It's Snippet Saturday time. I'm sorry to say life got crazy and I missed the last two Saturdays. Crazy how, you say? Well, for one we found out that my mom is now CANCER FREE! Great news, huh?
Also, I'm on a tight deadline and not nearly done with my book. So, that has me busy, busy, busy. :)
The theme this time around is 'workplace'. I chose a scene from Tempting Grace. I love the all relationships in this story. It's the last of my Vaughn series and this couple is special to me because of that. I hope you enjoy this scene!
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It was all
“Quit thinking about her.”
“No, I’d rather you lied to me,”
Merrick ground out. “Yes, I want the truth.”
“Just remember, you asked,” he warned. “Fighting with Grace is like foreplay. It turns us both on. She wants me as much as I want her. She just can’t seem to let her guard down long enough to let me in. I’ve yet to figure out why.” He leaned forward in the chair and said, “Maybe you can help me with that one.”
“Grace is my employee, and I protect my employees. You’re in dangerous territory, flirting with her. Sexual harassment isn’t something I take lightly,
“That’s not the point. The point is I protect what’s mine.”
“I would never hurt Grace.”
“But you are making her uncomfortable, and I can’t have that. Either back off or I’ll move her to a different position.”
“This isn’t a game to me. I care about your cousin. You can fire me, pull Grace under your wing or whatever, but I won’t stop pursuing her until she tells me to stop.”
“Grace doesn’t scare easily,”
Merrick mused. “But you’re right. She’s been watching you like a caged lioness. If you aren’t careful, she’ll have you for lunch. Grace can be damned mean when cornered.”
It was now or never. Time to make a deal with the devil. “I have a solution. One that will please everyone.”
“The Interop Convention in Vegas is coming up,”
stated, referring to the nation’s biggest information technology convention. Businesses from all over the world attended to view new cutting-edge technologies. It was May, and the convention was a week away. “I want to take Grace with me when I go. If she’s still resisting my irresistible charms after that, I’ll back off.” Jackson
“You and Grace in
for a week? You think I’ll agree to this?” Las Vegas
“I think you want Grace to be happy. I think you want harmony back in your office. Let me take Grace to Vegas. Not the whole week. Three days, that’s all I’m asking, and I promise you’ll have both.”
“Grace is like a sister to me, to Blade and Lacey too. I’d be very careful with her if I were you.”
He nodded. “I know how close you all are, but this is between Grace and me.”
“Yeah, we will.”***
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