"You don't have to like me, Ms. Slade. But if you deliver results, I might be able to tolerate your presence in my home."
Fresh out of graduate school, aspiring author Victoria Slade is lucky to land a job as a tutor to an adopted overachieving ten-year-old boy. However, her boss — the stern, enigmatic billionaire Sebastian Chase — presents a difficulty for her. Victoria bristles under his low opinion of her and her working-class status, yet can't help wondering just how cold and hard he really is under his impeccably tailored suits.
Sebastian isn't prepared for the sudden presence of the redheaded woman in his home — or in his thoughts. He offers Victoria a way to both explore their attraction to each other and keep their professional distance. But even if she can pay the price to have him, how much is he willing to lose?
(This book contains steamy scenes and adult situations.)
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The word hung heavy in the air between them as soon as Sebastian spoke it.
He wasn't sure why he'd brought it up. Perhaps it was the twinge of jealousy he felt when her face lit up as she smiled at the waiter Marco. Or the way her wine-red hair glinted in the dim light of the Al Porto Italia. The way her skin glowed made him ache to reach out across the table to caress her hand with his fingers.
Perhaps he wanted to unnerve her a little, the way he was bit by bit coming undone every second they were in the same room together.
The slight flush on Victoria's cheeks gratified him only a little.