USA Today Bestselling Author
Dating a coworker is never a good idea.
But…maybe this once,
she could make an exception?
Chief Product Officer Selah Burton is great at her job. Still, she never expected her boss to ask her to help a friend with his product launch. She didn’t think she’d be attracted to the handsome tech billionaire, either. Yet…here she is…
Kieran O’Neal finds Selah attractive, but he had no idea his friend would rope her into a project to give him an opportunity to get to know her. The ruse is not a good idea. But putting an end to it…well, that’s harder to do than he imagined…
When the truth is spilled, can Kieran convince Selah to take a shot at love with him for real—or will his deception chase her away for good?
The moment Kiernan sees Selah he’s attracted to her and wants to ask her out. Unfortunately for him his friends Mason, Selah’s boss, and Henry Davenport a notorious matchmaker are present at the time. Now Henry and Mason are going to interfere and heaven only knows what they’re going to come up with instead of the simple asking out.
Kiernan owns DigiSoftKO the company that provides project software that Mason’s company uses. When Mason calls him informing him Selah’s on her way, he’s flabbergasted. He literal has no time to think up a project for her to help on. That is until she hands him her list. A list of flaws in that program that if corrected would definitely boost it’s ranking to number 1 instead of 2.
With the project born, Kiernan sets up a meeting with her on a Saturday at his favorite place. Little does he know all his hopes of dating Selah are about to come crashing down.
This is a favorite scene.
A server dressed in black with her hair in a high ponytail came to the table. “Are you ready to order, or will you be having the usual, Kieran?”
Selah found it interesting the server knew Kieran so well.
He nodded. “The chef’s choice and coffee cake.”
The server laughed. “So, the usual.”
Kieran handed her the menus. “Creature of habit.”
“Not really.” The server’s curious gaze traveled to Selah. “You’re not here with the guys.”
Selah waited for him to say this was a working meeting.
Instead, he grinned as if keeping a secret. “I’m not.”
“About time.” The server studied Selah for a moment before checking the carafe. “I’ll bring you more coffee.”
With that, she walked away.
Selah sipped her drink. “You come here a lot.”
He nodded. “But I’ve never brought a date.”
Date? Her muscles tensed, and each nerve ending shrieked. “This isn’t…”
“Or someone for a meeting.” The words rushed out. His eyes clouded with what appeared to be concern. “I hope I haven’t made you uncomfortable.”
The sincerity in his voice sent a sigh of relief to her lips. “No, and sorry if I overreacted. It’s a touchy subject for me. I dated a contract employee who worked at TVT. After that disaster, I promised myself I’d never break that rule again.”
His gaze narrowed. “I didn’t realize TVT has a fraternization policy.”
The memory of Axel’s betrayal and her hurt brought a shudder. “It’s not a company rule but a personal one.”
Kieran appeared to want to say something, but he sipped before lowering his cup. “Then, it’s a good thing this isn’t a date.”
His tone was harsher than usual. His coffee must have gone down wrong. Still, Selah was glad he understood. And why wouldn’t he?
It wasn’t as if someone like him would date a woman like her. She was an organizer and manager, a woman who got things done, not one who men dreamed of dating, especially a billionaire.
For the best.
Which logically made sense after Axel. She only wished her heart agreed.
Melissa McClone. The Kiss Catcher (Kindle Locations 564-584). Cardinal Press, LLC.
This whole thing blows up in so many ways. I laughed, sniffled and screamed at my kindle. These guys are so dang clueless at times.
This was a fun read with so many ups and downs and that simmer to sizzle romance that I love so very much!
5 Contented Purrs for Melissa!
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USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over forty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group.
With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters.
Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities.
Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, and cats who think they rule the house. They do!