When it was first publisher in 2006, Mirage was part of an anthology, and was a Finalist for the 2006 Eppie Award. In 2008 it has been revised, new material added, and a stunning new cover adorns this edition.
When Kristy signed on to be John Smythe's executive assistant, she never imagined falling in love with the coldly handsome and ruthless CEO. Yet, that's precisely what happened. In Smythe's hands, the company prospered, even if his partner didn't. Wheeler Enterprises is in the middle of a fraud investigation when Douglas Wheeler dies, and his only daughter is all that stands between Smythe and complete control of the Wheeler company.
When Detective Peter King comes into the picture, and accuses Smythe of more than corporate dirty-dealing, Kristy's life is suddenly a lot more complicated than she wants it to be...
Read what the reviewers are saying...
"5 Cups!...Technically, there are four main characters in this tale, John Smythe and his assistant Kristy, Karen Wheeler and police detective, Peter King. Kristy is a wonderful character smart, strong, and ambitious. When she falls in love, she falls completely. Even when John is being accused of horrible things, she remains loyal and confident in her love. The love scenes between her and John are steamy and plentiful. The story itself is a pleasure. Within these pages, you will find danger and intrigue, mystery, along with lots of sizzling and sultry sex. Considering the book is only a mere 98 pages, the fact you can find all that inside tells you a lot. The story is well written and nicely delivered at a pace crisp enough to hold the reader's attention without being hurried. My first by Ms. Bridger and it will definitely become the first of many!"—Johnna Flores, Coffee Time Romance
"4 Angels!...A perfect blend of romance, mystery and steamy sex. Ms. Bridger has outdone herself. I was captivated from the first word and could not put this book down. The chemistry between the couple is intense, both sexually and emotionally. John and Kristy?s relationship is rocked by the accusations thrown at John but their love does not falter."—Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews
"4 Stars!...A short story with its very deft handling of the intricate storyline and characterizations that are brought to life through Ms. Bridger's writing talent. There are some interesting twists and turns that keep the reader on tenterhooks to find out the when, what and why's of this story. As the title suggests there are some hidden illusions and facets which make it a very fascinating and fast-paced book to read. There are also some very pleasant surprises in store for the reader. There are some truly hot, hot, hot scenes in this story that is part of the Suits, Ties, & The Water Cooler AmberPax? Collection. Despite John?s outward nature, he?s a very passionate and romantic man in private. And some of that passionate nature is directed toward his very fortunate executive assistant Kristy. You'll find a cast of characters and an exciting plotline that make Mirage a very enjoyable story that will keep you guessing, like me, to discover what the outcome will be."—Aggie Tsirikas, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"4 Hearts!...A wonderful book that will thrill readers with the mystery and intrigue that abounds on every page. John is dangerous with a sensual personality and an alpha attitude. Kristy gives new meaning to the phrase 'stand by your man,' she is willing to believe the best in John and defend him to the end. The villain in this book is no surprise, but it still makes for interesting reading. Love scenes are so hot the pages almost burn; Denyse Bridger has done an excellent job of creating a plot that will keep readers glued to the pages."—Angel Brewer, The Romance Studio
The genuine concern in John's voice finally pierced the cloud of darkness and she felt a sob rise in her throat as she resisted the return to consciousness. If she opened her eyes, he'd be gone and she'd be forced to admit that she'd dreamed the vision that had greeted her in her bedroom. She wanted to believe she'd opened the door to find John waiting in her bed.
"Darling, wake up," he whispered.
His low laugh was warm, indulgent.
"Yes, darling, it's me."
Kristy opened her eyes and stared into the familiar, beloved face. Blue eyes danced with delight and she flung herself into his arms with a sob. John held her tighter and the tears poured forth for several minutes before she eased away just enough to look at him again.
"How?" She fought down the surge of panic and memory, and concentrated on the handsome man who held her so tenderly. His eyes were the morning sky after cleansing rains, and in John Smythe she saw the sun that would light her world and make her whole again.
"Later," he whispered.
Smythe covered her lips with a sensual kiss as he leaned her back onto the softness of the bed?