By Dawn Atkins
Former stripper Autumn Beshkin is an city lady eyeing a brand new occupation. To climb this profession ladder she's maintaining her outfits on and taking an accounting task. Small-town residing isn't really as intriguing as she's used to, yet it is just transitority. Then she meets her attractive new boss, Mayor Mike Fields. The appeal among them steams up the workplace, and unexpectedly her stopover at the following delivers hedonistic pleasure.
Luring the conservative mayor into a few not-so-mayoral actions isn't really tricky for a girl of Autumn's skills. And the consequences are scorching! yet simply as she's eyeing the go out ramp out of city, Mike indicates turning this fling right into a dedication. Is he--and his conventional town--really prepared for the uncut model of Autumn?
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Yeah. I sent flowers. ” He shrugged. “Lydia’s like family. ” The idea had a certain amount of appeal, the way the world of a fairy tale seemed so quaint and darling. ” He handed her a folder. “And can we meet at four on the budgets? ” “Sure. ” Her heart lurched at all the promises she was making that she wasn’t sure she could fulfill. ” She turned to go. ” he called softly. She turned to him. ” The acid in her stomach lapped higher. ” How about in my stomach? Got Maalox? ” Back in her office, she readied the checks for his signature, then dug into the budget e-mail Mike had sent.
Not that I’ll be of much help, but—” He bumped into the door. ” “Sure. ” But she bit her lip, worried. He busied himself contacting the festival committee chairs. He had to talk Ned Langton out of his signature game—Cow Pie Tic-Tac-Toe. How the hell could Mike bring the town into the twenty-first century when the most popular game focused on where a cow chose to drop her load? As he worked, he worried about how Autumn was doing. He hoped she was up to the job. He’d kissed the woman. He sure as hell didn’t want to have to fire her.
Between the lines, Lydia couldn’t miss her true message: Save me. I’m in deep weeds. Autumn turned back to the computer. In her panic, the numbers seemed to smear before her eyes. So what if she’d been a good student? This was the real world, where it counted. She couldn’t fail here. Or quit. She’d done a lot of quitting over the years. She’d quit the work-study program she’d been enrolled in before she started stripping because it seemed too hard. Before that she’d walked out on the GED exam.