Espresso Empire, book #2
Harlequin Kimani Romance
Desire is more than skin-deep
It's just Sage Matthews's luck that the man stirring her dormant passions wants to buy her cosmetics company. Cole Sinclair inherited the kind of success Sage is working hard to build, and after almost ten years away, he's back to save his own empire. Takeover bid: denied. But in the bedroom, their rivalry morphs into sizzling chemistry. And Sage is falling dangerously fast for the wild streak beneath Cole's designer suits.
Sage's up-and-coming company is a thorn in Cole's side. If they can't agree to terms, both will be eliminated by the competition. From Nashville to sultry Milan, he's using all his seductive powers of persuasion. But the kind of partnership Sage craves takes compromise and trust—and the courage to go beyond the surface to find what's real…
A former newspaper crime reporter, PHYLLIS BOURNE writes romantic comedy to support her lipstick addiction. A two-time Romance Writer’s of America Golden Heart finalist, she has also been nominated for a RT BOOKReviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and won the prestigious Georgia Romance Writer’s Maggie Award of Excellence. When she’s not at the computer, Phyllis can be found at a cosmetics counter spending the grocery money.
THE MOONLIT Q&A
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
PHYLLIS: Every night. LOL! I read myself to sleep, so my poor husband is always rolling over on my Kindle.
ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
PHYLLIS: Bart Simpson. His character is so well written, I often forget he’s a cartoon.
ANGI: Benedict Cumberbatch or Chris Pine?
PHYLLIS: Benedict Cumberbatch! I’m a sucker for brainy men. While I don’t actually know if Benedict is one, he plays a super-smart hunk on Sherlock. That’s good enough for me.
ANGI: What is your best wish come true?
PHYLLIS: Seeing my first book, A Moment on the Lips (February 2006), on a bookstore shelf for the first time was the very best dream come true. It was an amazing moment. My husband made so many sacrifices so I could have it, I was thrilled to make him proud.
ANGI: What’s your favorite rerun on television?
PHYLLIS: The Simpsons. It’s hilarious, and I never get tired of it. Once they were a category on Jeopardy, it was the only time I nailed every question.
ANGI: What’s your favorite meal?
PHYLLIS: Salmon and avocado sushi roll from Whole Foods.
ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
PHYLLIS: I’m a make-up and Post-it note junkie! I can spend hours cruising the aisles of Sephora and Office Max. At the grocery store, I’ve been known to come home with bags filled with lipsticks, mascaras and Post-it notes. No food.
ANGI: If you could have your favorite movie star for one day, what would you do?
PHYLLIS: Lenny Kravitz. I’d spend the day trying to get some of his ageless cool to rub off on me.
ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Hi Phyllis, your bio mentions you were a crime reporter. Is there a story you can share?
PHYLLIS HAS GOTTA ANSWER: A big story had broken, which sent the entire newsroom into a frenzy of activity. Editors were shouting orders and phones were ringing off the hook. Every reporter in the office had to drop what they were doing to either work the phones or hit the streets to cover every angle of it. This was serious business, folks. In the midst of the chaos, an editorial assistant answered the phone and shouted above the ruckus: “Phyllis, Barnes & Noble is on the phone. They said The Viscount Vagabond just came in for you!” The newsroom went silent as everyone turned to stare at me. Part of me wanted to fall through the floor, but mostly I wanted to head to B & N to grab my book!
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