We are so excited to be participating in the LoveSwept Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop featuring Play with Me by bestselling author extraordinaire Lisa Renée Jones!Play With Me by Lisa Renée Jones
Series: Heating Up the Holidays #1
Published by LoveSwept on October 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories, waiting for the article that will launch her career to new heights. When she suddenly finds herself forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Vegas casino, Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposé: her boss, Damion Ward, the arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins to see another side of the man. And when she surrenders to the exhilarating tension simmering between them, Kali hopes her story will have a happy ending.
Kassiah: This is the first thing that I’ve read by Lisa Renée Jones, but I promise I’m reading everything she’s ever written as soon as possible. I loved this novella and am impressed with how much she was able to make me feel for these characters in such a short read.
Kali Miller’s dream is to be a reporter but due to a lack of reporting positions open, she ends up as executive secretary to hot CEO Damion Ward. Even though their chemistry is through the roof, they’re both determined not to give in to temptation. Kali doesn’t want to be just another notch in Damion’s belt and both of them don’t want to get involved in a relationship with someone they work with.
“Do you find me intimidating, Ms. Miller?”
I consider that objectively. “No. You don’t intimidate me.” My attraction to him does, and so does the idea of losing this job, but he doesn’t.
His brow arches. “You’re sure about that?”
Amid all their attraction, there is something suspicious going on with the company funds, not to mention some drama involving Kali’s ex turning up. Despite all their differences and all the reasons they shouldn’t, Kali and Damion can’t seem to stay away from each other.
“Either come with me,” Damion warns tightly, “or I’ll pick you up and carry you.”
Play with Me is the perfect holiday read and will be a great break from the Thanksgiving chaos for you. There’s drama right up until the very end, and I only wish it had been longer! Definitely check this story out.
I would recommend this book even if this were the only story in it–but luckily you get two more amazing tales to Heat Up your Holidays!
***About Lisa Renée Jones***
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renée Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.
*Heating Up the Holidays*
There are two other amazing stories in Heating Up the Holidays, and we can’t wait to share our reviews for them with you next month. In the meantime, check them out:
Snowfall by Mary Ann Rivers
Jenny Wright can’t get enough of her erotic conversations with someone she knows only as “C.” Flirting online helps Jenny temporarily escape confronting the changes to her life as she slowly loses her vision. Jenny’s occupational therapist, Evan Carlisle-Ford, is helping her prepare for the challenges ahead, but the forthright, trustworthy man can no longer ignore his growing attraction to his fiercely intelligent client. Now Jenny must choose between the safe, anonymous “C”—or the flesh-and-blood Evan, whose heated kisses can melt snow faster than it can fall.
After Midnight by Serena Bell
The clock is ticking down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, and all Nora Hart and Miles Shephard can think about is kissing each other—even though they met just minutes before. Then, as fast as Miles enters Nora’s life, he’s gone . . . and she never even gets the name of the man she thinks might just be “the one.” One year later, Nora and Miles are reunited. The chemistry between them is just as strong as they remember. But Miles broke her heart once before—and this time around, Nora’s not sure whether she can give love a second chance.
Gah! We can’t wait. And!!! We’ve got a NetGalley copy of Heating Up the Holidays to give away to one of our lucky readers! Just leave us a comment and let us know why you love Thanksgiving and why you’re excited to read Play With Me and/or Heating Up the Holidays! We’ll pick a winner on Monday, November 25, in the evening. Good luck!