Title: Audit This!
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Humor
Release Date: January 24, 2013
Author: Anne Kane
Publisher URL Changeling Press – Erotic Fiction
When government tax auditor Nick finds himself obsessed with the work of erotic romance author Khloe Matters, there’s only one thing to do. Audit her! But getting a closer look at the sexy author in her own home just makes him switch his obsession from the writing to the writer.
When he accompanies her to a writers’ festival, things heat up in a hurry. Neither of them is being entirely honest, and as the weekend progresses so does the hilariously tangled webs of deceit as each of them seeks to further their own agenda.
She felt the tension in her gut relaxing a bit. He wasn’t quite the pretentious prig he looked like. Actually, if she took an honest look at him, he resembled the cover models for some of her steamier books.
And that gave her an idea.
She gave him her best conciliatory smile, the one that used to work on her parents when she wanted to charm them into letting her do something outrageous. “I think you should consider coming to the Writer’s Festival with me this weekend. You can see firsthand what the business is like and get some insight into why all those expenses on my return are legitimate.”
“Writer’s Festival?” He looked doubtful. “You want me to attend a writer’s festival with you?”
“Of course. It’ll be fun!” At least it would be for her. She could already picture the gals from her chapter of R.W.A. going green with envy when they saw her with the auditor hanging off her arm. Best of all, they’d stop pitying her for last year’s engagement fiasco. Mr. Auditor was the most scrumptious piece of eye candy she’d seen in ages.
As a plus, he would get some idea of what the life of a writer was really like and that might just help her out with the audit. She didn’t just sit at her desk and invent stories off the top of her head. There were workshops, promotions, and interaction with other authors and readers. And then there was the Saturday night ball.
She really needed a hot date for that, and the auditor would be perfect! Her ex would be there, and she so needed him to know she’d moved on. She let her gaze stray to the auditor’s broad chest. Moved on in style!
She hoped her enthusiasm, coupled with the inevitable male curiosity, would win him over. The more she thought about this, the better the idea seemed. “We won’t tell anyone about you being an auditor, of course. You can pretend you’re someone more likeable. Like a mechanic. Or a plumber.”
“A plumber?” A glimmer of humor shone in his eyes. “I think not. I have no intention of showing half my ass off to amuse your…” He paused as though searching for the correct phrase. “ …your fellow authors.
Hmmm. He just might be more amenable than she’d thought. After all, no one with shoulders like that could be all bad. “So what would you like to be? If you weren’t a bad-assed auditor, that is.
The grin should have warned her, but it was so unexpected. He’d spent the last week sitting at her kitchen table acting like a perfect jerk. “A male model. You could tell them I’m auditioning for the cover of your next book.”
“A male model?”
“Yes. You don’t think they’d believe it?”
Oh they’d believe it. Problem was, he might have a year’s worth of jobs lined up by the end of the weekend. “It’s not that. If you’re a model, you need to have an agent. Since you don’t you’d be swamped with offers from agencies by the end of the weekend and you wouldn’t have any time to observe my spending habits.” His grin widened, and he spun the chair around, lounging backward as his warm eyes danced with mirth. How had she ever thought him straight-laced.
“So you admit I could be a cover model?”
Lordy! When had this conversation gotten out of hand? If he was game, she’d be more than happy to play make-believe. Tenting her hands on her hips, she studied him, pausing for a brief second on the bulge at his groin. “Given the right outfit, or lack thereof, I’m sure you’d be adequate.”
“Adequate? That’s it?” A hint of a growl roughened his voice. “I’ll show you adequate!”
He rose to his feet with the fluid grace of a wild animal. In the blink of an eye he closed the space between them, sweeping her into his arms. The hard length of his body pressed against her, and she could feel his thick cock nesting into her belly as his mouth closed over hers.
Passion flared deep inside her. His lips were hard, moving over hers with a possessive arrogance that demanded surrender. He slid his tongue along the seam of her lips, coaxing her to open them. And she did. This was so crazy.
Tax department auditors weren’t people. They were soulless beings who came into your life and drove you crazy until you finally gave into their demands and paid them money you knew you didn’t owe just to get rid of them.
When had the auditor become a person? And not just a person, a mouth-watering alpha male who made her knees melt and her pussy clench in anticipation!