First Page Peek – Office Affair (First time peek too)

Office Affair was the book I never meant to write. And then someone (Ahem, KittyKelly) emailed to ask about a sequel to Island Idyll, and there was the story. Fully formed in my head. The book releases on the 1st of May, and is in fact so new, I haven’t finished editing it. It doesn’t even have a cover yet. So this is a real first peak!

First Page of Office Affair

Chapter One

“You want to know what I think?”

Ben Cowley jerked his head up at the unexpected voice. He’d been so immersed in figures, he’d had no idea anyone was in his office. Hell, he had no idea anyone was left in the building. At this time of night he’d assumed everyone else had gone home.

“I always want to know what you think.” He flashed the woman standing in the doorway his biggest smile, knowing he flirted shamelessly.

“I think you need to get laid. And you need to get laid soon.”

The smile vanished. “Pardon?”

“You’re a mess, Cowley. You have been since you transferred to the Sydney office.”

A muscle twitched in his jaw, but he tried not to show any other emotion—even though his stomach clenched in a nasty knot. Ben raised an eyebrow in question. “Is there a reason we’re having this conversation?”

She pursed her lips and gave him a somber nod. “You’ve changed. You’re not the same person you were when we first met. It’s almost as if you’ve lost your enthusiasm, lost your drive. People are starting to talk—”

“People?”

“Well, me.” She wrinkled her nose sheepishly. “And maybe not quite talk. It’s more like I’m getting worried about you.”

Ben looked wryly at her. She cut an imposing figure. Tall—made even taller by the four-inch heels she always wore—slim and dressed to kill. Kill competitors, that was. Melissa Sparks was an all-business, no-nonsense, one-hundred-percent goal-oriented investment banker. Much like Ben was.

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Stay tuned. Tomorrow I’ll post the last first page excerpt. The first page in the first book of an all new series, Speed.

Jess


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