Happy Holidays! Today, I have another deleted scene from Hold You for you!
"You are going to this morning meeting?"
He hums as if he's satisfied with my answer. "I will go with you," he says.
I open my mouth to object, but he's already turned away from me, repeating his comment to Bryant and Jason. Jason shrugs like he doesn't care one way or another. Bryant narrows his eyes on Knox, eyeing him in suspicion. Knox holds his gaze, not even fidgeting.
Whatever Bryant sees on his face seems to satisfy him because he chuckles and then looks at me. "Have fun," he says, his lips twitching.
I glare at him, but he just laughs again and then walks off, leaving me with He-Man. My gaze drifts to the giant, who gives me the same smile I'm convinced the Big Bad Wolf gave to Little Red Riding Hood right before he ate her.
"Let's go, He-Man," I mutter, and then gasp, mortified that I said that out loud.
Thankfully, he doesn't seem offended. He laughs, the rich timbre rolling over me like waves. "He-Man," he says. "I know this cartoon."
"You're Russian?" I ask, stepping out from behind the desk.
Knox moves closer to me. Without my consent, my feet move, putting me even closer to him. He's like a magnet, pulling me in. His scent rolls over me like his laugh did, sending another little frisson of heat twisting through me. He smells like cinnamon and myrrh, with some note I can't place. It's spicy, sexy.
I stumble a little bit before I manage to catch myself.
Holy moly. I need to stay far, far away from this man.
"Yes," he says. "I grew up in Moscow."
"When did you move here?"
"Long time ago," he says, his entire demeanor changing. He's almost…grim.
Maybe I shouldn't have asked?
"Oh." I head toward the elevator.
This giant Russian will fall like a ton of bricks when he meets his curvy angel.
Lauren York is the cutest little angel I've ever met.
Her sweetness is like nothing I've ever known.
And her innocence drives me crazy.
I know nothing of caring for such a girl.
I probably shouldn't have kissed her five minutes after I met her.
I definitely should not be chasing her all over the office.
But that won't stop me.
This little angel is mine. And I'm not giving up until she agrees.
Knox Mikhail is a giant Russian bully.
He's also hotter than Hades, bossy, and growly.
I didn't mean to kiss him five minutes after I met him.
Or kick him in the shin right after that.
Now he says I belong to him.
Why does that sound so good?!
Oh, man. I'm in so much trouble here.
When this older Russian meets his curvy younger woman, he falls head over heels. If office romance, over-the-top Russians, and sassy heroines make you happy, get ready to fall for Knox and Lauren in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. This sweet, steamy romance from Nichole Rose is chock full of all three…plus a sticky sweet and guaranteed HEA.
Nichole Rose writes filthy, feel-good romance for curvy readers. Her books feature headstrong, sassy women and the alpha males who consume them. From grumpy detectives to country boys with attitude to instalove and over-the-top declarations, nothing is off-limits.