Thank you for having me here today to talk about my newest release, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. This book is one of the launch books for the brand new Cosmo Red-Hot Reads by Harlequin line. A focus of the line is on smart and independent heroines. Jordan, my heroine, is that. She’s also blindsided by the hero. I thought I’d give you some insight into Forest so you can see why Jordan has trouble resisting him:
Welcome to Need to Know—Because a Woman Can’t Be Too Informed
Dating in D.C. is like navigating an apocalyptic wasteland populated by men in expensive suits with zero mating potential. Need to Know provides all the information a savvy single woman like you needs to avoid dating disasters.
By night, Jordan McAdam is the proprietor of a popular website that rates D.C.’s hottest bachelors—everything from how quick they are email you back to their skills in the sack. She’s been burned once too often to accept any man at face value. By day, her job as an office temp puts her in the perfect position to do a little fact checking on her rich and powerful subjects. When her latest assignment brings her face to face with the sexy but mysterious Forest Redder, Jordan decides to do a little “hands on” research of her own. To Jordan, he seems like the perfect man – but she knows there is no such thing. Moreover, there’s a big problem: Forest knows Jordan’s the woman behind the scandalous site—and Jordan knows he knows. Will he expose her secret—or find his own posted on Need to Know?
“Thank you for not wearing that dress to work. I would have violated more than one HR rule to get near you. Me and half the staff. No question about it.”
“There’s nothing provocative about this dress.” She ran her fingertips across her exposed collarbone. “No plunging neckline and only a minimum of skin showing.”
“That outfit is all about anticipation. A guy sees it and hopes he’ll be treated to more.” And seeing her fingers skim over her skin had him tripping over his words. “So that you know, that’s sexier than just about anything.”
She unfolded her napkin and laid it across her lap. “Aren’t you the sweet talker?”
“You should be impressed I can think at all at the moment.” Not that the babble running through his brain made any sense. He saw her and forgot about work and his responsibilities and even about that idiot Ryan.
Forest wanted to talk to her, touch her, run his hands all over her. It had been a long time since attraction smacked into him this hard. The energy to fight it abandoned him almost from the beginning.
“I’m thinking a guy like you can have his pick of any woman.” The amusement in her husky voice faded. A thread of anger weaved its way in.
Normally he’d skip over the comment, but something about her tone had him stopping and investigating.
“What kind of guy am I?”
The waitress interrupted Jordan with what felt like a never-ending recitation of specials. Fish, lamb…fine. He got it.
When the server left and conversations around them blended into a steady hum, Jordan stayed quiet. She studied her menu. As he watched her, Forest heard an occasional laugh rise above the crowd noise and the clink of silverware as the people two tables down dug into their steaks.
“Well?” That’s all he said. He knew she ignored the question on purpose. No way was he letting this one slide.
Jordan lowered the menu and stared at him over the top. She didn’t pretend confusion. “Rich, powerful.
Born wealthy and used to getting what he wants.”
All of it fit in a way, but didn’t in most others. “Sounds as if you’ve been checking up on me.”
Her head tilted to the side, sending her hair slipping over her shoulder. “Would that offend you?”
“Look, I can understand a woman wanting to know about the man she plans to invite into her bed. Women do need to be careful. I just think a website can’t replace getting to know someone in person.” Besides that, he doubted she knew one sentence more than his PR department put out there. “Did your investigating tell you I’m the black sheep of the family?”
Those sexy eyes narrowed. “You’re a successful businessman. Unless you killed someone, I have a hard time seeing why you’d be considered a disappointment to your parents.”
He’d been disloyal, which was much worse in his father’s eyes. “You’d be surprised.”
Clearly Jordan doesn’t stand a chance of resisting this guy.
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About the Author
HelenKay Dimon spent the last twelve years in the most unromantic career ever – divorce lawyer. After dedicating all that time and effort to helping people terminate relationships she is thrilled to write romance novels full time. Her books have earned praise, appeared on besteller lists and won numerous awards. Her first single title, YOUR MOUTH DRIVES ME CRAZY, was featured in Cosmo as a “Red-Hot Read” for August ’07 and spotlighted at E! Online. Her novella, “It’s Hotter At Christmas” from the KISSING SANTA CLAUS anthology, was featured in Cosmo as a “Red-Hot Read” for November ’09.