Steamed by Desiree Holt, Allie Standifer

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Authors: Desiree Holt, Allie Standifer
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    Desiree Holt & Allie Standifer
    Book 4 in the Turn Up the Heat series.
    Kira Jacobs is sick of always being the bridesmaid, never the bride. Sick of dating hot studs who have no more depth than the water in her sink. She’s determined to find a lasting meaningful relationship with a mature, suit-wearing man. But her goofy, stay-at-home neighbor sends her all kinds of hot signals.
    Grant Havers left the high finance rat race after having a heart attack at thirty-eight.
    He’s done with living up to everyone’s expectations but his own. It’s time to go after what he wants. What he wants most is sexy Kira. He’s convinced her to try him out in bed, but she’s determined to leave it as sex only.

    An Ellora’s Cave Romantica Publication

    ISBN 9781419930157
    Steamed Copyright © 2010 Desiree Holt & Allie Standifer
    Edited by Helen Woodall
    Cover art by Syneca
    Electronic book publication November 2010
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    This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, living or dead, or places, events or locales is purely coincidental. The characters are productions of the author’s imagination and used fictitiously.
    Desiree Holt & Allie Standifer

    To all of our wonderful readers. You’re the ones we “Turn Up the Heat” for, because you’re the reason we write our stories. Thank you for your loyalty.
    Desiree Holt & Allie Standifer

Chapter One
    As far as Grant Havers was concerned the party had gone on long enough. He had to limit his drinking these days, most of the people in attendance were boring, and what he really wanted to do was go home and hide from the world. Having open-heart surgery at thirty-eight gave you a totally different perspective on life. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d been to a party. Or stayed out until dawn. Or even gotten laid.
    That was a hell of a note. Dr. Harper had told him it was okay to resume sexual activities, but Grant hadn’t found a woman yet to tempt him out of his self-imposed shell of fear. What if he had another heart attack in the middle of fucking some woman?
    What if he collapsed on her? What if he died in the middle of an orgasm?
    He could see the headline now. High-Powered CEO Dead at 38 with an Erection. Never mind that the CEO was retired, had sold out his share of the company at a huge profit— more doctor’s orders—and had been flying solo with his dick because he was scared shitless. Anyone who’d known Grant before the surgery would be laughing their collective asses off.
    Shit. He was scaring himself enough to cork off right here on the spot.
    Not that he didn’t want to celebrate the engagements of two of his cousins. The Brody brothers—Skyler and Reed—had somehow managed to find the perfect women for them. And if what he saw transpiring in an opposite corner of the room was any indication, River, the third brother, wasn’t going to be far

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