Title: Possessed: Part 1
Author: Coco Cadence
My boss is an asshole.
I’d take off my heels and throw them at his face if they weren’t so expensive.
Why? Because my boss, the sexy, billionaire bad boy Leo King, wants me to be his wife.
That’s right. His wife. Except, it isn’t real. It’s all pretend so his family believes it, and I’m supposed to go along with it.
Asshole doesn’t even begin to describe him, and it’s only going to get worse. Especially because his cocky attitude and sudden interest in my private life make it difficult to concentrate on something other than his sexual innuendos. I always do what he wants, and we both know it. It’s not like I have a choice. Agree or get fired.
I’m going to need a drink … Or twenty.
The first part of Possessed, a three-part series from Coco Cadence. Note: This ends in a cliffhanger.
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The start of this novella had me shaking my head. An assistant who hates her boss vehemently and calls him names. She puts up with his antics because she earns a nice wage. Okay, I get that.
He asks her to participate in a ruse which will require her to spend much more time with him, portray something they are not and a few months later, just go back to how things are. Interesting twist.
But then during work hours she reaches out to a friend in the virtual friend and sneaks off to the restroom to participate in some completely inappropriate behavior. Hmmmm….. this one threw me for a loop.
So the story moves along and when my mind moves past the bad behavior of both characters, I actually find the story picking up steam. By the end, and a very unexpected twist, I have to say that this was a fun quick read that has lots of potential for some interesting turns. And while I believe I have already figured out a sub plot in the book, I am looking forward to reading more to see if I am correct and how the author plans to introduce this bombshell into the series.
“C’mon in. I want to see what you bought,” he says, winking.
I lick my lips, suddenly very aware of this dress plastered around my curvy body. Gathering some courage, I step further inside. His eyes skim me, starting at the bottom all the way to the top, slowly taking me in. He’s taking his time sucking up this image of me, which makes me wonder what in the hell is going through his head.
“Is it any good?” I ask, focusing on the dress instead of his eyes eye-fucking me.
“Oh …” he grunts. He seriously grunts. “Yes.”
I stare at him with raised eyebrows, not able to utter a single word.
“Close the door behind you,” he says.
I do as he says, but then when I turn my head back to him, he’s right in front of me. Instinctively, I take a step back, but I’m already against the door, and there’s no way out.
“It’s more than just ‘good’ …” he murmurs, licking his lips.
Oh Jesus, why did I look at his lips?
“You look like someone who should have dressed like this way long ago.”
My lips quiver. They never quiver. Goddammit, Sam, get your act together!
“And what’s that supposed to mean?” I say, swallowing away the lump in my throat.
He keeps inching closer. I keep trying to push further back into this door, but unfortunately, it’s not made of rubber.
His voice turns raw, laden with testosterone. “It means I think you look … sexy.”
Oh my god, I think I just died.
“Don’t look so surprised.” A smirk appears on his face. “Just because I’m an asshole, doesn’t mean I’m not a man.”
“I never thought you’d–”
“What? That I could ever think a woman like you is sexy?”
“I didn’t say that …”
“No, just you. I know what you’re thinking.” He takes a pluck of my hair and tucks it behind my ear. It feels like I’m dreaming, and I’m almost tempted to pinch my arm just to prove to myself that I am.
“Contrary to what you may think of me, you know nothing about my tastes,” he muses. “And my taste right now is you.”
My lips part. “W-What?”
“Oh, it’s purely for professional reasons, Miss Webber. If we’re to make a convincing couple, we’d have to kiss some time.”
Coco Cadence is an erotic romance writer, who loves cocky heroes and smartass heroines. She adores happy ever after’s as much as her fans do, and she will never stop writing them. In her free time she enjoys reading a good book, playing with her cute dogs, and spending quality time with her soon-to-be husband, but you can always find her drifting off into her mind to think of new stories.