Jacob has set out on his own to create The Real Agency, a top-tier real estate brokerage in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lauren is his personal assistant, who is in training to become a broker, but is thrown into the deep end of the cutthroat business after Jacob is forced to fire his top-selling agent, and she must pick up the slack as they try and negotiate an important sale of a multi-million dollar estate. During the long hours of work, Jacob tries to woo her, but she has a personality all of her own, and she's not one to be controlled.
"I have a policy of avoiding short stories and serials but I decided to take a chance on this one. Don’t ask me why. I had a hunch and I went with it. So glad I did. This was a great read. I was really impressed with the author’s ability to give an authentic female voice. The dialogue was both realistic and interesting. There was no contrived angst and no overdose of sarcasm and wit. Humor is definitely present but it wasn’t overblown. The push and pull between Lauren and Jacob was immensely amusing. Both characters were strong. There is an air of mystery in Jacob’s business dealings. The story ended at a perfect place, without an overly dramatic cliffhanger. I look forward to the release of the next two installments."