Reader age rating 17+
For 39-year-old Sam Davis, career, independence and control have always defined her. Relationships have never been a priority, much less even on her radar. Not only has there never been enough time, but she’s just never found the right man: someone strong enough not to be threatened by her success as well as a man whose own strength could allow her to give up some of her innate control. Between owning a successful Los Angeles entertainment ad agency and being the alpha-dog to her two pit bulls at home, Sam’s used to calling the shots. Always. But when she pitches for, and wins The Network account, its charismatic French founder, Laurent Román makes Sam question everything she’s ever known.
At Laurent’s insistence, he and Sam meet daily for the better part of a month. He has a network to launch and the stakes, pacing and intensity couldn’t be higher. Working this closely with the flirty Frenchman, they can’t help but get to know each other better, each day, her resolve waning and the lines blurring making it harder and harder for Sam to fight her attraction and his overtures. But it isn’t until they travel together that their relationship finally crosses the line. Sam had already witnessed Laurent’s domineering tendencies, but now she realizes how truly dominating he is. He pushes her beyond her comfort zone, making her simultaneously question and crave the things he does to her. Much as Sam knows she shouldn’t be sleeping with him, he makes her feel things she’s never before felt. But as their passion grows, so too do Sam’s fears that she’s risking her reputation and perhaps her entire career.