What would you do to improve your life?
Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again?
Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him?
Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.
A Sneak Peek Inside...
He yanked me up from my seat and launched his lips on mine so fast the contact zapped me with a thousand volts. His strokes, bold at first, lightened to soft, tender kisses almost as if he was asking permission to enter—to taste.
The heat from his hands, holding my upper arms, seared me.
My fists clenched and unclenched over and over at my sides.
Touch him? Don’t touch him?
Unable to deny myself, I moved closer, aligning my body with his. My hands gravitated of their own volition, melting to his tight abs and drifting upward, over his chest and up to his neck, where I held on for the ride.
His loud groan rumbled across my breasts, and his firm arms wound around my back, crushing me against him.
For the first time in my life, I surrendered and parted my lips, ready to welcome him in. Instead of tongues diving toward one another, Linc stilled and clamped his mouth shut. As I started to step away, he clenched my hips, holding me in place. He pressed his forehead to mine and slammed his eyes closed.
Kiss me, please.
Who are Serena Thomas and Linc Jefferson?
Name: Serena Thomas
Occupation: Accountant, nanny, and I just got a new job at the Lounge, as an escort.
Physical Description: 5’10, long copper colored hair that comes down to my hips, and sea green eyes
Likes: I like to read romance and erotica
Dislikes: Mean people
Relationship Status: Single
Typical Friday Night: Working
Drink of Choice: Iced tea
Favorite Food: Ice cream
Favorite Song: Somewhere I Belong by Lincoln Park
Choice of Transportation: I have an old Toyota, but because I’m trying to save money, I walk/jog most places.
Panties or Thongs: Panties, but since I’m an escort now, I wear thongs.
Best Memory to Date: I’m still waiting for one.
Words to Live By: The path to serenity appears amid the storm.
Name: Lincoln Jefferson (a.k.a. Linc)
Occupation: Owner of The Lounge, an escort club.
Physical Description: 6’10’’ long black hair, mid-chest length
Likes: Women, reading poetry, and working out daily
Dislikes: Men who disrespect women (yeah, I know, I own an escort business, but looks can be deceiving J)
Relationship Status: Single
Typical Friday Night: Working @ The Lounge
Drink of Choice: Fifty-year-old scotch
Favorite Food: Steak & potatoes
Favorite Song: Nickelback “Savin’ Me”
Choice of Transportation: 1971 Oldsmobile 442 black muscle car with white stripes
Boxers or Briefs: Boxer-briefs, but I sleep naked.
Best Memory to Date: The day I met Serena Thomas.
Words to Live By: In loving memory of my mother who wrote these inspiring words in a poetry book she read to me throughout childhood.
My soul’s first embrace, cradled you with tender loving care.
My heart entwined to yours, enlivened from beat one.
My love transcends eternity, a guiding star enlightening the darkness.
May your soul nurture.
May your heart treasure.
May your love inspire.
Who is CC Koen?
C.C. Koen writes contemporary romance with a twist. An avid reader who enjoys mystery and suspense, her stories will never be what you expect. Determined to find adventure in her dreams and life, she enjoys skydiving, sailing and any activity that challenges her. Teacher by day, romance writer at night produce an active imagination that comes to life in her writing. Intensity is her debut novel.
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