Today I’m happy to welcome Madison Michael as a guest. She’s the author of Bedazzled – Book 1 in the Beguiling Bachelor Series.
Can a feisty woman with nothing rescue a man who has everything except what he wants.
Keeli Larsen, a modern day Cinderella, dreams of success, jewelry designs and the out-of-her-league, gorgeous man in the penthouse office – her very own Prince Charming. Although they have never spoken, a chance encounter and a misplaced hand are about to change everything.
Millionaire and sexy hunk, Wyatt Lyons Howe is trapped by four generations of family loyalty and tradition until a brief moment with Keeli rocks his staid world. Is Keeli his ticket to freedom or is she just an opportunist looking for a bankroll? Unsure of her motives, but unable to stay away, Wyatt is bedazzled.
Lured by Keeli’s fiery spirit, Wyatt determines to make her his own. He just needs to lose a scheming fiancé, defy his family, conquer his doubts, and liberate himself from his traditional life. And, of course, he must win her heart.
Follow Keeli and Wyatt on their journey in this steamy contemporary romance, Book One of the Beguiling Bachelor Series
Keeli knew if she just inched back she could be touching him. After all, she lusted after him, fantasized about him endlessly. He was everything she was looking for in her perfect man – intelligence, sophistication, a commanding air, sex appeal and those staggering good looks.
Oh yeah, and he had that power thing going too. So what if we have never exchanged two words?
Keeli’s heart thumped above the workings of the old elevator, so loud she wondered if Wyatt could hear it too. Her body itched to sway back the scant distance necessary to close the gap between them. She imagined resting her head upon his broad chest, feeling the softness of his fine shirt, leaning her rounded contours against the hard planes of his chest.
In a split second, without thinking or planning, Keeli backed into Wyatt, her hand resting solidly against the front of his pants. Thank heavens he couldn’t see her face now, flaming every shade of red. He didn’t move at first, shocked perhaps, and then his large hand swiftly nudged hers away, Wanting to die of mortification, Keeli feigned ignorance.
She wanted to crawl in a hole and die. In moments, they were at lobby level. The doors opened, the bell jingled, and Keeli felt the unmistakable feel of his hand on the small of her back, warm, strong and certain. It was solidly placed and it was electric. The sensuous touch heating her skin through her light dress caused Keeli’s whole body to vibrate.
Before she even registered the contact in her brain, her senses alerted her to the silky feel of his hand snaking its way over the curve of her hip in an unfaltering caress. The contact was swift but significant. He had her round derriere in the firm grasp of his large palm. He never looked her way, although Keeli would swear he had just quite intentionally grabbed her ass.
Am I wrong? Is this an accident? Could he really have been unaware?
The elevator was emptying as she stepped out, still feeling the erotic heat of his breath on her neck, and his hand moving on her behind. Flustered, she remained mute. He too said nothing, cool and composed as he stepped from the car. Then he was gone, moving from the elevator through the crowd with that long, easy stride, unaware of the overwhelming desire coursing through her.
Her heart pounding, her skin tingling, Keeli basked in the sensations overwhelming her body, relived the moment until the fog lifted from her brain and allowed it to reengage. She headed with the crowd toward the revolving doors.
Rain was falling, cold and unrelenting. Keeli felt the warmth of her desire and her chances of seeing Wyatt ever again slip away as if running down the nearest storm drain, replaced by the chilly rain. She walked the short block to the “L” station getting drenched. With each step, the warmth of the unbelievable encounter disappeared to be replaced by the sad reality of cold, wet, and broke.
Available for Kindle or in Paperback on Amazon
Other books in the Beguiling Bachelor Series
A steamy, Comtemporary Romance Series
Bewildered – a prequel, short story. How can Sloane choose between two hunky millionaires?
Beholden – Randall is just not part of Sloane’s plan when she claws her way back into society, but she is definitely part of his.
Bedeviled – With both hiding dark secrets, can Alex and Charlotte overcome their pasts to find true love?
About the Author
Madison Michael traded 28 years in Fortune 500 tech and management positions for a chance to spend her days with sassy heroines, sexy, rich heroes and nothing but happy endings. Growing up the daughter of a librarian, she learned to love books, especially classics and romances, and spent winters cuddled under blankets losing herself in books.
Madison is the author of three novels in the Beguiling Bachelor series, as well as several short stories. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.
After living in the northeast, southeast and the west, Maddy returned to her Midwest roots. She lives in Evanston, IL with two feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.
Madison welcomes your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org