Wednesday, August 28, 2013


August 1 – September 20

Emily walked into the office with her head down.  How does a woman follow up blogging about pubic hair?

“How was the Brazilian?”

Emily stifled a groan as her head jerked up.  Of course, her boss would be the first person she ran into.  “Can we leave the locker room out of this?”

Cameron grinned. “The football team didn’t get Brazilians.”

“Am I supposed to read a double meaning in that one?”

“I’ve never dated a beauty queen.”

“Not even a cheerleader?”


Her heart fluttered.  No, no, and no.  Former Mr. Captain of the Football Team was still off limits. 

“Aren’t you the least afraid of sexual harassment charges?” she parried.

Cameron sobered.  “It’s not harassment if you’re writing a blog.”

“At your request.”

“It’s a good business decision,” he defended, his eyes crinkling.  “I didn’t think we’d get to the Brazilian on the second date—uh, post—though.”

“I had to come up with something!”

He arched a brow.  “How’s it going with your Mr. Hypothetical?  I thought for sure you’d be talking about the hypothetical third base in your blog.”

She deliberately widened her eyes.  “You played baseball, too?”

“Play.  Present tense.  I’m still in the game.”

For her peace of mind, she fervently wished he wasn’t anymore, but at thirty-four, he was still hot.  Very hot.
© 2013 READY FOR THE BOSS by Anna DePalo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Anna DePalo is the USA Today best-selling author of a dozen novels for Harlequin Desire. Her most recent books are the Aristocratic Grooms trilogy: His Black Sheep Bride, One Night with Prince Charming, and Improperly Wed (Nov. 2011). Trained as an intellectual property attorney, she lives with her husband, son and daughter in New York. The above excerpt is from her work-in-progress. You can visit her at, and friend or follow her at and


  1. I deeply heart all the witty/sexy banter in this excerpt! And I'm SO CURIOUS about how blogging for work led to talk of Brazilian waxing! (I'm assuming that's what's being referenced.) Dig it!
    Some Dark Romantic

  2. Where does this woman work, and why is she blogging about Brazilian waxing?! More importantly, what part does her boss play in this?!

  3. Deliciously sexy banter - one of my all time favorite things! Make sure you let us know when this WIP becomes a reality so we can read more!

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