TITLE: BAD GIRL!
GENRE: Mystery/Suspense (steamy romance)
“This is not a date!” Her stilettos paced a tempo on the hardwood floor, echoing throughout his sparsely furnished bachelor apartment.
“Well, it kinda is.” He winked, trying to play the cute card but she wasn’t buying it. No gain on play.
She gazed at him with the same detached air, like a scientist observing a lab rat. “This is strictly a business arrangement.”
“We could make it a date.” He patted the sofa beside him. “Sit down and relax.” He flashed his boyish grin.
She huffed out an impatient sigh. “That’s against the rules. You better get this right or I’m outta here.” She turned as if to leave.
The rules again. “Wait! I worship you. You’re a goddess. You drive me wild with desire. I think about you all the time.”
“And?” A smile played at the corners of her mouth.
“And-—” He loosened his tie. “The thought of you turns me into carbon steel and warm butter at the same time.” He ran his fingers through his hair, cropped short in an attempt to control the curl.
“And?” She took three steps toward him, stopping so close the scent of her perfume hit him like a fist. She tapped one of her red stillettos.
He stared at her pedicured toes, gleaming as bright as the gold ankle bracelet he’d bought her. “And because I’m your worthless slave to use and abuse. Do with me as you please, just do me.”
“Not an option,” she said.