I am not the type of girl to sleep around, so it is a shock when I come face to face with my one and only one-night stand on my first day at my new job as a junior associate at one of Manhattan’s biggest law firms. It turns out that my one-night stand has a reputation as a player and is one of the biggest commitment-phobes on the island. Not to mention the fact that he only has to snap his fingers and women fall at his feet. Can I forget about the sexiest night of my life and keep my professional mask in place? This is just the start of my problems in dealing with the complex office politics and my exploding passion for James.
Grimacing at Nick’s assumptions, I am about to turn my phone off when James unexpectedly jerks the phone out of my hand. My eyes widen in horror as he scrolls through my latest messages with Nick. I jump up and lunge for my phone, but it is too late. James has already seen the incriminating texts. Why did I have to send that stupid message to Nick this morning. I realized almost immediately after sending it that it would be wrong to lie to James. For our relationship to succeed, he needed to trust me.
I frantically try to grab my phone, but James holds it out of my reach and at the same time manages to wrestle me down onto the couch. My own ire ignites, and I ignore the fury blazing down at me. “What the hell is wrong with you? You can’t just grab my phone and read my personal messages.”
“From someone asking for my trust, you sure do seem to have a lot to hide.” James manages to get out around clenched teeth.
“Some women may find this possessive, domineering bullshit sexy, but let me tell you, I do not. Let me up.” During our tussle my robe had fallen open, and I feel exposed.
I watch as James’s eyes fall away from my face to take in the wide expanses of bared skin. Raising his eyes back to mine, he smiles with cold calculation. “Oh baby, I like you right where you are.” A shiver of apprehension rolls over me. “Tell me, Lainey. Have you been naughty?”
Looking up at him with wide eyes, I shake my head back and forth.
Read the exciting conclusion to the story of James and Lainey.
Contemporary romance writer, Ava Hayworth, pulls out all the stops in this breathtaking saga.
I understand that James wants to protect me and keep me safe, but he goes about it the wrong way. I can’t live a life where the man I love shuts me out. I long for James to share his problems with me so that we can work together as a team. Will he ever learn that he can trust me?