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Take Me As I Am
by Charmaine Ross
Forget the whole billionaire tycoon thing: Kate Moore is a billionaire’s daughter, and she
knows first-hand that they’re not all romance novel worthy. Her father is brilliant, inflexible, and brutal – and nothing she’s ever done has been good enough for him. Her one chance to take over the massive Moore’s Hotel Corporation is restoring the run-down Burnham Beeches in beautiful Sassafras to its former glory. To that end, she hires David Wright, a talented landscaper with an unparalleled eye for beauty and an unparalleled talent for distracting her from her goal.
David really needs this job. He needs the contract, the Moore’s name on his portfolio, and the money to pay for his ailing father’s health. Everything he’s worked for is now within his grasp, and he’s going to reach for it with both hands. What he doesn’t need is the diversion, or the temptation, presented by his new boss.
Neither David nor Kate are free to follow their own desires, but they’re powerless to fight their growing attraction. But they come from very different places; perceptions will have to crash, misconceptions will have to collapse, and they will have to face their own personal challenges before they find their space to meet in the middle.
How about an interview with Charmaine? All right!! Let's go!
1. Describe yourself in three words.
OCD, happy, light-hearted
2. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.
Easy – Ryan Reynolds – have you seen the abs on that guy??!! My hero, David Wright has abs like that being a sweat-drenched landscaper. How could a girl keep her eyes off that kind of appeal?
My heroine, Kate Moore, is like Scarlett Johansson – sass, spice and beneath the girl-next-door looks, a woman who knowns what she wants. Plus she’s pretty sexy as well.
3. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?
The Notebook will always be my favorite Nicholas Sparks adaptation, but The Longest Ride comes in pretty close. During the sex scene for the film, the couple moves from a room into the shower, and, if you've seen Scott Eastwood, you understand why this particular scene is amazing. Eastwood even admitted that he and his co-star Britt Robertson were completely naked while shooting the scene.
Have you seen Scott Eastwood? Man – he’s up there alongside Ryan Reynolds! Now if we had a mix between the two of them I’d be in seventh heaven.
4. What’s your wildest fantasy?
Being on a dessert island with Ryan Reynolds – have you seen the abs on that guy??!! – Seriously, I’d just like to go somewhere and not be wanted for a day or so. Hmm, maybe have a relaxing spa treatment, and a massage … Ryan – where are you? Seen Scott around, he can join in, too.
5. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
Probably hearing- then I wouldn’t have to listen to the kids arguing or my husband not being able to find anything around the house. Maybe if he started putting things away, he’d know where they were. It really annoys me when people look for things with their voice instead of their eyes.
6. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
I spilt linseed oil on my father’s really expensive king sized billiard table. Oops. Well, I liked oil painting!
Now for the quickies...they're fast, sexy and fun!
Boxers or Briefs?
Top or Bottom?
Pajamas or nude?
Hairy chests or smooth?
Alpha or Beta?
And now for an excerpt:
His hand lifted to her hair, his fingertips brushed where some of the ends curled. It slipped around a finger and he watched the burnished strands in the light. There was gold and honey and shining browns, gleaming like silk.
She moved her head, just a little, but it was enough for his fingertips to graze her jaw. Silken skin slid beneath his touch. He traced the line of her jaw then his hand cupped her nape, her hair falling gloriously over his forearm.
He waited her for to move away, but her eyes found his and caressed him with a look he couldn’t deny. He bent his head, lips brushing hers. Her mouth yielded and he pressed more firmly against them, taking her lips between his, moulding his mouth to hers.
Slowly, so slowly, her hand settled on his shoulder, a touch so light he barely knew it was there. But he did and the hot coals inside his gut flickered into a flame. He opened his mouth, brushed her lips with the tip of his tongue, tracing the line of her lower lip.
She sank into him, her hand crawling behind his neck as her other hand found his upper arm. He wound his free hand behind her waist, anchoring her against him. Her soft breasts pushed against his chest, her heat infusing through their clothing.
Her mouth opened, tongue caressed tongue, before he plunged into the hot, honeyed centre of her mouth. She met him move for move, tilting her head to deepen the kiss, their mouths, lips, tongues igniting their own private dance.
His brain was clouding with need, insanely intense, as though he were climbing to a peak only she would quench. His senses were attuned to hers, his skin sensitive to her touch, the tangible weight of her body against his.
Then that little niggling voice broke through the misty realms of his mind. The fog cleared, an inner voice nagging him for … something. Some reason he couldn’t quite connect with. There was nothing he wanted more than this woman in his hands to feel, explore, taste. Then the voice became louder, irritating the sensuous web that caressed him.
The voice harassed him, badgering away the misty recesses in his brain. Reason. Boss. She was … is … his boss. What, in hell, was he doing!
About the Author:
My first foray into romance was as a fourteen year old where I fell hopelessly and eternally
in love with my hero as only a teenager can. Instead of watching movies and staying up late, I would go to bed at eight thirty and continue my very romantic, very safe, love affair. Since then, I have fallen in love with many heroes, some less safe than what my teenage brain could possibly imagine. After earning a Fine Art’s Degree, a Diploma of Secondary Education and a Diploma of Marketing, I worked as a Graphic Designer in various advertising agencies as well as in-house marketing roles and am currently involved with digital marketing and everything web in my current position. But I always return to writing. Although I have travelled, I always return to my home town of Melbourne and live with my husband, two children and two cats in the ferny-greens of the Dandenongs. If I'm not working on my latest romance and falling in love with yet another hero, you’ll find me reading, watching and basically indulging in my addiction to any story on any media type I can get my fingers on.
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