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Smooth Operator
     

Smooth Operator

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by RISQUE
 

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Lyfe is a black Adonis and one of the most powerful businessmen in the country. But there’s a catch: His superior is his gorgeous wife Payton, who “discovered” Lyfe when he was a mere delivery man and brought him from the mean streets to the boardroom. Though Lyfe’s more than proven his mettle, Payton never lets him forget who’s in

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Lyfe is a black Adonis and one of the most powerful businessmen in the country. But there’s a catch: His superior is his gorgeous wife Payton, who “discovered” Lyfe when he was a mere delivery man and brought him from the mean streets to the boardroom. Though Lyfe’s more than proven his mettle, Payton never lets him forget who’s in charge.

Arri is a secretary by day. But at night, this voluptuous honey secretly earns extra cash to support her junkie sister’s five-year-old son by operating the Web site, ASmoothOperator.pro. With her webcam, she bares all for the men who log on. But besides the guys who pay for their pleasure, Arri has no connection to men in real life. Her past is too painful, and she doubts she’ll ever be able to trust another man again—until she meets Lyfe, her new boss, and soon to be her lover.

But will they both be able to break free from old wounds and forge something solid? It will be a challenge to protect their present bliss from Payton’s vindictive nature and from an unexpected menace, who threatens to tear Lyfe down and ruin every good thing—on the job and in the bedroom—he and Arri have tried to build.

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“With the passion of Zane and the gut-wrenching emotion of Noire, Risqué takes the erotic-fiction scene by storm.”
—Danielle Santiago, author of Little Ghetto Girl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345504326
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.54(d)

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Meet the Author

RISQUÉ is the erotic pseudonym of a #1 Essence bestselling author. Her previous works of urban erotica include Red Light Special and The Sweetest Taboo. She lives in New Jersey, where she is already at work on her next novels. Visit her online at www.myspace.com/risquetheauthor.

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Smooth Operator 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Kinard73 More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying Risque"s books are so steamy and sexual, whoa baby, I love the plots and thew way the men are men in the story. Something about a strong man who takes charge. Lyfe is one of theose men who are strong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally never write reviewd but I must say that this is the first time I'm reading Risque's work and all I can say is OMG! I read both Smooth Operator and Red Light Special in 4 days! These books kept me totally captivated. This is definitely a way to unwind after a long days work or on the weekends, her reads do not disappoint. I'm excited to begin my next Risque novel!!!
miosme robinson More than 1 year ago
read n 1 day was unbelievable from front to finish
Charlee Chavis More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books you could not put down! Steamy, sexy, and sensual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the paperback & read it about once every 3 months, I absolutely love this hook
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Holmby Hills, California resides Lyfe, a black hunk who knows he has come a long way from his Crenshaw and UPS delivery days to becoming one of the most powerful business moguls in the United States. Any time his ego gets to super status, his wife Payton reminds him that behind almost every powerful man is a woman as she brought him from street driver to boardroom driver. Arielle "Arri" Askew is a secretary, but needs to make real money to escape Brooklyn with her five years old nephew Zion who she raises while her sister drug addicted Samara seeks her next hit. To be at home at night with Zion and bring in money, Arri runs the Internet sex show ASmoothOperator.pro in which she provides live bare skin web performances for her clients. She avoids any male relationship ever since the New Year's Eve incident with her beloved Ian when she learned he had a wife with a gun. However, Arri meets a real Smooth Operator when she begins working for Lyfe. As they begin an affair and fall in love, Payton plans to destroy both of them and is prepared to use the kid as her tool. This heated Risqué street Noir proves William Congreve is right when he said in The Mourning Bride: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned; Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." Character driven by the relationship between Mr. California and Ms. New York, readers will relish this powerful tense erotic thriller as Arri wonders if love is "déjà vu, all over again" (Yogi). Harriet Klausner