Excerpt from TOUCHING THE BOSS
Porn. So much porn.
Lori deleted file after file on the laptop in front
of her. Kyle Drum apparently had quite the collect
adult videos. And, hey, Lori was all for letting of
f steam once in a while and getting to know one’s h
bit better. But this collection was on a work compu
ter. And it had caused at least two different virus
and countless malware programs to be installed.
Hell, with the amount of time it would take her to
clean up this damn thing, they might as well toss t
stupid computer and buy a new one.
She let out a sigh and clicked on the control panel
, but a pop-up suddenly appeared and a woman with
more plastic on her body than fat appeared and star
ted to pull off her shirt.
“Oh, for the love of—”
“Is this how you normally spend your days?”
Lori twisted around in her chair and her eyes went
wide at the sight of the man who stood at the
entrance of her cubicle.
Not just any man. Michael Freakin’ Devereaux. Her j
aw dropped, but no sound managed to come out.
“Are you just going to let her keep going then? I t
hink she’s about two seconds away from putting that
Lori reached behind her and slammed the laptop shut
without even glancing behind her. She plastered
on a smile and tried to pretend everything was norm
al. “That’s not my computer. Just cleaning off some
He nodded but didn’t look the slightest bit convinc
ed. “Ms. Briggs, do you mind coming upstairs with
Upstairs? What the heck was upstairs? He couldn’t b
e firing her for this. She could explain. If he wou
only listen for a few seconds, she could clarify ev
erything. Tell him that Kyle had been let go and sh
trying to get the computer back to factory specs. E
verything had a perfectly reasonable explanation!
“Okay,” was all that came out as she pushed herself
up on shaky legs.
uching the Boss by Mallory Crowe
of Publication: September 10, 2015
Tall. Dark. Handsome.
Sexy. Criminal. All words Lori Briggs can use to de
her billionaire boss, Michael Devaroux. Without eno
ugh evidence to go to the police and not enough in
her paltry savings account to quit on a moral basis
, she’s forced to work with the criminal mastermind
until she can get a new job, but he has plans for h
er that go far beyond the officeâ€¦
Michael Devereaux is t
he glue that holds his volatile family together.
Between his hotheaded brother and criminally crazy
cousin, Michael needs to be calm and collected at
all times. Even the times that require working with
the FBI to bring down the family enemies. Until th
FBI can finish their work, he needs to play the bad
guy and keep Lori from spilling the things she kno
to the wrong people.
Michael needs to spend
as much time with Lori as possible to make sure
everything goes according to plan, but the more she
comes to trust him, the harder it is to keep his l
straight. Will Michael ever be able to put love fir
st when family is the only thing he’s ever had?
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About Mallory Crowe
Mallory Crowe has lived in
Michigan her whole life and has been in love with
romance ever since she’d skip to the end of every n
ovel, just to make sure the hero and heroine
survived and ended up together. She lives with her
husband and three dogs. When she’s not writing,
she’s spending too much time in front of the TV, hi
king, or working with various animal rescues.