2010 Maggie Finalist

Winner in the 2009 National Readers' Choice Awards
Finalist in the 2009 National Readers' Choice Awards Short Contemporary

Other Editions

The Secret Mistress Arrangement (UK)
United Kingdom:
The Secret Mistress Arrangement
Mills & Boon Modern Heat, Jan 2009.

The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Australia)
The Secret Mistress Arrangement
Harlequin Mills & Boon Sexy Sensation, February 2009.

Un parfum de tentation ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (France)
Un parfum de tentation
Harlequin Passions, June 2009.

Sette giorni di desiderio ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Italy)
Sette giorni di desiderio
Harmony Sensual, September 2009.

Und plötzlich ist es Liebe! ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Germany)
Und plötzlich ist es Liebe!
Cora Julia, November 2009.

Μια Βδομάδα στον Παράδεισο ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Greece)
Μια Βδομάδα στον Παράδεισο
ΑΡΛΕΚΙΝ Desire, January 2010.

Týden v ráji ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Czech Republic)
Czech Republic
Týden v ráji
Harlequin Sladký život Duo, September 2010.

Tydzień w raju ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Poland)
Tydzień w raju
Harlequin Światowe Życie DUO, September 2010.

Een spannend weekje ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Netherlands)
Een spannend weekje
Harlequin Intiem, September 2010.

Cegos de amor ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Brazil)
Cegos de amor
Harlequin Dueto, October 2010.

Una semana de pasión ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Spain)
Una semana de pasión
Harlequin Ibérica Julia, February 2011.

Una semana de pasión ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Mexico)
Una semana de pasión
Harlequin Ibérica Julia, July 2011.

Una semana de pasión ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Argentina)
Una semana de pasión
Harlequin Ibérica Julia, August 2011.

Az árulkodó kép ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Hungary)
Az árulkodó kép
Harlequin Júlia különszám, January 2012.

七夜の約束 ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Japan)
Harlequin Romances, November 2013.

七夜の約束 ~ The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Japan [comic])
Japan [comic]
Harlequin, 2014.

• • • The Secret Mistress Arrangement • • •

The Secret Mistress Arrangement

“This enjoyable tale … treats readers to all the emotions, and all the highs and lows, that love entails.”RT Bookreviews, 4-star review

Time is money to drop dead gorgeous tycoon Matt Jacobs. But when he meets beautiful Ella Mackenzie at his best friend’s wedding, he decides to break his rule and make the most of his week off work by spending it in bed with her!

Strong willed Ella doesn’t do sleepovers but Matt’s incredible lovemaking has got her hooked! So when their secret week between the sheets comes to an end, Ella finds herself accepting the sort of indecent proposal she never thought she’d consider….

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Matt tugged his tie the rest of the way off and placed it behind him on the couch. As he leaned forward, those chocolate eyes captured hers. “And you? What are you a bit hopeless at?”

Suddenly, the air felt thick, and her voice didn’t seem to work very well. She cleared her throat and tried for a light flirtatious tone. “A lady never admits her shortcomings.”

“Come on. Tell me.” His voice dropped and Ella’s temperature raised several degrees.

She swallowed hard around the knot caught in her throat. “That’s a rather personal question, don’t you think?”

He reached out to touch a lock of hair that had escaped her ponytail and trailed down the side of her face. Curling it around his finger, he said, “I don’t think so. We all have small things we’re just hopeless at. Me, I can’t get my TiVo to stop taping Brady Bunch reruns. It’s ridiculous.”

The mood shifted the moment Matt touched her. Light flirtation was over. This was serious stuff. Ella tried to ignore his hand as he tucked the wayward strands behind her ear, but couldn’t. He was stroking her earlobe, for God’s sake. A shiver ran down her spine, and she couldn’t stop herself from leaning, just slightly, into his hand.

“You, Ella, are beautiful, smart, and can single-handedly organize large weddings.” He brushed her bangs back off her face. His hand slid down so that he cupped her cheek. His eyes locked with hers. “That’s impressive.”

He was so close Ella could feel his breath and the warmth radiating off his body. His voice and the gentleness of his hand hypnotized her. He had called her beautiful. This unbelievably gorgeous man had called her beautiful. Her mouth went dry, and she swallowed hard — again — but still couldn’t get her voice above a whisper. “I’d say you were the impressive one.”

To illustrate her point, she laid one hand on Matt’s broad shoulder, slid it down to where his biceps bulged under his shirt, and squeezed the hard muscle. She had meant to simply emphasize his size, but, at her touch, Matt’s breath caught, and his hand reflexively curled around the nape of her neck to pull her closer to him.

“Glad to hear it,” Matt whispered, and then his lips met hers. His first touch was gentle, almost hesitant, barely catching her bottom lip, but Ella leaned in to him. That small encouragement seemed to be all he needed, because his second kiss wasn’t at all hesitant. His mouth moved over hers forcefully, seeking, and she put her arms around his neck. When her lips parted, Matt’s tongue swept inside, sending bolts of pure desire to Ella’s core.

She’d never felt anything like this before, the undiluted sensation of total lust that sent her senses spinning and chased all rational thought out of her head. All she knew was what she felt: the soft thickness of his hair as she held his head to keep him from moving away, the pressure of his body as he lowered her back onto the floor, the hardness of his body as he lay down next to her and pulled her firmly against him.




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