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Holding the Tigress

(The fifth book in the Sweetly Contemporary series)
A novel by

She succumbed to desire with a masked stranger during Rio's licentious carnaval... but will it lead to love or hate?

Jessica Meredith, acting CEO of the shipping company founded by her grandfather, strives to prevent its hostile takeover by Brazilian shipping magnate Rafael Castelar. During their meeting in Rio, she is incensed by his refusal to negotiate. Later, she attends an upscale carnaval party where the lights go out and the merrymaking turns into something much more steamy. Thankfully, she is rescued by a modern-day Zorro and whisked away to a dark patio. The comfort of the masked gallant's arms soothes her fears - until gratitude becomes love to a samba beat.

Back in New Orleans, resentment and jealousy seethe beneath the surface of the family empire. Facing lethal threats both within her family enclave and outside it, Jessica prepares to fight tooth and nail to hold onto her heritage - even if she must embrace the man determined to possess it... and her.

Originally published under the title TIGRESS
A Doubleday Book Club Selection

Genre: Romance

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September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Holding the Tigress (The Contemporary Collection Book 5)
Author(s): Jennifer Blake
Publisher: Steel Magnolia Press
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