Powerful CEO, Garrett Emerson’s, life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk taking and top secret priorities. He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme athletes who are adventurous both in business and pleasure. Inexplicably drawn to the intriguing woman, Garrett teaches her to face her fears, bringing them both to new levels of ecstasy.
Selby Reynolds, a high profile technology specialist, reluctantly accepts an engagement at Emerson Industries. Discovering secrets and uncovering clues to a murder, she’s swept into Garrett's dangerous but seductive life of luxury. Captivated by the world renowned capitalist and adventurer, she’s convinced he could crush her heart. As he pushes her sexual limits and their erotic play intensifies, Selby finds it impossible to resist the one man who turns her darkest fantasies into a reality.
When Selby’s life is threatened by a killer, carnal lessons of trust are put to the test, forcing them to choose who is friend and who is foe. Can Selby give her heart to a man who revels in the excitement of flirting with death? Will they prevail against an enemy who threatens to tear apart Garrett’s world, including the fragile connection with the woman he seeks to claim as his own?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.
Club X-Treme #1
by Kym Grosso
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Cover Artist: LM Creations
Cover Model: Stuart Reardon
Draft Excerpt (Subject to Change) Copyright 2015 Kym Grosso
“Rule number three.” As Garrett considered his next words, he knew that not every person in his employ thirsted for adventure the way he did. But his executives had passion, understood the key emotions that drove customers to want the experiences that only they could give.
Garrett lifted his eyes to hers, attempting not to stare as she toyed with the hem of her skirt. Those long legs he wished were wrapped around him ended in slender feet, the toenails painted a pale shade of blue. As she shifted on the couch, he swore he saw the faintest hint of a small tattoo on her inner thigh. Interesting. Miss Reynolds was a dichotomy of personalities, all business, yet a singer in a club. A business woman, with a tight bun and even tighter stockings, one who bent rules, hacked computers and poked her nose into other people’s offices on the first day of her job. Perhaps part of her yearned to rebel? Yet she looked as if she’d faint at the mere mention of heights.
“Here’s the thing. My company is built on risk taking.”
“Danger,” Selby countered.
“To some but not to us, and not to our customers either. We experience life in a way that most people never do. The exhilaration of dropping from the sky.”
“Yes. The kind that takes your breath away. Like the best fucking sex you’ve ever had in your life. Do you know what that feels like?” he asked, never moving to touch her. He watched as she struggled to maintain an impassive expression.
“Um, I don’t think that’s something you really need to know.”
“Oh but I do, Selby. And do you want to know why?”
She nodded, and her fingers went to her blouse, where she fidgeted with a button.
“Because these are things that remind us we’re alive. Sex. Fear. Anticipation.” Garrett had had enough of pretending. Fuck it. He’d apologize to Lars later. He stood and walked behind the sofa. Placing his palms on her shoulders, he knelt, bringing his lips to her ear. “Here at Emerson Industries we strive to bring customers face to face with the mind-blowing rush they want. Sometimes it’s a high-tech operation that requires calculated strategy. Sometimes it’s as easy as ramping up technology in a way to let Mother Nature provide the high, from stratospheric sky diving suits and helmets to experimental polymer surf boards. We understand needs, enabling that rush. We push boundaries.”
“I’ve read every detail about your company, how you built it.”
“But you haven’t felt it, have you?” The subtle scent of her floral perfume teased his nostrils. Her fingers glided up over his and he knew he had her. He would make her understand, teach her. She’d never be the same. Once you experienced it, there was no going back.
“Mister Emer…Garrett,” she began. “I can’t…I don’t do those kinds of things…ever.”
“But you want to feel it. That rush you get from base jumping or from riding a wave. We all have our own threshold of how much is enough, how far we’d go. Tell me Miss Reynolds, do you really want to learn about our culture?”
“But of course I do,” she quickly responded.
“What’s enough for you? Where’re your limits? How do you get your rush? Hacking into places you shouldn’t be? No, no, no, that’s much too easy,” he breathed. “Singing in front of an audience? Is that where you come alive? Grinding your ass into my cock the other night? Did that do it?”
“I didn’t mean to…we need to talk about that.”
“Yes, I think we do. I want to feel you tremble, Selby.” Garrett placed his lips on her neck, delighted with her sigh. He dragged the tip of his tongue behind her ear, tasting her skin. His dick was like concrete, but he’d take her only after she trusted him, after she learned why this company was so damn important to him. “That rush you feel right now. That’s what I’m going to teach you. In the bedroom and out.”
“Who said we’re going to…”
“Limits. Boundaries. They’re all meant to be broken. And we’re going to break a few together.” Garrett slipped his fingers over her lapel, gliding his hands over her collarbone. Her head lolled back against him, her eyes closed. He smiled at her acquiescence. Jesus, it shouldn’t matter what she did but there was something about her. “Tomorrow, we’re going to rock the shit out of this board meeting. You’ll do this for me and then we’re going on a personalized tour. Participation isn’t optional.”
Kym Grosso is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3) , Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4), Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5) and Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6).
In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.
I'll be waiting for this one. You all know that I am a Huge fan of Kym's books. ;-) Is it June yet?
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