Stormee Waters

ISBN Digital: 978-1-62830-713-9
Page Count: 86
Word Count: 20600
Rating: Sweet

Stormee Waters knows about hard times. To provide for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she takes a magazine journalist job in Houston.  First assignment: a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized.  First subject:  Dirk Savage an adventurous businessman with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle. But when she catches his attention, can she handle the heat?

Accomplished CEO Dirk is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering his dream woman in the naive Stormee sets his jaded emotions on high alert.

Can he convince her his intentions are genuine?


She came back to reality and placed the box on the foyer table, picked up her purse, and stepped through the door. The evening light cast a deep shadow across the man at her side, giving the illusion that he became one with the darkness, and something more she couldn’t define. When he escorted her to a sleek, black sports car of indefinable origin, something more took on solid proportions in her imagination. Every tingling cell in her body warned her against the power of his striking personality. That feeling barely registered before another followed. Dirk Savage didn’t play by anyone’s rules but his own. She nibbled her lower lip and stole a glance at him as he helped her to fasten the seat belt.

“Don’t look so dismayed. I’m not going to ravish you, at least, not before we’ve had our dinner.”

Still leaning over her, with nothing but a thought between their lips, his low chuckle reached to the very bottom of her toes. Embarrassed by his scrutiny, she turned her head.

Fifteen minutes passed. He’d made no small talk, and she welcomed the silence. They’d cleared the congested part of town and cruised through an exclusive residential area. Expensive homes perched along the river’s edge.

She’d been sure he was taking her to the trendy Stardust Restaurant until he drove through the gated entrance of one of the private residences.

He stopped the car under the home’s massive front portico and vacated the vehicle, coming around to open her door. As if a stone placed to seal the entrance, he stood in the open space.

Stormee’s breath stuck in her throat as a hand slipped under her chin and raised it for his inspection. He seized her gaze with his, exposing her to an unrelenting examination. Endless seconds passed as she endured the visual bondage. She could only imagine what her face resembled since the heat in her cheeks seemed to be spreading through her whole body.

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