He's not who she expected, but he's exactly the man she needs…
When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it's Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom--and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas--who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.
So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.
Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he's ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that "bonus" becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed--so to speak--with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he's not interested in keeping things professional…
I thought that was quite yummy…
This is a first Samanthe read for me and I’m not sure why. I have her other books but haven’t gotten to them yet, wut?!! I’ll say it off the bat, if all my Entangled Brazen reads are like hers (or Tessa’s, as in Tessa Bailey), you can sign me up ALL the time!
While this started out weird, as in “you seriously were not able to tell that wasn’t your boyfriend question mark times 2” type of weird, the story and the writing hooked me in quite quickly.
It’s a familiar trope with the former then turned potential boss again attracted to the employee. Rafe is the boss bent on proving something to his father, never the one for serious commitment and meeting a former turned potential employee again who somehow got under his skin. Chelsea is the employee, who’s trying to get on with her life with a fresh start but turns out, can’t get very far away from Rafe, and as much as she has this new deal with herself about relationships, which fortunately aligns with Rafe’s thing about relationships, the heart wants what the heart wants ultimately.
Their interaction is smart, funny and HOT *g*. The side characters are just as witty, with the exception of the ex, of course.
It’s a quick read, for sure. And it’s quite a delish read at that. Oh yah, I already mentioned that… Oh Rafe, Rafe, Rafe…
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