prior to such New York Times bestselling thrillers as Blood Dreams and Sleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper made her mark with novels uniquely mixing romance and suspense. during this new version of C.J.’s Fate, Hooper offers a humorous, horny, heartfelt tale approximately breaking unfastened, taking chances—and discovering the very last thing you’re taking a look for.
Librarian C. J. Adams thinks marriage is a superb tradition—for someone else. the affection of her existence is historical past, and in her adventure, few males evaluate with the bold heroes who formed civilization. Well-traveled, well-educated, and content material to stick unmarried, C.J. is confident she isn’t lacking something. yet her shut neighbors disagree. once they get to the bottom of to discover her soul mate in the course of a visit to Aspen, C.J. remains a step prior to them by way of enlisting a beautiful stranger to pose as her lover. however the guy proves to be way more charismatic—and convincing—than she anticipated, and C.J. quickly discovers a facet of herself she didn’t understand existed. She by no means imagined that the Rockies had extra in shop for her than a snowboarding journey with associates, yet no matter if she likes it or no longer, C.J.’s destiny is set to be sealed.
concept I’d be asserting that, sweetie.” swiftly, C.J. acknowledged, “Let’s now not discuss that now. this is often Kathy’s time, take into accout? we need to get via her marriage ceremony first.” “We can make it a double wedding,” Jan mentioned suggestively. “No!” C.J. knew that her voice used to be too sharp, and rushed on earlier than Jan may perhaps observe it. “Like you acknowledged, destiny doesn’t understand an excessive amount of approximately me. and that i don’t understand a lot approximately him. we'd like a bit time, Jan.” Jan sighed. “You’re correct, in fact. however it could were.
“Damnit, allow move of me!” “No,” he answered flatly. Startled, C.J. seemed up at him and came upon that appearances may be—and typically were—deceptive. Expressionless face although, he used to be livid. It used to be yet one more side of the guy, and C.J. was once unexpectedly cautious of this unsuspected facet of him. As she stood silently beside him within the elevator, she felt ridiculously like a pass among a sulking little woman and a coach whose sunny-tempered lion confirmed a unexpected and alarming tendency.
within the air, and clouds with silver linings. a guy who can make love lightly and with nice tenderness, then flip without notice and revert to primal guy, choked with fiery ardour and uncooked want. A tall order. yet destiny crammed it. He may need taken a web page from C.J.’s publication and skim her brain. Or he may perhaps easily were drawing at the love of background that either one of them shared. maybe either. nonetheless, it might were the typical outpouring of destiny in love. no matter what it was once, C.J. was once by way of turns.
Uncle. And while he died, he left every thing to us—mostly to me. on account that Siri follows my suggestion, and because we personal the vast majority of inventory, I—more or less—own the company.” “What type of company?” he requested slowly. C.J. sighed back. “We make games, and computers…electronic elements for plane and spacecraft. We’re diversified,” she ended brightly. “The company’s starting to be through leaps and bounds.” “I’ll bet,” he stated, evidently taking into consideration the booming machine undefined. after which he began to.
To her. by the point destiny had swiftly, carelessly, discarded his personal garments, she used to be all the way down to panties and bra. He wasted no time in ridding her of the fragile scraps of satin and lace. “Look what you did,” she scolded breathlessly. destiny dropped the ruined tatters to the ground. “I warned you,” he stated, instantly sweeping her into his hands and putting her impatiently at the turned-down mattress. C.J. giggled as his weight got here down beside her. “Next time I’ll pay extra attention.” “Or strip.