Then she sees her new boss.
Graham Landry is the epitome of NSFW in his custom-fit suit, black-rimmed glasses, and a look so stern her libido doesn’t stand a chance. Being flustered is just the start of her problems.
Her punctuality is only the start of his. With a pink slip in hand, he’s been waiting on his new secretary to show up only to let her go. Then she rushes in with her doe eyes and rambling excuses, smelling like bacon and lavender. The termination paper falls to the side as she falls in his arms.
This is a disaster in the making. Not because of his pinpoint exactness or her free spirit, but because when they’re together, the sparks that fly threaten to burn the whole place down.
Graham Landry knows what he wants and knows how he wants it. He lives for business and only business. He has his women on the side but he will never be like his brothers. He will never be under the control of a woman, of love. Graham needs plans and back up plans. He needs black and white. Not grey. Graham needs facts.
Mallory has returned home after a bad break up. Starting a new chapter of her life begins with a new job. A new job that a friend from high school hooked her up with. She’s not looking for love. She’s looking for herself. Mallory is chaos, light, creativity.
What happens when Graham learns that maybe, just maybe, his brother’s weren’t all that off base? Maybe there is more to life than numbers and facts and plans. Maybe some of the best things in life are crazy and messy.
Can Graham learn to bend while Mallory learns to live by the rules a little more?
I loved this book – Graham has always seemed like he was the back bone of the Landry Family. He keeps everyone else in check. It was fun to see him struggle with losing a little bit of his much needed control.
I’m super excited for Ford’s book! Bring on Fall 2017!!!
Switch had me Switching my favorite Landry multiple times, with these boys it’s like picking the petals off a flower daydreaming. “I love him, no I love him more, I love him, NO I love HIM More”. Then you realize the choice is just too tough to pick, so you keep them ALL for yourself! Switch is the third book in the Landry Family Series which is all about Graham but when the other boys enter the story I can’t help but swoon and switch gears here and there. I seriously cannot get enough of this family!
This sweet, sexy, office romance was just what I needed. Now if you’ve met the other Landry brothers you know this family has some seriously good genes flowing everywhere. Each brother is so different from the other and in Switch we really got to see them all together because everyone is at home and it was such a treat to have everyone together, even the girls!
Graham and Mallory’s story is nothing short of amazing. I honestly have a mini girl crush on Mallory. She is sweet, funny, charming, loyal and such a little vixen. You can’t help but love this girl. I love her drive and determination and I really love her with Graham. She is just what he needs to get this workaholic to loosen his tie and maybe kick back a bit.
Working at the Landry Holdings office seems to prove difficult not only for Mal because of her instant attraction to Graham, but also for Graham because this man who has a contingency for the contingency plan doesn’t have a plan for Mallory. He has no road map, no back up emergency kit to deal with this beautiful woman who now has taken over his thoughts. Graham is sweet, sexy, funny, dirty talking and underneath all that business is a whole lot to love! I absolutely loved watching the magic unfold between these two unfold in this beautiful story! As always I can’t wait for the next Locke hit. Bring on FORD!
We both know we aren’t just talking about a moved stapler or a mishmash of files. As that really sets in, the air around us gets heavier. Hotter. Hazardous.“Those things always lead to dangerous situations,” he says, his eyes trained on me.
I shift in my seat, the throb between my legs growing stronger by the second. “People do it every day and survive.”
“They may survive, but don’t things get messy?”
“Only if they do it right.”
His chair flies backwards and he’s to his feet and next to me before I know what’s happening. He doesn’t ask that I stand, but he doesn’t have to. It’s implied and my body reacts accordingly to his silent command.
We stand face-to-face, our breathing ragged. Our chests heave with the anticipation, the possibility, of what might come next.
“You are, quite possibly, the most dangerous of them all,” he says, his voice rough.
“Why is that?” I breathe.
“There’s no plan for you.”
“But you’ve already penciled me in, haven’t you, Graham?” I ask, finding the courage to play this little game with him. Being strictly professional is incredibly hard, and this is way too easy.
I can flirt with the best of them in a bar or on a college campus. But here, with him, it’s a game all its own. A level I had no idea I’d ever be a contender in. Maybe I’m not, but I’m going to play the hell out of it while I’m here … even though if I keep it up, I might not be here for long.
“What do you want, Mallory?”
“I want to do all the things you ask of me and do them better than you ever expected they could be done.”
A rumble emits from his throat as his eyes darken. My knees go weak and I grab the table with my left hand to ensure I don’t fall.
He licks his lips and flips his gaze to my mouth. I think I whimper as I lift my chin, waiting to see what he does next. My entire body is on fire for this man, my heart thumping so hard I’m sure he can hear it.
He moves so my back is pressed against the table, our food long forgotten. His hands are on either side of me, caging me in. Our eyes locked together, he leans in, a slow smirk spreading across his gorgeous face.
“Excuse me, Mr. Landry. Ford is here to see you,” Raza chirps through the line.
We exhale simultaneously, a giggle escaping with mine. There’s nothing funny about this, but the energy has to come out in some way.
“Mr. Landry?” she asks again.
“I’ll be right out. Thank you, Raza.”
“Oh, you’re so welcome, sir.” The line clicks off and Graham marches across the room and punches a button. The light on top indicates he’s not to be disturbed.
I busy myself with cleaning up our lunch, and before he’s at my side again, I have everything bundled up.
“Thanks for lunch,” I say like nothing just happened.
“Mallory …” He runs his hand through his hair, leaving one lock sticking up. Knowing what that will look like if we walk out together, I reach up, hesitating for a split second, before smoothing it out.
His hair is silky against my fingers. He jumps when I touch him at first, but doesn’t back away. “What are you doing?”
“Nothing went on in here. I refuse for it to look like something did. That’s the way rumors get spread, Mr. Landry.”
“Mallory, I …”
I get a final look at his face, reach up and straighten his tie as his eyes go wide, then turn towards the door. “I’ll send Ford in.”
“Yeah?” I turn to see him over my shoulder. He’s standing by the table, his hands in his pockets looking frazzled. When he doesn’t respond, I place my hand on the knob. “I’ll have that file back to you before I leave today. Thanks again for lunch.”
I walk out before I can change my mind.
USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
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