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Authors: Ruth Cardello
life is upside down. Her previously steadfast and predictable sister is marrying an influential billionaire and needs help planning the wedding of the century in less than a month. Years of middle class rebellion have not prepared Lil for handling billionaires or paparazzi.
Jake Dalton knows a train wreck when he sees one. Lil was trouble from the first day he met her, but since her sister is marrying his best friend, he has no choice but to help her or this wedding will be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Keeping Lil safe would be a whole lot easier if she didn’t drive him crazy both in and out of the bedroom.
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an exclusive interview with the bride-to-be's sister
The promo from a Boston news station played
on the phone Jake Walton had propped on a table in his
room-sized closet as he was getting dressed one morning.
Jake paused briefly
tie in a
. Most men were aware of one or two wa
ys to knot a tie, but Jake knew
over eighty methods to perform that simple function and
each conveyed a subtle, yet different message.
Information was power
even when applied to the details.
The video clip his business partner
had sent his phone a few moments earlier was not welcome information, but
since the ac
tual interview had yet to air
there was time to squash it. Having a network of security in a variety of cities had paid off again.
This was an unfortunate distraction for
at the very time when he most needed to regain his focus.
the situation could easily be rectified
a few phone calls and
hopefully be quickly
forgotten by the public.
Dominic’s next step would be to call him, perpetuating the cycle they
Dominic made a mess and
expected Jake to clean it up.
Jake didn’t deny that there was a certain pleasure to be found in bringing order to the chaos hi
s business partner often left in his
Normally something like
would be categorized as a minor nuisance.
was famous for being volatile, impulsive,
often the subject of legal inquires
feared bad press,
Enterprises having invested
much into one contract with China
the stakes were insanely high.
knotting his tie as he
the rest of the video clip.
Listen as Lil
computer tycoon Dominic
her confess something
that is sure to rock the
Think you know the whole story? You don
’t know this. Don’t miss
our exclusive phone interview
onight at seven.”
Surely Dominic hadn’t been
enough to share
the one piece of information that could topple
Enterprises? If so, no amount of money
stifle her interview.
a grab for her five minutes of fame
ing more insidious?
was a young, single mother of
It wasn’t unimaginable
the world owed her something since her sister had hit the proverbial jackpot by snagging a billionaire.
Normally the exposure of human flaw did not elicit more th
an annoyance from Jake, but it was oddly disappointing to find it so soon in Dominic
’s new family–
Lil in particular.
Not that her character, or lack of,
one way or another to Jake.
She was, and always should have been, off limits.