J.K. O’Hanlon believes that a woman should have it all. While working as a lawyer, J.K. found true love with the hottie down the hall, but even a sizzling office romance couldn’t spice up the daily grind of legal documents. Combining her background in law with her unfailing sense of humor, J.K. now writes smart, sassy and sexy stories about women who balance exciting careers with their passionate desire for love. In between penning steamy sex scenes, J.K. mixes and writes about cocktails as The Thirsty Jane. She lives in the Kansas City area and enjoys running inappropriately long distances with her big brown dog, reading anything she can get her hands on, and travelling as much as possible.
Baltimore attorney Jackie North is finally on her own, personally and professionally. With only a few weeks until trial, she can almost taste victory. This one will be particularly sweet when she takes down the creep defrauding seniors of their savings. Then the opposing side’s last minute expert witness swap threatens to unravel Jackie’s strategy, and a loss will send her where she’s vowed never to return--the humiliation of bankruptcy she lived through as a teenager.
Brandon Marshfield is a country boy who’s become Washington DC’s most financial phenom. His high IQ, impish grin, and a devil-may-care risk tolerance charm investors and women alike. When a college fraternity brother calls in a marker, Brandon heads to Baltimore to fill in as an expert witness in a financial fraud case with hopes that once and for all, he can put his dark past behind him.
Jackie and Brandon head into a deposition, each confident of crushing the other. The wind is pulled from Brandon sails, and Jackie must recalculate her moves when they meet, however. A single night of passion they shared as strangers only a few weeks earlier left each wanting more. Pulled together by physical magnetism, torn apart by opposing loyalties, can Jackie’s and Brandon’s objections be overruled?
Winner, 2013 RWA Golden Heart for Contemporary Single Title
With only three ingredients to wrangle, even the most hesitant beginner will start shaking in this quick but comprehensive guidebook. Whether intimidated by the vast number of recipes out there or the long lists of special-order ingredients, aspiring but reluctant mixologists can learn to craft a variety of cocktails with ease. In the process, they will master how to stock a home bar without gutting the bank account. Recipes include five simple and delicious cocktails from each of the booze categories (gin, tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey, plus the "whatnots"), supported by the history and distinctive characteristics of each liquor type. A few basic and not-so-basic techniques for mixing and serving cocktails round out the useful information, including a steady and humorous supply of booze-related factoids worthy of showing off at a cocktail party. Perfect for anyone interested in mixing a drink or appreciating the finished product, this book is a must-have for anyone setting up their first home or bar.