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About FALLING UNDER YOU:
Norma Anders has always prided herself on her intelligence and determination. She climbed out of poverty, put herself through school and is now a chief financial advisor at Pierce Industries. She’s certainly a woman who won’t be topped. Not in business anyway.
But she’s pretty sure she’d like to be topped in the bedroom.
Unfortunately most men see independence and ambition in a woman and they run. Even her dominant boss, Hudson Pierce has turned down her advances, leaving her to fear that she will never find the lover she’s longing for.
Then the most unlikely candidate steps up. Boyd, her much-too-young and oh-so-hot assistant surprises her one night with bold suggestions and an authoritative demeanor he’s never shown her in the office.
It’s a bad idea…such a deliciously bad idea…but when Boyd takes the reins and leads her to sensual bliss she’s never known, the headstrong Norma can’t help but fall under his command.
After that, Boyd and I maintained the perception that Hudson desired, but everything was different. Though we still went through the routine we’d gone through for the past two years and still lived the roles we’d defined for ourselves, we’d reached a new understanding between us. We talked about our future a lot. It was our priority, and things began to change. Gwen got a place of her own, and Boyd officially gave up his apartment and moved in with me. He accompanied me to family dinners—even when Hudson was present. And little by little, I started tidying up projects at work so that I could hand them off to someone else if necessary.
Still, time went by. Thanksgiving came and went. The Monday after the four-day holiday, the annual executive Christmas party invitation arrived via intra-office mail.
“You can toss that,” I said to Boyd as he laid it on my desk.
“You aren’t planning to go? It’s at American Cut. Hudson’s rented out the entire restaurant. You love that place.”
I looked up from my computer screen. “I know. But it’s not as fun when I can’t take whom I want to take.” The year before I’d gone to the event and barely lasted an hour before I’d rushed home to Boyd and had a very different kind of party.
The corners of his mouth bent into a frown. Quietly, so no one passing by might hear, he said, “I hate that I’m the one standing in the way of you enjoying all the perks of your hard work.”
“It’s not really a perk. It’s one night. I’ll live.” But, the truth was, it was more than one night. My job required me to attend several events throughout the year. Time and time again I’d gone alone. I could ignore the looks and office gossip about my perpetually single status, but I despised not being able to share those occasions with Boyd. Sometimes I’d take him with me as my assistant, which was almost worse. At least at the office, I had work to distract me from pining for his glance or his touch. In social settings, it had gotten harder and harder not to brush my arm against his too closely, not to reach for his hand, not to behave too familiarly with him.
“Okay, then. If that’s what you want.” Boyd reached for the invitation, but I placed my hand on his wrist to stop him.
“You know what? It’s not what I want. And I’m tired of living like this.” I pushed my chair back from my desk and stood up.
About Laurelin Paige:
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.
This novella was all kind of hot, sweet and intense!
If you read the Fixed trilogy, you know Norma, the badass chief, sharp as a knife but looking for something that could make her tick, craving for more and not professionally.
When an unexpected proposition was made by her assistant Boyd, her world turned upside down. And it was smoking freaking hot!
Being and independent and powerful woman could afraid men, and Norma had a certain vision of love or even could imagine to find someone who could make her submit.
She’s fierce and domineering at work but how could it ever be possible to find someone who could stand by her side as a partner but also as equal? Would she let someone leading her on? I really loved this aspect of the story with the duality between work and intimacy. How Boyd was a complete different man at work and in bed.
Damn this man … Oh my Boyd! Laurelin Paige nailed this character really. His intensity and domineering side, to push Norma’s limits was really a turn on. They were so many sides of him that made me craving for more. For all this years he was the greatest assistant she had, working perfectly together and she was oblivious to his feelings.
Even if he was younger than her, It didn’t bother me because he had this maturity and professionalism, proving that he could definitely handle Norma outside work. Once he got a chance to prove that they were meant to be, all I can say that Boyd wasn’t afraid at all!
Their relationship was really interesting, always working as a team. It was constantly challenging and outgoing. They made it work besides some arguments and I truly enjoyed them as partners. It was really appealing
The author know to bring the heat. A lasting slow burning romance increasing the fire and the passion. The sweetness and the hotness were perfectly melting together. I wasn’t expecting Boyd this way but oh my, I was delightfully surprised! Sinfully hot and sensual!