Best Laid Plans by Rebecca Hunter is a steamy workplace romance and the first story in the author’s Blackmore Inc. series. Cameron Blackmore is trying to keep the Australian wing of his family’s security company intact, with no help from his estranged father holding the reins in New York. When his father sends in a PR expert to improve their image, Cameron sees it as a ploy to regain control over him. The night before the expert is set to arrive, Cameron indulges in a sexy night with a stranger, only to discover that she’s none other than the person sent to make his life more difficult!
Jackson McAllister may have a masculine name but she’s all woman, as Cameron knows. She’s on a two week mission to shadow Cameron and his men in their jobs, and prove that the negative publicity they’ve been getting is not from the guys partying things up but actually working for their clients. While in Sydney, she’s got a few things to cross off on her bucket list, as well as a long range plan to travel the world. Getting involved with her client won’t bode well for her reputation, but Cameron makes indulging in some sexy nights together worth her while. With the clock ticking, can their sexy affair turn into something more?
This was a fun and steamy romance! Cameron is a likable and charismatic man, and to his credit he makes sure Jackson has a photo of him sent to her sister and that everything that happens between them is fully consensual even if they haven’t exchanged names. Once they meet in the boardroom things become decidedly more complicated. Jackson is there to rehab the company’s image and having an affair with the CEO would cause problems for both of them if it became public. But they aren’t able to keep their hands off each other for long, especially when they both enjoy acting out fantasies with each other. Their sex scenes are hot!
Two weeks go by quickly and while Jackson is collecting data as part of her job, she’s also enjoying spending time with Cameron. Sharing her bucket list with him, her plans to travel to different countries are not something he’d ever envisioned as he has PTSD from a plane crash while in the military. It seems like there might be insurmountable odds to make things work out but the author finds a way to give them their happy ever after. Two of Cameron’s business partners Simon and Max are single so hopefully we’ll be seeing more of them soon! I’m looking forward to continuing the series.
Publication: July 1, 2018 | Harlequin Dare | Blackmore Inc. #1
Meet Blackmore Inc., your new favorite team of hot, edgy bodyguards…
A case of mistaken identity
Leads to disaster…or exquisite temptation?
CEO Cameron Blackmore assumes the PR expert sent from New York to clean up his reputation will be a man. But Jackson McAllister is all woman—as evidenced during their no-names, strangers-in-lust, incredibly sexy one-night stand! Now Cameron and Jackson must keep their hands off each other. But with Jackson shadowing his every move in the boardroom can they forget their time in the bedroom?