Dominic Corisi knew instantly that Abigail Dartley was just the distraction he was looking for, especially since having her took a bit more persuading than he was used to. So when business forces him to fly to China, he decides to take her with him, but on his terms. No promises. No complications. Just sex.
Abby has always been the responsible one. She doesn’t believe in taking risks; especially when it comes to men – until she meets Dominic. He’s both infuriating and intoxicating, a heady combination. Their trip to China revives a long forgotten side of Abby, but also reveals a threat to bring down Dominic’s company. With no time to explain her actions, Abby must either influence the outcome of his latest venture and save his company or accept her role as his mistress and leave his fate to chance. Does she love him enough to risk losing him for good?
Dominic, having heard that his estranged father has just died, tries to escape to one of his boltholes, only to find his housekeeper (actually her sister), in the place cleaning. When she doesnt behave the way he wants or expects, he realises that he’s come upon exactly the person he needs in his life right now.
There is an instant attraction between the pair, despite his arrogance and bullish behaviour. The next few days are a whirlwind, taking Abby into a world she’s never known, facing both Dominic’s sister at the reading of their father’s will, and an emergency trip to China to recover a major business deal. There are threats that Abby faces but wonders – perhaps too late – whether she’s in over her head and done the right thing.
This is the first in the series, so there are some strings left untied (the issue over the will and Dominic’s sister and you can see that some other relationships have started in order to be carried over into other books), which is fairly standard in series. Not entirely sure I’m happy with the “kidnapping is sexy” scenarios (I’m sure there’s a Feminism diatribe in there somewhere if I tried hard enough, but I wont). Some of the scenes are a little “racy” but should be acceptable to all but the most easily offended