Title: PERFECT TOGETHER
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Word count: 72,000
Logline: Dessert loving Nica Anders’ one-night stand turns out to be a dying client’s relative, a clear violation of company policy. Being bad has never tasted so good as she risks career and heart to support this delicious stranger.
I need to get laid, Nica thought as she stared into her amber drink. Deceitful little drink, really. It looked harmless, tasted fruity, and was packed full of potent alcohol. Potent enough that she lost her common sense halfway through the first glass.
She was now on her third.
And scanning the room for a man to prey on.
She sighed and pulled herself up from her gloom. The bar was packed for a Tuesday night. Waves of chatter encompassed her, creating a low hum in her ears. Across the narrow room a young couple flirted close together, clanking glasses. A few stools down her eyes locked in with a pair of brown eyes, as deep with sorrow as her own. She didn’t notice if anyone sat with him, couldn’t notice. She was far too drunk to pull away. His gaze sent an electric pulse right down to her toes, waking up parts of her body that hadn’t expected any action tonight.
“Nica, what have you found?” Her friend Lexie squealed. Her silky hair flowed to her shoulders like a hot fudge waterfall, not a strand out of place in contrast to Nica’s own unruly curls. It wasn’t fair, perfect hair and a tolerance for alcohol that resembled a frat brother. Lexie followed Nica’s eyes and let out a low growl. “Yummy! Veronica, go get him.”
At the sound of her full name Nica found the will to tear her eyes away from the man, which was no easy task with his gaze searing through her. She looked Lexie square in the face, with every intention of telling her no and finding a cab to take her home.
“I need to get laid,” was what came out. Nica closed her eyes, a warm blush creeping over her cheeks. She put her head down on the table.
“I’ve been telling you that for years. Does your body even know what to do anymore?” Lexie pulled Nica’s hair off of the dirty brown table.