“What do you want from me?”
“I want you back.”
He’d broken his “no office affair” policy once and lost his best assistant. Now rich businessman Ayden Stewart needs Maya Richardson back…at any price. Taking the job, Maya tells herself the years apart have cooled their chemistry. So why are they breaking rule number one again…and again? Ayden makes her want what she can never have—real love. Will it be different this time?
Ayden Stewart stared out at the Austin city skyline from the fiftieth floor of Stewart Investments. It had taken him fifteen years since graduating from Harvard to build his company, but at thirty-six, he’d finally achieved his goal. And he’d done it all on his own. Without the help of his father, Henry Stewart, a rich man who’d never bothered to acknowledge his eldest son’s existence, not after his second wife had given him two heirs for his own company, Stewart Technologies. It was just as well. He’d long ago stopped looking for love and acceptance
from his old man.
Knock. Knock. Knock.
“Come in.” His office door opened and his assistant, Carolyn Foster, walked in. The statuesque blonde wore pregnancy well; barely a baby bump could be seen in the smart attire she wore.
“Do you have a minute?”
“Of course,” Ayden responded, moving away from the window. “What can I do for you?”
“I have some not so pleasant news to deliver,” Carolyn said.
“Oh, yeah? Whatever it is, just give it to me straight, no chaser.”
“Very well…” She paused for several beats. “I won’t be coming back after my maternity leave in a few months.”
“Excuse me?” This couldn’t be happening to him again.