"He wants answers.
She wants freedom.
The search is over...when they Conspire."
“I have approximately three hours of driving left, likely closer to two with my lead foot, to savor the silence, the calm before the storm. For tomorrow, the games begin, and I don’t mean the ones someone had sloppily played on my brother. No, I mean the kind I play…and win.”
Graham Harrison has a score to settle. Knowing in his heart of hearts that the information surrounding his younger brother is false, and somehow JCC Pharmaceuticals has played a part in it has him doing things only he could do…and taking any and all measures in order to find the answers he seeks. Devon’s reputation and his family’s honor are at stake, and Graham is going to uncover the truth…one way or another.
What Graham didn’t count on was Jocelyn Craig. Or the fact that the JCC namesake is more than just that…in more ways than one. Even in their first meeting, err excuse me, interview, there is something between them. Of course Jocelyn lets on about it first…Graham, I mean, Bryce is cool as cucumber; only momentarily distracted from the true path of his quest.
“…the glimmering of something intense in his gaze every time our eyes meet. I wonder if they darken or lighten a shade when he comes, an unknown hue all his own only shared with his lover. Where did that come from? Focus, Jocelyn, focus.”
Call it a hunch but there just might be a conspiracy at work here.
But maybe not in the way it’s expected…guess you’ll just have to find out.
“Usually things people say ‘off the cuff’, their secrets that slip out in an impulsive confession, are the most profound and hold the most honesty, and it disheartens me; this probably is too good to be true. It couldn’t be more ill-timed—a gorgeous, intelligent woman to whom I am magnetically drawn, busting all up in the middle of my path.”
What can I say, I’m in love with yet another book that SE Hall had her hand in. And also, I think I’ve found another favorite author that I will now have to go and devour all of her works as well. The combination of wit, charm, raw sex appeal, suspense, drama, and pure sweet moments had me in a vice grip. When I wasn’t reading, I was talking about reading to whomever would listen. And of course when I got to the end of my “this is what happened”, all I wanted to do was pick up in spot where I left off! So what that I was out to dinner…in a crowded restaurant…with my family…who is forbidden from devices at the table. There has to be exceptions, right?
All in all, I loved it. So there. Sometimes it’s all about K-I-S-S.
**5 Undercover Brother, Stars**
She giggles and kisses my lips softly. “I live here, so I’m not escaping, frowny-face. I need to use the bathroom.” She wrestles out from underneath my hold, stretching her arm to the chair beside the bed. Sitting up on the edge, she slips on a satin robe before standing.
“Why are you covering up that body, babe? I was already hard waiting to watch you go,” I tease…except not at all teasing.
“What?” She glances over her shoulder with a sassy grin. “You don’t like it?” She looks at her silky attire and runs her hands over the robe enticingly. “I’ll have you know, I’ve been told pink is my color.” Her mouth turns down subtly the second the words escape; a faraway sadness ghosting across her eyes for a fleeting second before she quickly dismisses the thought away and fakes a smile.
A surge of nausea consumes me, a shiver elicited with the chill that creeps up my spine, the unfair devil of irony dousing me in frigid shame and guilt.
It’s her—my Jocelyn—was Devon’s…fascination, his ‘I hope she feels the same.’
I just made love to the woman my little brother never even got a chance to ask on a date.