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Thank you so much for having me here today to talk about my newest release, Everything You Need to Know. This is one of the launch books for the new Cosmo Red-Hot Reads by Harlequin line, and I’m really excited about it.

When it came time to write the book, I wanted a strong, smart and sexy heroine who matched the hero in every way. Jordan knows what she wants and has created a business to earn income and to help other women – Need To Know, a members-only website where women can post information on the powerful eligible bachelors of Washington, DC. She works as an office temp to confirm the information she receives and fund her business as it grows.

Forest comes from money but is estranged from his family. He’s a self-made man. They both work hard. His business might be bigger and well-known, but this is a case where size doesn’t matter. They are perfect for each other. Take a look:

“We seem to be having a communication issue.”

As far as she could see they had a much bigger problem. Even at this distance she could feel the heat of his body and pull of something inside him tugging at her. “You know what this is about, right?”

“The ‘this’ is what in that sentence?”

Because the guy couldn’t say “huh” like everyone else on the planet. He had to add ten extra words. “The chase.”

He blew out a long breath. The head shaking came a second later. “Okay, I thought I’d caught up, but you lost me again.”

“You have a certain reputation with women.” She took a step back and her thigh slammed into the edge of Wen’s desk chair. A harsh breath hissed through her teeth as pain spiraled to her hip. But when Forest reached out for her, she shook her head. “I’m fine.”

“You sure?”

The man was all but chasing her around the desk, kind of proving her argument, but she decided not to point that out. “Don’t try to throw me off. We’re talking about your reputation.”

His eyes narrowed. “Which is?”

Sex God. “You get the women you go after.”

“Where did you hear that?”

Like she was going to stroke his ego and repeat all the gossip. “Doesn’t matter.”

His head rolled to the side as he groaned. “Damn it, not that stupid site.”

“Uh…” The brakes slammed on in her brain. “What?”

“You think this is a game to me?”

“Go back to the website comment.”

He shook his head. “Answer the question first.”

Need warred with curiosity. He’d mentioned Need to Know, not by name, but she got the idea, and she wanted to double back and poke around there. See what he knew and assumed. Her defenses rose as fast as her urge to stick up for all her hard work. But she continued to fight for focus. “I’m a challenge to you.”

The smile came out of nowhere. So did his hands. One skimmed over her shoulder to the side of her face. “You are that.”

See? Perfect together. 🙂

[Ed. HelenKay is giving away an e-copy of Need to Know as a gift from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner’s choice, to one lucky commenter today. So leave a meaningful comment for her to be in the running!]