Title: Cherishing the Goddess
Author: Lucy Eden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2019
Billionaire CEO Alexander Wolfe has spent years putting in 120-hour weeks and adding zeroes to his net worth. But lately, work has left him feeling burnt out and uninspired. Then he is given the chance to go head-to-head with a legendary corporate raider and the man heâ€™d idolized his entire career. He seizes the opportunity, immediately jumping on a plane for Barbados to close the deal in person. If heâ€™s successful, itâ€™ll be the biggest win of his career.
He had no way of knowing that meeting a mesmerizing beauty would have the power to derail everything…
Calypso Sterling has no time for men who value her beauty over her intellect. Instead, she focuses all her energy on her studies and career aspirations. But when her homeâ€”and a closely guarded family secretâ€”is threatened, sheâ€™s ready to defend all she holds dear.
She had no way of knowing a handsome stranger had the power to take away everything sheâ€™d ever loved…
This standalone, workplace/ enemies to lovers romance features characters from Everythingâ€™s Better With Kimberly, is full of alphas and steam and has NO cheating.
This is the novelized, extended version of the previously published novella of the same name.
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â€œHey, Mia Hamm,â€™â€™ a deep rumbling voice called from above me.
I turned in the direction of the voice. The handsome man I saw yesterday playing football with his son was calling to me from the second-floor balcony.
â€œMia Hamm. The famous soccer player.â€
â€œI know who Mia Hamm is. Iâ€™m not her, and youâ€™re in Barbados where we call it football.â€
â€œWell, I donâ€™t know your name. Why donâ€™t you tell me what it is so I know what to call you and then you can tell me where you learned to play football like that.â€
â€œI think youâ€™ll find that most people who grew up in the Caribbean can pass a football with some skill. Iâ€™m not special.â€
â€œI donâ€™t know if I agree with that.â€ He grinned, and I felt myself flush. â€œAnd you still havenâ€™t told me your name.â€
â€œWhere are your wife and son?â€ I asked, deciding to nip this little game in the bud.
His brow furrowed in confusion before realization hit.
â€œWhat? No. She is not my wife and Philip is not my son.â€
Something that felt suspiciously like hope caused my heart to flutter at his words, but he was probably lying.
â€œThat little boy looked exactly like you.â€
â€œHey, Iâ€™m not saying heâ€™s not a good looking kid.â€ His grin returned, and so did my flush. â€œHeâ€™s just not my kid.â€
â€œWell, his mother seemed interested. Why donâ€™t talk to her about soccer?â€
â€œIâ€™m not interested in his mother.â€ He gave me a pointed look, his grin still firmly in place.
My stupid heart fluttered again.
â€œIâ€™m already taken,â€ he said.
The fluttering stopped.
â€œBut the problem is, she wonâ€™t tell me her name.â€ He tucked his bottom lip between his teeth, still grinning.
And the fluttering returned. A deep breath helped me calm myself and regain focus before I pressed the elevator button again, knowing that it would do nothing to make the elevator come faster.
I glared at him and rolled my eyes. He was leaning over his balcony waiting for an answer.
â€œNo,â€ I said finally.
â€œNo, what?â€ he asked.
â€œWhatever you want. Whatever you think this is. The answer is no.â€
â€œIt can be whatever you want it to be.â€ That line wouldâ€™ve been incredibly sleazy from anyone else, but he made it sound so sincere and almost convincing that it was clear I needed to keep my distance from him, no matter how charming he was and no matter how long it had been since I felt a manâ€™s hands on my body.
â€œGood,â€ I said. Mercifully, the elevator arrived at that moment, and I stepped inside. â€œNothing it is.â€
Lucy Eden is the nom de plume of a romance obsessed author who writes the kind of romance she loves to read. Sheâ€™s a sucker for alphas with a soft gooey center, over the top romantic gestures, strong & smart MCs, humor, love at first sight (or pretty damn close), happily ever afters & of course, dirty & steamy love scenes.
When Lucy isnâ€™t writing, sheâ€™s busy readingâ€”or listening toâ€”every book she can get her hands onâ€” romance or otherwise.
She lives & loves in New York with her husband, two children, a turtle & a Yorkshire Terrier.