By Beverly Jenkins
The very last thing Lacy eco-friendly wishes is trouble—and good-looking Mayor Drake Randolph has "danger" written all over the place him . . . in particular while "His Fineness" by accident runs her off the line. regardless of Drake's sensuous appeal, impossible to resist magnetism, and unwavering decision to make amends, she's considering it'd be clever to play it secure and retain her distance . . . if simply his lips were not so inviting.But hassle comes from a distinct resource while Lacy, because the head of Detroit's Environmental safety division, launches an research into the actions of a ruthless developer. unexpectedly, Lacy turns into a goal, dragged down right into a swamp of greed, corruption . . . and homicide. Now Drake Randolph should be the single one in Motown who can maintain Lacy alive . . .
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54 Beverly Jenkins Drake shot him a look. From the front seat, Cruise said, “Ms. Lacy doesn’t impress me as your average mayor type lady. ” Drake drawled, “Your advice is noted. Malcolm. ” Drake had never been turned down for a date in his life. Ever. Not in high school, college, med school, or anyplace else. If anything, the women were stepping over each other trying to get invites from him. He wasn’t boasting or arrogant; it was the story of his life. He was a good-looking, hardworking, sisterloving man, and he never lacked for company.
Carson waved as he exited. Once she and the mayor were alone again, Lacy could feel whatever was going on between them ris- 30 Beverly Jenkins ing in the silence. She tried to talk it away. ” “Probably. ” The richness of his tone coupled with the depth of his gaze made her voice softer than she intended. ” That said, he walked over, took hold of the handles on her wheelchair and slowly propelled it forward. They both waved good-bye to Denise. Lacy picked up the conversation while he rolled her down the hall.
For him, the mansion was just another reminder of 48 Beverly Jenkins his responsibilities as Detroit’s CEO. In a perfect world, he’d have someplace to go where he could be off the clock. If only for a little while. In this mythical someplace he would ditch the bodyguards, the pager, the chauffeurs and the press, and just be Drake. Plain old Dr. Drake Randolph. He clicked on the lights in the state-of-the-art kitchen and walked past the gleaming, brushed metal appliances and over to the fridge. He pulled out the food his mother had sent over before he left for San Antonio and wondered if it was safe to microwave and then eat seven-day-old macaroni and cheese?
Black Lace by Beverly Jenkins