Excerpt from TOUCHING THE BOSS
Porn. So much porn.
Lori deleted file after file on the laptop in front of her. Kyle Drum apparently had quite the collection of adult videos. And, hey, Lori was all for letting off steam once in a while and getting to know one’s hand a bit better. But this collection was on a work computer. And it had caused at least two different viruses and countless malware programs to be installed.
Hell, with the amount of time it would take her to clean up this damn thing, they might as well toss the stupid computer and buy a new one.
She let out a sigh and clicked on the control panel, but a pop-up suddenly appeared and a woman with more plastic on her body than fat appeared and started to pull off her shirt.
“Oh, for the love of—”
“Is this how you normally spend your days?”
Lori twisted around in her chair and her eyes went wide at the sight of the man who stood at the entrance of her cubicle.
Not just any man. Michael Freakin’ Devereaux. Her jaw dropped, but no sound managed to come out.
“Are you just going to let her keep going then? I think she’s about two seconds away from putting that cucumber—”
Lori reached behind her and slammed the laptop shut without even glancing behind her. She plastered on a smile and tried to pretend everything was normal. “That’s not my computer. Just cleaning off some viruses.”
He nodded but didn’t look the slightest bit convinced. “Ms. Briggs, do you mind coming upstairs with me?”
Upstairs? What the heck was upstairs? He couldn’t be firing her for this. She could explain. If he would only listen for a few seconds, she could clarify everything. Tell him that Kyle had been let go and she was trying to get the computer back to factory specs. Everything had a perfectly reasonable explanation! “Okay,” was all that came out as she pushed herself up on shaky legs.
Touching the Boss by Mallory Crowe
Date of Publication: September 10, 2015
Tall. Dark. Handsome. Sexy. Criminal. All words Lori Briggs can use to describe her billionaire boss, Michael Devaroux. Without enough evidence to go to the police and not enough in her paltry savings account to quit on a moral basis, she's forced to work with the criminal mastermind until she can get a new job, but he has plans for her that go far beyond the officeâ€¦
Michael Devereaux is the glue that holds his volatile family together. Between his hotheaded brother and criminally crazy cousin, Michael needs to be calm and collected at all times. Even the times that require working with the FBI to bring down the family enemies. Until the FBI can finish their work, he needs to play the bad guy and keep Lori from spilling the things she knows to the wrong people.
Michael needs to spend as much time with Lori as possible to make sure everything goes according to plan, but the more she comes to trust him, the harder it is to keep his lies straight. Will Michael ever be able to put love first when family is the only thing he's ever had?
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About Mallory Crowe
Mallory Crowe has lived in Michigan her whole life and has been in love with romance ever since she'd skip to the end of every novel, just to make sure the hero and heroine survived and ended up together. She lives with her husband and three dogs. When she's not writing, she's spending too much time in front of the TV, hiking, or working with various animal rescues.
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