The Candidate's Wife
Julia Moore has no interest in romance. She's busy raising her son, starting a new career, and mending a broken heart.She certainly never expected a marriage proposal from her boss, gorgeous "playboy politician" Adam Carmichael. Too bad it's only a marriage of convenience, meant to help him win the governor's race.
Will all of the secrets and lies break Julia's heart -- again? More
Julia Moore has no interest in romance -- she's busy raising her son, starting a new career, and mending a broken heart.She certainly never expected a marriage proposal from her boss, gorgeous "playboy politician" Adam Carmichael. Too bad it's only a marriage of convenience, meant to help him win the governor's race.
Adam's touch sets Julia's heart racing. Every public kiss is both a tease and a torment. For his part, Adam finds that he can't keep his hands off his lovely new bride. Neither can deny the physical attraction,especially after they both succumb to a steamy night together. But Adam still isn't convinced that their marriage can ever be more than a publicity stunt.
When Julia's young son is abducted, the truth will have to come out. But will all of the secrets and lies break Julia's heart -- again?
FROM THE BOOK:
"It won't work," Julia said, for the third time. She folded her arms over her chest. "Everyone will know we've just met."
Adam gave her the slightly condescending smile that made her feel like a 6-year-old. "You won't have to lie, Julia. We'll say we're keeping the details of our courtship private. Phil will get someone to spread a rumor that we've been seeing each other secretly for months. He could even invent a romantic setting for the proposal." Adam glanced around at the office. "Something more appealing than this, I hope. Wine, roses, candlelight. . . ." As he trailed off, his voice grew softer, more seductive. Despite her better judgment, a tendril of distinctly sexual heat uncurled in Julia's abdomen.
Adam pressed his advantage. "Think about it. We'll make a great team. There's plenty in this deal for you, too." He gave Julia a slow, sexy grin that made her pulse race. For the first time, she noticed the deep dimple in his right cheek, something she'd only seen in the photos. "If I win, you'll have more access to the governor than anybody in the world. You'll get the best political job in the state -- maybe, one day, in the nation."
Julia shook her head and forced herself to think clearly. There were at least a thousand things wrong with Adam's proposition. She wasn't sure why she was even willing to consider it, especially since she had long ago decided she would never marry again. "What if someone finds out that we've made a -- a marriage of convenience?" she challenged him. Even as she said it, Julia blushed. The phrase sounded so nineteenth century.
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