Fling (Wrong #2.5)
Author: Jana Aston
Published: November 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 stars!
I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliché.
And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner.
Which sort of makes him my boss too.
Okay – it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off limits.
Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He’ll never know. Ever.
Unless my work bestie passes me an eighties-style teen movie sex quiz
during a meeting and I fill it out.
And it ends up in Gabe’s hands…
“What do you think of Sandra?” I ask Sawyer as I snag a signed baseball from a display case along the far wall of his office. I settle into one of the guest chairs across his desk and toss the ball over my head before catching it again.
He’s reviewing something on his monitor and he pauses at my question and turns his attention to me. “You know she’s the best executive assistant I’ve ever had. Do you need her help with something? I thought you were happy with Preston?”
Somehow human resources only assigns me gay men or women old enough to have birthed me. I suspect that’s on direct orders from Sawyer. Dick.
I give the ball another toss and catch. “No, I meant, what do you think of Sandra as a woman?”
“I don’t,” Sawyer says, narrowing his eyes at me.
“She’s got a thing for me,” I say.
“She doesn’t,” Sawyer says dismissively and taps the mouse on his desk, intent on ignoring me.
“She does,” I insist. “She’s always looking at me.”
“Maybe she thinks you’re an idiot.”
That’s a distinct possibility. I’ve never been quite sure. Most of the time she ducks her head and calls me Mr. Laurent as she scurries past. It fucking turns me on, but I’m not sure if it turns her on or if she honestly just thinks I’m an asshole.
“I think she’s dating someone in marketing,” Sawyer adds while tapping on his keyboard, engrossed with whatever’s on the screen in front of him.
“They broke up over the summer,” I say confidently, leaning back in the chair and tossing the ball a little further in the air.
“How do you know that?” Sawyer stops typing and crosses his arms across his chest. He doesn’t look pleased with my knowledge of Sandra’s dating life; I think he views her like the little sister he never had. “What could you possibly want to do with Sandra anyway?”
I catch the ball as my brows raise in disbelief. “You need me to spell it out for you, buddy?” I lean forward in the chair and adopt a serious tone. “Sometimes, when two people are attracted to each other, they enjoy taking their clothing off together so they can—”
“Shut up,” Sawyer interrupts. “She’s not really your type.”
“Beautiful?” I question.
“Sweet,” he replies.
She is sweet, he’s right about that. I think about the paper burning a hole in my pocket and wonder again if it was hers. I’d like it to be hers. I think sweet Sandra has a hidden dirty side, and I’d really like to uncover it.
Fling is a novella about Sandra and Gabe. If you’ve read Jana Aston’s Right, then you know they were secondary characters. The novella does give us some backstory, so it can be easily read as a standalone. Although, I highly recommend reading both Wrong and Right–just because they’re simply AMAZING!!
“Smart turns me on. Sometimes Gabe wears these thick-rimmed glasses, kinda nerdish. Very Clark Kent. They drive me to the brink of distraction. And I do not like to be distracted. Focus is the name of my game. Focused, reliable Sandra.”
Sandra is executive assistant to Clemens Corporation’s CEO, Sawyer Camden. She’s the sweet, quiet, super productive girl at work. She also has a crush on her boss’ best friend, Gabe Laurent. Gabe just happens to be the very attractive CFO and co-owner of Clemens Corporation. Someone she thinks she has no chance with.
During a boring office meeting, Sandra is given a note asking some very intimate questions by her best friend and co-worker, Preston. It was never meant to be seen by anyone—let alone Gabe. But once it ends up in his possession, he decides to pursue the beautiful, shy assistant.
I’m a huge fan of Jana’s entire Wrong series! Like always, her writing is a great mix of sweet, sexy, and laugh out loud moments. If you’re looking for a short, flirty romance–Fling is PERFECT!!!
*ARC provided by author.
Connect with the Author
Jana Aston is the New York Times bestselling author of WRONG. She quit her super boring day job to whip up more books and is hoping that was not a stupid idea. In her defense, it was a really boring job.