Author, living in South-West France, whose passions include reading and writing sexy romances, and sunflowers.I started writing seriously when my husband and I moved to the South West of France in 2005. We bought our “rural escape from the rat-race” - a traditional Gascogne farmhouse - in 2000 but it wasn’t until visiting the region on holiday over the following five years, and falling in love with the countryside and our French neighbours, that we decided to move here permanently.Opting for a complete career change, I started designing and selling dichroic glass jewellery, mainly at the local craft fairs and weekly French markets in the region, and was fortunate to meet an eclectic range of interesting people.To while away the time between customers, I kept an A4 notebook at hand to scribble down concepts for my stories which I set in some of my favourite exotic locations around the world. Especially those I had the chance to visit during my career pre-France.The fact that I was dreaming up erotic romance novels while working on a market stall amused my French and English clients no end, and I had the great fortune to receive support and encouragement from a couple of published authors, to whom I am eternally grateful.Since my first attempt to get published, I have written several other romances which I intend to publish soon.In my spare time, I teach English to adults at debutant and intermediate level.
Strictly Businessby Annette Hawkins
The night Bethany catches her fiancé in bed with two prostitutes and snorting cocaine, should have been the worst moment of her life. But it isn’t. That comes the next morning when she finds herself naked in bed with Alexander Kirkwood, a successful, Chicago-based businessman, and no recollection of how she’d got there. All she knows is that they
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The night Bethany catches her fiancé in bed with two prostitutes and snorting cocaine, should have been the worst moment of her life. But it isn’t. That comes the next morning when she finds herself naked in bed with Alexander Kirkwood, a successful, Chicago-based businessman, and no recollection of how she’d got there. All she knows is that they’ve had sex. Hard and wild, and several times over, if her patchy memory is to be believed. But her slide towards chaos does not stop there.
Nick her ex-fiancé, has been stealing from her personal and business bank accounts to fund his drug and prostitute habit. Bankrupt and homeless, Bethany fights to keep her fledgling, bio-cosmetics business “As Nature Intended” going. Rescue arrives in the unlikely form of Alexander “Xander” Kirkwood.
Bossy, arrogant, controlling - everything that Bethany hates in a man - Xander offers his significant business expertise and mentorship in exchange for Bethany back in his bed. But the consequence of Nick’s action has far-reaching consequences which threaten not just Bethany’s life and reputation but Xander’s too.
Contains graphic language and sizzling sex scenes.
Excerpt from Strictly Business
“…women are best suited to the bedroom, not the boardroom.”
The comment, made by the dark-haired man seated to the right of the empty chair, raised a loud murmur of laughter from the other guests at the table.
Bethany glanced at the name plate against the vacant chair, hoping that she was mistaken. No. Tonight, her luck was running true to form. “Bethany Green, As Nature Intended – Director” was written in fine calligraphy on the place setting in front of the empty seat next to the chauvinist bore. She gripped the back of the chair, her knuckles white, as she nodded to her fellow guests.
“Ms. Bethany Green?” The man to her right, the same man, stood up to pull out her chair. “It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’ve been hearing a lot about you.”
His after-shave was light and, combined with the scent of his skin, the epitome of everything masculine. The room swam as Bethany looked up and stared into the greenest eyes and sexiest smile she had ever seen.
But she had seen them before, three years ago, when she was a business studies student at UCLA. He’d been the guest speaker at the end of year graduation celebrations. And both his smile and eyes were as mesmerising as ever.
Alexander Kirkwood. The Alexander Kirkwood, whose smooth, motivational speech had inspired Bethany to set up business for herself rather than apply for a job with an established management consultancy or a major corporation. The same Alexander Kirkwood who had tried to seduce her at the drinks reception after his speech.
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