Bought by the Boss

Stacey Kennedy
Bought by the Boss
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Release Date
February 2018
Contemporary Romance

What's better than one bad-boy boss? How about two?

In a duet of naughty novellas, a charity date auction turns into all-out war when a pair of powerful corporate lawyers each buy the other's assistant for a weekend of seduction.


I've wanted Aria Finley from the moment I met her.
We flirt, we laugh, we connect. It could be perfect.
She's even best friends with my assistant.
Problem is, she works for my archnemesis—Jackson Keller—and she's the kind of girl who stays loyal unless you give her a reason not to.
Besides my hard-on there's something hot between us, and I won't rest until I put my finger on it.
So when I get the chance to buy Aria for the weekend at a charity auction, there's no limit.
I'm going to take her home and take what I want because I'll make her want it too.
And by Monday, she'll know she's mine.


Liam Maxwell thinks he can get to me through my assistant, Aria.
Well, two can play that game.
Now Mallory Beckett—Liam's assistant and Aria's best friend—is mine for the weekend.
Only she has no idea who bought her at the charity auction.
This is going to be worth every penny.
But soon I realize that Mallory has been waiting for my touch all along.
What starts as a fling turns into something more.
From the beginning, I was so focused on stealing her away.
I never thought about the fact that I'd drown if I lost her.
Now the game has changed. And she needs to know that she belongs to me.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jan 29, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
138 people found the following review helpful
Two office romances in one! The two stories occur one after the other, so you get to see what happens to the characters after the first story ends. Anyway, there's an epilogue, which I like a lot, because we get to see what happens to them 16 months down the road.

The first story deals with Liam and Aria, who were in lust with each other the first time they laid eyes on the other 3 years ago. However, Liam's ongoing feud with Jackson (Aria's boss) prevented them from getting together…until this charity auction. Meanwhile, Jackson was incensed when Liam bid and won Aria's time for the weekend, that he believed was for revenge because of the feud, so in retaliation, he bid and won Mallory, who is Liam's assistant. Aside from the fact that the characters knew each other, another thing that connected the two stories is the feud between the two male characters, a feud that was mentioned in the first story and was resolved in the second.

Both stories are well-written with dominant alpha males and you may want to get some water when smoke starts curling out of your Kindle due to the hotness of the sex scenes. That said, I like the second story better (Jackson and Mallory) because 1) they didn't make goo-goo eyes at each other at the start since Mallory wasn't even on Jackson's radar then as a potential date or lover, 2) I like that they have some interaction outside of sex or foreplay, that they conducted decent conversations as they got to know one another and decided eventually that yes, they'd like to get naked with the other.

I had an enjoyable afternoon with these two stories. Definitely worth reading!
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BOOK INTERVIEW on February 2018
Enjoy this excerpt!


I take two steps forward but when a firm hand grasps my arm, I'm ready to either kick someone in the junk or yell at them as I spin around and find myself gazing deeply into Liam's potent eyes.

He's fancy with his neatly tailored black suit and navy blue tie, and dear God, he is gorgeous. His dark eyes pin me to where I'm standing with the power they possess. His chiseled jaw and sculpted mouth are perfection. Liam is what teenage boys dream of being when they grow up. A sexy as hell man.

"Hello, Aria," he says smoothly, seductively. "Might I have a moment, please."

He slides his hand down my arm to take my hand. I shiver at the heat of his touch as he leads me into the alleyway, placing us behind one of the walls of the parking garage, keeping us out of sight.

"Do you think it's wise to tempt me? To tease me?" he asks, stepping closer until my back is pressed against the wall and his hands are on either side of my head.

I swallow against the fierceness he projects. "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Now maybe not so much. I admit that I hadn't expected him to act on it. Hell, I tease him all the time. Though maybe Liam's reached his limit. I stare into the heated depths of his eyes and realize I've never seen him like this. Unleashed. Raw. A burn sizzles through me, pooling heat low in my body.

The side of his mouth arches obviously in response to the hitch of my breath, the flushing of my cheeks. His grin is as deadly as it is sexy. "Do you think I don't know that if I wanted it, I could have you?" The passion exuding from him consumes me, swallowing me whole when he adds, "I know you are well aware that the only reason I haven't touched you before is because I'm respecting your loyalty to Jackson."

He leans in and as I inhale his woodsy scent, my heart is racing, thighs are clenching, sex is drenching with desire.

"Do not toy with me, Aria." He brings his mouth close to mine, his warm minty breath brushing across my parted lips. "Do not push against me because I will not lose. Let this be a reminder of that." His big, strong hand pushes against my thigh. I'm spreading my legs for him before I even wonder if I should.

His fingers slowly slide upward, giving me the chance to say "stop." I should end this right now because I'm only proving him right, that where it comes to him I have no control and that I'm all talk, but somehow I can't stop him.

I want this.

I want him.
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