Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Harlequin Temptations #878/May 1, 2002
For only one night, Commander Corrine Atkinson lets go of her iron control and seduces a perfect, sexy stranger. Come morning, control firmly in place, Corrine sneaks out of his bed and gets back to her own life.
But Corrine's in for a big surprise. Her perfect stranger has turned into the wrong man! His name is Mike Wright and he's the newest member of the team she's commanding--which means spending all day in very close quarters. And he's wasting no time in reminding Corrine how good...how right it can feel to spend the night in the wrong man's bed!
Corrine Atkinson makes an impulsive decision with some very surprising ramifications. She is a woman in a decidedly man's world. Her NASA team is made up of four men and herself. and she's the one in command. She knows it isn't always easy for some men to be under the command of a woman but her career goals come first.
Mike Wright goes for what he wants in life, in both his professional and personal life. When he meets a beautiful woman on a rainy night the attraction is something he can't deny or resist. When they meet up again, it's a shock for Mike but he tries to make the most of the opportunity. There were a few times when it felt borderline sexual harassment with Mike's "hidden touches" as Corrine puts it. Corrine made it clear that she wants to forget their one night together and keep their relationship purely professional. If Mike were going to make a move, he should have kept it to after work hours.
Eventually, both Mike and Corrine give in to their mutual attraction after months of tension and loads of cold showers. The one thing I did like about their relationship was Mike's ability to respect Corrine's authority at work and not resent her for her ambitions. Otherwise, it was fairly predictable.