Firing my sassy, smart-mouthed assistant should have solved all my problems. Right?
Wrong! It turns out we’ll need a fake marriage for that. Oh boy!
I should have fired Eliza Jenkins the night she overstepped her qualifications in a high-profile client meeting. Or the time she called me stuffy, uptight, and grumpy to my face. But it’s her luscious mouth, her chocolate eyes, and her voluptuous curves that_ really _drive me crazy. So I send her packing, pink slip in hand.
My company is better off without the mouthy firecracker anyway. At least, that’s what I’ve been trying to believe. Except now, a multi-million dollar deal is on the line, and she’s the only one who can help me save it. I’ve got a new assignment for Ms. Sassy. Be my fake wife. Or else.
If anyone is up to the task, it’s her. I mean—Eliza Jenkins is an overachiever. Smart. Headstrong. Full of great ideas. Looks great leaning over the fax machine. Um…Forget I mentioned that last one.
I’m Liam Kline. Focused. Ambitious. Master of self-control. I can resist Eliza. My sole focus is closing this deal. I’ll work her hard, putting in long hours in the bedroom. Err, boardroom. I mean boardroom.
Eliza is the ultimate distraction. With her, I’ve met my match. So when she suddenly quits me for good, I’m not willing to let her go.
If I don’t get her back as my secretary? This whole deal will fall through.
If I don’t get her back as my wife? Psht. I’m not even willing to consider that.
Playing Pretend is a steamy, witty, laugh-out-loud, grumpy boss, fake marriage romance. It is set in small-town Iowa and is book two in the Playboys of Sin Valley series.