Naughty Little Secret

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By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure¿and discovers she¿s hiding a naughty little secret.

After divorcing her never-home husband, Lauren Southall plucked up her courage, dusted off her power suits, and returned to corporate life. Two years later, there's just one six-foot three, testosterone-packed problem: her ex-husband's good friend and her current boss, Noah Reeves. Lauren aches for him. No other man will do. But she can¿t possibly measure...

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Overview

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By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure¿and discovers she¿s hiding a naughty little secret.

After divorcing her never-home husband, Lauren Southall plucked up her courage, dusted off her power suits, and returned to corporate life. Two years later, there's just one six-foot three, testosterone-packed problem: her ex-husband's good friend and her current boss, Noah Reeves. Lauren aches for him. No other man will do. But she can¿t possibly measure up to the silicone-packed professional cheerleaders he dates. So she hides her desire behind a professional persona and fantasizes.

For ten years, Noah Reeves has waited to make Lauren his. Once her divorce was final, he tracked down and hired the brilliant, dedicated woman. But when he's with her, it isn't spreadsheets and profit margins on his brain. Problem is, she's never seen him as anything but her ex-husband¿s pal. Now that she's finally a free woman and with him 40+ hours a week, well... he'd love to persuade her to throw in her nights and weekends.

Noah decides to romance her by day. By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure¿and discovers she¿s hiding a naughty little secret of her own.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language

By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure and discovers she's hiding a naughty little secret. After divorcing her never-home husband, Lauren Southall plucked up her courage, dusted off her power suits, and returned to corporate life. Two years later, there's just one six-foot three, testosterone-packed problem: her ex-husband's good friend and her current boss, Noah Reeves. Lauren aches for him. No other man will do. But she cant possibly measure up to the silicone-packed professional cheerleaders he dates. So she hides her desire behind a professional persona and fantasizes. For ten years, Noah Reeves has waited to make Lauren his. Once her divorce was final, he tracked down and hired the brilliant, dedicated woman. But when he's with her, it isn't spreadsheets and profit margins on his brain. Problem is, she's never seen him as anything but her ex-husbands pal. Now that she's finally a free woman and with him 40+ hours a week, well... he'd love to persuade her to throw in her nights and weekends. Noah decides to romance her by day. By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure and discovers she's hiding a naughty little secret of her own. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599982939
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/21/2006
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 406,936
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Bradley lives in Flower Mound, TX.

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Naughty Little Secret


By Shelley Bradley

Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Copyright © 2006 Shelley Bradley
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-59998-293-9


Chapter One

When she opened her mouth to scream, he covered it and whispered into her ear, "I promised you naked skin and fantasies. Tonight. The whole night. Are you ready?"

Lauren froze, the unfamiliar whisper echoing in her ears. The pounding of her heart almost drowned the sound out. Almost ... but she could still hear him breathing. Hard.

As he leaned against her, she could tell that his breathing wasn't the only thing hard.

Oh. My. God. The stranger was in her house. In her bed.

Suddenly, she was terrified. She tried to remember everything she'd ever read about serial killers and rapists. But she was blank, rushed by a dousing of cold panic.

Half his body lay over hers. Judging from the fact her feet tangled with his calves and his wide chest enveloped her in solid heat, he was built tall, at least six feet, and like a wall of iron. While he didn't exactly pin her to the mattress, he made moving a challenge. Well, him and the handcuffs encircling her wrists.

She wasn't going anywhere, and he was making sure she understood that without a single word.

Fresh fear zipped up her spine. Holy cow, Mr. Mysterious hadn't failed to show up after all.

Be careful what you wish for ...

Yeah, Lauren wished she'd thought in detail about the fact a stranger had vowed to strip her down and fill her up, rather than focusing simply on how nice it was to be noticed and wanted. This stranger had sneaked into her house, and he didn't have a rousing game of checkers on his mind. Oh, God. Would she wind up a police statistic?

"I can't wait to be inside you, to make you mine."

His deep, husky voice penetrated her panic and scratched her senses. Adrenaline jolted her. She opened her mouth to scream ... but his hand still covered it.

Something about his words tore at her mind. I can't wait to be inside you, to make you mine ... His voice sounded both menacing and seductive. Did he mean those words to be a promise or a threat?

Fear and thrill clawed at her belly. She couldn't separate them. Her mind spun, her heart pounded, and an icy slide of dread shocked her bloodstream. With the erection he pressed against her thigh, he felt fully prepared to do exactly what he'd stated and had beyond adequate equipment with which to do it. Way beyond.

For a flash of a second, she struggled. She should have told Noah she needed extra security. Should have called the police. God, how had this man stolen into her house? Handcuffed her to her own bed? Yes, she wanted excitement, but not the kind that meant she and her funeral arrangements would be the talk of the five o'clock news.

"Shh. You're going to scream. Long and loud. But not out of fear. I won't hurt you," he promised. "Ever. Just pleasure you."

With one hand over her mouth, the stranger placed the other on her shoulder and skimmed her flesh just beneath the strap of her camisole. Instead of tearing into her, he stroked her, his touch torturously unhurried. Lauren held her breath as his fingers moved across her skin, closer and closer to her breast.

What would he do? How would he touch her? It seemed unlikely he'd just seduce her and not hurt her. On the other hand, did the average serial killer have lingerie delivered to his victim's office first? No.

That realization only confused her more. She'd love to believe this was just a seduction. But why would he go to this much trouble just to get her into bed? She was hardly movie star gorgeous.

For some reason, he had gone to great lengths to get her beneath him-and doing a damn fine job with his opportunity-as he traced the swell of her breast, toyed with the hint of cleavage above the camisole. She held in a gasp.

Against her better judgment, tingles erupted. Her nipples peaked. Pleasure bubbled inside her, scraping against fear to create a totally new sensation. Jagged. Intense. Parts south suddenly gushed with moisture.

Oh, God. She was out of her mind. Her stomach coiled with fear and she got wet when he touched her. What was the matter with her?

Ashamed, afraid, aroused, Lauren trembled as his fingertips traced ever-smaller circles around her nipples. What should she do? Fight this stranger who'd invaded her home and promised to do the same to her body? Yes!

But his gentle invasion, his touch, sent frissons of excitement dancing across her skin, sugary sensations that pushed past her resistance and roused the dormant woman inside her. God, would it be too wrong to give in to the heat building inside her and let him have his way?

Before she could answer her question, he plucked at the ties, gave a little yank, and the garment opened, fell away. Lauren couldn't see, but the cool air caressing her nipples told her he'd bared them to his gaze. They tightened again. She held her breath, hoping he wouldn't touch them.

Hoping he would.

"I've got to see this. See you."

At her side, he shifted, leaned away, dropping his hand from her mouth. Then she heard the little click of the small light on her nightstand. Though she could see nothing behind her blindfold, she knew a muted golden light now suffused the room.

He curled his fingers around her breast and swiped a thumb across one of the peaks, groaning low and long. Lauren swallowed, her heart racing like a rollercoaster on a downhill run. He did it again. She bit her lip to hold in a moan.

The bed dipped beneath his full weight again, and he continued his attention to her breast, squeezing, rolling the hard tip between his fingers. "Gorgeous. I've imagined ..."

His strained whisper scraped at her composure, her resistance. He burned her. Was she so desperate to be touched that a stranger who'd broken into her house and fondled her could turn her on? In a word, yes.

"Who are you?" The shaking in her voice was unmistakable.

"Shh. Later ..."

"But-"

He transferred his attention to the other breast for a moment, plumping her flesh, stroking her nipple. Lauren's words died, forgotten, under an onslaught of sensation.

"Your breasts are gorgeous, rounder than they look in clothes."

"I sometimes wear a minimizer bra," she blurted.

"Don't. Ever again." His voice was like the lash of a whip. "You're too beautiful to hide."

Pleasure shot down her belly, centering ... right where he'd need it if he intended to get inside her. And the way she felt now, she didn't think wetness was going to be a problem.

Was she insane? Was she actually contemplating having sex with a total stranger?

She couldn't. Shouldn't. It was crazy. Certifiable. Totally insane. All true, yet ... Lauren felt his exhalation brush her lips, like he hovered right above her. Like he was going to-

Before she could complete the thought, his mouth crashed over hers in a kiss that tore her breath-and every rational thought-away. Fear barely had time to flicker inside her before it was lost in the feel of his hot mouth sliding over hers, his strong hands tilting her head so he could find the perfect fit. He groaned deep from his chest.

Lauren gasped at the scalding shock of desire jolting her. And her stranger took advantage of her parted lips, stealing inside and thrusting deep. She tasted his hunger, his hot, wild demand. Pure desire went to her head faster than liquor.

The man could kiss. Make a woman feel utterly possessed with just his mouth.

He slid his hands beneath her in an urgent grip, pulling her under every hard, hot inch of him. Then those big hands grasped her thighs and pulled them apart. Lauren didn't even have the chance to draw a breath before he settled into the cradle of her thighs, as if he belonged there. Had every right to be there. With his muscled legs, he shoved her thighs wider.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Naughty Little Secret by Shelley Bradley Copyright © 2006 by Shelley Bradley. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Fantasy at it's best!

    I was reluctant to buy this book at first because of other reviews and the fact that I had never read the author . . But I must say that I am so glad I did. If you don't like a story that is steamier than most then don't buy this book. I thought that the book had a great story and while not that original as I have read similar, this book put the others to shame. The story might not be probable as others suggested in other reviews . . Well that is why it's called fiction or fantasy. What made this book special was its depth of emotion that it contained. One of the best that I have read in a while. It is one that is a must read. It makes you wish that there were men like that in real life.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2012

    People remember these books are totally fantasy and in the real

    People remember these books are totally fantasy and in the real world no we don't want to be tied up and taken by a burgular, But what if you were single, lonely, and hadn't had it in God knows how long and some hunky beautiful guy at work is giving you gifts and leaving you naughty notes, And breaks in your house, and proceeds to make your body feel like the fourth of July, really in a Fantasy would that be so bad? I know I have a run on sentence up there and some other errors but who cares it's just a review and this book is just a fantasy and a hot one at that. Technically she doesn't know he has a mask on she's blindfolded. She was expecting someone to come to her door that evening any way and she was going to let him in, so either way she was planning to do the nasty with him, she just didn't get to be charge when it happened.
    Definitely read the book and just enjoy. It's a story so don't strain your brain, and another reviewer complained that there was too much sex and not enough story line, hmmmm-do we really want to complain about that? Their main interaction outside of the bedroom was at work. I could care less about work, proposals, and meetings, but hmmm hot sex -that doesn't seem so awful. Actually the story line was pretty even with the sex scenes. It's definitely a must read, and it's short so you can finish it in a day, and have time left to take care of the feelings it will evoke in your body! Yes I said it. :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    great book

    iloved this story. i wish there was a part 2 so we can see what happens next!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2011

    Pretty far fetched

    If this book had had more story and less sex it would have been really good, as it was it was pretty far fetched. I can't think of a woman alive who would allow the stranger (who broke into her house and blindfolded adn tied her up while she was sleeping) to have sex with her.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2010

    GREAT READ

    I really enjoyed this book...great story with Lauren and Noah with romance and some steamy scenes. I will read this one again!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Enjoyable read

    I'll admit the housebreaking bit was a little over the top. The rest of the story was sweet, the sex wasn't overly raunchy, and the ending was happy. What more could one want in a romance?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    My new favourite

    Hot read very steamy this my new favourite author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    loved this book

    This was a wonderful book about what both Noah and Lauren thought of as unrequited love. Luckily they were able to come together and surrender to each other. Hot sex scenes too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    creepy hero

    The guy in this book dresses like a burglar and breaks into her house in the middle of the night. In my book thats not romantic or hot its creepy and slighty psychotic. And the stupid woman just keeps letting him do it even though she has no clue who this guy is. Not to mention she has to small children. What an irresponsible parent. This book was stupid and far fetched!

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2010

    Two Thumbs Up

    I really liked this book...was captivated from the beginning and couldn't set it down until I finished it. Loved the hero...whatta man!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2008

    Whew

    This was a steamy one. A quick read and will be looking for more of her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    Loving every minute of it!

    Can I just say W O W !!!!!! Lauren is divorced and not looking for a man. Then one day a mysterious note shows up at her desk. Then later a note with a package arrives. that night she awakens to be tied to her bed by a masked stranger who makes oh so sweet love to her... She is just beside herself. She is not the kind of woman who takes a strange man to bed but the sparks fly and she is truly intreged. Mr. Mysterious makes a few more appearances and she sincerely thinks she does not know who he is. All the while with Mr. Mysterious she is fantacizing about her new boss Noah. This was a great book and i really loved it and could not put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Mr Mysterious

    Fun to watch these two finally figure it out.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    not bad

    It was okay, I loved the sexy seen. I think it took the lady to long to come around to the nice guy. I did not care for her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Loved it

    This was my first book by this author and i loved it.This made nee want more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Naughty little secret

    I always like to read the reviews it gives u a better idea about the books or should anyway ??? However idk who scans the reviews b4 posting them but realy ??? Half of them luteraly make no sence what so ever !! And the other half canot seem to realize they r reading fantasy not a biography and yet have not read one of my own reviews to date !!!!!!! Which i might add not only make sence but they can tell the difference between reality and fantasy !!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Hot steamy romance!

    This book is crammed full of some serious steamy love scenes but a really good love story too. Loved the characters even though the story was a little far fetched at times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Hi

    Eh it was ok. A little too much introspection and not enough action in my opinion. Liked the premise but things went lukewarm once she discovered who mr. mysterious was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    A sexy hot read

    Shayla Black did it again with Naughty Little secret. It was very mouthwatering GOOD. I love the tension between the two main characters and the sex is supercharged with so much passion that it had me taking moments to cool off. What a great read and is a MUST read for erotic romance lovers out there.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Good read

    This story was well written, the characters are very easy to relate to. The story sucks you inandyou don't realize that you finished until the last page

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