OFF LIMITS – Clare Connelly
Harlequin Dare
ISBN: 978-0-263-93205-8
February 2018
Contemporary Series Romance

London, England – Present Day

Attorney Gemma Picton has been billionaire Jack Grant’s counsel for the past two years and she’s seen a succession of women go in and out of his life. She doesn’t plan to be the next one, especially as she knows he still mourns his late wife. But one night, he turns his attention to her, and she is unable to resist him. It’s nothing but sex between them, but Gemma is feeling more. As she tries to keep Jack at arm’s length, the irresistible pull between them leads to even more sex. But Gemma doesn’t want to get involved with a man who isn’t over the death of his wife.

Jack uses sex to forget that he lost his wife, and while he thinks of Gemma as a friend that he can talk to about anything, he still is attracted to her. His motto is “bed a woman once or twice, then move on,” but with Gemma it’s…different. He should be happy she isn’t clinging to him, yet it only makes him want her more. Will Jack either break off their affair…or make Gemma a part of his future?

Gemma has always felt that Jack was OFF LIMITS because he’s not ready to move past his wife’s death. He’s unabashed when it comes to sex. Heck, he’s not afraid to drop his clothes around her and prance naked. They work well together and it’s Gemma who has to order the flowers for the latest girlfriend when he’s done with them. She figures soon she’ll be ordering hers…but to her surprise, he keeps seeking her out for more sex.

Told from Gemma’s point of view mostly, with a few scenes that show it from Jack’s, OFF LIMITS is a spicy tale that may not be for everyone because they have lots of sex…lots of it. OFF LIMITS is set in London using British euphemisms, which kind of reminds me of women’s fiction from a few years ago. I wasn’t even sure if Gemma and Jack would end up with a happily-ever-after. But the steamy sex scenes illustrate the emotional build up as Jack and Gemma are soon unable to exist without the other in their life.

OFF LIMITS is part of the Harlequin Dare launch and currently is free as an eBook. If you want to see what the stories are like and how hot they, then I strongly recommend grabbing a copy. Gemma and Jack’s story is compelling as readers wonder if the wall that prevents him from loving again will be broken down.

Patti Fischer

Title: Off Limits
Author: Clare Connelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin DARE
Digital ISBN: 9781488082368

“I want to taste you tonight.”

With chemistry this hot, it’s worth getting burned…

Billionaire Jack Grant is totally off-limits to Gemma Picton. He’s wild, deliciously dangerous…and her boss. When working late turns X-rated, it’s better than her wildest imaginings—and Gemma’s imagined a lot! But Jack has major emotional baggage, so when Gemma starts wanting to heal his heart as well as enjoy his body, she knows she’s in big trouble…!

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Excerpt: Copyright © 2018 Off Limits by Clare Connelly

I am holding my breath again. Is that how I’m going to get over this little hurdle? Suffocate myself? Is that even possible? I’m pretty sure we have some breathing trigger in our brains, but my brain is a bit pissy with me so maybe it would conveniently forget about the button.
I push air out consciously, quietly, and he takes his seat.
‘Anyway…’ I prompt impatiently.
His smile is a clicker. Is he laughing at me? Arrogant arsehole! That’s be just like him. See? That’s the problem! I know him. I’m not one of his other women. I know that is he as bastardy as he is sexy.
‘How did you sleep?’
I blink at him, my eyes wide. ‘You’ve already asked me that.’
‘You didn’t answer.’
I except a sign that speaks of anger. ‘Like I always do. Seriously, Jack. My desk is covered in paper. I have to get to work.’
I’m your work,’ he says with a shrug.
Insolent bastard.
He leans forward, and while his face is casual there is an urgency in the flecks of gold that fill his eyes. ‘Did you see him last night?’
I want to remind him of the salient fact I pointed out the night before. It’s not his damned business. But I’m not sure I can say that with such conviction now that I’ve tasted his mouth; now that I’ve been stunned by his desire.
Can I skirt around his question?
You’re my work? Okay, the thing is I have the New York guys waiting on contracts, you have a meeting in a week that I have to prepare for and Athens wants your input-which means my input- on a lease agreement. And I need to – ‘
God! Don’t hate me, but when he’s bossy I love it. And he’s almost always bossy.
I glare at him across his desk; it’s best if he doesn’t know that this is just about my favourite version of him.’


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