be broken. Or something like that.”
Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the stories floating around in her head!Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She’s a huge sports fan, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure.