By Jeffery Deaver
Taylor Lockwood spends her days operating as a paralegal in a single of latest York’s preeminent Wall highway legislations organizations and her nights taking part in jazz piano anywhere she will be able to. however the rhythm of her lifestyles is disrupted whilst lawyer Mitchell Reece requests her assist in finding a stolen rfile that can rate him not just the multimillion-dollar case he’s protecting yet his occupation besides.
Eager to catch up with to this good-looking, tremendous, and extremely deepest guy, Taylor indicators on...only to discover that as she delves deeper and deeper into what is going on at the back of closed doorways at Hubbard, White & Willis, she uncovers greater than she desires to know--including a plentitude of secrets and techniques destructive sufficient to break careers and unsafe adequate to push somebody to dedicate homicide. but who's able to going to that severe? along with her lifestyles at the line, Taylor is set to profit the deadly answer....
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I would like to make like to you. ” there has been no actual obstacle to her leaving. He wasn’t even status in her approach. One foot, then the opposite, and he or she may perhaps troop correct out the door. but she didn’t. Clayton crossed his legs. He brushed the tassel of his hair off his brow. “I have commitments,” she defined. No, no, no … Don’t say that. You’re assembly his argument. It’s like making excuses on your father. inform him to fuck off. overlook who he's. disregard the case. simply say it now: Fuck off. Fuck. Off. Say it! “Well, Taylor, all of us have commitments. That’s probably not the problem. ” She felt her throat thicken. Don’t swallow. It’s a weak point. She swallowed. “We don’t even be aware of one another. ” Clayton smiled, shaking his head. “Hey, glance, I don’t are looking to marry you. i would like to make like to you. That’s all. adults. I’m telling you that you’re an enticing lady. ” “I need to cross. ” “It’s no longer a compliment,” he endured. “It’s an remark. i understand how to make like to ladies. I’m strong at it. Don’t you discover me appealing? ” “That’s now not the point—” “So you do? ” he stated fast. He stroked the mattress and repeated, “I intend to make love with you. risk free and easy. ” Taylor smiled. “You don’t need to make love in any respect. you must fuck me. ” “No! ” he whispered harshly. Then he smiled. “I wish us to fuck jointly. ” Mistake, woman. He likes soiled speak. “Look. ” He waved his hand in entrance of his crotch like a magician. He used to be erect. “You did this. now not each person does. ” She discovered herself leaning again, first her arms at the wealthy bedspread, then her elbows. “Do you recognize first thing i spotted approximately you? ” Clayton whispered, touching a renegade strand of her hair. “Your eyes. Even from around the room. ” She rolled onto her facet. She glanced down among his legs and stated, “You’re proficient guy, Wendall. i'd have concept that with all of the pleasure on the enterprise you’d be extra distracted. ” He hesitated then requested, “ ‘Excitement’? ” “The merger. ” He didn’t flow for a second. She’d thrown him off stride. He laughed seductively. “I’ve bought a reasonably large urge for food. ” Taylor scanned his face, which used to be not more than twelve inches from hers. “I learn someplace that hunters make love sooner than the hunt,” she acknowledged. “Sex is meant to regular the hand. ” She shook her head. “Me, i believe it’s dissipating. ” “Ah, expend me, deplete me. …” however the phrases fell wanting their meant playfulness and he seemed like a school boy making an beside the point shaggy dog story. And without notice the stability of this contest shifted—barely—to her. He whispered, “Lie down, positioned your head at the pillow. ” He spoke in a enchanting voice and Taylor used to be without warning conscious of his penis urgent via layers of material opposed to her leg. Clayton acknowledged, “I have a few toys. ” “Do you? ” “I could make you're feeling very, first-class. Like you’ve by no means felt earlier than. ” She laughed and extra strength slipped to her part of the board. whilst the spell wasn’t operating, his strains started to sound foolish. She requested, “Why do you hate Donald Burdick? ” “I’m no longer drawn to speaking approximately him. Or concerning the merger.