For two stubborn people, losing is not an option: “A high-powered romance . . . with laugh-out-loud humor.” —Publishers Weekly
Corporate mogul Shane Donovan sees the ultra-cool, collected Cecilia Riley as an ice queen—even if he can’t deny that, on the surface, she’s a work of perfection his body can’t ignore. Forced to spend two weeks in the same house with her for his sister’s upcoming wedding, Shane senses that deep down Cecilia mirrors his need. And he’s determined to draw her into a sexy game that will melt away her reserve . . .
Career-driven Cecilia has just enough free time in her schedule to head out of town for her brother’s wedding. But her agenda is thrown for a loop by the presence of Shane. Though his over-confident attitude leaves a lot to be desired, his insanely hot body has kept Cecilia up nights. Unsure what game Shane is playing, Cecilia takes the bait, bent on resisting him at all costs.
But as Shane and Cecilia discover, temptation follows no rules . . .
But as Shane and Cecilia discover, temptation follows no rules. . .
In the second Something New contemporary (after Take a Chance on Me), Dawson draws a clear picture of a high-powered romance. Cecilia Riley works for her father, a senator, as a PR adviser, while planning to run for a congressional seat of her own. She'll announce her run after her brother's wedding, but until then she's stuck for two weeks at the family farmhouse with the wedding party, including the bride's brother, powerful businessman Shane Donovan. The lust that sparks between them at the engagement party soon becomes romantic yearning. Cecilia's icy composure slips when she's around Shane, but his distress when he learns what she's willing to do to win her office keeps them apart. The titillating sex scenes feel like lost souls coming together. There's just enough series material to satisfy current fans while drawing in new readers with laugh-out-loud humor and natural dialogue.