Title: Dutch Treat, The Love in the Lowlands Series
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, Office Romance
Can a fun-loving Dutchman convince an uptight attorney to break all her rules?
I live my life by my rules. I don’t care if I suddenly find myself working overseas in Holland. My rules are my rules, and I’m sticking to them. Everyone can call me Uptight Avery all they want. Not my problem.
Rule #1: Do not tell a subordinate he looks like a Norse god – even if it’s true.
Rule #2: Do not kiss a subordinate when in a conference room with windows for walls. Scratch that. No kissing subordinates period.
Rule #3: Do not stare at a subordinate’s ahem assets when he’s half-naked because you barged into his hotel room. And maybe not barge into his hotel room either.
Rule #4: And do not, under any circumstance, drink too many Pumpkin Spice White Russians and fling yourself into bed with your flirty subordinate.
Will Avery Go Dutch and enjoy herself a scrumptious-looking Dutch Treat? Or will she stick to her rules no matter how much her fingers itch to strip Niels bare and lick him from head to toe?
This office romantic comedy features a workaholic determined to stay as far away from love and squishy feelings as possible, a fun-loving Dutchman who’s just as determined to force the workaholic to let her hair down, and two friends who have decided to try their hands at playing matchmaker.
Dutch Treat is a standalone book in the Love in the Lowlands romantic comedy series.
I gape at Niels. “Slightly above average? Is the country full of gigantic men who look like Norse gods?”
He wiggles his eyebrows. “You think I look like a Norse god?”
I bury my hands in my face. “It’s the champagne. It makes me say crazy things.” Crazy things which are true, but he doesn’t need to know I think he looks like a Norse god.
He snaps his fingers and tries to get the attention of the flight attendant. “Then, let’s get more champagne in you.”
I slap his hand out of the air. “I think not. I’m going to take another nap.”
“Works for me. You have this adorable snore when you sleep.”
“I do not snore!”
He chuckles. “Yeah, you do.”
“Do you say everything that pops in your head?”
He shrugs. “Pretty much. One thing you should know about Dutch people. We’re very direct.”
“Direct or rude?”
He frowns. “Saying you’re adorable when you sleep is rude? Americans are weird.”
“And it’s not weird to feign sleeping forcing a woman you don’t know to crawl over you to go to the bathroom?”
He grins. “I wouldn’t call it weird. Smart is more like it.”
I can’t help, his reply is beyond crazy. I giggle. “You’re certifiable.”
He bows. “Thank you.”
“And a goofball.”
He bumps my shoulder. “Ah, you like me.”
D.E. Haggerty is actually just plain old Dena, but she thinks using initials makes her sound like one of the cool kids. She was born and raised in the U.S. but has spent the majority of her adult life abroad living in cool-sounding places like Istanbul, Heidelberg, and The Hague. She has job hopped from military policewoman to lawyer to B&B owner. She finally jumped off the job hopping bandwagon a few years ago when she decided to turn her addiction to romance novels into a career. If anyone has ideas on how to turn a love of wine into a job, she's all ears.
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