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    Operation Foreplay by Christine Hughes

    4.5
    OUT OF 5 STARS
    4.5

    OUT OF 5 STARS

    Shameless Recommendation

    Adrian Recommends
    I'm totally in love with this book. First of all, it's hilarious. Second, it chock-full-o' crazy sexual tension, and I love that. Jared and Melody heat up the sheets and the pages and I loved watching them get each other all riled up then trying to fight the urge. It's the perfect light, funny, sexy, easy weekend read. Enjoy! [December 2015]

    Where To Buy

    Buy From Amazon buy3._V192207739_


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    Shameless Recommendation

    Adrian Recommends
    I'm totally in love with this book. First of all, it's hilarious. Second, it chock-full-o' crazy sexual tension, and I love that. Jared and Melody heat up the sheets and the pages and I loved watching them get each other all riled up then trying to fight the urge. It's the perfect light, funny, sexy, easy weekend read. Enjoy! [December 2015]

    Where To Buy

    Buy From Amazon buy3._V192207739_


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    About Our Heat Ratings

    The hottest of the hot!
    ex. BDSM, kink, dub-con

    Super hot for adults only.
    most modern romance

    A little bit of heat.
    not overly descriptive

    Light romance and fade-to-black.
    ex. young adult

    Publisher Synopsis

    via Amazon

    SLOWING DOWN THE SEX-CELERATOR . . .

    Melody Ashford hates waiting for anything-especially sex. But after a disastrous affair and a one-nighter with Mr. Micropenis, Mel realizes she's suffering from some bad bedroom juju. And no amount of hot, casual, or friends-with-benefits hookups is going to fix it. Instead, Mel's decided to resist the demands of her ladyparts.

    Saying no might have been no problem . . . except that her temporary roommate, Jared Myers, is all kinds of hot male sex on a stick. Now Mel is consumed by all manner of dirty thoughts, and remembering why she decided to "go slow" is getting harder and harder . . .

    ASIN: B00RTY0GMM

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    Favorite Quotes

    [su_quote]”Giving up sex is not a suggestion. It’s a sentence. Like death.”[/su_quote]

    [su_quote]”My vagina would revolt against me if I were to put her on hiatus and I love her and all the good feels she gives me entirely too much to do that to her. I mean, would you deny a blind man the gift of sight? Why deny her” – I actually pointed to my crotch – “a good dicking?”[/su_quote]

    [su_quote]That fucking word again. Distraction. Fuck distraction. I needed dick.[/su_quote]

    Series Reading Order

    Operation One Night Stand
    Operation Foreplay

    Exclusive Excerpt

    OPERATION FOREPLAY

    By Christine Hughes

    UNEDITED DELETED SCENE

    “Welcome back. How was your vacation?”

    “Oh my goodness, Melody! You scared me.” She clutched her chest.

    “Oh?” I eyed Jenny. She was acting weird, like I caught her doing something she shouldn’t have been doing. “I never heard from you. How did the interview go?”

    I walked into my office with her on my heels. Dropping my purse and briefcase on the floor next to my next, I opened my snack drawer and pulled out a granola bar. I was famished. Forgetting to eat breakfast was getting old. After a beat, I also pulled one of the gold-tipped gummi bear bags from the pile and dropped it on my desk next to my granola bar.

    “It went great! I can’t believe I forgot to call you. I got the job. Zac, um, Mr. Waterman, “she stuttered and flushed, “called me over the weekend. He said I am a natural for the position and to have someone like you mentoring me, he thinks I’ll do well.”

    “Mr. Waterman has faith in you then.” Something felt off. I should have been the one to be informed first, considering she was technically my employee.

    “I guess he does. He said your recommendation sealed the deal. So thank you.”

    “You’re welcome.” I pulled my glasses out of my top drawer. “When do you start?”

    “Oh, well there is a training period I have to go through first. I forget how long that is.”

    “Six weeks.”

    “Well, then after that. I am seriously over the moon. Training starts as soon as you find my replacement.”

    My phone buzzed. “Hello?”

    “Melody.”

    “Mr. Waterman.” I stared at Jenny.

    “Can you come by when you get a chance? We have a few things to discuss. The Fredo account needs some work. We have another client in the wings and we have to schedule you some time to interview candidates to replace your assistant.”

    “Yes. She was just telling me about the promotion.”

    “Well, yes.” He coughed. “I’m sorry I didn’t have the chance to let you know first. My weekend got away from me. She is a good candidate and I am sure with you as her mentor, she’ll do quite well.”

    “Lunch?” I tapped my pen on the desk while I watched Jenny fiddle with her diamond earrings.

    “I’m sorry?”

    “I’m booked all day. We can have a working lunch. My office or yours?”

    “Ah, yours is fine.”

    “Sushi?” I asked.

    “Yes. You know what I like.”

    “That I do. See you then.” I clicked off and looked at Jenny. “New earrings?”

    “I’m sorry?” She tilted her head and dropped her hands to her lap.

    “I need some coffee. Can you please make a run and get me something extra large and extra caffeinated? I have a huge workload to get through before lunch with Mr. Waterman.” I opened a file and started checking out the descriptions.

    “But, umÌ¢‰â‰۝”

    “Yes?” I looked at her over my glasses.

    “I thought I wasÌ¢‰â‰۝”

    “Training? Yes. You will. Until then, you are still my assistant. I will work as diligently as I can to find your replacement. I will include you on some of the work I think would help you. But first and foremost, you are my assistant. If you can’t handle that, then we need to have another look at what it is you are looking for. Understood?”

    “Yes, Ms. Ashford.”

    She barely contained the eye roll as she hightailed it out of my office. And calling me Ms. Ashford? We put and end to that the day I hired her. Maybe I felt a little bad for hurting her feelings but I also wasn’t one to sugar coat things. I was busy. I had a lot of clients. I needed an assistant. She was it until I found another. Those were the breaks.

    Not to mention the feeling I had that she was headed down a path I’d once travelled.


    Zac and I were sitting in my office discussing the Fredo account when Jenny arrived with lunch.

    “Thanks Jenny. You can set it on the table.” I didn’t look up but I heard her pause before placing the food a little too heavy handed on the table. By the time I wanted to react, she was not-quite-slamming my office door behind her.

    Zac chuckled. “You certainly did something to piss her off.”

    I leaned back, tossed my glasses on my desk and considered him a moment. I watched as his eyes shifted toward the door. “You dumb fuck.”

    “What?” He steeled his gaze, daring me to continue. He knew I knew.

    “You’re fucking her.” I pointed at the closed door.

    “I don’t think that’s your business, Melody.” He leaned back, crossed an ankle over his knee and clasped his hands together. It was his Ì¢‰âÂèÏdon’t fuck with me’ body language. His domineering body language. The body language I’d watched him use in meetings with personnel and clients. It used to turn me on to see him so in charge, in control.

    Used to.

    “The fuck it isn’t!” I couldn’t decide if I was angry at the fact he was banging my assistant or if I was hurt that he’d moved on so quickly. Did I honestly mean so little? Even though my first ins

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    My romance novel obsession started when I was a kid reading my Mom's Jackie Collins novels. I’m a romance junkie and I like my men to be alpha males and my ladies to be quirky and strong. I need the HEA but it’s OK if it takes 2 or 3 or 10 books to get there. Lee Nightingale is my forever BBF. I’m a Part-time Realtor and full-time Mommy with a husband, 2 kids and 3 cats. I love to travel almost as much as I love to read.