* Book 1 of 2 in the Savage Hope Duet *
He thinks I'm a corporate spy. Me--plump, boring Mia James. Yes, I omitted an advanced degree on my resume, but being overqualified to be able to pay rent wasn't how I was going to start my newly single (okay, newly dumped) life.
Do I regret doing it? Seeing as how I got a junior secretary position in my field, for the private military company run by billionaire badass CEO Collin Stark no less, I'm going to go with 'no.' No regrets here. Which is what I basically tell Mr. Stark when he starts questioning my motives.
Did I mention he's an ex-Army interrogator? Or that he's too intense to put into words? While it's obvious he doesn't trust me, that's probably a good thing. Because something tells me if that hot, hardened man were to ever fully trust a woman, his intensity level over her would be...off the charts.
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She thinks I haven't noticed her all this time. Hell, I'd have to be missing both a brain and functioning balls to overlook the quietly enigmatic woman who's clearly too smart and skilled to be working in any entry-level capacity for me.
I don't want to believe Mia's capable of corporate espionage. But given the evidence, it's hard to think otherwise. Not that I seem to be capable of a whole lot of rational thought when I'm around her. She's my own curves-for-days kryptonite--which just makes her that much more dangerous.
Is it possible my enemies planted a woman in my company to seduce me (in the most awkwardly tempting way possible)? In the past, I would've said no way in hell. But after getting a taste of just how hot Mia can burn, I'm starting to see it's definitely possible...and damn worth it, either way.
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NOTE: While this is the Collin Stark (CEO of Stark International) mentioned throughout the Savage Trust series, the events of his story actually take place prior to Wrecked, Scarred, and Frayed. Be advised that Collin and Mia's story is a two-part 80K word duet. This is Book 1. Book 2 takes place six months after the end of this book, and as such, the books need to be read in order.
The Savage Hope Duet
- His Trust (Book 1)
- Her Heart (Book 2)
Also available bundled together as a set (Savage Hope, The Complete Duet Box Set)
Previously published as Smoke & Curves, Books 1 & 2 (c) 2013, and previously part of the Undeniably His bundled collection (c) 2013, revised throughout with freshly added content, changed/different story scenes, and a new extended ending.