A hot romance novel - first in a series of three.
Overworked CEO Ellison Thorne has no time for sex, let alone romance. The only answer, at least where his retiring business partner Beverly is concerned, is a no-strings sex clause in her replacement’s contract, designed to make Ellis’ busy life easier – and hotter. But she’s joking, right?
When Dee Henning takes over Beverly’s job, sparks fly between her and Ellis, but work takes priority in driven Dee’s life too. Can one night of passion in a Paris hotel room prove Beverly’s Sex Clause is their secret to success in the boardroom and the bedroom, and what will happen if that private clause becomes public knowledge?
As a writer, I’m always intrigued by how boy meets girl, and this one is quite unique. Retiring Executive Assistant Beverley proposes to her boss/business partner, Ellis, that he would do well to enact an Executive Sex Clause, that would allow him and his new EA to have sex whenever they want, no strings attached. This would remove the necessity to find a partner, yet allow them both to let off sexual steam. And sexually steamy it certainly is!
Dee has found her dream job working for Ellis, travelling to his far flung holdings with him, and being the best assistant she can. However, the sexual tension between her and Ellis leads him to finally propose the ESC, and she readily agrees because of her attraction to him. The clause works for a time, until both want more. However, Dee is afraid that Ellis feels nothing for her but sexual heat, and that the clause alone is the reason he keeps wanting her in his bed.
Ellis can’t seem to get Dee out of his head, although he doesn’t recognize that he is actually falling in love. There is a snake in the grass here, however, who threatens to expose the ESC to the media, which could ruin Ellis’ firm and Dee’s career. Industrial espionage is never easy to find or punish without fear of backlash, but with Dee’s help, Ellis is finally able to do just that. By the time the ESC is finally about to be outted, Ellis and Dee have got the perfect answer for the media.
Great villains in An Executive Decision. Got to love a deliciously evil person. Lots of conflicts, emotions, and differing goals that need to come together, but it is well done. Pretty good sex, too!
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