(Companion story to Delinquent Daddy. Hot Commodity chronologically comes first.)
HOT COMMODITY, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC's eBook Awards Contest!! Winner for the contemporary adult rmance category was River Time by Rae Renzi.
Contemporary Adult Romance*
ISBN : 9781926681900
Length : 71,000 words - 173 pages
Available : November 2010
In Ebook (and three to four months later in print)
*Sexually Explicit Scenes and Language
SHE MARRIED THE ONE MAN SHE WAS TRYING TO AVOID
Thinking to assure a business merger with the wealthy,
successful Cameron Banks, Olivia Donovan’s mother drags her to Las Vegas
for a business convention, demanding she meet Banks and seduce him into wanting to marry her.
But Olivia’s finished being Little Miss Yes-mother-whatever-you-say-mother.
So, she sneaks away, intending to rebel and marry the very antithesis of Cameron Banks.
Who she finds is a drunk hottie that takes her to new heights of pleasure and shows her
a side of herself she never knew existed before.
But after her amazing night in her new husband’s arms, she awakens the next morning
only to discover she married and slept with the very Cameron Banks she’d been trying to avoid.
Is Cam the devil she feared, or will he end up being her one true hero?
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Cameron sucked in a breath, but when his head continued to throb, he sighed and
pushed the sheet off his lap. His attention swerved to Olivia Donovan—at least,
that's who the slip of paper in his hand claimed her to be. Olivia Bette
Donovan-Banks, his new wife.
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He ran a shaky hand through his hair and let out another long breath. "So, uh,
crazy night, huh?"
Hey, it sounded like a good icebreaker to him. Not that she responded.
She'd eased up on the tears, but remained huddled under the sheets with her face
buried in her palms. A glitter of light caught the huge chunk of diamond
clinging to a platinum band wrapped around the ring finger of her left hand. He
wondered idly if he'd gotten the ring for her last night in his drunken state or
if she'd been engaged to someone else before seeking him out.
And she HAD sought him. He knew that much for sure. He remembered her
approaching him, remembered how she'd looked so desperate when she'd told him
she'd needed a husband. He'd been only half wasted at that point. But from then
on, everything turned blurry. He also remembered the sex. Vaguely. He recalled
thinking he'd never wanted it so bad before. He remembered how good she'd felt
when he first slid inside her. He remembered pounding into her and making her
come, more than once.
But other than that…
"Look," he said, trying to sound gentle since she was obviously spooked. "I'm
still having trouble remembering much. But if you want to help me clear up a few
details, like WHY and HOW this happened, I'd be real willing to hear what you
have to say so we can fix it as expediently as possible. And I'm not going to
hurt you, so you don't have to flinch away from me every time I speak."
She didn't answer.
"Are you okay?" he tried. "Olivia?"
She didn't even glance his way as she wiped at her eyes.
"Humph," he muttered to himself. "Not even married twenty-four hours and the
wife's already giving me the silent treatment."
And still, he got nothing.
Cameron rolled his eyes. "Alrighty then," he said, deciding it was time to put
some clothes on.
He pushed himself to his feet, and finally she responded with an outraged gasp.
Wondering what her problem was now, he glanced over. She'd turned her attention
to him. Her blue eyes had gone wide, her hand covered her mouth while she gaped
at his crotch. He looked down to discover his raging erection was immodestly
swaying her way. It almost surprised him he could get it up. After the workout
she'd given the little guy last night, Cameron figured junior wouldn't want to
come out of hibernation again for a while.
But nope, there he was, straining at the site of the blond goddess as if seeking
an introduction. Wife, this is my hard-on. Hard-on, meet the wife. Hmm, however
could the two shake and properly get to know each other?
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Reading, Eating and Dreaming (4 Stars)
Single Titles (5 Stars)
So freaking good that you don't even care? Definitely.
Hot Commodity was another fanfreakintastic story by Linda Kage. Based on the synopsis, I expected this story to be sweet, sexy, and funny. It was all of those things and more. Touching on issues such as suicide, depression, alcoholism, and neglect, this story was unexpectedly moving as well. This was my fourth Linda Kage novel so I should have been prepared for an emotional whirlwind, but I wasn’t. Linda Kage has a talent. She knows how to bring tears to my eyes. So far, I’ve read four Linda Kage novels; all four novels have made me cry. Either I am a complete wuss or she is just really, really good. I'm voting that she is just really, really good.
I gave Hot Commodity by Linda Kage 4 STARS (3.5 STARS). I'm a huge Linda Kage fan. I strongly recommend this story to adults who are searching for fun, sexy romance novel that they can connect with and characters they can root for."
"Another fantastic story from Linda Kage, Hot Commodity is wonderful story that touches you when you learn the past of both Cameron and Olivia. I loved the way that Cameron, ever proving the bad boy, sweet talks Olivia. A treasure of a read."
Joyfully Reviewed (5 stars)
"Hot Commodity was a delightful surprise! I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the whole premise of the story but I found myself enjoying the ride. I liked the dynamics of Cameron and Olivia and the way they dealt with each other as well as healed the wounds that were deeply engraved within one another. The whole realism of the characters problems weren’t glossed over and pushed to the side. They began the healing with one another but when they realized it couldn’t be completed with each other – outside help was found. Hot Commodity was truly an engrossing book which had you rooting for the characters."
Happily Ever After Reviews (5 Tea Cups)
"Olivia turns out to be a strong heroine; determined to help her man overcome his demons and become the best husband he can. Cameron ends up being the perfect husband for Olivia, determined to help her break her mother's hold on her and help her learn to be independent. AND, they have hot, steamy, explosively good sex every time they are alone together.
This book was a wonderful romance. I became invested in Olivia and Cameron's story, and was cheering for their HEA from the sidelines all the way."
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