Series: Dare to Risk Novel
Author: Danielle Pays
Genre: Steamy Romance Suspense
Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Design: Maria at Steamy Designs
Donâ€™t mix business with pleasure. At least thatâ€™s what she keeps telling herself.
Ryan Thiel, known as Seattleâ€™s most eligible bachelor instead of Seattleâ€™s most powerful businessman, all because a local magazine changed its story direction after taking one look at him. He gets it, heâ€™s hot. But heâ€™s not happy. He has no interest in dating. Last time he tried, it ended in disaster. Then he meets Katie and all that changes.
Katie Capone is starting over after discovering her ex-boyfriend slept with her coworkers. Now at a new job, she wonâ€™t make the mistake of mixing business with personal ever again. Then she meets Ryan.
Forced to work with Ryan, Katie struggles to keep their relationship professional. Hard to do with the steamy looks he keeps giving her.
Ryan wants Katie and this time, he is willing to wait. But when his past comes back and threatens to hurt Katie, Ryan must decide between the woman he wants or exposing a past he has buried.
Surrounded by danger, Katie must decide if she can trust Ryan or if she is being used again.
Pursued was selected as a finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. This is a steamy, stand-alone, HEA romantic suspense romance.
â€œHowâ€™s this going to work?â€ she asked. He surveyed the room. â€œI was thinking right here on this table.â€ He winked at her. Her mouth fell open, then she shook her head. Then she laughed. â€œOn the table? Really? Why does that sound like a line too? Does it work for you?â€ Her hand went up. â€œWait, donâ€™t answer that.â€ Ryan smiled. â€œLines donâ€™t work with you. Thatâ€™s another thing I really like about you.â€ â€œOh.â€ She licked her lips. Focus, Thiel. What had she been talking about before heâ€™d brought up having sex on a table? â€œYou meant working together, didnâ€™t you? You think that will be a problem?â€ â€œYes, donâ€™t you?â€ â€œWhy Ms. Capone, are you saying itâ€™s hard to concentrate around me?â€ He leaned down and kissed her neck and then slowly moved up toward her ear. â€œUm. A little.â€ A small moan escaped her mouth. She stepped back. â€œWe canâ€™t do that.â€ He stalked toward her. â€œWe canâ€™t?â€ â€œNot if we want to get any work done. And you canâ€™t look at me like that either.â€ â€œLike what?â€ â€œLike you want to throw me on this table.â€ â€œSorry, I canâ€™t help that.â€ She put more distance between them. â€œRyan, I need us to just be friends.â€
Danielle Pays writes steamy romance novels with a touch of suspense. When not trying to write her characters into some kind of trouble, she can be found guzzling coffee at her kidsâ€™ soccer games. Black coffee is a requirement as she lives in the Pacific Northwest.