Strictly Professional by Kathryn Nolan

by Kathryn Nolan
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Roxy Quinn thought she’d never see Edward Cavendish III again. The wealthy, English hotelier had wandered into her tattoo parlor, slightly drunk and broken-hearted. Roxy judged him on the spot: too polite and reserved for her punk-rock tastes. But Edward was more than just a handsome stranger with a sexy accent.
He was a man desperate to unleash his secret desires. After a night of exquisite passion, Roxy sends Edward back into the night. She has no time to be tempted by his charming wit when her business is failing and she’s struggling with her MBA classes. Besides, they couldn’t be more wrong for each other.
After a lifetime trapped in his parents’ legacy, Edward remembers his night with the tattooed, scowling vixen as glorious freedom. But it’s not freedom he needs now. It’s to find the right wife so he can finally take charge of the hotel he loves. Roxy, with her ripped stockings and secret piercings, is not the kind of wife that would fulfill the terms of his trust fund.
Months after their memorable one-night stand, Edward and Roxy are paired up in a business school mentoring program where they must maintain a strictly professional relationship for the semester.
With the future of Roxy’s business and Edward’s inheritance at stake, can they do it? Or will they surrender to their desires, risking everything?

5 Simply Smashing Stars ⭐

She was the key that unlocked his secret desires. Who would have imagined that a rebellious punk – rock tattooist and a straight-laced blue blood Brit would be dynamite in the sack? The antithesis of each other, Roxy and Edward shouldn’t have anything in common, yet together these two were greatness.

English ex pat Edward Cavendish is destined to inherit his dream, The Cartwright Hotel in Manhattan once he marries. Unfortunately, there has been a snag in the plans since his recent girlfriend just ‘terminated’ their relationship. Instead of finding the next candidate as mandated by his family, he can’t forget the stunning tattered girl that rocked his world.

Because secretly I’d always wanted wild, dirty, messy fucking. Bared teeth and pulled hair and bruises on my neck.

Roxy Quinn didn’t expect the hottest sex of her life when a gorgeous, drunk businessman with a hot accent requested a tattoo on his ass. Instead of turning him away, both Roxy and Edward discovered some very interesting things about themselves…

And I knew it was only breakfast, but Edward had walked into this tattoo parlor barely four hours ago and in that time had charmed me, seduced me. Gave me the fuck of my goddamn life.

What should have been one night, fate had much sexier plans for the pair. Starting with a business mentoring program which would have them shadowing each other for the next few months. With this placement, their personal divide was quickly becoming imminently smaller. But breaking the mould to take what truly made them happy came at a huge sacrifice.

“You’re sorry?” he growled, yanking me closer.

My ass hit the edge of the table. “Sorry for what? Sorry for roaring into my life like a fucking hurricane?

Sorry for up-ending everything I thought I knew I wanted?

Sorry for standing up for me all the times I needed you to?”

Strictly Professional was refreshing, modern, funny and brilliantly written. Wow I was simply impressed from the first page. And did I mention damn hot? Kathryn Nolan managed to breathe life into her characters while having me snorting at every turn. Where has this wonderful author been all my life because I thought this book was smashing!