Publisher Description

The set-up: He's her billionaire boss. She's in love with someone else. They both know it's wrong, but can't resist the temptation.
Lies. Deception. Destruction. Passion. A recipe for disaster or happily ever after? Follow Mia and Deacon on their epic journey. It will take them places they never wanted to go...

When Deacon Starkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.

Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse.

Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

Note to readers: First person point-of-view... his and hers! First book in series. No cliff-hangers!

June 15
Cheryl Douglas
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

PJSPhotogirl ,

Deacon (Book 1, Starkis Family Series)

What an interesting book. Although this story irritated me quit a bit, it also held my interest the entire time I was reading it - sign of a good author! I don't know if I would of been able to trust Deacon either. This story is a roller coaster ride full of emotion, & had me thinking, a lot.

MommaDuke68 ,

Deacon and Mia truly explemplify the old phrase “Love Conquers All”!

You will be drawn into Deason and Mia’s world of love, lies, and the ability to get beyond all that stands in the way of their happily ever after. Cheryl Douglas has truly outdone herself with the Starkis Family Series and I am excited to see what is to come for the rest of the family. Pre-order or purchase Deacon and let yourself escape into the Starkis world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Until Book Two…Smiles, CD

ClaudiaS1234 ,


The story is very plane. Model and a hot guy. They havent even begun dating and the guy is calling her wife material. Seems to move fast and the female lead is kind of a cry baby and very emotional.

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