HARD LINE – An Erin McCarthy Excerpt Reveal

Hard Line Book 1

To Jared Kinkaid, the only way to keep his mind — and his hands — off his luscious co-worker Candy Appleton is to insult or ignore her at every turn. But his efforts at lust control have his boss convinced that the partners need a little help via online couples counseling. But when they’re mistakenly signed up for sensual couples counseling instead, Jared and Candy’s shock turns to pleasure as they each deliver some hands on therapy of their own…


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Holy hell, he had almost kissed her. Had he learned nothing from Jessie and the clandestine break room kiss that led to a full-on blowjob where co-workers microwaved their frozen noodles? Work and sex didn’t mix. Ever.

Even when you were locked in a cozy room with the office hottie and she was standing so close a gnat would have trouble squeezing between you.

Especially not when you were discussing the titillating effects of chocolate sauce during a massage.

And certainly not when the same office hottie kept lobbing off personal remarks that made you feel like she might actually listen to you if you spoke.

Candy was revealing herself to be hiding as many layers as an onion. As Jared stared at the computer screen in front of him, he wondered how one woman could be intelligent, kind, funny, and so damn gorgeous all at the same time. If he wasn’t careful, he might actually find himself tumbling into some serious like.

If she could cook too, he was toast. Crispy burnt toast, without a job.

“What’s the next question?” she said.

Shit, who cared? He had bigger problems here than Harold’s dumb-ass counseling. Like the massive appendage throbbing in agony in his pants.

He read the question anyway, painfully aware there was no relief in sight for his poor neglected dick. “Number six. Do you like the city or country better?”

Knowing he should be grateful for the lack of reference to smearing food sauce on each other’s bodies, he answered the question quickly. “City.”

As he typed, Candy said, “Country.”

Jared didn’t risk a look in her direction, since she was still hovering over him. But he couldn’t stop himself from saying, “A country girl, huh? I’m not surprised with that twang of yours.”

Candy stood up. “I do not have a twang. You can’t even tell I’m from the South.”

Right. Candy had Southern Belle stamped on each and every curve of her body, and she would probably even moan in pleasure with a cute little accent. “You’re not a “Hee Haw” episode, that’s for sure, but there is no way you could pass for a native Chicagoan.”

He chanced a look over at her. Her hands were on her hips. “Are you insulting me?”

“Not at all.”

She looked ready to argue, but he staved her off by reading the next question. “Number seven. What’s your favorite way to spend an evening together?”

Did they mean before they got naked, or after?

Candy had relaxed back against his chair, her hip nestled snug against the side, the twang comment apparently forgotten. “Well, I would want a nice romantic dinner, at home. Good wine, some jazz playing in the background and a movie we could watch together. We would talk about our day, the movie, everything, and then, uh, proceed from there.”

It sounded very ordinary. It sounded like exactly what he wanted.

Coming Soon: Hard Drive, Bad Boys Online Book 2

 Hard Drive Book 2(1)

Mack Stone can’t believe he’s just walked in on the delicious Kindra Hill having an online affair in her office. Being discovered in flagrante computer delicto by her boss doesn’t seem to bother Kindra. In fact, she claims to prefer the impersonal touch to the complication of a relationship. That’s enough to make Mack issue a challenge of his own: He wants Kindra to grant him twelve nonstop hours to turn every erotic DM into a hot reality and prove that in love and pleasure, there’s no substitute for the real thing.






 About the Author:

author-pic-cropped USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.


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