Travis Morgan is thrilled to encounter the one woman who's never failed to get his blood pumping. Seeing Alicia Davis again brings it all back: their fierce academic rivalry, and the fact that he never followed through on his erotic fantasies about her.
Alicia can't resist Travis's smoldering sensualityor the opportunity to finally bed the man who starred in so many of her lustful daydreams in college. Unable to avoid the temptation to best Travis one more time, Alicia plans to submit to one night of pure pleasure and then leave Travis empty-handed and craving more.
When Travis wakes up and realizes Alicia's played him, the gloves are off, and the game heats up as they each try to emerge on topby whatever means necessary...
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Travis Morgan paced the length of his office, cell phone in hand. "What do you mean, there are no seats? There are three flights a day to Boston. So what if there's a convention this weekend? I only need one bloody seat on the plane."
"I'm sorry, Mr....uhhh...Mr. Morgan." The travel agent hesitated over Travis's name.
Travis held back a growl. The kid was obviously doing his best, but Travis had already called every other airline and his patience was long gone.
"Actually, sir, there are two. Conventions, that is."
"Look, let me talk to your manager. This is ridiculous. There must be a charter or something available." Damn. I should have booked weeks ago. The thought pounded in his head. This weekend was one of the few times he and the guys could get together during the season. Travis walked to the large window along the back wall of his office and slapped his palm against the cool glass. If it wasn't for the fact that closing this last sale was so important and had taken so bloody long, he'd have had those tickets by now and been on his way to Boston and a championship basketball game. He'd been caught up in the details of the deal that could put him up for a promotion, and now he might miss the semi-annual reunion with all his college buddies.
"Just a moment, sir. I'll get the manager, Alicia Davis." The immediate pause over the line indicated to Travis he needn't replyhe'd just been put on hold. Normally he would have hung up at this point, but he hadn't met with the guys in over four months. It wasn't easy to keep in contact with old friendsthey tended to drift awayso they all made it a point to meet a few times a year at play-offs, either basketball or hockey.
"Mr. Morgan. I'm sorry we've kept you waiting. I understand you're having a bit of a problem getting a seat to Boston." The voice on the phone was cool, crisp, but definitely sexy. And definitely familiar. Alicia DavisI'd know that voice anywhere.
"Alicia Davis? From Michigan State? It's Travis Morgan." Would she remember him? He sure as hell remembered her, and her hot little body. They'd competed in their core year for best mark, best performance in the young entrepreneur's group, and they'd even squared off against each other in the poker pool. The fact that they'd never gotten together was a small regret, one his friends had ribbed him about for at least a year after they'd graduated.
"Well, hello. It's been a while." For a moment her tone warmed to that mellow quality she'd always had in class. The one that had most of the boys heated to the point where they couldn't stand after one of her presentations. "It's good to hear from you. I'd read you were at Beckerson and Crane."
"Senior account rep in advertising."
"You've done well." He imagined a tiny smile on her face.
"And you're managing a small fleet of private planes."
"Owning and managing, actually." The smile must surely have turned into the same predatory grin that made him weak in the knees during Sales Management 101. "But back to the problem at hand. You need to get to Boston." Her business façade was back, and he sat down at his desk in disappointment.
"Um, yeah. I need to get there by tomorrow at the latest. Your agent tells me there's nothing available. If it's a matter of cost, I'll pay. A charter will do, if I can join someone's flight. Anything." He knew he sounded a bit desperate, and it rankled. God, I need this break. Work was getting to him.
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Overall, time well spent ... For full review including excerpt and dialogue highlight, please visit Reader's Edyn at: readersedyn (dot) blogspot (dot) com Review: This was my first book by Lilly Cain. I chose to read it for a few reasons. The first reason is that it is published by Carina Press and I have had pretty good luck with their authors. Another reason was that it is a novella and so could be quickly read. I like novellas because you get a taste for the author’s style without having to invest in a full-length novel without knowing if you would read this author in the future. Chances are that if the novella is good, a full-length novel would be as well. I also have featured Ms. Cain on the blog before and have not yet had a chance to read her, so I jumped on this opportunity. ... I enjoyed my time spent with Travis and Alicia. The characters were likeable and the story was fast moving. You can definitely read this fast to kill a couple of hours and come away feeling satisfied. But as much as I enjoyed the read, I felt like there was something within the story that fell flat. I am not sure what it is exactly, but it could be that the characters acted slightly childishly. Travis, as successful as e is in business and negotiating makes a lot of “high school” assumptions and just disappears with his tail between his legs without getting to the bottom of his thoughts. Alicia behaves similarly when she orchestrates her plan to seduce Travis. For a woman who has learned her lesson in love following a divorce and a new, successful outlook on life, she seems to be stuck. I liked tat her character was strong, but paired with the fact that she is gun-ho to get busy in her new life, she reacts initially to Travis in a way that I would describe as the “old” Alicia. Childish behavior aside, the story is still worth the read and a good way to experience Ms. Cain’s style if you have not before. If you have, then this story should be an automatic read. I am a little confused about the series title BAD GIRLS KNOW because I didn’t view Alicia as a bad girl. But the sex between Travis and Alicia is steamy and the attraction is hot. I enjoyed that each scene between the two was a bit different form the rest. And for only a handful of pages, there was plenty of sex. Overall, this book is a good read that you will likely find enjoyable. (eBook copy provided by author/tour company in exchange for an honest review.)
My Review: Okay, big hint when going into this book. It's only 15,000 words and erotica. No, there's not a whole lot of story line to this one, but what is there is pretty decent. Back in college when Travis and Alicia knew each other, they had a competitive relationship. When they reconnect so does that relationship. Their bedroom play definitely has an edge to it that reflects that, which is fun. They have moments of playfulness, especially at the end of the novella that I really loved. I'll admit I was a little confused about what exactly happened in college that had Alicia out for revenge in the first place, but once I decided to ignore that, I was able to sit back and enjoy the book. It's pretty hot, especially the massage scene...just don't expect much depth to it. But you know, for an hour's read, this one was pretty good. I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.