Jana Webb wants Seth Braxton, no matter the price—and he wants her, but only if she’s able to step outside the vanilla context of their relationship so far. He knows his darker needs will eventually come to the fore and isn’t inclined to begin something with Jana, only to break it off, for her sake and his own.
He asks her to apply for a certain “position” at his firm, and undergo an interview process she does a little prepping for. That interview surprises even him…
Warning: nothing is off limits when it comes to the boss making sure his newest employee can fulfill the tasks he sets her!
This short story was previously published as part of the Executive Assistant anthology.
“Good afternoon, Ms. Webb. Please take a seat.”
He had to give her credit. With a muted thank you, sir, she somehow toned down the strut that kind of footwear forced on a woman, and took her place on the armchair he’d set squarely in front of his desk. She looked every inch the quintessential professional.
Well, that would soon change.
Deliberately refraining from speaking again, he watched as faint color drifted from under the collar of that neatly pressed white blouse to work its way upward to delicately paint her cheeks. He knew if he peeled back the collar he’d reveal a wildly beating pulse in the base of her throat, and he longed to set his lips right there. Taste her.
“You’re applying for a position here.”
With a tiny start, she nodded, then visibly collected herself. “Yes, sir, I am.”
“If you’re the successful applicant, you’ll have to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. My standards are very exacting.”
“That would be fine.” She had a soothing voice. He supposed it’d be described as contralto, and he thought he could get used to hearing it each and every day for the rest of his life. Lord knew he’d denied himself while establishing their code of conduct. Just that one, impulsive night when he’d escorted her to her door, then stepped inside and—he dragged himself back to the present.
“I’m both the owner and chief executive officer of Braxton Athletics, Ms. Webb. I expect utter loyalty—and obedience—from my employees.”
The slight tension in her shoulders that greeted his edict didn’t go unnoticed. Jana was indeed strong-willed, and as far as he could
tell from an extensive background search, she was also extremely independent. One might think she’d be a fine mate for an alpha male such as himself, but he knew differently. Only one of them could be the master in his world, or risk tearing one another apart. His determination faltered for a split second before he focused it.
Jana was independent, not necessarily by choice, but because of dire necessity according to his sources, and her strong will was but a challenge. He had no desire to break that spirit, merely subjugate it at times, have her defer to him sexually and come to trust he always had her best interest at heart. Such deference would prove totally fulfilling for them both.
“Do you have a problem with giving loyalty and obedience if it’s earned, Ms. Webb?”
“No, sir.” The salutation was music to his ears. A woman like Jana didn’t confer such respect on a man unless she felt he’d earned it. All the time he’d spent learning about her, and in turn, giving her insight into him had created a foundation, a true connection he meant to build upon. It was significantly different from his approach with other women.
“Excellent. Now we’ll determine if you speak the truth.” He relished the delicate swallow that greeted his words, the long line of her throat working gracefully above the high collar of her blouse. “Remove your clothing.”
About the author:
Allyson Young aka Peri Elizabeth Scott lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada where she and her husband pretend to work well together in their seasonal business.
She has always enjoyed the written word, and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one. That was followed by a mix of spicy (Ally) and sweet (Peribeth) romances in various genres as well as a post-apocalyptic adventure without a lick of romance by Peribeth.
A bestselling Amazon author, a hybrid, and a coauthor, as of June 2019 she has published seven series and several standalones, with others in the works.