Derek Block seeks revenge. Frankie Jordan seeks professional dominance. He wants her, she wants him. Lines that can’t cross begin to blur. Things start heating up as real estate gets real…
This is episode one of the five-episode novella series Timber Towers.
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“Why don’t you come in?”
I was startled again by the sound of him, of his deep, alluring tone. I didn’t realize I was still hovering in the doorway. Closing most of the gap between us, I moved to one of the chairs. I hooked my bag onto the back of it, his fingers slicing through the air as they reached for mine.
“Call me Derek.” He enclosed my hand with a pressing strength that I assumed was lightened for my benefit. Though his stare remained on my face, I wasn’t able to keep mine on his. I needed a break, a second to get myself under control.
I had obviously lost that, though I didn’t understand why. Polished men were all I knew, all I had ever been attracted to: groomed and well-dressed, pretty and sharp, even cocky and somewhat selfish. They were certainly never burly or animalistic like Derek. So why was he having this kind of physical effect on me?
I have to say as a first time reader of Marni Mann, I was very captured by the story. I really liked how Frankie worked her way to the top of her father’s company and didn’t just get plopped there like most of the other ‘kids’ of CEOs do. I also like how she was down to earth and had a friendship with her assistant. She didn’t treat the rest of the employees like they were beneath her.
Derek has some serious issues with getting back at someone we later find out wronged his family a long time ago. He has been seeking revenge for his father for years for something that Randy did.
There are some really slimy characters here too, Julia the leachy real estate agent that will sleep with anyone to get what she wants. Reed, the cheating ex that wants Frankie back in a bad way. And a host of others that I’m sure will make this series so much more in the coming books!
Serious cliffy…. I loved it, but screamed my head off, and the family looked at me like I was NUTS! But hey, that is what cliffys do to me! ~Patti