Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
For ten long years Carter Lang’s secret desire for Leslie Brighten burned relentlessly. His secretary and fifteen years his junior, Leslie was off limits—a potential liability Carter refused to chance. But on the day of his early retirement, Carter discovers Leslie in an erotic situation that not only changes his mind about pursuing the beautiful object of his intense passion, it will change his life forever.
No one would know it from the looks of successful businessman Carter Lang, but insecurity has finally reared it's ugly head. A little age difference shouldn’t make him feel insecure, but it does, which is why he never made his move on his long-time secretary Leslie Brighten. Now on the verge of an early retirement, Carter decides to make one last power play but this time for Leslie.
Leslie has fantasized about her boss for a long time. A fantasy isn't all she wants to take with her when she leaves for her new job in Chicago – she wants one night of the real thing. Making a move on Carter Lang may not be the smartest thing seeing as how he only dates women of a certain class. Since she won't be seeing him again, why not give him something to remember her by.
Fair warning this short story is hot, hot, HOT! There is plenty solo and couples play with a variety of toys. Carter and Leslie were made for each other and why they never acted on their obvious chemistry sooner, will forever remain a mystery. Both characters reveal their vulnerabilities to the reader right from the start to form a connection. The ending, although happy, was still pleasantly surprising. My only complaint is that I wanted to see more of what happened to Carter and Leslie. Ms. Zinn penned a fluidly written tale of a love grown over time and passionately discovered. Readers looking for a contemporary erotic romance should absolutely read this one.
4 Tea Cups!