As the newly appointed CEO, Claire Sheffield is out to prove to the board of directors that she can transform her father’s stodgy, old-fashioned airplane company into a modern powerhouse. Getting romantically involved with one of her executives is a distraction she can’t afford. Then company playboy Helmut Forrester offers Claire the best of both worlds: a steaming hot affair and no complications.
Helmut has been waiting for the CEO job for years. When the retiring company president gives the position to his daughter instead, a complete newcomer to the company, Helmut makes a wager with one of his friends: bed the beautiful new boss. Soon he realizes that Claire’s long legs and luscious mouth aren’t nearly as attractive as her intelligence. Before he knows it, things are complicated. Very complicated.
When Helmut’s past office indiscretions nearly cost the company a lucrative contract and Claire has to fire him, she knows that her own conduct could blow up in her face. How can she keep from risking her career for him when she has already lost her heart?
Author - Kristi Lea
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2012
Kristi Lea’s debut brings us a passionate story about two people who are trying to define their lives as individuals only to realize that they were on the wrong path.
Helmut Forrester was not only the Chief Financial Officer for Sheffield & Fox many considered him the next head of the company. When James Sheffield stepped down everyone was surprised by the announcement of his daughter as the new Chief Executive Officer. Helmut was used to rolling with the punches and playing the field so this news didn’t deter him from making a play for Claire. His buddy Ben even upped the ante with a huge bet.
Claire Sheffield left a company she had started with her philandering exfiancée. Now she looked forward to a fresh start and a chance to show her father her true worth as a business woman. Being retired will not keep James Sheffield from putting in his two cents and she has to be on her toes to stay ahead of him. Not to mention keeping her mind on business with the sexy Helmut. Does she need a playboy in her life now?
Claire and Helmut think that their lives revolve around business and nothing else. The journey they take will show them life is more than a balance sheet if they are willing to risk their hearts and what they had previously thought was the number one goal in life.
Coming out on top.