Alex obliged him, settling into the large seat. He’d been around expensive cars before, but Atwell’s was certainly the most expensive that he’d ever been inside. Atwell closed the door behind him and he took the moment alone to run his fingers across the soft leather dashboard. Every surface of the car felt like wealth and prestige, and he was suddenly very aware of how incredibly out of his league he was.
He cleared his throat, swallowing down his insecurities as Atwell swung the door open and settled into the seat next to him.
“What kind of car is this?”
Atwell arched an eyebrow at him, seemingly surprised by the question. “Jaguar XJ. Are you into cars?”
Alex pursed his lips, faking confidence. “You seem surprised.”
Atwell pressed a button on the wheel and Alex felt the car kick to life. “Well, frankly I am. I didn’t peg you for the car type.”
Alex gritted his teeth, suddenly wishing he knew more about cars just to prove him wrong. He let out a sigh. “I’m not,” he confessed. “It’s just my sister told me you can tell a lot about a man by the car he drives.”
Atwell grinned at him; a full grin that showcased bright white teeth. “And what does my car say about me?” he asked, leaning across the seat and closing the space between them.
Alex instinctively backed away, feeling the lining of the door press against his side as he struggled to put more distance between them. Atwell was too much for him, too confusing. He made his body react in ways that could only lead to trouble down the road. The man was his boss, and his job meant more to him than a quickie in the back of a luxury car. Alex rolled his eyes at his own thoughts. He didn’t know much about Atwell yet but he could bet that he didn’t do anything quickly.
“I don’t know.” Alex shook his head. “I only remember what she said my car meant about me.”
“And what is that?”
“I think ‘young, dumb, and full of come’ were her exact words.”
Atwell let out a laugh. It was a roar of a sound that sent a shockwave all the way from Alex’s ears to the base of his spine. He wanted to make him laugh again and again and never let the sound cease.
“What kind of car do you drive?” Atwell asked, composing himself.
“I take the bus.”
Atwell laughed again and Alex felt his body react in the same way. It was official; he was addicted to that sound.
Alex Banez is a runner for a Los Angeles film set. When he has a chance encounter with executive producer Atwell Richards, he finds himself falling fast and hard. Atwell is rich, powerful, gorgeous, and everything Alex never thought he would have. But Atwell also has a dark side and an inflexible need for control that threatens to suffocate everyone around him.
Alex has to figure out if he can love Atwell without losing himself.
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Meet the Author
Karma is a wine-enthusiast, feminist, activist, humanitarian, vegetarian and just all around liberal and that often seeps into her writing. She loves any place with white, white sand and blue, blue water and an endless supply of prefix-mo drinks (Moscato, Mojito, etc.).
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