Her Thrilling Fling
(Love at the Office, #1)
Publication date: October 5th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
“I love this author, her writing is crisp, clear, flawless, and her story-telling is brilliant.” 5 STAR
A daring ultimatum – and an unlikely romance!
Perla Lyman is the glamorous force behind Lyman News, and insists on the truth being told. After surviving a bitter tell-all by an ex-boyfriend and hidden financial issues, the final blow is having a slanderous article posted to her news site–causing her reputation to shatter.
Powerful billionaire Lucas Braxton is darkly handsome and wildly successful, yet refuses any contact with the media. Especially someone as flashy and curious as Perla Lyman. But when his young, impulsive sister hacks into Lyman News, he is dragged into negotiating with the beautiful influencer.
When Lucas asks her not to press charges, she offers him an ultimatum. She’ll grant the favor if he’ll accompany her as her besotted date to various high-profile events and give an exclusive tell-all interview to Lyman News.
When their orchestrated romance puts them in close proximity, it proves impossible to resist their secret desire. Will their stark differences fuel their growing passion, or will they go their separate ways when their bargain ends?
Her Thrilling Fling is the first book in the series Love at the Office. Each book is a stand-alone office romance and tells the story of one of the Lyman family members.
Love at the Office Series
Meet the Lyman Family: Albert and Victoria Lyman sold their family’s newspaper business a decade ago and relocated their family to Florida. Within the year, they launched a popular tabloid and the family went from barely making ends meet to fabulously wealthy. Their four children grow up juxtaposed between their previous life running a newspaper in New Jersey and a glamorous life near the beach. The Lymans embody all the strengths of a large, close-knit, loving family. They pull together in times of stress, openly show love and appreciation, and go the extra mile for each other when needed!
In the years that follow, each sibling embarks on their journey to find success and love.
Book 1: Her Thrilling Fling (fake relationship)
Book 2: His Boundless Fascination (second chance romance)
Book 3: Her Charming Entanglement (revenge plot)
More books coming soon!
Going over to her neatly styled marble desk, she opened her laptop and googled Lucas Braxton. An image appeared and her heart sped up. He stood aboard a sailing vessel with the sun behind him, shirtless with low-slung shorts, smiling for the camera. His lean, perfectly sculpted body looked almost bronze and his dark hair fell over his handsome face. Looking closer at the grainy image, she couldn’t quite make out the tattoo on his upper chest. She bet that the paparazzi took the shot and uploaded it without his knowledge.
Clicking on the next image, she saw that he was dressed in business attire, angled away from the camera, and there was something reluctant about his stance, almost as if he didn’t have any use for the larger world or talking to mere mortals. Maybe he was more interested in numbers than human connection.
She pulled up another photograph. She resisted swooning over his deep-set brown eyes, prominent cheekbones, and square jawline with a hint of five o’clock shadow. His nose was straight and powerful, reminding her of a warrior. She smiled at her wayward thoughts and told herself that it didn’t matter what he looked like.
But he had a sexiness about him that was difficult to dismiss and he seemed vaguely familiar. They had crossed paths at some event or social gathering. She had seen him near the bar and wanted to seek him out, but when she did, he had disappeared. She couldn’t remember if Nicholas was with her that particular evening, but he had often taken issue with her being too friendly or open.
Perla closed her laptop and dismissed the memory. Lucas Braxton would want her to let his relative walk away unscathed and she’d resist. At the core of this mess was an issue of fairness. The article that had been posted didn’t tell the truth about the congressman. It was meant to harm his reputation and it had succeeded.
Deciding not to put on her suit jacket, she took a sip of water and waited. She wanted to appear relaxed and in control, even if this unfortunate incident brought Lyman News to its knees.
Susie Warren is an up-and-coming author of smart, sexy contemporary romance. Her novels feature swoon-worthy heroes and determined, sassy heroines. Her stories take the reader on a heartfelt, emotional journey about discovering true love with plenty of plot twists, passionate moments, witty dialog, fiercely loyal family members and ultimately, a satisfying happily-ever-after. Each novel is part of a series with a large, tight-knit family expressing affection, showing endless support, and overcoming difficult circumstances together. Each novel can be read as a stand-alone romance or as part of the larger series.
Growing up in upstate New York with five brothers, endless responsibilities, and a large, extended family nourished her gift for storytelling. Fast forward a dozen years, she met her own larger-than-life hero in Chemistry class and after graduating college, they married and had three daring, creative children. In the intervening years, her passion for writing was mostly satisfied by writing advertising copy, technical briefs, and working for non-profits. As her oldest daughter graduated college, Susie took the creative leap and began writing full-time. She now has nearly a dozen published novels and the ideas for countless more.
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