Title Hotel King
Author Claire Marti
Genre Contemporary Romance
Entrepreneur Ryan Michaels never loses. Well, except that time, a few years ago when he lost a promotion to spoiled rich girl, Charlotte “Charlie” Ray. Now he’s forced to hire his nemesis to secure funding to develop a string of luxury boutique hotels. Not only does she not fit his corporate vision, but she’s too damn attractive for her own good. And his.
Working as VP of Sales and Marketing for a luxury hotel is Charlie’s dream job. Too bad her boss is Ryan Michaels, the same pompous stick-in-the-mud that she remembers. If he tells her that this project is his legacy one more time, she might scream. Or maybe kissing him will get him to shut up?
Because that’s the other thing. The sizzling attraction between Ryan and Charlie is impossible to ignore. But everyone knows not to mix business and pleasure. Don’t they?
She turned her head, and their mouths were mere inches apart. Her eyes widened and she drew in a sharp inhale. Then, she closed the distance between them and brushed her soft lips against his in a featherlight kiss.
He froze, every sense in his body on high alert. When he didn’t respond, she pulled back, her cheeks coloring. “I’m sorry, I––”
Before she could retreat further, he cupped her chin. Neither of them moved for a moment, then he slanted his mouth across hers again. She sighed and leaned into him, her lush lips parting. She tasted of rich wine and sweet Charlie. He wrapped his fingers around the back of her neck, held her still, and deepened the kiss. His tongue danced and sparred with hers and he growled deep in his throat. Every muscle leapt to attention and fire coursed through his veins.
With a throaty moan, she turned and slid her arms around his neck, arching her slender torso against his. Together, they tumbled to the hardwood floor with a thump. He landed on his ass, which served as a pretty good wake up call. She gasped and scooted away from him, her fingers pressed to her mouth, her dark eyes wide.
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Claire Marti is an award winning and USA Today Bestselling author of swoonworthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog and two clever cats. Claire started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.
Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga.
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