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Chelly_Madock
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Registered: ‎06-27-2011
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Contemporary romance anthology

The book I'm looking for had two stories in it, although if one was printed somewhere else as well that's fine.

 

I didn't read all of the first story (and now I want to) but it began with the female lead expecting to get a promotion, but that's not what happens when she's called into her boss's office. He believes that she has been sleeping with on of the managers, and he doesn't mind her trying to sleep her way to the top, but he minds her not doing it with him. The manager he thinks she's sleeping with is married and just her friend. He tries to blackmail her into sleeping with him (didn't read far enough to know if he succeeds or not), and one of his pieces of "evidence" that she's sleeping with the manager is that he had given her an expensive piece of jewelry. She invites him over to her house so that he can see things for himself: she and the manager were throwing a surprise party for his wife at her house and he asked her to keep hold of the jewelry so his wife doesn't find it before hand. The boss doesn't believe it.      (That's where I stopped)

 

The second story involved a woman accidental breaking into someone cabin at night, by climbing through the window, and being greeted with either a crossbow or a bow&arrow wielding man, who is not happy about the break in. He pats her down to make sure that she's not carrying any weapons, and then listens to her excuse. She was upset by recent events and coming to visit a cabin she had rented nearby and didn't realize that she was trying to get into the wrong one. Because she was frustrated when the door didn't open she decided to go through the window almost immediately, which was why he didn't have time to check the door. Her story checks out and he leads her to her cabin. They meet up again a few times, talk, and get to know each other. He writes action novels with a strong romantic component (missing only the "I love you"s), and she was upset that a college professor/college had stolen her work, and didn't give her any credit. He convinces her to go confront the man, and she finds out that it had been her recently ex-boyfriend or maybe potential boyfriend that had given him her work. He (professor) told the ex that even though he (the ex) told him not to give credit, he did (but not to her, b/c he didn't know it was hers). She realizes that it's the ex who's the no good creep and not the professor, and decides it's not worth the effort getting upset at him or trying to fix things (that threw me a bit), so she and her new lover head back to the cabins.

 

Thanks, any help would be appreciated!