But as soon as she meets handsome Declan Stone, she is smitten. Quickly they become friends, finding frequent reasons to see each other around the office, and Ella longs for even more. So-with a little help from her friends-Ella resorts to performing a little seduction. One that Declan will never be able to resist.
Burdened by emotional baggage from his time in the army, Declan refuses to believe he's the right man for sweet Ella. Even if she makes him long for normal things, like marriage and family....But in his attempts to close off his heart from her love, could he have underestimated Ella's powers of persuasion?
Declan and Ella have been forming a friendship for some time now that we, as readers, have been able to witness throughout our previous visits to Danvers. Finally, Ella has set her sights on more than friendship with the hunk in the office. (Okay, okay - they are ALL hunks in the office! I am willing to bet the head of HR is a woman who reads her some steamy romance novels!) Innocent Ella thinks her lack of experience is the reason Declan will never see her as more than a friend.
After signing up for a dating service, Declan shows his protective side. He doesn't want to see
- Lethal Weapon
- Hit & Run's
- Weddings (yep, that is plural)
- Parents walking in on 'adult time'
- A lot of talk about "Taking care of yourself"
- The proposal of a lifetime
- And finally some redneck foreplay