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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

I’m fighting for my job, Derek. Or should I say Mr. Davenport. Daryl Devore's Two O'clock with the Billionare on Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor #hotread

Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current WIP or previously published book by possibly new to you authors.

Today, I am showcasing a snippet from my hot billionaire romance – Two O’clock with the Billionaire.

Mild sexual content. Arianne and Derek have been meeting at two o’clock for a couple of weeks.

Stepping into her skirt, Arianne said, “We settled nothing. You decreed and assumed I would obey.” She hung her head for a moment then sat on the bed next to him. “I’m in a strange position. I’m not your girlfriend, so there is no communication, affection…whatever. And if you really wanted a whore, you could’ve hired one. Every Tuesday, she could meet you in your office, unzip your pants, suck you dry and leave.”
Derek blinked. “You are blunt.”
“I’m fighting for my job, Derek. Or should I say Mr. Davenport.”
He sighed. “I guess it was inevitable. I hoped it would take longer before you found out who I am.”
“You’re Derek Davenport, wealthy powerful busin—”
“Whoa. Back up. I’m not powerful. I’m not old enough. Wealth doesn’t give you instant power. I may be richer than many of the old guys, but they have that intangible element called power. They’ve established themselves and made their business and political connections. I’m only beginning to build that.”
“See, we don’t do this. We don’t talk.”
He shook his head. “Talk? We aren’t dating.”
With a short snort, she rolled her eyes. “Gawd, get over that. I’m trying to understand you so I can please you. It’s my job.”
“Which you’re good at.” A satisfied smile crossed his mouth. “You blew me away Tuesday. I didn’t mean that as a pun. You caught me off guard. You were incredible. I get chills thinking about it. But later it hit me, you blew me off. I didn’t get any sleep and I’ve been a bastard at the office all day.”
“Should I go to your office and apologize to everyone?”
“No, I pay them enough to put up with my temper.”
Arianne’s brow crinkled. “That’s not right. You shouldn’t have to pay someone to put up with you.”
“The rules change once you’re rich.”
“No, I think you change them. You put up a wall of money to protect yourself from us. Why is that?”
Derek leaned his head back against the headboard. “You’ve gone from my…okay, there is no title for you, but you’ve gone from that to my therapist?”
“Going to hide behind the wall. Well, Mr. Davenport, I’m going to break down that wall and figure out what makes you tick. Then I’m going to drive you crazy.”
“I’m not sure whether that is a challenge or a threat.”
Arianne smiled. “Consider it a statement of absolute fact.”

Two O’clock with the Billionaire – Daryl Devoré
Hot Contemporary
Heat rating – 5 hot peppers
Two O’clock with the Billionaire is Daryl Devoré’s latest hot romance. A contemporary romance sweetened with a bit of vanilla sexcapades.
Where Derek Davenport is concerned, women only had one thing in mind: trap him into a marriage. The perfect way out? Hire a courtesan. While partying with his buddies he places an online ad that reads – Woman Wanted.
Unemployed and nearing financial desperation, Arianne is forced to step out of her comfort zone and answers an ad that reads Woman Wanted. With minimal hours and excellent pay, she accepts the position of courtesan to a handsome billionaire.
Their sexual antics cause emotions neither is willing to admit it. Will Arianne and Derek drive each other crazy…or will they fall in love first?
Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title A Kept Woman.


Arianne’s just regular girl pushed into a corner and desperately looking for a way out.

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  1. Interesting situation for both of them. Wonder waht comes next

  2. I like the way she challenges his assumptions. She's got spunk! I like spunk.

  3. interesting. a modern day courtesan.

  4. I love this snippet, Daryl. Given the unusual situation, Arianne’s decision flows logically, and her determination to know and please him promises to totally change their relationship.

  5. Let's hope she finds her way out.

  6. Whoa! This sounds like something quite different from the standard billionaire fare. Great excerpt!