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Saturday Snippet: Beginnings
Saturday, December 29th, 2012

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For me, the opening of a story is the hardest part to write. I spend forever making sure it sparkles. Enjoy the opening gambit in the game between Raelie and Bryce.

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Pleasing Sir

One adventurous little submissive is just what the bosses need…

Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office.

Bryce can’t keep his mind off the sexy blonde sitting just outside his office. Especially not after the security cameras in the copier room catch Raelie “misappropriating” office property. A little disciplinary action leads to a whole lot of complication while he tries to find out whether she’s the right assistant to fulfill a special vacancy. Add a second round of interviews, and suddenly, Bryce is finding out he’s not the only one who’s not sure who’s really in charge.

The little red button on the telephone blinked twice. And like a dog trained to recognize the shake of its dinner bowl, Raelie Wood’s attention was arrested. Deep within her core, her body began the steady ascent toward full-blown arousal. A thousand butterflies settled in her stomach, madly fluttering their tiny wings. Her breaths shortened to excited little gasps and shivered through her breasts. The juncture of her thighs swelled with lush promise — a pulse thrumming there, slow but insistent.

She’d waited two whole days for a summons. Two days while she’d quietly attended to the office duties, proving why she’d been bumped up from the floating secretarial staff to fill in for Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant while the woman was away on her honeymoon.

Raelie had seen to every duty on his EA’s meticulous checklist. This morning, she’d already typed the scribbled notes he’d left in her inbox the previous night when he’d finally left the office. Not that she’d seen him leave. Because she didn’t want to seem overeager, she’d left her desk at precisely five o’clock each evening. Even though she’d wanted nothing more than to stay late, strip naked, and slip into her boss’s office to show just how diligent a secretary she could be.

The thought of his shocked stare trailing down her nude body was a delicious one; however, she knew that wasn’t the way to get what she wanted from her no-nonsense employer. For once, she’d exercise a little subtlety.

The light blinked again, and her gut clenched. Time to start the next stage of her campaign.

She gathered her pad and pencil and quietly strode to his closed door. Just before she opened it, she slipped the left side strap of her bra off her shoulder from beneath her neat white sleeveless blouse. Ready now, she gripped the knob with a sweaty hand.

Her boss sat behind his desk, his face tilted toward whatever report he scanned, but looking as yummy as ever. Remote, cool … in control. She wondered if he looked as effortlessly powerful and together when he rolled out of bed in the morning, or if he donned that cool, professional persona the same way he did his designer clothing.

Watching the way his lips thinned into a firm, straight line as he read, she imagined that same stern look as he stood over her while she knelt with her hands clasped behind her back. A smile teased her lips. Heat pricked her nipples.

The restraint of the last few days broke. Despite the EA’s note about him disliking meaningless chatter, her mouth opened and a breathless “How may I serve you, sir?” floated from her lips.

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Bryce forced himself not to react to the tantalizing phrase which pretty much summed up exactly what he wanted from the woman — service. A month’s worth ought to get her out of his system. A textile-free month where nothing but their sweat and his cum came between their bodies.

From beneath his eyelashes, Bryce saw the tiny smile Miss Wood quickly suppressed and wondered what had amused her. He cleared his throat and turned his gaze to the young woman whose cheeks flushed a pretty rose as she took her seat in front of his desk.

Morgan hadn’t been wrong. His business partner had been the one to suggest the slender blonde fill in for Kathryn. Miss Wood was competent enough, easy on the eye, but there was something a little extra, something intriguing about the woman whose body didn’t fidget nervously beneath his stare.

Yeah, he had to hand it to Morgan — his friend could spot a woman ripe for a little training from a mile away.

The chance to spend time subtly observing her, testing her, was one he hadn’t been able to resist. He’d been without a woman too long. Procuring just the right partner had proven a little more complicated than he’d imagined. Who would have guessed that finding an unruly submissive would prove such a challenge?

His glance raked her from head to foot quickly and with discretion, because he wasn’t ready to betray his interest. Straight California-blonde hair was pulled into a loose knot at the back of her head, making her look like a high school girl playing dress-up for the prom.

Cute and neat, professionally groomed, still he would have preferred to see her hair fall to the middle of her shoulders or in a sexy ponytail — a handy rope he could use like reins as he rode her from behind. He pushed aside that thought because he knew it might be some time, perhaps never, before he earned that privilege.

As he assessed her appearance for more hints of an ability to pay attention to the details, he admired the way her grey pencil skirt kept her knees pushed demurely together. The crisply pressed, white sleeveless blouse was barely creased, her nylons a pleasing skin tone, her shoes a demure dark pump.

Everything in its place — except for the lavender band sliding down her arm. His gaze snagged there for a moment.

“Was there something you needed, Mr. Caldwell?” she asked in her breathy little voice, which had him imagining her whispering just like that in his ear when he shafted deep. His cock swelled, and he eased apart his legs beneath his desk, smoothed his expression into a cool mask, and met her wide blue gaze.

A glint of something sparkled there for just a moment. Long enough to warn him that not all was what it seemed with the delightful Miss Wood.

Because he didn’t think well when he was aroused and worse when he was sitting, he pushed off his chair and began to pace. “Have you arranged Cafferty’s showing?”

“For four PM, sir. Rance Cafferty said the client was in town and would accompany him this time to take a look at the office space.”

“Good, good.” He stepped around his desk to pace the length of his office to the door and back. “We’ll want his approval before we proceed with offering the rest of the spaces. His client has first priority.” He turned his gaze when he passed close.

She kept her head bent toward her notepad, white teeth sinking softly into the center of her bottom lip.

He strode closer on the second circuit and stopped beside her.

She glanced up, her baby blues skimming up his abdomen to his chest before reaching his face. Pink blossomed again in the center of her cheeks.

“Did you set the meeting with the plaza crew?” he murmured, enjoying watching her from above, envisioning more intimate moments when her face would be level with his hips. “We’re making changes in our suppliers and need to make sure it doesn’t affect our delivery date.”

She blinked once then dropped her gaze and turned her notepad over. She trailed a finger down the copy of the schedule she’d printed to have on hand, just as he insisted Kathryn always do. “The meeting’s set for Thursday at five. Morgan said he’d have the site foreman and the lead electrician there.”

She called his partner “Morgan”, but reserved “Mr. Caldwell” for him. He didn’t know if that was a good thing or not. His brain looped on the thought. Then his gaze fell again to the purple strap, and because he was becoming impatient with his lapses, he slid a finger up her arm and tucked the silky ribbon back inside her blouse.

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23 comments to “Saturday Snippet: Beginnings”

  1. Toni Whitmire
    · December 29th, 2012 at 8:56 am · Link

    wow that was very hot that I had to go get a drink of water. I can’t wait to read the rest to see what happens.

  2. Carle Lee Detweiler
    · December 29th, 2012 at 8:56 am · Link

    Ok, going to read this one for sure. Always have a love / hate relationship with these snippets. Love to read them – hate that it means more books to buy!
    Keep up the wonderful writing.

  3. suzanne
    · December 29th, 2012 at 9:10 am · Link

    Great snippet Raelie will give Bryce a run for his money- the little minx is tempting and teasing him just enough to get his motor running. Can’t wait to read it! Happy New Year!:) 😉

  4. Sharon Chalk
    · December 29th, 2012 at 11:34 am · Link

    I love it when the “submissive” is not really all that submissive,in fact the smarter and more frustrating she is to the “dom” adds so much to the story,because I don’t like it when the woman is submissive both in and out of the bedroom,it makes her seem one-dimensional, so I love the way this started with her making all the plans she can to spark his interest while not appearing too.I have a feeling you have another winner on your hands,but then when dont you lol

  5. ronnie cornett
    · December 29th, 2012 at 12:26 pm · Link

    pmg…I hope I win a copy of this book for my kindle!!! I can’t wait to read it! ❗

  6. Joyce Reece
    · December 29th, 2012 at 12:39 pm · Link

    Great attention grabbing start. Made me want to finish the book.
    She is one smart blonde. 😉 😉

  7. Ilona
    · December 29th, 2012 at 2:11 pm · Link

    If that is the beginning then I can’t wait to read the rest of it 😀

  8. ELF
    · December 29th, 2012 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Yum, sounds delicious! Glad that you’re there to help keep the litterbox fresh…and I am sure the kitties appreciate you too! Happy New Year!

  9. Rachelle Lerner
    · December 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm · Link

    I want to know more about this book.

  10. Tiana
    · December 29th, 2012 at 2:53 pm · Link

    You leave me wanting more. *whimpers*

    Good luck with the kitties and have a Happy New Year!

  11. Gayle Latreille
    · December 29th, 2012 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Ouch…. that’s a hot one!! 😈

  12. laura
    · December 29th, 2012 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Cant wait to read this book!!!! Hot!!!

  13. B H
    · December 29th, 2012 at 4:39 pm · Link

    What a hot book! I hope I win a copy.

  14. merriedth
    · December 29th, 2012 at 6:13 pm · Link

    That was a great clip now I can’t wait to read the rest of it…. 🙂

  15. Diane W
    · December 29th, 2012 at 6:18 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read this one! Hope it is out soon.

  16. Ellie
    · December 29th, 2012 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Wow! i want this book. It looks amazing hope it’s out soon. 😀

  17. Deborah
    · December 29th, 2012 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Looking forward to the seeing how this plays out.

  18. Victoria
    · December 29th, 2012 at 8:40 pm · Link

    I almost didn’t comment because I thought I had a copy of this already. But I can’t find it anywhere (not listing on my kindle, and not on my bookshelves…strange!).
    So I’m most interested in this contest, as I really want to read it now! I guess that is the one problem with reading as much as I do…confusing some of the story cover/titles at times, lol.
    Thanks for the contest, and Happy New Year!

  19. pc
    · December 29th, 2012 at 8:51 pm · Link

    This was such a teaser…definitely I want to find out what naughtiness these two get into!
    Happy 2013!

  20. Melissa Porter
    · December 29th, 2012 at 10:52 pm · Link

    I need a cold shower….
    Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Thanks for sharing.


  21. PattyB
    · December 29th, 2012 at 11:47 pm · Link

    I am hooked cannot wait for the release

  22. Delilah
    · December 30th, 2012 at 7:27 am · Link

    The Random Number Generator has spoken! The winner of a free download of PLEASING SIR is Joyce Reece! Joyce, congrats! Send me an email to arrange delivery of your prize!

  23. gerri peel
    · December 30th, 2012 at 11:17 am · Link

    Omg! I want to read this book like right now! The teaser I just read just shows that this book will be Hot! Can’t wait to read it.

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