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Blog Tour: Two Timing the Boss by Christine Warner - Guest Post + Excerpt

Hey guys! Welcome to today's post!

Two Timing the Boss

Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery. She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt. But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.

From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants. She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery. The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.

Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less. But when he meets Farah, all bets are off. He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer. Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.

Two-Timing the Boss and Christine's other book, Some Like it in Handcuffs, are both available in print and digital format at:

Christine Warner

Christine Warner is living her dream in rural Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.
Thanks to her older sister, Christine learned to read and write before kindergarten and from there her love of books grew. She still owns the first book she ever read, a tattered and well loved edition of The Kitten Twins.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing, but please—no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She admits to having a future stories folder bursting at the seams, the trouble is trying to decide which story to start next. She loves to read and write romance about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines. And she has a fascination with true crime novels as well.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website at

Time for a short excerpt!

These damn shoes would be the death of her. She could read the headlines now: Penniless P.A. Falls to her Death while on Job Interview.

Almost to her destination, with no more mishaps, her confidence surfaced. Okay, maybe mastering this heel thing wouldn’t be such a big deal. Her steps became light, almost bouncy.

Although she sensed Keller Donovan behind her, she didn’t let it deter her feeling of success. She stepped onto the large black and red area rug, less than ten feet from her target. The leather chairs.

“Oh!” Farah’s spiky heel caught on the edge of the expensive rug. Her legs shook and she shot her arms out from her sides, circling them like a bird about to take flight. She fought to regain balance inside the ridiculous stilts strapped to her feet. A brawl to the death. Over when she looked down to see the rug coming up to kiss her face. She threw out her hands, sucked in a breath and closed her eyes, scrunching her face as she prepared for impact.

But nothing happened. There were stars all right, and a blazing jolt of electricity shot from her toes, up her legs, through her body and exited with the small gasp that escaped her lips. Somehow Keller Donovan had grabbed her around the waist before she met the floor.
Heat burned her cheeks. He may have saved her body from bruises, but her ego, and whatever confidence she’d walked in with had shattered.

“Let’s not have an accident before your health benefits kick in.” His breath tickled her ear from behind. Chills hugged her backbone.

His touch released an unsettling flutter in her abdomen. She sucked in her stomach from the pressure of his strong arms wrapped around her middle, afraid to breathe.

Excerpt 2

Keller wrapped one arm around her waist, shocked at how slender she was beneath the folds of her shapeless blazer. He tugged her close and heard the air leave her lungs in a surprised gasp.

Her pulse thumped at the base of her throat and he lifted one hand so his thumb could savor the sensation.
The skin on his back tightened and hundreds of tiny pin pricks spread across his body. Anticipation built, he knew what he was about to do and was damned to stop it. His heart punched against his chest. Her face moved closer to his and their breath mingled, hers smelled of mint and he sucked in a gulp of air, tasting her before their lips even met.

Her tongue darted out to caress her lips, laving over the bottom, around the side to cover the upped edge. The soft, moist tip of her tongue touched his lower lip and he groaned. It was the beginning of the end and the thought of a split second ago, of stopping the crazy act he played out, was cast aside. He started this, and he would finish it. Keller lowered his head, blocking out the lamp light dancing across her features.

“Keller.” A circle of sexual energy rolled off her hot skin and crashed against him, knocking any thought of right or wrong from his mind.

He touched her bottom lip with his, a quick taste. Sweet, like her moist breath, like he’d known it would taste. He gathered her close and she sagged into him. Her hands shook as they slid over his chest to the base of his throat, leaving awakened tingles in their wake. Silky fingers wrapped around the back of his neck and pulled his mouth to her parted, glistening lips.

And now, let's welcome Christine to the blog!

I’ve always enjoyed reading a good office romance story. I love the dynamics of a man and woman meeting in an everyday environment. I like that love can sprout up within an instant first meeting, or grow over the length of weeks, months or years.

I picture stolen moments between the shelves of the file room, a lingering look across the conference room table at a staff meeting, a casual touch that leaves tingles of anticipation in their wake, business lunches that turn personal…you get the idea.

But, just because you meet someone in an office setting, doesn’t mean the entire course of your relationship takes place in the confines of your 9 to 5 :)

A lot of romances heat up outside the office, in more of a social setting that involves co-workers. Did you know that running into each other outside of work (13 percent), happy hours (12 percent), lunches (11 percent) and late nights at work (10 percent) were among the most popular catalysts for dating co-workers.

These stats were compiled by CareerBuilder’s annual office romance survey of more than 7,000 workers nationwide in the later part of the 2011 calendar year.

In my lastest release from the Wild Rose Press—a sexy, contemporary romance titled Two Timing the Boss, my hero and heroine are attracted from the start…from the moment Keller Donovan interviews Farah Smith for the position of his personal assistant. Each try to fight down their attraction but sparks fly whenever they are in the same room.

Finally, one night when they are working late, their attraction explodes and they share their first kiss. So that 10% of co-workers staying late at the office fits them to a tee.


I also enjoy reading a good story where love develops through everyday, people. Enjoyed the excerpt, Christine.
Wishing you all the best with Two Timing the Boss,
Create a great day,


Thanks so much for coming by Neecy! So glad you enjoyed the excerpt :)


Interesting statistics, Christine--and great excerpts!


Office romances are so fun to read! Great excerpt, Christine, hope your book sells a million!


Office romances make for great conflict and entertaining reading. I love the title and great excerpts!


Thanks glad you enjoyed them :) and me both Kristi! Thanks for coming by :)


Me too...they're always fun to read :) Thanks for coming by Jerri!


Thanks so much Karyn....I love the title too and am glad you enjoyed the excerpts :)


Though not allowed, I worked in a couple offices where romances bloomed...and died. The aftermath was almost as interesting to watch. Congratulations on a spectacular book, awesome interview, and fabulous blog post!


Office romances are the perfect place for conflict. The possibilities are endless. Great post.


ps - I love the design of your blog!


Great post on work place romances. Best of luck with Two Timing the Boss.


Interesting stats, Christine. Thanks for two great excerpts!


I love Sharon's comment. That's sooo true. I've seen some interesting ones as well. I can't wait to read this, Christine!


I've worked in plenty of offices too and the funny thing is that I haven't noticed many romances, but working in the hospital emergency room...that's another story! lol

Thanks for coming by Sheri :)


That's for sure Sharon! Glad you enjoyed the post :)


Thanks Callie was such a fun book to write, I hope it's as fun to read.


Thanks so much for coming by Calisa!


Thanks Lisa....I hope you enjoy Farah and Keller's story!


Yes, there's definitely plenty of conflict built into this story. Best of luck with it, Christine.


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