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The Boss of Me – A 1-Night Stand Novella By Merryn Dexter


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The Boss of Me
A 1-Night Stand Novella
By
Merryn Dexter

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Dear Madame Evangeline…

Lou Jones loves her job, but she can’t ignore the attraction she feels for her boss, Daniel Smith. She contacts the 1Night Stand dating service hoping a little fantasy role play will help her get over her crush.

I want to see you in my office…
Daniel can’t believe his eyes, or his luck, when a misplaced letter gives him a shocking insight into the erotic thoughts of his personal assistant. The chance to satisfy her fantasies and make his own dreams come true is too tempting to resist.

This is fantasy, nothing more…
As they explore their every desire, Lou and Daniel find keeping reality at bay is harder than they thought. Will their 1Night Stand deliver the satisfaction Madame Eve prides herself upon, or are they just too close for comfort?

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Madam Eve is a specialist, one who manages to find the perfect match for the clients she excepts. This time however runs into a bit of a hitch. The boss her client references wants the date and the fantasy.

While I have often seen cold-feet happen in these tales, this is the first time I’ve seen it cancelled. Although that didn’t quite work out the way Lou thought it would.

A favorite scene occurs after they are almost caught by a colleague.

The heat of his body warmed her back, and he lifted her hair away from the nape of her neck to press a kiss there. “Relax, darling. You did great. I’m so proud of you.”

She didn’t know if he referred to Carl’s interruption or her earlier wanton submission. Wanting to sink into him, to lose herself in the arousal that came roaring back to life from the simple brush of his lips at her nape, she forced herself to stand stiff in his embrace. They’d barely escaped once; she couldn’t afford to allow him to take her over like that again.

“We can’t, Daniel.” Her breathy voice did little to convince either of them she meant the words.

“Don’t turn away from me now, Lou.” He rubbed small circles up the column of her neck, easing the knots of tension gathered there. Slipping higher, he massaged her scalp until she couldn’t hold in a soft sigh of pleasure. Damn, he had good hands. She let her lashes flutter closed, melting a fraction into his touch. Wrapping her hair tight around his fist, he tugged her head back in a sharp motion then fixed his mouth on the exposed side of her throat. The combination of the tingling pain in her scalp and the insistent suck of his lips sent her soaring. She couldn’t walk away from him now. Not tonight. Maybe not ever.

“Not here.” Yes, here, now! It took all her willpower not to drag her skirt back up and just bend over for him.

Daniel nipped her pulse point once more before easing his grip on her hair. “The hotel is still booked. I kept the reservation when you changed your mind about our date.”

What was he talking about? What date? He’d already mentioned something about her canceling their plans.

He made some space between them, giving her a chance to turn around and face him. Without his hands on her, she could think again, and a modicum of rationality returned. Coincidence she could buy, serendipity even, but she couldn’t believe they had been a random match. So, how?

“I still don’t understand how this happened. Madame Eve promised me complete discretion and anonymity.”

Tucking his hands in his pockets, Daniel paced a few feet from her and turned. “Ah. About that.” Gone was the confident, demanding lover. He looked nervous, abashed even. “A copy of your email found its way into the back of one of your reports. I know I shouldn’t have invaded your privacy like that, Lou, but goddamn it, I cannot say I’m sorry I read it. I contacted 1Night Stand and begged Madame Eve to set us up on a date.”

“Begged?” Lou should have been mad, but the idea of him reading her fantasies about him, along with being desperate to play them out with her, filled her with a sense of power.
Merryn Dexter. The Boss of Me (Kindle Locations 362-373). Decadent Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.

One extremely hot night begins and almost stops again at the hotel. But ever resilient, Daniel keeps everything going just at a different pace.

This one has a lot of twists to it. Twists that make me wonder if Madame Eve has made her first mistake ever.

5 Contented Purrs for Merryn!

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Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.

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Happy New Year 2017!


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As we enter this New Year, I want to thank all the Authors, Publishers and Publicity Groups that have contributed to my blog in 2016. Not only in ARCs but also in recommendations of new authors.

I look forward to reading and reviewing many new books this year. Some by new authors and others by authors I have come to love.

Each new book I read is a journey to a new adventure, a new love and new experiences for the heroes and heroines.

Thank You All For Your Love and Support!
Much Love,
Carol LaGatta

A MatchMaker Story: Mating Dance by Merryn Dexter – Black Hills Wolves #50


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Mating Dance
Black Hills Wolves #50
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The Matrons of the Tao Pack are on the hunt, seeking out unmated couples who would be a perfect match – even if they don’t know it yet.

Sander Burrows is a wolf with a broken spirit. During thirty-five years away from home and pack, he made a life for himself among the humans. Now, tragedy and a sense of failure drive him home into the arms of his loving family.

Aurora “Rory” Hanson hates Sander almost as much as she loves him. Humiliated at seventeen when he stood her up at the annual spring dance, she has since lived a life of relative solitude on the fringes of the pack.

When Sander catches sight and scent of Rory, feelings run hot. His wolf recognizes his mate and he’ll do just about anything to overcome Rory’s dislike of him. Even accept the assistance of four interfering busybodies.

The matrons want the old spring dance revived and what better way to “help” two fated wolves to happiness than to force Rory and Sander to work together on the organizing committee.

Finding love doesn’t get any easier even for wolves in their fifties. Misunderstandings, old hurts, and the sharp edge of Miss Kathy’s tongue must all be overcome if two old friends are to achieve true happiness.

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Second chances are the name of the game for the Tao Pack. Let’s face it since Drew took over more and more of the pack has returned. Each family with it’s own issues, drive and solutions.

The Matchmaker sub-series stars four Matrons of the pack. The self designated matchmakers, Miss Kathy, Miss Lonnie, Miss Fern and Miss Claire. They are convinced that to be strong,  the pack needs new mated couples to produce offspring.

Aurora (Rory) never left but stayed on the outskirts of the pack. She has a gift with plants and herbs, supplying them to the healers and the new diner.

As a police officer, Sander Burrows has had enough of the outside world when he faced yet one more failure. Not a failure as you might think, but more the inability to prevent yet another young person from falling prey to the streets. He feels the need for home and pack so he returns to the Black Hills and his family.

When Rory catches his scent near the construction of the new pack function hall, she knew she should have stayed away. Seeing him brought back painful memories she’d kept buried for years.

The matchmakers set things in motion by assigning Sander to escort Rory to the meetings for planning the opening of the function hall. Plans for a Spring Dance, that everyone seemed to be getting roped into a part of. This is a favorite scene from that meeting.

Thrum, thrum, thrum. Her pulse throbbed in her ears as she studied the man she had loved for most all of her life. His grin softened, the humor melting to a stronger, richer emotion. Paul tapped his pen softly on his pad. Sliding lower in his seat, he surreptitiously tried to escape his unexpected position of third wheel.

“Aurora? Aurora Jane!” Miss Lonnie rapped her knuckles on the table, startling Rory from her reverie.

“I’m sorry?” She turned toward the elder, the stars in her eyes shattering when she realized everyone around the table stared at her.

“We were talking about the decorations, dear,” Miss Fern interjected gently. “Lonnie wanted to know if you had any thoughts on the design, a theme perhaps?”

Theme? Seriously? As of an hour ago, Rory had been ensconced in her nice, peaceful little cabin, believing she had successfully ducked the committee, and now they expected her to have a theme? “Umm, theme, theme, theme.” She rubbed her damp palms on her jean-clad thighs, desperate to gather her scattered wits. “I thought I would open it up to suggestions. Do a little canvassing around town, see what the consensus is. Also, umm, until I have the dimensions of the hall, it’s hard to know what I’m working with, how big it is.” With a concerted effort, she forced her mouth shut against the stream of inanity.

“I’m sure that’s something Sander can help you with, dear,” Miss Lonnie said with a wicked smile as she turned her attention to the dark-haired wolf. “You’ll be happy to show Aurora how big it is, won’t you, Sander?” Turning in his seat, Sander took his sweet time as he studied her. His slow, lazy regard sent such a rush of blood to her cheeks, it made Rory light-headed.

“Miss Lonnie, I can’t think of anything I’d like to do more,” he drawled.

Hunkering down in her seat, Rory prayed for the ground to open up and swallow her whole. With a soft sigh, Paul reached beneath the table and gave the back of her hand a sympathetic pat.

It didn’t help. Nothing would help ever again.
Mating Dance (Black Hills Wolves #50) (Kindle Locations 539-555). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Thus begins a challenge for Sander and Rory, could she get over the past and take her mate? Only time will tell.

Rory and Sander both work with the teens of the pack, and in the process learn more of the pack around them. I really loved the way this story played out. I cried more than once, mostly happy tears. So be sure have some tissues handy. This yet another great love story from Merryn complete with lots of sizzle.

5 Contented Purrs for Merryn!

 

 

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Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.

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New From Merryn Dexter: Hunger Moon – Hot Moon Rising #7


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Hunger Moon
Hot Moon Rising #7
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A Charming Mask
Troy Lansing, envoy to the Brighton Pack has one mission – to find out everything he can about the new wolf pack living near his father’s territory. He offers the hand of friendship to the Moonlight pack, there’s just one problem. His father isn’t in the business of making friends.

A Stranger with Secrets
Belinda Thomas, omega to the Moonlight Pack is tasked by her alpha to find out the truth behind Troy’s façade. Her omega abilities give her a unique insight into the hearts of other wolves. When she comes face to face with the enigmatic Troy, she doesn’t know what to make of him. Her wolf knows though.

A Forbidden Passion
Bound by secrets, duty and honor, Troy and Bel are drawn to each other, moths to the destructive flames of their passion. They will risk it all for the hunger driving them both.

A Desperate Fight
Can Troy and Bel find a way to save the Moonlight pack from the evil clutches of the Brighton alpha? The final fight for freedom might cost them more than their love; they might have to pay the ultimate price.

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Holy Cow talk about a hold your breath can’t put down book. This one has it all, a mad Alpha, scared siblings and packs, a great Alpha, an Omega and really hot sex.

Troy is sent by his “father” and Alpha to study and plan a takeover of the new pack that has taken up residence in Moonlight. When he fist sees Bel he is surprised that he can’t seem to concentrate on the conversation with her Alpha Derek.

Bel on the other hand can’t seem to stop thinking of all the things she would like him to do to her. As fate would have it he is placed in the cabin next door to her and one thing leads to another and then they get interrupted. This is a favorite scene.
Bel reached for them, seeking to soothe the distress filling the clearing, but she came up empty. She could sense them, could feel the roil of emotions, but it felt like she was encased in amber, separated from her pack by a translucent shield. “What happened?” she asked, although she had a pretty good idea. Tucking her knees up, she curled her arms around them in a protective ball.

Troy roared a sound of incoheincoherent fury and broke away from Kirk, diving to his knees to gather her close against his chest. Exhaustion settled deep inside her limbs, and she turned her face, seeking the warm safety of the curve of his throat. Drawing deep breaths, she used his already-familiar scent to calm her racing mind.

“You projected, Bel,” Derek said, confirming her worst fears. It hadn’t happened for years. Not since she was a teenager struggling to come to terms with her emotional connection to the pack.

“How bad?” she whispered, burrowing nearer to the solid warmth of Troy’s body.

“Depends on your definition of bad,” Rand replied. “If you don’t mind the whole pack knowing you got your world rocked by Mr. Smooth here, then not bad at all.”

The hint of humor in his voice offered a slight balm to the surge of embarrassed horror coursing through her.

“Everyone?”

“Mrs. Meyer sounded very happy when I ran past their place on the way here,” Kirk muttered. “And Silver punched me in the face.”

Oh. God.

Mrs. Meyer was eighty if she was a day, and the idea of Kirk’s sweet, human mate striking him didn’t bear thinking about.

“I’m so sorry, Kirk. Is she okay?”

The big man barked a laugh.

“She’s fine, just mad because I left our bed when she wanted to go again.”

Humiliation burned through her, and she pressed her face deeper into Troy’s shoulder.

“Belinda. Look at me.” She raised her head, obeying the command of her alpha without hesitation. Derek lowered to one knee, ignoring the man beside her, focusing only on Bel. “Are you all right? Did you flame out?” It was a term they’d come up with when she overexerted her emotional abilities.

“I think so. I feel numb. Tired mostly, and more than a little embarrassed.”
Hunger Moon (Hot Moon Rising #7) (Kindle Locations 550-568). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

This is a series I haven’t yet read so, once again I am hooked and must go back to read the rest. However I notice another by Merryn that preceded this one so I purchased that one.

I hope you have more for this series Merryn, I really, really loved this read.

5 Contented Purrs for Merryn!

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Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.

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My Review – Black Hills Wolves #36 – A Mate’s Healing Touch by Merryn Dexter


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A Mate’s Healing Touch

Black Hills Wolves # 36

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She has a secret the wrong people know…
Hannah Fuentes has graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Hard Knocks. Beaten, pregnant and betrayed at seventeen, she has slowly built a life for herself and her daughter Jessie in the small town of Hennessey, South Dakota.

He faces a future he doesn’t want…
Caleb Burrows is leaving town. His parents long to return to Los Lobos and pack life, lured by the promise of change under the new Alpha, Drew Tao. The most vivid memories that Caleb and his twin siblings have of pack life are ones of betrayal, pain and horror. They do not remember a time when the pack was at peace.

A chance meeting…
Caleb has one final job to complete for the family construction business – the refurbishment of the local diner in Hennessey. He gets more than he bargained for, however. One look, one scent tells him that Hannah, the ‘pocket rocket’ waitress, is his mate. Caleb is determined that nothing will stop him from claiming her as his own.

The first touch…
An explosive encounter lays bare the secrets they have both fought so hard to keep hidden. Caleb must prove he can protect Hannah and her adorable little girl who steals his heart with one look. Can he persuade her to give up the safe life she has worked so hard for? Her burgeoning relationship with Caleb shows there are untold wonders to be explored in the hands of a man who understands her true worth.

The past will test them…
When Hannah’s past rears its ugly head, they must face it side by side. Only united can they save what is most precious to them. Together they will learn that family comes in many guises and there is nothing they won’t sacrifice when one of their own is threatened

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I love the Black Hills Wolves! Drew is an amazing Alpha and is really trying to get the pack together again in Los Lobos. Reaching out to all that had been driven away by his father.
In this tale we meet another family, that had been secreted away by Ryker. The Burrows family is preparing to relocate back to Los Lobos. They are planning to sell their construction business to two of their foremen but first they need to complete promised projects.The last thing Caleb expected when doing an appraisal on renovations to Will and Bridie’s Diner was to find his mate.
Mate. Ours. Seek. Claim.
 A Mate’s Healing Touch (Black Hills Wolves Book 36) (Kindle Locations 202-203). 
This sentiment seemed to scream from his wolf. I found this a bit amusing having seen many find their mates in this series. I don’t think any have had quite that reaction from their wolf, close but not quite.

Hannah doesn’t quite know what her feelings are other than she is nervous around this strange man. When circumstances have Caleb witnessing her using her unique power to help Bridie, the outcome is hotter than hell. This also causes a reaction of pain that has Caleb taking her pain and forcing him to change. OOPS! Shortly thereafter is my favorite scene when her daughter Jessie bursts into the kitchen.

“Momma, Momma! I missed you, what’s going on…oh! Look at the doggy; he’s beautiful. Can we keep him, Momma, can we?” Jessie whipped past Will and came to a sudden halt in front of the wolf. She was inches from his jaws, his head at the same height as hers although he sprawled across Hannah’s legs.

“Get back, Jessie!” Will made a grab for her, but her little arms circled the huge neck as she buried her face into his thick fur.

“I knew you would come,” she whispered. “I told Grampa my momma needed someone to protect her, and here you are.”

Jessie burrowed deeper against the wolf, who confounded Hannah by turning his head to rub against the little girl’s shoulder, tucking her close against his thick body.

Everything about the wolf’s body language was protective and although her maternal instincts screamed at her to pull her daughter away from the huge beast, enough rationality remained for her to sit still and observe the tender moment.

She raised her eyes to Will and quirked an eyebrow at him and he mouthed, “Grampa?” at her. She pointed back at him, assuming it meant him, but he shook his head in denial. Another mystery for them to unravel in a night of unsurpassed strangeness because there was no other man in Jessie’s life she could imagine her calling Grampa.

The weight on her legs grew uncomfortable and she tried to shift her legs a little. The wolf moved his head, swiping his big pink tongue up the side of the little girl’s face, making her giggle and squirm away from him. Raised up on his big broad paws, his shoulder stood above the child’s head once he gained his full height.
 A Mate’s Healing Touch (Black Hills Wolves Book 36) (Kindle Locations 465-477).

This was only the beginning of a very interesting, sizzling hot relationship. There is also a bonding of family both wolf and human that hasn’t been seen with regard to the Los Lobos pack before. I loved the way things play out and the lessons that they all learn.

5 Contented Purrs for Merryn!

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Don’t miss this latest from the Black Hills Wolves # 44 also by Merryn Dexter.

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Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.

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