New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe…
Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.
Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.
What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…
Delicious: LUSH by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing April 2!
“Hey, you finally fixed this back door. It’s about time.” Daisy strolled in and tossed herself onto Mary’s couch.
“Why, good evening to you too.”
“I’m hungry. Take pity on me.”
Mary rolled her eyes. “Don’t you have a boyfriend? Also I just brought you a huge bag of food yesterday.”
Daisy laughed. “I know and it was all very good. But said boyfriend took a lot of it to work for his lunch. He gave me a very sad story about how nowhere in town makes food as good as yours and how it helps him get through the afternoon. He even gave me the eyes and then he made me come and I forgot why I should even say no. He’s got a magic penis. I’m powerless against it.”
Mary choked a laugh and couldn’t stop. Soon she had to sit down next to Daisy, who’d begun laughing along with her. This went on for some time until she could finally breathe again.
“Wonder if there’s a twelve step for that. My name is Daisy Huerta and I’m a Levi-holic. Hi, Daisy.”
“Ha! But then I’d have to want to be cured and I don’t. But he did eat all your food and I could make a peanut butter sandwich or some soup. But you live right here and you have delicious food and I haven’t seen you in a few days so really, look at all those birds I killed with that one stone. Also, ew, I don’t like that saying. I don’t want to throw rocks at birds. See what being hungry does to me?”
“Good lord, you’re a mess.” She kissed Daisy’s cheek and stood. “Yes, my door is fixed. Damien fixed it and the window too. I’ve got carnitas. Want some with rice and beans?”
“I’m sure that was a rhetorical question as the answer would never be anything but yes.”
As much as she teased, she did love it when her friends and family showed up wanting to be fed. It was her way of taking care of them. Their way of letting her do it.
“There’s tea, juice, beer, milk. There might be more; you’ll have to check the fridge.”
She got to work putting together a plate.
“Have you eaten yet?”
“I ate earlier. I just got home from a job about twenty minutes ago.”
“When did Damien go back to Oregon?” Daisy poured them both a glass of red wine and she clinked her glass to Mary’s once she handed it over. “Cheers.”
“He left this morning.” It had been a good visit. She’d learned a lot about him. He’d listened to her stories, asked questions. Helped her when she’d needed it and backed off when she didn’t.
“When do you see him again?”
“He wants me to come down to visit him there. He said he wanted me to cater an event so if he hired me, I could spare the time.”
Daisy laughed. “Well, certainly that job would be way more fun than most. I’m just guessing, by the way, that you aren’t nailing all your other clients after you make them dinner.”
“I’ll never tell.” She slid the plate into the oven to heat. “Be ready in a few.”
“So . . . how are things? I mean, this is more than a fling, obviously. He totally digs you. That much is clear for anyone with eyes. He also did repair work, hello. That’s a true sign.”
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