Thursday, May 16, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Come Up and See Me Sometime


Come Up and See Me Sometime
by Lucy Monroe
(Connected to Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It)
Kensington Zebra - May 2005
ISBN 0-8217-7770-X


CHAPTER ONE

“I think we’ve got a spy.”

Marcus Danvers’s announcement erupted in Alex’s mind like Mt. St. Helens on a bad day.

Pushing his chair back slightly from the massive walnut desk that sat in the center of his office, Alex met Marcus’s expectant stare. “Why?”

Leaning in the open doorway, his six-foot-two-inch frame exuding casual relaxation while, Marcus’s blue eyes glittered with anticipation and amusement. “Harrison’s daughter called this morning.”

The closer they got to seeing John Harrison’s company dismantled, the less humor Alex found in anything.

“Explain.”

Marcus crossed the oversized office and sat down in one of the chairs facing Alex’s desk. “She wanted to know if I liked the idea of changing employers. Ms. Harrison said that she had a client interested in someone with my skill set and experience.”

Alex shrugged, making a concentrated effort not to overreact and feed Marcus’s off-beat sense of humor. “She works for one of the most exclusive headhunting agencies in the Portland area. She makes a lot of calls like the one you received this morning.”

Although he’d never met Isabel, Alex had no doubt she was a lot like her father. He stole men’s ideas. She stole employees, specializing in the hi-tech industry. According to his sources, she was very good at her job.

Marcus stretched out his long legs and crossed them at the ankle. “If you ask me, it’s too much of a coincidence right now. Our client is only months away from closing the deal on her dad’s company and she calls your most valuable employee trying to lure him away.”

“My most valuable employee being you?”

“Well, yes.” Marcus attempted a modest look of acceptance. “Not to mention an employee with inside information St. Clair’s plans to take Hypertron apart.”

Alex nodded. “I’ll look into it.”
Marcus stood up to leave.

“What did you say to her?”

Marcus turned around, his brows raised in mockery. “If I’d said yes, I wouldn’t have told you about the phone call, now would I?”

“With your twisted sense of humor, that’s not a given.”

“I told her no, boss. I’m not interested in leaving CIS. Working for you gives me a chance to use my hunter’s instincts without dressing up in fatigues and chasing some poor animal through the forest.”

With a sardonic smile, Marcus left.

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7 comments:

ioannaki said...

My first love was the strongest one i've ever felt and it was almost 9years..4 of friendship and 5 of a relationship!!
We aren't together now but i'll always love him and i'll try my best to make him happy and keep him safe!

ioannaki said...

My first love was the strongest one i've ever felt and it was almost 9years..4 of friendship and 5 of a relationship!!
We aren't together now but i'll always love him and i'll try my best to make him happy and keep him safe!

donnasquaw said...

Book sounds really good. I love the title of the book, plus I like the cover too!
Donna Harris

ceblain said...

My husband and I were both first loves, and we have continued that love with two children and three beautiful grandchildren and will be celebrating our 50th (yes, #50) this coming November (2013). We met while in high school, and have been together through thick and thin always with love in our lives. I wouldn't have ever wanted anyone but him for all these years (54 counting how long we knew one another before we got married. Happy Anniversary Lucy. Wishing you another 25 years as happy as ours have all been.

Cynthia B
Uxbridge, MA

I don't have a Google account so I hope that this will be sufficient to enter me in the anniversary contest.

Kai said...

My first love was someone I met in college. He was first love. We did parted way after college and I have moved on with my life by dating and seeing other people. I have never made that deep connection with anyone as I did with my first love. There are times when I think of those days we were together.

Rachelle21 said...

My greatest love is my husband. We met in college but broke up before graduation. He went to Viet Nam and the last I had heard was that he had married someone else. Then one day, his mom called and found out I was still single. He sent me a holiday card and we met on Dec. 22, 1979 and became engaged on Dec 31. We have been married 33 years.

Kimberley said...

My husband is the love of my life. We have been married for 34 years on June 12th. It hasn't always be smooth sailing, but we have weathered the storms together. During this time we have both lost our parents, watched our kids grow and have kids of their own. We now have the baby girl (23)of our family living at home with her son (3). This has, of course, put new challenges on our plates, but together we can handle anything!