Welcome a good friend and terrific author Christine Warner!! She’ll also share an excerpt from her recent contemporary romance, Two Timing the Boss.
Have you ever wished you could be someone else for a day? A week? More?
Or have you ever wanted to trade places with another in an attempt to remove yourself from a sticky situation, or just shake things up a bit?
How about wanting either of these to gain something…like a new job? Maybe by being someone else you could up your chances of getting the position. Your new look could give you more confidence—which might make your smile brighter, your ability to hold a conversation easier—your confidence level shoot skyward.
There’d be no worries about embarrassing yourself or feeling inadequate if you could hide behind the attitude—and the wardrobe—of someone totally not like the ‘real’ you.
Would changing your look give you more confidence and assurance? Would you have the opportunity to let your assertiveness shine through…or would your nerves eat you up from the tips of your toes to your hair follicles and you’d stammer, become unsure while your body became a jumbled ball of tension?
In my latest book Two-Timing the Boss my heroine Farah Smith goes through all of these emotions when she dresses up in disguise to help up her chances at securing the coveted position as Keller Donovan’s personal assistant.
Why does she go to such lengths to secure a job?
Well, Farah has a twin sister who she loves beyond words. Her sister needs a surgery that will help her regain the confidence she lost in a horrific accident—and she doesn’t have the insurance or ability to pay for the procedure herself.
Farah will do whatever it takes—even dressing in disguise to up her chances at getting the job that pays an unbelievable salary. That’s right, after investigating Donovan Enterprises; the sisters discover that all of Keller Donovan’s have one thing in common. They are leggy, blue-eyed, blondes—which causes a slight problem—Farah is a brown-eyed, auburn haired girl who needs the advantage of heels to give her any height.
What about you, would you change your appearance to help your chances of getting a job for a family member, a best friend, or another personal reason? Do you think you could pull it off for any length of time? Or would guilt consume you as you grew closer to your co-workers?
Two-Timing the Boss is a fun, contemporary office romance and Farah Smith faces all these dilemmas and more. Please check out my blurb and a short excerpt and then I hope you’ll have had enough time to consider your answers. Leave me a comment and let me know if you’d give dressing up in disguise a second thought.
Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery. She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt. But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.
From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants. She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery. The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less. But when he meets Farah, all bets are off. He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer. Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.
These damn shoes would be the death of her. She could read the headlines now: Penniless P.A. Falls to her Death while on Job Interview.
Almost to her destination, with no more mishaps, her confidence surfaced. Okay, maybe mastering this heel thing wouldn’t be such a big deal. Her steps became light, almost bouncy. Although she sensed Keller Donovan behind her, she didn’t let it deter her feeling of success. She stepped onto the large black and red area rug, less than ten feet from her target. The leather chairs.
“Oh!” Farah’s spiky heel caught on the edge of the expensive rug. Her legs shook and she shot her arms out from her sides, circling them like a bird about to take flight. She fought to regain balance inside the ridiculous stilts strapped to her feet. A brawl to the death. Over when she looked down to see the rug coming up to kiss her face. She threw out her hands, sucked in a breath and closed her eyes, scrunching her face as she prepared for impact.
But nothing happened. There were stars all right, and a blazing jolt of electricity shot from her toes, up her legs, through her body and exited with the small gasp which escaped her lips. Somehow Keller Donovan had grabbed her around the waist before she met the floor.
Heat burned her cheeks. He may have saved her body from bruises, but her ego, and whatever confidence she’d walked in with had shattered.
“Let’s not have an accident before your health benefits kick in.” His breath tickled her ear from behind. Chills hugged her backbone.
His touch released an unsettling flutter in her abdomen. She sucked in her stomach from the pressure of his strong arms wrapped around her middle, afraid to breathe.
Two-Timing the Boss and my other book Some Like it in Handcuffs are both available in print and digital format at:
Christine Warner is living her dream in rural Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.
Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.
A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website at christine-warner.com.
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