Book: Under Contract
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotic Humor
Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream.
Er . . . let’s try this again.
Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago.
Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . .
Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.
Nicola's 5***** Review
Jac has done it again. 'Under Contract' is yet another amazing story that will have you laughing out loud, swooning and grabbing the ice.
Stand aside Grayson, Ray and Kip; there's a new BBF in town and he goes by Mitchell (not Mitch) Colton.
Meet Charlotte. Abandoned by her shithead of a husband with 3 kids and a mountain of bills, she will do whatever it takes to provide for the 3 most important people in her life.
And that's just what she does...
"Okay, Charley...put your big-girl pants on. You can do this."
Enter Mitch..oh sorry Mitchell. Sexy as sin and CEO of Colton Technologies. Being the CEO Mitch doesn't have time for a 'normal' relationship. He wants all the benefits from it, but without any strings. The pay is amazing, you just need to follow and understand the rules...
"I feel the need to remind you again that you will be at my beck and call. I also want to make it clear that it will never be more than this. I will never want more. I will never give more."
"I don't do the marriage thing, I don't do the kid thing, and I certainly won't do the falling-in-love thing."
Oh but how wrong he was....
Watching Mitch and Charlotte's relationship grow was brilliant, funny, hot and tear inducing. What these two characters have been through is just gut wrenching and it's about time they both find some happiness. And that happiness is in each other.
No matter how fast and unexpected it was.
"Why? Why have a fallen so quickly, so hard? I feel like I can't breathe. The thought of not feeling his touch, seeing his smile, taking in his scent...it's killing me. How did this happen?"
"He is my one and only. The keeper of my heart, mind, and soul, and the source of my balance."
Mitch had me intrigued right from the get go. I found myself wanting to crawl in his head to find out exactly who this enigmatic man was and why he kept himself so guarded. And then, when we do get in his head, I just wanted to stay there. Charlotte opens up Mitch's heart again and shows him how to be free; more relaxed.
"Her honesty--cripples me.
Her green eyes--Kryptonite to my soul.
Her touch--ignites every fibre of my being.
Her mind--intrigues me.
Her heart--inspires me.
Not only will you fall in love with Mitch and Charlotte, but you will fall in love with the secondary characters as well.
Charlotte's group of GEG's are just out of this world. Their '12 year old' type of banter with each other is absolutely hilarious and have you laughing you're arse off.
I love Jac's ability to mix humour in to her books. It’s unique. Its fresh and bloody brilliant.
You never fail to amaze me Jac, and I CANNOT wait to get me hands on the next books in this series and every book you release in the future.
Thankyou!! Thankyou!! Thankyou!!
~does a little 'Happy dance' ~
I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it's my characters and not "the voices" . . . that would be creepy.