A seductive affair is twisted by secrets in the latest Salon Games novel from the author of Over Exposed.
To the outside world, Dane Connelly is the playboy heir of a media mogul, his life a series of one-night stands with no commitments. Only in the Salon does he satisfy his darker urges with willing partners. Life was perfect…until his best friend fell in love. Now Dane knows exactly what he’s been missing—and exactly who he wants.
Talia Driscoll enjoys creating perfection. She loves bright, glittery parties and fairy tale weddings. But she knows the illusion is short-lived. Nothing lasts forever and everyone lies to get what they want. After all, she lies about her true identity every day.
After an explosive night at the Salon, Dane is determined to sway the reluctant Talia to be his completely. But the secrets that keep them apart are at odds with the erotic passion that draws them together…
Praise for the Salon Games novels:
“Ms. Julian gives the readers what they want and so much more.”—Fallen Angel Reviews
“An emotionally charged journey filled with lust, betrayal and secrets.”—RT Book Reviews
“Stephanie Julian know[s] how to write seriously hot, melt your e-reader sex scenes.”—Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
“I’m fairly civilized on the outside,” he continued. “But it’s a front most of the time. Your turn now. What do you see when you look at me?”
Her pause lasted long enough that he thought she might not answer.
Finally, she cocked her head to the side. “I see a man who makes me want to break a few hard-and-fast rules I’ve set for myself.”
Sounded good so far. “And what are those?”
“I saw the hell my mom went through with my dad, and I never want to have to deal with that. I’m not looking for a man to complete my life. I never want to be one of those women whose lives revolve around men.”
He smiled at the thought of Talia ever blindly pursuing a man at the cost of her business. “I don’t think you have to worry about that. You’re too focused.”
Her answering smile made his cock twitch. “High praise coming from you, I think.”
“Which doesn’t mean I don’t think you’re sexy as all hell.”
Rising up on her knees, she put her hands on his shoulders and leaned down until her lips were only inches away from his. “I want you to know I didn’t plan on this happening.”
“What? You weren’t planning on seducing me into your bed tonight?”
“No. I might have been planning to seduce you into a bed at Haven.. But I guess we’ll just have to make do with my plain old queen bed tonight.”
Picking her up by her hips, he lifted her over him, her knees falling on either side of his hips.
“I think I can manage to get over my disappointment. Now kiss me, Tally.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for the adventurous reader. She’s a reformed reporter with a BA in English and a perpetually messy house (and no real desire to do anything about that). She’s happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.
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