A commanding presence in the boardroom and the bedroom, Deacon Beaumont has come to save the failing company French Kiss. He was born to be boss in this glamorous new world of lacy lingerie and stunning supermodels. But one bold and beautiful woman dares to question his authority.
Olivia Harrington has dedicated her life to the company's success. Just because Deacon is sexy as hell doesn't mean he'll make a better CEO. With alimitless supply of push-up bras and garter belts, Olivia turns her considerable feminine charms on Deacon to discover what makes him tick . . . and reveals instead the billion reasons why she wants him to stay.
Uncomfortable beneath his intense gaze, Olivia turned to the window. The plane taxied down the runway, gaining speed until the scenery became a blur, then it lifted and fought against gravity and wind currents until it reached the right elevation and was able to level out. Olivia felt the same way. She felt like she had spent her entire life fighting against unknown forces just to find that space where she could finally enjoy the ride. She was brought out of her thoughts by the caress of Deacon’s thumb on her knuckles. She turned from the deep blue of the skies to the deep purplish blue of Deacon’s eyes. And suddenly everything inside her leveled out.
“So tell me, Ms. Harrington,” he said with a slight tipping of his lips. “What else do you want besides a trip to Paris?”
It was a good question. At one time, she could’ve easily answered it: Her father’s return. Michael’s love. French Kiss’s success. But now, her mind seemed empty of want . . . save for one thing.
Unable to help herself, she leaned across and kissed him. His lips were as hot as the rest of him, and she moistened them with her tongue before hungrily taking advantage of their softness. He went to release the clasp on his seatbelt so he could no doubt take control of the situation, but Olivia pulled back and shook her head.
He sent her a quizzical look, but allowed her to take his hand from the clasp and rest it on the arm of the seat. After unbuckling her belt, she did the same with his other hand, curling his fingers around the soft leather of the arm.
The flight attendant appeared, carrying a bottle of champagne. “Would you like me to serve lunch now, Mr. Beaumont, or wait until later?”
“Later would be better,” Olivia said with a smile. “Mr. Beaumont and I have some business to discuss.”
“Of course.” The attendant placed the bottle of champagne in the holder on the mini bar. “Just buzz if you need me.” She pulled the pocket door closed behind her.
Olivia turned to find Deacon watching her. “Please don’t tell me we’re going to spend the entire trip talking about business,” he said.
“What else would we do?” Slipping off her high heels, she got out of her seat and knelt in front of him. “Now the key to any good business meeting is knowing when to take charge and when to keep your mouth shut.” She smiled at him as she spread his legs and moved between them. “This time I’m in charge, Mr. Beaumont. Got it?”
About the Author
Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holiday series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn't writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.