Narayanan, Shoma, An Offer She Can’t Refuse, (Richmond, Surrey: Mills & Boon, 2014).
Title: An Offer She Can’t Refuse
Author: Shoma Narayanan
Imprint: Modern Tempted (KISS)
Issues: Agoraphobia; Bereavement; POC; WOC
The ultimate proposition…
Ambitious businesswoman Mallika wasn’t expecting a job offer from the distractingly good-looking Darius Mistry – nor was she expecting their scorching chemistry! But, bound by responsibilities, she turns it down…
Darius can’t understand why she’d walk away from her dream job, or their attraction! Determined, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse… !
This is my sixth book for Harlequin Mills & Boon®, and it was perhaps the mist fun to write. The idea popped into my head when I was talking to a colleague who’d taken a few months off to travel around Europe. What if I had a hero who was wildly successful at what he did and had made more than enough money to fulfil his boyhood dream of spending some years just travelling around and discovering more about the world? And what if, just before he left, he met a woman who made him think that perhaps there was more to life than just living out his dream?
It took a while to get my characters just right, by Darius in the book is now exactly as I imagined him-successful, strong-willed and very, very, attractive. Mallika is different-she’s been through a lot and she’s always put family ahead of anything else. As a result, while she’s resilient she’s also very risk-averse. She’s instantly attracted to Darius but she fights the attraction, thinking that it can never work between them. Darius, however, has completely different views on the matter!