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Cover of Tempt Me by Michelle McCraw, a Black woman embracing a white woman from behind, posing for a selfie against a red San Francisco cityscape

Tempt Me

Synergy Book 6

Her old crush is her new boss.

Socialite Natalie might not be good at any of the careers she’s tried (and she’s tried everything from fashion to flowers to food), but she’s good at one thing: helping other people. Now her older brother’s best friend, Jamila, needs her skills to get out of a public-relations predicament. Who better to help Jamila than someone who’s lived in the media spotlight all her life? She can ignore the pesky crush she’s had on Jamila for years, right?

Tech billionaire Jamila doesn’t need anyone’s help. She built her software company all by herself, and the media nonsense will blow over as soon as she launches her latest app. Except she can’t catch a break. Everything goes wrong, from bugs in the code to security flaws. The last thing she needs is her bestie’s off-limits little sister flitting around her company.

But another media slipup later, Natalie is somehow Jamila’s employee. Between late-night media prep and temptation during a sexy photo shoot, the women grow closer. Could sunshiny Natalie be just what grumpy, controlling Jamila needs? What will happen when her bestie finds out about their forbidden romance?

You’ll swoon for this steamy sapphic brother’s-best-friend, age gap, forbidden-love workplace romantic comedy. It features a tech genius CEO who’s pricklier than her pet hedgehog and a younger, always-underestimated socialite who might be more than she seems. Tempt Me can be read as a standalone.

Tropes: Grumpy-sunshine, brother’s best friend, forbidden romance, opposites attract, age gap, friends-slash-boss-with-benefits, unrequited love, PLUS an adorable pet hedgehog

Tags: female/female, bisexuality, sapphic, San Francisco, California

CW:Parental abandonment and death (off page, in backstory), attempted sexual assault (off page, in backstory)

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