Uncovering this sexy geek’s charm is easy. Keeping her hands off of him is impossible.
While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto.
Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk. Holly’s rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she’s never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she’s just the woman for the job.
With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the man he thinks he should be without losing the man she’s starting to love?
What do you get when you have a woman who has been burned by a self-centered executive and a newly appointed executive who is more concerned about physics than running a company? You get a wonderful story where everyone realizes everything may not be what it seems.
The last thing Holly wants to do is get involved with a client, especially one who is trying to improve his image to fit in with the company he is now in charge of. However, she can't deny the feelings he brings out in her whenever she thinks of him, let alone how much he makes her ache for more.
Ben would much rather be coming up with a new invention to help his company grow than be the new head of the company. So when he is thrust into this new role, his whole appearance and demeanor is lacking. Then he remembers the beautiful woman who helped him out of a jam and hoped she would be willing to help a little longer.
The longer they are around each other, the more their feelings start to grow. While Ben knows Holly is hesitant to start any relationship with a client, he hopes he can convince her he is worth the risk. Holly wants Ben badly, but also doesn't want to risk her business in the process.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the banter between Holly and Ben. Who knew talking about the brewery business could be so steamy? I loved watching Ben grow into a more confident person and stick up for what he believed in. He is definitely going on my BBF list! And Holly, I enjoyed watching her realize she deserves happiness and to not let anything stand in her way. I highly recommend this book this book to anyone looking for a nerd to hot lover story!!
“Yes,” Holly said, surprised by the breathlessness in her own voice. “I want you, you want me, and I’m tired of fighting it. Take the next exit, please.”
“Where are we going?” His hand moved a fraction of an inch up her thigh, and Holly nearly moaned with pleasure.
“You don’t have a bed, and my place is too far away. There’s a hotel right up there and it seems like the surest way to have you inside me within five minutes.”
“Yes, ma’am.” Ben grinned and slid his hand further up her thigh. “And this is why you’re well-qualified to coach me on assertiveness. You’re a woman who knows what she wants.”
“I think you’ve mastered a few things yourself, Mr. CEO.” She watched his hand slide further up her thigh as he pushed her skirt up higher.
“Yes, but a little hands-on experience is always valuable if I’m really going to get behind the issue for some strategic interplay.”
She grinned, pretty sure this was the first time anyone had attempted to use business jargon as a seduction tool. “I think I can slot you in.”
“Excellent. I’d like to touch base on the liquidity of your assets as soon as possible.”
He shoved her skirt higher and Holly let her legs fall apart. Ben accepted the invitation, his fingers grazing the satin center of her panties, and Holly heard herself gasp.
“God yes!” she gasped, pressing against his fingertips. “Right there.”
Tawna Fenske is a romantic comedy author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Her offbeat brand of romance has been praised by Booklist as “A tame Carl Hiaasen on cupid juice,” and RT Book Reviews nominated her debut novel for contemporary romance of the year. Tawna is a fourth generation Oregonian who can peel a banana with her toes and who loses an average of 20 pairs of eyeglasses per year. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, step kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.
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