by: Roxanne Snopek
Series: Men of the Zodiac
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2015
He takes control...and gives all kinds of pleasure
In the space of about a second, successful restaurateur Dane Bergman has gone from millionaire playboy to daddy. Now he's the sole guardian of a very adorable and willful four-year-old child, and he's counting on his executive assistant, Pamela Atwater, to save his ass. Even if it means bringing her along on a month-long ocean-side retreat...
Pamela Atwater prides herself on being the perfect assistant. Whatever Dane wants or needs, she's there—pretending to ignore Dane's golden charm and drop-dead gorgeousness. On vacation, however, Pamela sees a side of Dane she never imagined. And it's a side that tempts her to cross the line between professional and personal. But is one month enough time to prove to Dane that his perfect assistant might just be his perfect match?
Pamela had been at the office for an hour and a half when the outer door opened and Dane walked in.
He was dressed immaculately, hair, cuff links, shoes, cologne, everything precise, as always. But there was an air of bewilderment about him that only she would notice.
“What are you doing here? I thought Dani wasn’t starting preschool until next week.”
Dane had pulled strings and gotten his new-to-him daughter into an exclusive north shore program that most parents applied to before their children were even conceived.
Pamela stopped in front of the coffee station tucked into her cherrywood cabinets about to fill the receptacle for a much-needed waker-upper. Water sloshed over her hand. “Then where is she?”
“In the waiting room. How about adding some Scotch to that?” he suggested.
She looked through the doorway. Dani was indeed sitting on one of the chrome visitor chairs, swinging her feet, looking at the book in her lap. Pamela lowered her voice. “You can’t just leave her out there all day! And don’t joke about liquor at nine in the morning. You’re a father now.” The machine began hissing and spitting.
“Look,” said Dane. “She locked herself in the bathroom after you left. Told me to go away because she was, and I’m quoting here ‘busy pooping.’ For twenty minutes.”
“And you didn’t go in to check on her?”
“No!” He looked horrified. “What was I supposed to do, break down the door?”
“So you thought, what, you’d just come to the office like usual and everything would work itself out?”
Anger bit through her composure. Employer or not, he needed a priority adjustment.
“I thought,” he began, aiming a devastatingly adorable half grin in her direction, “since you were here…”
“Here’s another thought.” She lifted her chin. “Go home. I’ve already cleared your schedule. You can do this.”
He sat down heavily at his desk. “She needs a woman.”
“She needs someone reliable.”
“Then get a nanny,” she snapped.
“She needs someone like… you.”
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**Each book in the series is a standalone. The connection is the men have characteristics based on their astrological sign.**
Aries ~ Impulse Control by Amanda Usen
Taurus ~ The Millionaire’s Deception by Wendy Bryne
Gemini ~ The Millionaire’s Forever by Sonya Weiss
Cancer ~ Ten Days in Tuscany by Annie Seaton
Leo ~ The Millionaire Daddy Project by Roxanne Snopek
Before she was a novelist, Roxanne was an aerobics instructor (fired for insufficient coordination), a cosmetics salesperson (lacked that go-for-the-throat sales attitude), a dog-trainer (they all died*), a tax consultant with H&R Block (yeah, that was before Quicken and TurboTax), taught dog and cat breed names (she's a font of useless information) and even wrote content for an interactive romance/mystery video game (still can't master Windows 8.)
Now she explores all kinds of careers from the safety of her desk, through her characters. It's better for everyone that way.
*It was 25 years ago, people! It's not like they died because of her!
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