A Problematic Love
Author: Rebecca Rohman
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Pages/Words: 507/ 137,000
Format: Ebook & Paperback
Eight years after her fiancé was murdered, attorney Megan Kole has fully reconciled two areas of her life: her intelligent son, who never knew his father, and the thriving law practice that is her late father's legacy. The remainder of Megan's world stalled in a paralyzing grief that she effectively compartmentalized until a transfer to Seattle brings a handsome, mysterious billionaire into her life.
Daemon Ros has been an outcast since the day he was born. His parents’ lavish but emotionally-vacant lifestyle prompted him to assert his financial independence at a young age. His ailing brother is the only connection he allows to penetrate the vault he has built around his heart, until a devoted mom and her precocious son introduce him to the true meaning of family bonds.
But a chance legal encounter where Megan acts as mediator in a Ros family business dispute leads to far more than either expected. When a shocking truth leads to a love affair between Megan and Daemon that is forbidden in every conceivable way, the barely-restrained chemistry that scorches between them threatens an injunction on everything and everyone they hold dear. As pasts cross, memories threaten, and lies surface in a trial far more deadly than anything inside a courtroom, an arbitration of the heart could prove the only way for them both to make it out alive.
The following evening, I slip into a dress with a plunging neckline, but I have second thoughts and change into a loose-sheath mini dress instead. I’m not sure how I feel about Chase all these years later. So much has changed in my life since college. I don’t want to convey the wrong impression by wearing an overtly sexy outfit.
I pull into the porte cochère of a restaurant named Canlis. The valet welcomes me and takes my keys. Through the trees, Emerald City’s lights reflect against the water. The building is contemporary with lots of glass, and I already know the views will be superb.
Beyond the glass doors to the building, Chase waits, smiling. I may not have been on the dating scene for the last eight years, but I can tell by the look of this place that he’s trying to impress me. It reeks of money—the type of place that would be reserved for a proposal or an extremely special occasion. If this is what he has planned for the first date and there will be a second it makes me wonder what’s next.
Moments later, we’re seated in this cubed jewel of a place, surrounded by glass windows.
“This is spectacular. Thanks for inviting me.”
“I thought you’d like it. The owners are our clients. They were booked tonight, but thanks to them, I get to come whenever I want.”
And here I was thinking I was so special.
“Nice. Lucky you. So you bring all your women up here?”
He nearly chokes on his wine. “All these years and you haven’t changed. Still as feisty as ever.”
“Have you transferred your college tendencies to the firm, Mr. Hot-Man-on-Campus?”
“You remember that?”
“How could I forget? At one point, you had dated every single girl in our Global Studies class.”
“Looking to add me to your scorecard?”
A nervous stutter leaves his lips. “You’re not going to go easy on me at all tonight are you?”
“Should I? You’ve brought me to this beautiful place. We know each other fairly well. Why don’t we just skip through all this mellifluous crap and get straight to your intentions.”
“Spoken like a true lawyer.”
“No. Spoken like a mother.”
“I assure you my intentions are hon—”
A woman wearing a skimpy black dress interrupts us at that moment, “Chase, nice to see you so soon. Still on for Valentine’s day?”
I glare at him. You were about to tell me something about honorable intentions? Valentine’s Day is a few days away.
He looks at me, completely flushed.
She leaves, scrutinizing me with a provocative stare.
“Look Chase, I know by now you’ve gone and looked me up, and found out all you can about me. Therefore, I know that you know what the last few years of my life has been like. So if you want to do this, realize that I’m a mom. While, for you, the days of being a playboy are still very much alive, it’s not for me. I have a son, and I’m a responsible mother. Let’s enjoy the rest of tonight and reminisce as old friends."
About Rebecca Rohman
Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels. A Problematic Love is her fourth release.