Title: Possessed: Part One
Author: Coco Cadence
Series: Possessed #1, The Kings #1
My boss is an asshole.
I’d take off my heels and throw them at his face if they weren’t so expensive.
Why? Because my boss, the sexy, billionaire bad boy Leo King, wants me to be his wife.
That’s right. His wife. Except, it isn’t real. It’s all pretend so his family believes it, and I’m supposed to go along with it.
Asshole doesn’t even begin to describe him, and it’s only going to get worse. Especially because his cocky attitude and sudden interest in my private life make it difficult to concentrate on something other than his sexual innuendos. I always do what he wants, and we both know it. It’s not like I have a choice. Agree or get fired.
I’m going to need a drink … Or twenty.
The first part of Possessed, a three-part series from Coco Cadence.
Note: This ends in a cliffhanger.
Being part 1 of a serial, I knew I wasn’t going to walk away from this novella with a happily ever after and a smile on my face. I was prepared to be left hanging, but the cliffhanger was still worse than I had predicted. Probably because, in the short span of this story, I became quite attached to Samantha and Leo. The energy of this story is what pulled me in so quickly and the unexpected emotional ties are what have me anxious for more. Despite working together, Samantha and Leo are very much at odds, and it is fairly evident that an underlying lust is responsible for their continual clashing. Undeniable attraction in the workplace has the potential to burn up the pages and Coco Cadence did not let me down. Possessed is smoking, fueled by an irrefutable pull between these two characters and an overwhelming dichotomy of emotions.
Novellas tend to move quickly with feelings building fast and crashing hard. This novella is certainly no exception. Leo is definitely the kind of BBF you should probably buckle up for, but I have a good feeling that the ride is going to be worth it. I’m excited to see where Coco Cadence plans on taking this new serial. I can already see Leo’s master plan unraveling and I know the fun is just getting started. Already, Possessed is snarky, HOT, and deliciously feisty. I’m always a huge fan of the fake relationship that gets out of hand storyline, but Coco really took this story to another level at the end of this novella when she threw in a completely unexpected twist. I’m dying to know what is going to happen next. This novella is fun, sexy and packs a steamy punch. I can’t wait for more Leo and Sam!
“C’mon in. I want to see what you bought,” he says, winking.
I lick my lips, suddenly very aware of this dress plastered around my curvy body. Gathering some courage, I step further inside. His eyes skim me, starting at the bottom all the way to the top, slowly taking me in. He’s taking his time sucking up this image of me, which makes me wonder what in the hell is going through his head.
“Is it any good?” I ask, focusing on the dress instead of his eyes eye-fucking me.
“Oh …” he grunts. He seriously grunts. “Yes.”
I stare at him with raised eyebrows, not able to utter a single word.
“Close the door behind you,” he says.
I do as he says, but then when I turn my head back to him, he’s right in front of me. Instinctively, I take a step back, but I’m already against the door, and there’s no way out.
“It’s more than just ‘good’ …” he murmurs, licking his lips.
Oh Jesus, why did I look at his lips?
“You look like someone who should have dressed like this way long ago.”
My lips quiver. They never quiver. Goddammit, Sam, get your act together!
“And what’s that supposed to mean?” I say, swallowing away the lump in my throat.
He keeps inching closer. I keep trying to push further back into this door, but unfortunately, it’s not made of rubber.
His voice turns raw, laden with testosterone. “It means I think you look … sexy.”
Oh my god, I think I just died.
“Don’t look so surprised.” A smirk appears on his face. “Just because I’m an asshole, doesn’t mean I’m not a man.”
“I never thought you’d–”
“What? That I could ever think a woman like you is sexy?”
“I didn’t say that …”
“No, just you. I know what you’re thinking.” He takes a pluck of my hair and tucks it behind my ear. It feels like I’m dreaming, and I’m almost tempted to pinch my arm just to prove to myself that I am.
“Contrary to what you may think of me, you know nothing about my tastes,” he muses. “And my taste right now is you.”
My lips part. “W-What?”
“Oh, it’s purely for professional reasons, Miss Webber. If we’re to make a convincing couple, we’d have to kiss some time.”
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Don’t miss the rest of the serial:
Possessed: Part Two
Possessed: Part Three
Coco Cadence is an erotic romance writer, who loves cocky heroes and smartass heroines. She adores happy ever after’s as much as her fans do, and she will never stop writing them. In her free time she enjoys reading a good book, playing with her cute dogs, and spending quality time with her soon-to-be husband, but you can always find her drifting off into her mind to think of new stories.