Title: The Naughty List
Author: Caisey Quinn
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2019
HOLLIS ROSSI is tired of being good. What's it ever gotten her, anyway?
When her boss, the infamous and illusive Jonah X, passes her up for a promotion because she's "too wholesome" to handle being his personal assistant, she sets out on a mission to prove him wrong.
Her naughty list contains everything she plans to do to show him she's not the innocent, naive girl he thinks she is. She just didn't plan on him finding it.
As Jonah shows her the ropes of being bad, she can't help but wish he'd show her some other ropes--like the ones in his bedroom.
The Naughty List is a steamy contemporary holiday romance.
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âLook.â I point at the recipe. âFlour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest, salt, almond milk, canola oil, vanilla, lemon juice, and fresh blueberries. The streusel on top has some vegan butter in it, but thatâs everything. Promise.â
He leans close enough that I can smell the sharp clean scent of his body wash and expensive aftershave.
âHuh. Well theyâre way better than the last ones.â He practically inhales another one.
My teeth sink into my lower lip and tug. âUm, yeah. I over-mixed those. And I didnât know you were supposed to mix your wet and dry ingredients separately. My mom gave me some tips this time.â
His eyes drop to my mouth but Iâm not sure why. Jonah doesnât see me like that. He never looks at my mouth. Maybe the way to his heart really is through his stomach.
âCan I keep this?â He retrieves the recipe from the countertop. âI might have Erma make a big batch for some friends of mine.â
âMmhm.â Iâm temporarily stunned from the way heâs openly watching my mouth. Our faces are close enough to touch.
Erma is his housekeeper and sheâs an amazing cook. Iâd be jealous of her but sheâs sixty and looks like Mrs. Doubtfire so I donât think sheâs Jonahâs type.
âThanks. Donât give the dogs any of my muffins,â he teases.
Zeus gave up long ago but Achilles is still staring longingly at the muffins.
He moves to exit the kitchen and my brain resumes full function once heâs out of my personal space.
He turns, his hip bones doing that sexy V thing that make my mouth water.
âI actually need that recipe back.â My body shifts into panic mode as he regards me warily with the recipe in his hand. âIâll type you up a better copy. I need to make a few adjustments anyway and I canât remember what website I got that one from.â
My heart is racing and my words are coming out on top of one another.
Jonahâs expression says Iâm acting as crazed as I feel.
He doesnât make a move to give it back.
âJonah, seriously. I need that one. Please.â
I have no poker face. Iâm practically begging and that is not like me.
âYou need it?â He cocks his head to the side, amusement dancing in his eyes.
For a few seconds, I worry heâs going to pull some big brother crap on meâhold it over my head and make me jump for it or something. I get enough of that from Mikey and Tony. I definitely donât need it from Jonah.
Thankfully he just shakes his head and starts to hand it back.
Until his eyes catch the writing on the back.
âWhatâs this?â He glances at me then back at the list. âYour Christmas wish list on here, Rossi?â
âGive it back, Jonah. Iâm serious.â I canât breathe.
I reach for it and he steps backward. âHang on a minute. I need to know what to get you for Christmas.â
His eyebrows shoot up as soon as he makes out the words. His lips move as he reads. I never noticed that before.
I give myself a mental slap. Iâm losing sight of whatâs important here.
âAdult toys, lingerie, and law breaking?â Jonah nods appreciatively. âArenât you a busy little elf this holiday season?â
âShut up. My sister-in-law wrote that. She thought it would show you that I deserve the job.â I sigh heavily. âYouâve had your fun. Now give it back.â
He hasnât made it to number six yet.
Please, sweet baby Jesus, donât let him make it to number six.
âHang on,â he says, reaching out and keeping me at armâs length. âWhat else have we got here?â
âJonah!â I make a grab for the list, swiping my hand wildly, hoping to at least tear it.
I miss, catching his towel instead.
In one split-second, my entire universe takes a hard left.
Jonahâs towel falls and he is naked, holding a piece of paper that suggests I sit on his face.
Caisey Quinn is the bestselling author of over 15 romance novels.
Her books have been both traditionally and independently published and have ranked in the Amazon Top 10 on half a dozen occasions. Her Neon Dreams series (HarperCollins - Avon/William Morrow) has been translated into multiple languages including French and Italian and distributed world-wide.
You can find her living out her very own happily ever after with her husband and two children in a small town in Alabama.
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