The Boat Builder's Bed [NOOK Book]

Overview

A windy day...a flyaway signboard...a hideous crunch. Sophie Calhoun can't imagine how she'll pay for the damage to the luxurious car.

Already cash-strapped, she's struggling to launch her new interior design studio and make a home for her daughter. She's only days away from disaster.

Out of the sleek black Jaguar storms super-yacht tycoon Rafe Severino. Steaming mad. Totally gorgeous. And desperately in need ...

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The Boat Builder's Bed

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Overview

A windy day...a flyaway signboard...a hideous crunch. Sophie Calhoun can't imagine how she'll pay for the damage to the luxurious car.

Already cash-strapped, she's struggling to launch her new interior design studio and make a home for her daughter. She's only days away from disaster.

Out of the sleek black Jaguar storms super-yacht tycoon Rafe Severino. Steaming mad. Totally gorgeous. And desperately in need of a top-line decorator for his spectacular new harbor-side mansion.

Sophie fears her dream contract comes with strings that tie her to the boat-builder's bed. No matter how she tries to escape, he's always there—implacable and irresistible.

She knows he doesn't want a preoccupied single mother, but concealing her daughter's existence from the man she's falling in love with is getting harder and harder. If he discovers her lies, she'll instantly lose everything.

Warning: contains one determined golden-skinned man who knows his way around boats, bodies and bed-sheets.

***Excerpt***
She eyed the small cable car with trepidation. Its walls were only hip-high and there were very thin looking sheet-metal doors on the sides. No seats, no roof, just a high post in each corner. Rafe rattled a door open, stepped on board, and drew her toward him.

“Don’t worry. It’s safe.”

“I’m not scared,” she muttered, willing herself to believe that a flimsy box plunging almost vertically down a steel rail was not in the least hazardous. “I’ve seen nicer ones.”

“It’s only for the construction work at this stage. The proper weatherproof cab with seats isn’t far off.”

She nodded at that, imagining how many loads of timber and fittings must have traveled up and down this way.

As though reading her mind Rafe said, “We used a chopper for the big stuff. A tough job for the pilot—there are tricky updrafts off the sea.” He crowded her against one of the corner posts and slid an arm around her waist before he pushed a green button and sent them whirring downwards.

Sophie was grateful for the arm, not that she’d admit it. She grasped the post and tried to ease away from his too-close chest. His grip was inescapable. She was trapped there, head tucked under his chin, far too aware of his body as they dropped toward the huge expanse of slatted timber. His heart beat steadily in her ear. His cologne displaced the ocean’s salty fragrance. Then she heard a rumble of laughter deep in his chest.

“Stop struggling.”

“I’m not.” She could feel her face heating with a telltale blush.

“Could have fooled me.”

“You’ve probably done this dozens of times.”

“Hundreds. It’s not far. It’s perfectly safe.”

But I’m not, she thought as flickers of sensation rampaged low in her belly. She felt so sexy. So deliciously damp and strangely swollen.

For heaven’s sake stop it, she begged her twitching flesh. Okay, he’s gorgeous. But he’s a possible client. Keep it that way and you’ll get Camille back sooner.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044946415
  • Publisher: Kris Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/9/2012
  • Series: Wicked in Wellington
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 291,290
  • File size: 326 KB

Meet the Author

Kris writes sizzling contemporary romance, pure and simple. Well, maybe not that pure! They're sexy stories about couples who fall in love, and into bed along the way, just like real people do. If it's fine, she gardens. If it's wet, she writes. And if the writing's going well, the garden can look after itself. She's an advertising copywriter and a decor specialist, and the author of 'The Boat Builder's Bed', of which more than a million were downloaded free. Giving away a taste of her work with this one kick-started sales of all her other novels. Her Heartlands series follows the girls who live deep in the New Zealand countryside. Her seven Wicked In Wellington books are set in the capital city so she can make use of the beautiful harbor in the plots. Some are now available in Spanish. There's a Spanish version of her website http://www.krispearson.com - click the flags at the top right of it to change languages. Her all-time best-seller is 'Taken by the Sheikh', and she has two more sheikh novels as her next projects. ~ ~ ~ Kris es una chispeante autora de romántica contemporánea, pura y simplemente. ¡Bueno, quizá no tan pura! Se trata de historias sensuales sobre parejas que, a medida que avanza la trama, se enamoran y acaban en la cama, exactamente como en la vida real. Cuando hace buen tiempo se dedica a trabajar en el jardín y si llueve, a escribir, y cuando está inspirada y no puede dejar de escribir, el jardín puede cuidar de sí mismo. Es redactora publicitaria y decoradora especializada y autora de “La cama del constructor de barcos”, de la que se descargaron gratis más de un millón de copias en inglés, lo que permitió dar a conocer su trabajo e impulsar las ventas de todas sus demás novelas. Precisamente ahora, la versión española de esta novela se encuentra disponible gratis para los lectores de habla hispana, así que descargaos una copia ya. Visit her website - http://www.krispearson.es

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She eyed the small cable car with trepidation. Its walls were only hip-high and there were very thin looking sheet-metal doors on the sides. No seats, no roof, just a high post in each corner. Rafe rattled a door open, stepped on board, and drew her toward him.

"Don't worry. It's safe."

"I'm not scared," she muttered, willing herself to believe that a flimsy box plunging almost vertically down a steel rail was not in the least hazardous. "I've seen nicer ones."

"It's only for the construction work at this stage. The proper weatherproof cab with seats isn't far off."

She nodded at that, imagining how many loads of timber and fittings must have traveled up and down this way.

As though reading her mind Rafe said, "We used a chopper for the big stuff. A tough job for the pilot—there are tricky updrafts off the sea."

He crowded her against one of the corner posts and slid an arm around her waist before he pushed a green button and sent them whirring downwards.

Sophie was grateful for the arm, not that she'd admit it. She grasped the post and tried to ease away from his too-close chest. His grip was inescapable. She was trapped there, head tucked under his chin, far too aware of his body as they dropped toward the huge expanse of slatted timber. His heart beat steadily in her ear. His cologne displaced the ocean's salty fragrance. Then she heard a rumble of laughter deep in his chest.

"Stop struggling."

"I'm not." She could feel her face heating with a telltale blush.

"Could have fooled me."

"You've probably done this dozens of times."

"Hundreds. It's not far. It's perfectly safe."

But I'm not, she thought as flickers of sensation rampaged low in her belly. She felt so sexy. So deliciously damp and strangely swollen.

For heaven's sake stop it, she begged her twitching flesh. Okay, he's gorgeous. But he's a possible client. Keep it that way and you'll get Camille back sooner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Romantic and fun :)

    I loved it. Love sophie and rafe and their relationship. Very good read :) almost 600 pages :)

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    ;)

    I really enjoyed reading this book. The author does an excellent job of building up the tension between Sophie and Rafe. I loved that the writing switches back and forth, giving the reading a chance to view each characters inner thoughts. I will offer a few words of constructive criticism. There are a few grammar and spelling issues, but they're easy to look over. Some of the characters aren't well developed. I would have liked to hear more about Fran, and her importance to the story which was never made clear. More information about Camille and the grandmother would have helped develope the story. The ending was also rushed. Even though this book has a fair amount of pages, it would have been better if it had been longer and explained more. Good read overall! Good storyline.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Nice read

    Almost 600 pages. Would read another book by the author

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Loved this book and can't believe it was free! The characters w

    Loved this book and can't believe it was free! The characters were charming and funny and the plot had a twist. Loved Sophie's spunk and when rich Rafe realized he couldn't buy everything he wanted. His childhood broke my heart! I too would love a sequel--I can imagine over-protective Rafe and pregnant Sophie clashing and how much of a pushover he would be as a dad. I will definately check out the author's other books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Ni ce

    Good read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Worth the read!

    Nice love story. I enjoyed how the author described the scenes in detail. I look forward to reading more from this author

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Thanks for the freebie

    Great read, romantic and hot, hot. Did end a bit abruptly but was a good build thru out. Loved the fight and spirit that Sophie had. Not everyone has it so good, but she kept fighting. So happy Rafe got his family in the end but a sequel would be lovely. Certainly glad I discovered Kris Pearson and will now buy her other books, thanks!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2015

    Thank you to the author for this book to read and review. It cam

    Thank you to the author for this book to read and review. It came to me as part of the boxed set, "Love Down Under". The big issue in the path to love in this story is decisions made regarding what one does with one’s child. Past experiences and lack of communication and trust creep in to foil love, at least for a while, but eventually there is a happily ever after.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Sweet and sexy

    Very entertaining!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Really romantic

    I could not put this book down. I loved the characters and the romance. I wish it could go on and on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Nick

    3some?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Zia

    Gtg bye. I said kissing u softly as i leave the room naked

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    M

    Bye bbt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Enjoyed

    Very nice read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Pleasantly surprised! A cute, steamy story with likeable charac

    Pleasantly surprised! A cute, steamy story with likeable characters. Will definitely read more from this author. (It was only 197 pages on my nook HD+, and the last 20 or so were previews for other books.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Good book

    The story was nice.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Another good one. I just wished the ending didn't feel so rushe

    Another good one. I just wished the ending didn't feel so rushed. Thankful that there was an epilogue, that helped bring the story to a close but I still want to know more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Enjoyed

    I enjoyed this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Good

    Well written. Characters had good motivations. Easy to understand and relate too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    It was ok, not the best book I have read.

    It was ok, not the best book I have read.

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