Title: The Marriage Ultimatum
Author: Charlotte O’Shay
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Dead-end job? Dreary apartment? Disastrous love life? Check, check, and check. Toddler who makes it all worthwhile? Absolutely. Juggling work, college, and the care of young Alex was never Sabrina's plan.
But Sabrina's dreams are bigger than any curve ball life can throw at her. Her top priority is keeping her small family together, no matter what the cost. Vladimir Grigory doesn't believe in dreams. He earned his position at the top of New York's corporate ladder with his own sweat. His empire is his baby, and he'll destroy anyone who threatens it. Even the sexy employee who challenges him on every level. When the New York tabloids and the world call him the baby daddy of Sabrina's son, Vlad believes Sabrina is part of a plot to expose the secrets of his past. He threatens to destroy her future. But since Sabrina has secrets of her own, she has no choice but to agree to Vlad's marriage ultimatum.
“It’s not gonna be that easy to get rid of me.”
“I get the feeling nothing is easy with you,” he said.
His gaze was trained on her, and, as he leaned back in his seat, his relaxed body language was like a red flag to Sabrina’s overwrought senses.
Then, belatedly, he noticed Alex sitting quietly in his stroller, plucking Cheerios from a plastic cup and popping them into his mouth with toddler concentration all the while staring up at him with huge eyes.
His spine straightened at the sight of the little boy, disbelief evident on his face for an instant before being replaced by an impassive, clenched jaw.
Sabrina launched into speech.
“Yes, this is Alex. He’s the reason I’m here. You need to know, to understand. I want you to think about what you’re doing to us.”
“I just fired you. This is where you…”
“No.” She was emphatic. “I’m not going to just get out. I can’t just fade away. I need this job. We…need this job.”
She raised her chin, forced strength into her voice, forbidding the emotion to emerge.
“There is no one else. Alex needs me, and I need to work.”
Sabrina had her pride. She didn’t want him to know how close to the edge they lived. But unless he understood some of it, she had no chance of survival.
“My name is Sabrina and after last night, I can’t believe you have the nerve not to use it.”
“After last night, the last thing I’m going to do is use it,” he said. He looked up for a moment straight into her eyes.
Sabrina absorbed that admission, wearing her anger like a shield protecting her lest the fear push through.
Excerpt From: Charlotte O'Shay. “The Marriage Ultimatum.”
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The Marriage Ultimatum starts off my City of Dreams series. This steamy read is essentially a battle of wills between two people with deep secrets who are unwillingly drawn to each other.
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Charlotte O’Shay was born in New York City into a big family and then married into another big family.
Negotiating skills honed at the dinner table led her to a career in the law.
But after four beautiful children joined the crowded family tree, Charlotte traded her legal career to write about happily ever afters in the City of Dreams.
Charlotte loves to challenge her heroines and heroes with a crisis and watch them figure out who they are while they fall in love.
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