Chelsea Colston grew up in the wealthy suburb of Pacific Palisades overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Modeling since she was a girl, she inherited her lust for life from her parents living in an open marriage. Modeling only when she was bored, Chelsea lived for the next party and her next handsome catch.
She wondered what type of trouble Luke was. It was obvious to anyone who took the time to look beyond the surface that he would have no hesitation to take what he wanted. When she had looked into his eyes, all she saw was a glimpse of an endless dark pool. Although his voice had said all the right things, his face was hard and she remembered his smile had not extended to his eyes. No matter; Los Angeles was full of men like Luke – she had spent her entire life around them. She would enjoy Luke’s body and move on as she always did.
Graham Bennett is an international photographer doing his best to stay out of the clutches of a business syndicate that wants him to front the marketing campaigns for a new skincare product line. Living his life from one job to the next model’s bed, he is stunned to find himself infatuated with Chelsea, his occasional model who he runs into at a local celebrity restaurant. Graham is comfortable being attracted to every beautiful woman he meets, but an instant and unforgettable obsession is more than he knows how to handle.
He had been looking forward to his night with Margo, hoping to snuff out the embers he couldn’t extinguish on his own. Even now – damnit – just thinking about Chelsea sent a surge of heat through him. He once thought himself immune to any lasting effects of women. He began to suspect he was wrong.
Raymond Harris has managed Graham’s career from his first professional photo shoot. He is determined to land Graham a contract worth millions per year, but Graham is dragging his feet.
Luke Sandoval has made sure the product launch from Argon Industries is a success by pushing the legal documents through the FDA. The last task is for him to ensure that Graham takes the contract.
Luke Sandoval leaned back against the massive, marble pillar, one of many in the large, ballroom inside the Belmont Grand Hotel. Argon Industries had outdone themselves with this launch event, but that was to be expected with the most important product they had produced yet. Sipping a dirty martini, he easily projected the confident, successful businessman. Dressed in a dark, elegant two thousand dollar custom-made suit, people would be drawn to him like flies to dung. No reason to look any further.
Chelsea Colston was introduced in Rain Danver’s first book, “Net of Deceit.” Her story unfolds in the circle of the Los Angeles elite. She begins to lament “that damn kiss” as much as Graham as they both try to understand its meaning and fight the changes it has brought to each of their lives.
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