Thanks Jenna for letting me borrow your blog today 🙂
Every author has a favorite scene from each book they’ve written that they loved to write. They can go back to that scene over and over again and read it, with a huge smile on their face.
When I wrote Two Timing the Boss I was lucky to have several scenes throughout that
left me smiling, some laughing out loud, some with that overall feeling that I nailed the
emotions and descriptions. I loved the setting, the dialogue, the feel from start to finish. Or I just loved the fun and humor—or the sheer craziness the heroine had to endure.
As a reader, what’s something from a scene you’ve read that makes it stick with you
long after you’ve closed the pages? Is it something to do with dialogue, the actions of the characters, the setting—or something else?
I’d love to share one of those scenes from Two Timing the Boss that really captured
that ‘feel good’ feeling for me and sent my heroine into a panic at the same time—all in
fun mind you.
Now keep in mind as you read, my heroine Farah is on a business trip with her new boss. When she applied for this coveted position, she was talked into wearing a wig, fake nails, lots of makeup, tower high heels and more to up her chances at getting the position. So she donned a disguise—a disguise she had removed to take a bath thinking her work day was done—until a knock sounded on her door.
“Be right there.” She tried to keep her voice bright, not sure if she sounded
cheery, insane, or both as she hurdled over her suitcase at the foot of the bed.
Her heart beat ticked off every second of her mad dash around the hotel room.
Farah grabbed her discarded body suit from the bed. She didn’t have time to squeeze
into it. Her business suit lay beside it, crumpled. Anyway, she’d look silly answering the
door fully dressed after telling him she’d been in the bath.
Afraid he’d realize how short she actually was, she shoved her feet into her three
plus inch heels then scoffed. Yeah, that’d go over well answering the door in her thigh
length black silk robe and heels. Add bright red lipstick, a cigarette dangling from her
lips and a mattress strapped to her back to further his suspicions and come off looking
like someone other than his competent personal assistant.
Keller pounded on the door again. His irritation at having to wait reflected in the
firm spacing of fist against metal.
She groaned and flew toward the bathroom, remembering the complimentary robe
the hotel provided. As she rounded the door her knee banged against the frame. “Ouch.
Damn.” Farah blinked back tears. She rubbed her knee, the reddening skin tender.
Great. Now she’d not only have these wonderful memories of her mad laps around her
hotel room, but a big, fat, ugly bruise as a souvenir when she got home.
“You okay in there?” Keller no longer sounded annoyed, but concerned.
“Yeah. I’m fine.” If only she could shove the file and papers under the door.
Farah slid her arms through the extra large terry cloth robe. The bulk probably
made her look like a bedraggled housewife; sponge curls would complete her look.
About Christine Warner
About Two Timing the Boss
From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants. She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery. The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less. But when he meets Farah, all bets are off. He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer. Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.