Last week I shared the opening from brand new release Jack and the Jean Stock - A Naughty Fairy Tale. We left poor Jack on the seedier side of town. Here's what happens next...
But before he could jump out of his own skin, a voice from the shadows summoned his attention. “Pssst, over here, Castor!”
A shape loomed out of the darkness, coming closer. A shiver ran down his spine. It was amazing the guy could evoke that kind of fear when his street name was Mouse.
“Like before, just palm the cash and it better all be there. Or you know what’ll happen.”
“I don’t have enough cash.”
Mouse turned without a word, about to leave.
“Here are the keys to my car.”
Strapped for cash and drowning in his ailing mother’s medical debt, the one bright spark in Jack Castor’s life is working his dream job for a specialty clothing manufacturer that caters to large men. Although his personal life is all but nonexistent, career-wise, he thrives under the tutelage of his friend and father-like mentor, Cronus Gigandet, a gigantic man with a heart to match. But when Cronus dies suddenly, the company’s future is thrown into uncertainty.
Titan Gigandet, Cronus’ wayward son, a giant of a man in his own right, is furious when he learns his father has included his upstart protégé, Jack, in his will, leaving him equal shares in the family-run factory. Reluctantly, Titan rescinds his own self-imposed exile and returns to a company in turmoil.
The gloves come off, and the major players fight for control. With the shareholder’s agreement about to run out, decisions concerning the business need to be made, and quick. But Jack and Titan clash at every turn. The pair is so at odds, the quarrels rapidly become physical, but fists soon give way to angry, forbidden kisses. Though the blazing new attraction does nothing to quell the antagonism or distrust between them.
While battling to save the company, Jack’s mother takes a turn for the worse. Just when it seems like all hope is lost, Titan unearths a stunning find.
Could this new discovery be Jack’s ‘golden goose’ or just the beginning of the end to everything Jack holds dear?
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