Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Courting Gossip (The Courting Series Book Five) by Kimberly Dean

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The Courting Series Book Five


High class escort, Genieve, gets caught in the act with a politician and gossip goes wild. Flame-haired and curvy, Genieve is used to attracting attention, but her employer, Luxxor Limited, can’t stand the heat. They task her with lying low until the scandal blows over, in the protection of the one man she’s never been able to charm: Brody Haynes.

Power player Brody fixes politicians’ problems, but keeping Genieve out of sight is a challenge. The sexy redhead is smart and her sense of humor disarms him. Brody tries to concentrate on cleaning up the mess around Senator Gunderson, but his new housemate is a big distraction. And a bored Genieve is a handful.

Stuck alone together, the stern fixer and the vivacious escort discover that opposites do attract and the best way to stay out of the spotlight is to stay under the covers. But when the whispers about Luxxor only intensify, maybe it’s time for them to give people something else to talk about.

The Courting Series Book Five


Genieve found a Keurig machine on the counter and began looking for the flavor cups. The scent of Dark Magic blend was filling the kitchen when she heard the garage door opener start whirring.

Brody was back.

Her heart began beating faster, and she fluffed her hair. She didn’t know why the guy got to her. Last night was the most time they’d spent in one another’s company. The times they’d spoken before that had been short and to the point, yet her skin always felt sensitive whenever he was around. He just filled her with an insatiable need to ruffle him up. He was just so stern, controlled, stoic… and delicious.

Oh, who was she fooling? She knew exactly why she’d kissed him.

She glanced over her shoulder when he came in through the laundry room. The poor guy looked dead tired as he loosened his tie. He dropped his keys into the bowl by the door, but came up short when he saw her.

A charge went through her when his gaze slid down her back, stuck on her bottom, and eventually drifted over her legs. She wasn’t a morning person, and today was unlike any other. It took her a while to get going, and she hadn’t gotten dressed yet. She was still wearing the same purple nightie she’d slept in… the same one she’d been wearing last night when she’d laid that lip lock on him. The skimpy little slip rode high on her thighs and slits on each side dared to go even higher. Thin spaghetti straps were all that held the thing up, and the soft material clung to her curves.

Genieve felt her slow-rising body wake up.

Her hair slid over her shoulders as she turned. She leaned back against the counter and held her cup of coffee in both hands. ‘Did you go into the city?’

He didn’t stop staring, and the heat in her belly started bubbling.

‘Sorry,’ she said as she glanced down. ‘I forgot to pack a robe, of all things.’

He nodded. He could see that.

She tugged at the short hemline, which only made the material pull tighter over her breasts. ‘I suppose I could borrow one from you, if it makes you uncomfortable.’

‘You’re fine.’ He cleared his throat. ‘Unless you’re cold.’

On the contrary. ‘It seems warm in here to me.’

And getting warmer. She took a drink of her coffee and watched him over the lip of the cup. For such a ruthless wheeler dealer, the guy certainly didn’t look the part. He’d hate to hear it, but he was a cutie. Younger than someone she’d expect in his position, fitter and hotter. How he managed to stay behind the scenes, she didn’t know. He turned her head whenever he was within spotting distance.

He came deeper into the room and put a leather folder on the dining room table. She noticed how he stood behind the back of a chair and wrapped his fingers around it.

‘Did you just get up?’ he asked.

‘A little bit ago. I caught a clip on the morning news.’ She swept the remote off the counter and turned off the television in the next room. ‘You’ve been a busy boy.’

Meet Author Kimberly Dean… 500X500

When taking the Myers-Briggs personality test in high school, Kimberly was rated as an INFJ (Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging). This result sent her into a panic, because there were no career paths recommended for the type. Fortunately, it turned out to be well-suited to a writing career. Since receiving that dismal outlook, Kimberly has become an award-winning author of romance and erotica. She has written for seven publishing houses, both domestic and international, and has recently focused her efforts on the exciting world of self-publishing. When not writing, she enjoys movies, sports, traveling, music, and sunshine. In her mind, a beach, some rock ‘n’ roll, and a good book make for a perfect day.


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5 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Courting Gossip (The Courting Series Book Five) by Kimberly Dean”

  1. Good morning, Kimberly, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Everyone who knows me well knows how much I live for my coffee. Loved your excerpt because it fed the enjoyment I have with my first coffee of the day with a man who warms the insides as well. Cannot wait to read Brody and Genieve’s story. Thanks for stopping by to share your book with us.

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