TRAPPED WITH THE TYCOON – Jules Bennett
Mafia Moguls , Book 1
Harlequin Desire #2424
Contemporary Series Romance
Boston, Massachusetts – Present Day
Needing the work, the last thing event planner Zara Perkins wants to do is get romantically involved with her new boss, Braden O'Shea. But after her ex starts harassing her at a company party, it's Braden who rescues Zara and drives her to her house during a raging snowstorm. Alas, once they arrive, the authorities shut down the roads, forcing Zara and Braden to spend several days—and nights—alone. Braden is devastatingly attractive and turns on the charm. Even she realizes it's only a matter of time before they end up making love. But is mixing business with pleasure going to doom her job?
What Zara doesn't realize is that Braden has an ulterior motive in being around her. Some ancient scrolls that belong to his family were last seen in the house she lives in, and he is determined to get them back. Because of the “sensitivity” of the matter, he can't just ask her about them. He will have to steal them. To do this, Braden needs to distract Zara, which he will do by keeping her sated and sleepy in bed. However, the more he's around her, the worse he feels about the fact that he's deceiving her into becoming his lover. But is he fooling himself into thinking there's no chance of a future between them? How will she react if the truth comes out about why he's there?
Getting involved with your boss isn't the wisest thing to do, and Zara realizes this in TRAPPED WITH THE TYCOON, but temptation is too hard to resist. Rumors swirl about the O'Shea family and their reputed ties to the mafia, but outwardly Braden appears to be the decorum of honesty and respect. What she doesn't know is that there is some truth to the rumors and that Braden hopes to put his family on the straight and narrow path. Of course, stealing something (even if it originally belonged to your family) isn't the best way to start the road to honesty. Then there is the attraction between them that is sizzling hot…
Zara has had bad luck when it comes to men, and while she initially thinks getting involved with Braden is something she should avoid, she soon begins to anticipate the moment he'll make love to her. After all, there's not really a whole lot to do when you're stranded with your sexy boss in a house with no electricity and nowhere to go. Braden is an attentive lover, and soon Zara is falling for her boss. She doesn't have a clue that while she's asleep he's searching her house. But sometimes bad guys have a conscience…
Jules Bennett has penned sizzling tale of a family linked to the mafia and trying to change their reputation. Braden knows exactly what he's doing by seducing Zara, but he didn't expect that he'd fall for her. Their relationship is ready to be rocked by revelations and it will take a strong love to win the battle. Grab yourself a copy of TRAPPED WITH THE TYCOON to learn how Zara and Braden find their happily-ever-after.