Lydia has been abused by the men in her life. Determined to never again be a victim she holds herself back in all relationships. When she meets Ryder for the first time, she knows he is a danger to her but takes the job with his company anyway. No one can get through her shields. Or so she thinks.
Ryder is a self-made man. While nothing ever came easy he was more than willing to work for what he wanted. Now he wants Lydia and that rule still applies. While he walks a fine line being her boss, he can’t stop himself from pursuing the one woman he must have. And when he catches her he means to keep her.
This made my heart go pitter patter. While miles from being politically correct, it appealed to my primitive female side that welcomes a conqueror. Since he was in danger of being sued for his pursuit and methods, that made the story even sweeter. Nothing was going to stand in his way. Lydia had good reasons for her closed off emotions, but Ryder wouldn’t step back. He forced her to see him, really see him and it took her so long to do so she almost ruined any chance they had to be together. This story was a guilty pleasure that I will be reading again.
The advertising business can be brutal...
But Lydia was the perfect woman to tackle any challenge thrown her way. Having overcome a painful past, she's determined to make a life for herself on her own terms. Her plan to stay focused on her career and lead a life without the taint of love hits a snag in the form of her equally determined and very sexy boss, Ryder.
Success takes perseverance...
And Ryder has the drive to make his goals a reality. Having built his advertising firm with nothing but his hard work and fortitude, he's used to getting what he wants. And he wants Lydia. Using the same principles in his business strategy to win her, he fails miserably. Frustrated by Lydia’s steadfast refusal to acknowledge the scorching attraction between them, he devises a plan to get her alone: a weeklong business trip on a tropical island resort where the days are hot and the nights are downright steamy.
Ryder knows it will take more than flowers and candy to win Lydia--heart, body, and soul. She'll need a little push, a dose of persuasion, with a pinch of heady seduction. In matters of love and business, sometimes a hostile takeover isn’t as bad as it sounds.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Dubious consent.