The 5 Year Plan
by Cara Nelson
Victoria is sticking to her five-year plan: get married, have children, and become the youngest vice president in town. Problem is, she’s four years in with no husband or kids in sight. She’s sure her coveted promotion is right around the corner, though. All she has to do is impress her boss by catching the person responsible for leaking confidential information.
Trent may be the head of the IT department, but he leaves himself plenty of time to have fun with no strings attached. Too bad his best friend Victoria is still following the ridiculous plan she created in college—she’s beautiful, smart, but far too uptight for his lifestyle. When Victoria takes the blame as the leak at the office, he’s determined to help clear her name and expose the person getting past his security measures.
Suddenly out of a job, Victoria is desperate to get her life back on track. When her childhood friend Trent—funny, good-looking, and completely wrong for her—suggests they team up to catch the culprit, Victoria jumps at the chance.
As the pair sorts through suspects, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable, and they find themselves struggling to remember that they’re just friends.
Sometimes life has other plans…
“Victoria! I know you’re in there. Open up.”
Trent’s voice jolted her. How dare he show up at her place? The man had some nerve. Face hot and her temper soaring, she threw herself off the couch and marched to the door. She yanked it open. “You bastard!” She lashed out with a kick. He jumped back just in time and her foot only brushed his crotch instead of connecting.
She’d taken karate classes for five years, and Trent knew that well enough. “Stop it! Have you lost your mind?”
“Damn right.” He’d stepped out of range, so she stepped inside and started to slam the door.
He slapped his hand on the door edge. “I need to talk to you.”
“You might as well hear me out.”
Arms crossed, she debated calling the cops on him—intruder arrested. That had a nice satisfying ring to it. But she sniffed. Was that ginger? And garlic? She glanced down and saw the brown grocery bag with the oil stains spreading. “Is that China Palace? Are you trying to bribe me?”
He held up the bag. “Dim sum? Moo shu? Pineapple curry rice? And your absolute favorite—kung pao shrimp.”
Her mouth watered, but she narrowed her eyes. “How dare you assume that I’d be willing to sit across the table and share a meal with you! Don’t you have any decency? Any shame, you asshole!”
“Of course I don’t. But I do have dinner. Just give me one chance to explain. Okay?” And I brought your bear.” He pulled it out of the bag and wiggled it.
For an instant a smile tugged. It faded fast. “You do know I want to kill you.”
“Yeah, do it after we eat.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Cara Nelson is the author of the bestselling 'Men of the Capital' series. Her books hit the Amazon store in the summer of 2014 and have since been enjoyed by over 50,000 readers! She is known for her bold characters, hilariously witty dialogue and touching romances.
Born and raised in South Africa, Cara now resides in Denver with her loving husband, 3 boisterous sons and 2 huge Dalmatians. She loves chocolate oranges, her family and, of course, books!
Interested in a fun, light and breezy read? Her readers recommend you start with 'The Billionaire's Hotline'.
To find out more about Cara, head over to her website: www.CaraNelsonBooks.com
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