By Natasha Tate
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Ethan’s assistant adjusted his weight from one foot to the other. ” His cheek creased in a predatory smile. “Excellent. ” A pained grimace crossed his employee’s face. “None are available, sir. I’ve checked. ” Ethan’s voice and gaze were equally flat. ” The pained grimace tightened. ” Two weeks later, Ethan’s chauffeur drew to a halt outside the Carrington Industries headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Exiting the limousine, Ethan straightened his custom Brioni tuxedo and tipped his head back to survey the imposing building.
He wasn’t here to bend to her will, to feel sorry for her, to soften. He was here to seduce her while remaining remote and aloof. He was here to show her he didn’t care. That her opinion meant nothing. Nothing. Cate’s breath caught in her throat as Ethan watched her from the shadows of her father’s office. His presence, coupled with his brooding, smoldering eyes, seemed to consume all the air, to lend an impossible heat to the nervous energy that had plagued her all night. An unexpected hunger swept through her, making her mouth go dry and her fingers itch to touch his bronzed skin.
For the next hour or so, Cate exchanged distracted pleasantries with other attendees, smiling and chatting as if she weren’t painstakingly aware of Ethan’s tall figure at every moment. She felt his hot gaze on her no matter how many people clustered around him, vying for his attention. She wished she could ignore him, but instead, she was filled with an itchy impatience to draw closer to him. The sensation converged within her blood until she became exquisitely aware of every thudding beat of her heart, every glancing touch upon her skin, every sight and sound and scent.
An Inconvenient Obsession by Natasha Tate