Mason was not happy. He needed his assistant Lacey to work the weekend but she has other plans. When she refuses to work because of a prior commitment, Mason has to think fast. He discovers she is participating in a charity auction and decides no one is going to out bid him. Lacey is ticked when her boss wins her. She'd looked forward to meeting a nice man and having dinner instead she ends up working for Mason. To her surprise even though they work during the day, in the ...
Mason was not happy. He needed his assistant Lacey to work the weekend but she has other plans. When she refuses to work because of a prior commitment, Mason has to think fast. He discovers she is participating in a charity auction and decides no one is going to out bid him.
Lacey is ticked when her boss wins her. She'd looked forward to meeting a nice man and having dinner instead she ends up working for Mason. To her surprise even though they work during the day, in the evening he takes her to dinner. And that's not all, he sets out to seduce her. Mason finds Lacey irresistible and is determined to get her into his bed. Can a steamy weekend filled with the best sex she's ever had lead to something more permanent and can Lacey trust herself and Mason with her heart?
Sample-The club was packed. Four women had already gone up before her, including her friend Sophie. Her nerves were on edge. She’d bought a dress just for this occasion. Splurging on the long red sequenced covered gown. The bright color went great with her chestnut hair and brown eyes. It clung suggestively to her ample curves and emphasized her large breasts.
She hadn’t worn a long dress since her senior prom and she was much more confident now at twenty-seven than she’d been at seventeen. A lot changed in the past ten years.
The auction specifically catered to men who liked plus-sized women. The club they were in, did the same thing. The men here wanted women like her and she loved it. Tonight could be the start of something wonderful if things worked out.
“Gentlemen, next we have Lacey Jacobs. She’s a twenty-seven year old beautiful brunette.” The emcee introduced her. She took his hand and he pulled her into the spotlight. “Lacey loves romantic candle lit dinners. She also loves watching football for you sports fans and enjoys cooking a nice meal. Can I hear five hundred dollars?”
Her stomach churned the brief five seconds it took for someone to place the first bid. This is for a good cause! She thought as the bids went higher. Her palms were sweaty and her breath was shallow as the heat from the lights bore down on her. She prayed the bidding would come to an end before she passed out.
With the spotlight in her eyes, it was impossible to see who was doing all the bidding but she heard voices shouting out various things to get the auctioneer’s attention. Everything blurred together and time seemed to stand still as she continued to smile at the audience.
“Going once…” she heard the man counting off before saying. “Sold to the gentleman over there.” He was pointing somewhere in the middle of the crowd. “Please step into the bar and Lacey will meet you there.
On shaking legs, she walked from the stage and started toward the bar area. Gathering a look at the men she passed by, she was pleased. They looked smart and handsome and were very polite as she made her way through.
“If it doesn’t work out give me a shout out.” A gorgeous blond man called from behind her. She turned with a smile and gave him a little wave.
Upon entering the bar, a waitress pointed her to one of the tables. Plastering a smile on her face she headed in the direction she was given. She stumbled slightly as she caught sight of the man who’d won her. A moment before she had been the epitome of confidence; now she was sure her legs wouldn’t carry her any further.
She forced herself to move and walked up to the table, hands in fists and on the rise of her hips. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” She demanded angrily.
Mason, her boss smiled up at her, but at least had the decency to wince. “I hope you don’t talk to all your dates that way. A man might think you don’t like him.”
She sat in the chair opposite him to keep from keeling over. “How did you find out where I was?”
He shrugged. “I posed a few questioned to Sharon. She was only too pleased to tell me about your charity work.”
Crossing her arms she shot him a death stare. “This is pretty underhanded. I don’t like being manipulated.”
“Tell you what. I’ll not only pay the charity but I’ll pay you for working the extra days. Listen Lacey, Sharon is a nice woman but she doesn’t know how I work. She isn’t familiar with the project. I need you.”
A thrilling zing shot through her body at his last statement but she was still annoyed by his trickery.
“Well, there go my plans for a fabulous date and romantic weekend. I should have known better.” Apparently she was meant to work this weekend whether she liked it or not. Judging by the grin of her boss’s beautiful face he didn’t give a darn if her plans for fun was ruined.