Maybe it's because my husband and I met at work? He wasn't my boss, though. In fact, we started out as just friends. And then when we started seeing each other, we kept it a secret. We didn't want anyone we worked with to know. What if it didn't work out (that was his fear)? I must admit, the secrecy was fun. Made everything much more illicit--and sorta naughty. Oh, how times have changed. Now we're just old married folks with a couple of kids...
But I digress. I wanted to tell you about Worth the Scandal, the first book in my new Worth It series at Samhain. Not only does Worth the Scandal have that boss/assistant trope I love so much, but there are a few other familiar tropes in the book as well. Not that I want to reveal them (I need to leave a few surprises!) but I will say I was feeling kinda old school while I wrote it.
Typical powerful, alpha male boss. Sweet little assistant who comes from a hard luck background. Glamour and wealth and jet setting around Europe, all of this and more is what makes up Worth the Scandal. I adored creating this world (and I'm still deeply immersed in it as I'm currently working on the third book of the series, Worth the Challenge.) and I hope readers adore it too.
Strictly business? Try telling that to her heart…
Worth It, Book 1
Alexander Worth, President and CEO of Worth Luxury Goods, is a man never to be crossed. His unwavering sense of responsibility to the family business requires him to always be in complete and utter control. Until it comes to Tessa Crawford.
She’s quietly professional, shy, voluptuous…and she works for him. Which means she is the one woman he must never touch, no matter how hard his gut twists with need for her.
After rising above her disadvantaged childhood, Tessa knows the last thing she should do is risk throwing it all away by falling into bed with her sexy boss. But on an extended European business trip, all self-imposed barriers burn away in the heat of their sizzling chemistry.
Once back home, though, whispers of corporate espionage turn into full-blown scandal—and Tessa finds out the hard way where Alex’s loyalties lie. Determined to soldier on, she picks herself up and carries on with a secret, yet welcomed burden. Never guessing that Alex will make a reappearance in her life, ready to show her once and for all that family does, indeed, come first.
Worth the Scandal is available at: Amazon | B&N | iBookstore | Samhain
Contest: I'm giving away a digital copy of Worth the Scandal PLUS a $10 gift card to Amazon or B&N (winner's choice!) to one lucky winner. Also this will run for the day and I will announce the winner in the comment section. Just answer this question in the comments, make sure you leave a contact email too:
Have you ever had a crush on your boss or a fellow employee?
Give us the all the scandalous details! I've had a few crushes, I'll admit it. One in particular that caused me to lose ten pounds. I lost my appetite whenever I was near him -- and we were together a lot! What a great diet that was. *winks*