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Saturday, October 20, 2012
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(Thanks so much to the ladies at Book Lovin’ Mamas for letting me share a bit of Rhett Worth with everyone today!)
Please enjoy this exclusive, never before seen (slightly adult-ish) excerpt from Worth the Challenge, the latest in the Worth It series:
She walked inside the room, her steps faltering when the three men who sat at the table turned to look at her. Alex, Hunter and Rhett Worth watched as she approached, power exuding from them in tangible waves. All three of them were clad in expensive designer suits. Colorful silk ties by Worth Luxury circled their necks.
Alex sent his brothers a measured look before he stood, the other two following his lead, and he came toward Ella with his hand extended, a polite smile curling his lips. “Alexander Worth. So glad you could join us today, Miss Durand.”
“Thank you.” She took his hand, marveled that she didn’t feel a thing when he touched her. “It’s nice to meet you.”
She turned to Hunter, who introduced himself with gracious charm, his blue eyes twinkling when it was his turn to shake her hand. Again, she wondered why she felt absolutely nothing when he touched her.
Then she found Rhett standing in front of her, that lazy smile of his in full effect, making her knees weaken. He took her hand, gave it a more intimate squeeze versus the formal pump of a firm handshake. “Good to see you again, Gabriella. I trust you slept well?”
Heat sparked where their hands connected and his intimate question had her insides quivering. Their brief kiss came to mind and she was thankful he didn’t act awkward or try to ignore her. “I did, thank you.”
He released her hand, his fingers sliding over the top of hers and she barely restrained the shiver that overtook her at his simple touch. The smile grew, his eyes darkened as if perhaps his thoughts were the same as hers. Talk of sleeping well made her think of beds, which made her think of Rhett in her bed. Keeping her awake long through the night while he touched her, kissed her everywhere...
She wouldn’t be complaining of lack of sleep if that were the case.
“Have a seat.” He placed his hand at the small of her back and escorted her to a chair, pulling it out for her before she sat. Settling in beside her, he rested his arm on top of the table, his hand splayed, fingers rubbing against the shiny surface of the tabletop. His large watch drew her attention to his wrist, the fine dark hairs that grew there.
That hand had touched her last night. It had slid along her thigh with smooth, calculated precision, sending every nerve ending screaming with delight.
“Our human resources manager should be here any minute. Once she arrives, then we can begin discussions,” he explained.
Ella nodded, her gaze locked on his hand. The tip of his fingers did a slow glide. Down, then up, his fingers bent at the knuckles before they slid down again. Almost as if he was caressing the table, she couldn’t help but imagine those long, elegant fingers traveling along her bare skin, tracing a pattern around her nipple before they slipped down her belly, to finally stroke between her legs...
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Romance author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read — sexy contemporary romance and sensual historical romance. Digitally published since 2006, she currently writes for Samhain Publishing, Entangled Publishing’s Bliss Imprint, Avon Impulse and Carina Press. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.
Worth the Challenge
Together, they’re magic. Now to capture it in a bottle…
Worth It, Book 3
For once in his errant life, Rhett Worth is ready to prove to his older brothers he’s more than good looks and a woman-melting smile. Except he’s screwed up. And it’s about to hit the fan as he prepares to tell them he’s failed to deliver the master perfumer, Michel Durand, to create Worth Luxury’s signature scent.
Then salvation walks through the boardroom door, all wrapped up in a petite, seductive package.
Gabriella Durand is prepared to beg the Worths to give her capricious father another chance. Instead, she finds the devastatingly handsome Rhett Worth offering it to her as if he’d planned it all along. And Gabriella, hungry to emerge from her father’s shadow, jumps at it.
Soon they’re in Maui to hunt for the perfect scent…and find it in the tropical breeze that washes across their entwined bodies. Now the pressure is on to capture that passion in a bottle—before they let love complicate the delicate mix. Before a whiff of betrayal threatens to destroy everything.
Samhain buy link: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/worth-challenge-p-7038.html
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Worth-the-Challenge-ebook/dp/B009AZ3M8S
Barnes & Noble buy link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-challenge-karen-erickson/1113014170?ean=9781609288587
The first two in the series...
And the next one, due out 2/5/13
Karen is giving away a $50 giftcard (Amazon or B&N) to one lucky reader who follows her book tour. Open internationally. Keep up with Karen’s book tour here for other fun giveaways: http://karenwritesromance.com/virtual-book-tour/