Cabot Reed is beautiful. Infuriating. Dripping with wealth and power.
He’s also my new boss, and the heir to the Reed Enterprises throne.
But when our paths cross outside of the office, and I discover that his need to dominate isn’t just a facet of his professional life but the very fabric of his existence, all bets are off the table. And I’m on it. Strapped to it.
She’s an intern. Green as they come and far too young.
She’s also completely consumed me. From the fire in her eyes to her defiant little mouth, Rylan Blake is all I can think about.
Taking her under my wing at work is one thing; showing her the ins and outs of my personal life is another thing entirely–a line that shouldn’t be crossed. Teaching Rylan to submit to me could be my salvation. Or it could crumble the empire I am set to inherit.
One month into my internship and my life has turned completely upside down. And not because of the publishing industry or what I’ve learned at Reed Publishing. No, my life has forever changed because I’m now the talk of Manhattan.
Billionaire publishing tycoon Cabot Reed’s dirty little secret.
Falling for my grumpy, domineering boss wasn’t on my bingo card for this year. The intern and the CEO is a trope I never expected to live out in real life.
But becoming infamous for what we do in our free time? A nightmare I could have never predicted.
In thirty-nine years, no one has managed to knock my world off its axis, but my little intern stormed into my life and wreaked havoc. Her smart mouth and filthy mind have me breaking every rule, testing my discipline and self-control at every turn. But being loved by Rylan Blake feels like I’m finally home.
Falling for her was easy; keeping her will be the hardest thing I do in my life. She’s scared, and rightfully so. Of me. Of the way she feels. And of the media circus that loving a man with my dark desires created in her life.
Travis Wilder represents everything I despise. From the generational wealth he was born into to the behemoth publishing company he runs, I’ve avoided men like him for nearly fifty years. But as he continues to pursue me, I begin to realize that maybe there’s more to him than meets the eye.
It doesn’t help that he’s gorgeous in a California sunshine sort of way, with sea glass green eyes and a smile that releases the sexiest dimple in only one cheek. And when he looks at me like I’m the port he’s been searching for after a particularly chaotic storm, I’m damn near ready to throw caution to the wind and dive right in.
Paige Matthews had me completely enthralled the moment she stood on that awards ceremony stage and gave the entire publishing industry the bird. She’s vibrant and wild, authentic in a city where so many others are fake, and I’m a man obsessed. Unfortunately, she’ll barely give me the time of day.
But if my calculations are correct—they always are—odds are good she’ll come around. It’s a numbers game; one of these times I ask, she’s going to say yes.
And once she does, I’m going to make sure she never stops screaming it.
Author Note: This is a spin-off novel, featuring two side characters from the Intern's Submission Duet: Travis Wilder and Paige Matthews. It's a standalone novel that takes place after the other two books, so if you have not read the duet but intend to, reading this before you read those is not recommended.