Synopsis: Allegra Maxwell is sick of the monotony of life. It’s all work and no play, and right now she wants to play. She shows up at her company’s yearly meeting with one goal in mind: have a one night stand with a stranger. What she didn’t count on is Devlin Pierce walking through the door.
When Allegra first met Devlin, she knew he would be nothing but trouble. After he proved her theory true last year, she made a vow to avoid him at all costs. He’s the last person she wants to see, and he knows it. He refuses to leave her alone though. As much as she tries to fight it, the pull he has on her is undeniable. Her ability to resist him proves impossible when Devlin makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
One night. That’s all he asks. That’s all she wants. Or is it?
Another younger man comes out of the elevator and stops to talk to Mr. Morris. I say, “Well, hello there.”
“Ooh, another one? What does he look like?”
“Something tall, dark, and handsome.” I press my lips together to hold back the laugh.
“Something? Don’t you mean someone?”
“In all seriousness, though… what does he look like? Face, eyes…”
“Well, unfortunately I can’t get a good look at him.”
“He’s facing the other way.” Squinting my eyes, I try to see if I can make out the details of the handsome something. He’s wearing a very expensive suit by the looks of it, navy pinstripe over white button down. He obviously works out based on how perfectly tailored it is. I mean, that ass… Yowza. That’s all I can see from this angle though. Come on, show me your face. I need something to boost my spirits.
He finally finishes his conversation with Mr. Morris and starts to walk toward the dining hall. After a few steps, the light hits his face just right so I can make out his features. He seems familiar, very familiar. That’s when I gasp. I recognize the well-defined face. The dark brown hair. The smoldering dark emerald eyes.
“Anything?” Sonya says.
“Holy shit,” I breathe, nearly dropping my phone. This can’t be happening.
“That good, huh?”
I can barely speak, but not for the reason she’s thinking. I’m flabbergasted. Floored, even. He looks familiar because I have seen him before—right at this very place—almost exactly a year ago. My heart races and breaks all at once when the memory returns. I thought I had buried it back then.
“Allegra? Are you still there?”
Somehow, I discover my voice again. “I’m gonna have to call you back.” I hang up on her before she can respond. I’m not sure what to do with myself. I’m not sure of anything at this moment.
Because the man who stepped off that elevator is Devlin Pierce, and his eyes have landed on mine.
About the Author
Lilly Avalon writes new adult and erotic romances. She’s in her twenties and lives in a cute little apartment in a small city. She loves reading romantic stories as much as she loves writing them. Her favorite things include dancing, watching scandalous television dramas, and autumn. Lilly Avalon is a pseudonym.