Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tempting Adam by Jill James

Tattered Pages is Thrilled to host
Jill James and Tempting Adam as it's first
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They both want the same thing –
St. Eden Studios.

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Corporate raider Yvette Giardino intends to bring St. Eden Studios to its knees. It’s a job. One her grandmother’s health depends on. That Adam St. Eden will suffer isn’t personal. Until he awakens her sympathy and stirs her body in ways she can’t explain.

Adam wants one thing and one thing only – to protect the dream his grandfather began. But when the board demands he work with stunning Yvette, a woman he’d mistakenly indulged with in a little after-hours play, his world turns upside down. Missed meetings, unhappy clients, and nights of intense pleasure – he can blame one person. Yvette.

With his corporation crumbling around him, can Adam rise above the fallout and see his sexy temptress for what she really is – a victim of manipulation and a woman who desperately needs his love?

Yvette pulled herself together with a jolt.

It’s a job. It’s a job.

She repeated the mantra in her head in an endless loop, gazing into deep, blue eyes. This close, she noticed the subtle lines near his eyes from his outdoor living. If he had grown up in Hollywood, he would have had a facelift or two by now, instead of the natural look he pulled off quite well.

Adam helped her rise, his warm hand cupping her elbow. A tingle shot from her arm, to her chest, and to regions much farther south. A sexual moan almost escaped her lips. Yvette shook her head to clear the mental images of her and him and the hotel room. It didn’t help. Memories of that night still had the power to stir her senses. They hit Yvette in a place she didn’t think existed—her emotions.

His eyes darkened to indigo, and he leaned nearer. His fresh, evergreen scent enveloped her. Her head swam, and she tilted on the heels of her shoes. She berated herself for her juvenile behavior, unable to believe the She-shark of business might have met her match. At least in the sexual arena.

Adam wrapped an arm around her shoulders, led her to the bench outside the door, and sat beside her. “I hope you’re doing okay. I would’ve found you a seat inside, but they were getting back to work. I didn’t want anything else to delay the work schedule.”

Disbelief flooded Yvette while she replayed what had just happened. She needed to get a grip on herself and this job. Adam was nice enough overall, and was great—make that fantastic—in bed.

However, he was no ruthless businessman and knew next to nothing about Hollywood. He wasn’t the first CEO she’d taken down, and he wouldn’t be the last.

It wasn’t personal.

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Jill James said...

AJ, thank you for hosting me at your blog. It is very beautiful.

Lynn Chantale said...

Hi AJ, Hi Jill. Congratulations. Tempting Adam sounds positively delish. Great cover!

Jennifer Jakes said...

Very sexy excerpt! Will add this to my TBR list! Thanks, ladies:)

Maeve Greyson said...

Awesome excerpt!


Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Hi Jill...I laughed at the remark about facelifts to remove the wrinkles. Heavens if I had one to remove mine, I'd be wearing my boobs for earrings. Lovely excerpt, but why so short...I wanted more!! Tempting Adam is on my Kindle now, waiting...

Which remindes me, AJ, I'm playing "catch-up" today on many things. I finally posted a review for "Jezebel's Wish."

Best of wishes to both of you talented ladies.

Jill James said...

Lynn, thanks for the comment. Love the term delish!!

Jill James said...

Jennifer, thanks. I think Adam and Yvette are very sexy too.

Jill James said...

Thanks, Maeve.

Jill James said...

Vonnie, thanks for getting Tempting Adam. Hope you enjoy it!!

Sarah Grimm said...

Sounds personal to me. lol Love the excerpt, Jill!

Jill James said...

Thanks Sarah.

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Loved the excerpt, Jill! Can't wait to read this!!

AJ Nuest said...

Tempting Adam is definitely on my TBR list, Jill! Thank you so much for visiting with us today at Tattered Pages!

Mary Campisi said...

Hi Jill:

Yes, a definite add to the TBR list! Great excerpt- loved it!