laughed. He hadn’t even denied it.
“Is there a
reason you didn’t tell me outside who you were?”
enjoying you getting all heated.” He practically purred the words.
stiffened. “You are my boss. And I will afford you the respect
due to that. But make no mistake—take it beyond that and you will not
like my response.”
called me an ass a few times. And have spoken to me in what some would
consider a rude manner. Yet you talk now to say you will give me
respect.” Taber stared.
refused to shift under his perusal. “Some would, yes. But you don’t
seem like a man who has time for people to sugar-coat things or kiss
your ass. If today is anything to go by, I will be calling you ass and
many other names. I’m sure you can handle it.”
handle anything you dish out, Lainey Mercer. But be careful with wild
things—they have a tendency to be unpredictable.”
frowned. “I know they do. That’s why you have to know how to handle
isn’t a problem. It is what you do with them after you have
them—that’s what you have to decide.”
confused. She had no clue what their conversation meant. Laney decided
to change the subject.
“I saw my
office is next to yours.”
is a connecting door right here.” Taber straightened and walked over
to a door facing his desk.
followed him, watching his ass move in the khakis he was wearing. She
jerked her gaze up. Taber opened the door and gestured for her to
enter. She passed him and went into her new office. It was as spacious
as his. Her desk was to the right, with a window encompassing the
whole wall behind it, like his. Lainey went closer, glancing out.
“I had her
habitat built so you could see her from your office. The glass of the
window is made to be two-way. You can have it so she can be able to
see in, or you can block it so you can see her but she can’t see you.
It’s currently set for only you to see her.” Taber stated from behind
watched Kali as she reclined on the ground outside. She already looked
like she was at home. Lainey turned to face him. He leaned against the
doorjamb. Everything about him was so tempting.
Can’t go there. He’s your boss. Even more off limits. Lainey knew she would have to keep reminding herself of