I am excited to welcome author Katee Robert, who is here to celebrate the release of her second Serve novel, Betting by Fate. Today Katee is sharing with us the first part of Dinner with Will, an exclusive short story that bridges her Serve novels – Mistaken by Fate and Betting by Fate.
The man she should want, or the man she craves…
This time, all bets are off…
Penelope Carson loves to steal clients from Will Reaver. Yet something in her business nemesis’s icy blue eyes makes Penelope…nervous. It certainly doesn’t help that the man is the living embodiment of a Norse god. A controlled, powerful Norse god. Which she really should have remembered before she made a bet with him—because losing means becoming Will’s personal submissive for a week.
There’s nothing Will would like more than to have Penelope kneeling before him in complicit submission, her fiery dark eyes inviting him in. Challenging him. But their bet takes Will and Penelope deeper than either of them have ever been. Where control is an illusion, and boundaries are pushed aside. And where hearts become the stakes in a game that neither Dominant nor submissive can win…
Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away .
Dinner with Will (Part 1)
I’ve always found something secretly thrilling about seeing couples that I adore after they get their Happily Ever After in the book. For MISTAKEN BY FATE, specifically, I really wanted to revisit Ridley and Garrett. They make appearances in both the upcoming books in my contribution to the Serve series, but it’s not quite the same as seeing things from their points of view again. I hope you enjoy it as well!
Ridley dragged herself through the door to her apartment, wanting nothing more than to face plant on her couch and not move for the next eight hours. She’d spent the day finagling with a representative for a mid-sized clothing store in the Upper East Side, and it was a thousand times more exhausting than preparing for Fashion Week. What she really needed was an assistant, but she hadn’t quite managed to make that step yet.
She was going to have to bite the bullet, and soon.
Her phone rang, and she nearly dropped her purse scrambling to answer it. The number with a strange country code brought a smile to her face. “Hey.”
She closed her eyes and slid to the floor, letting Garrett’s warm voice roll over her. He’d been gone two weeks this time. It wasn’t the longest mission he’d been on since they were together, but it was one where he couldn’t contact out with any regularity. This was the first time she’d heard from him since he got on that plane to God alone knew where. Questions pushed through her, demanding answers, but she didn’t ask them. He couldn’t tell her what he was doing, and she was probably better off not knowing, anyways.
He knew. Of course he knew. “I’m okay. We’re all okay. I’m sorry I haven’t been in better contact.”
“I understand.” And she did. It didn’t make her miss him less, but nothing short of a miracle could do that.
“How are you doing, baby? Are you taking care of yourself?”
To be continued at…
Meet Katee Robert!
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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Thank you Katee for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism!