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Lunch by Karen Moline is a classic erotic romance, featuring Nick and Olivia, who draw each other into an intoxicating and passionate relationship where the balance of power shifts from fantasy to dangerous appetite. The best book for fans of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E. L. James and of Bared to You, a Crossfire novel, by Sylvia Day.

Nick Muncie, superstar, is bored. As he lunches in a trendy restaurant in London, his eyes alight on the woman at the next table, artist Olivia Morgan. She rebuffs him. To Nick, accustomed to the pleasures the power of his fame and potent sexual charisma assure him, it is an extraordinary rejection. And so, Nick commissions a portrait, and during the emotionally charged sittings in Olivia's studio the seductive games begin. Talented and self-possessed, Olivia has wrongly thought herself impervious to the flattering attentions of a man like Nick. Intrigued by Nick's power to give pleasure and easily deny it, Olivia is drawn to him against her will, but the intoxicating fantasies of their lunchtime trysts too quickly evolve into a destructive cycle of passionate sex and submission. In the heat of their relationship, the balance of power shifts. Olivia finds herself physically enthralled as she is emotionally appalled at her surrender, while Nick is slowly consumed by his own desire. For both Nick and Olivia, lunch releases dangerous appetites.

About Karen Moline

Karen Moline is the author of two novels, Lunch and Belladonna, and is the coauthor of the humor book Sh*tty Mum: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us (Hodder & Stoughton UK, Abrams US), published in September 2012. She has also ghostwritten/co-authored over two dozen nonfiction books; written hundreds of articles on pop culture, entertainment, and beauty for publications in the US, UK, and Australia; and worked as a freelance correspondent for BBC World Service Radio. She lives with her son in NYC. " " " " For more information, visit her website at www.karenmoline.com.

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