Frank owned Creative Edge Promotions, and according to Evan, not only had Frank lured away a few of Standard gate's top clients in recent months, he’d also launched a PR campaign against Standard Gate. Evan said that Frank was ruthless, and he’d do anything to win.

“Well, yes,” Nina murmured. “His ad execs are busy working Julian over.”

“Any reason you aren’t?” Evan asked her.

She laid her hand on his forearm. She knew how important this account was to Evan—to everyone at Standard Gate Communications. It was important to her too. She wanted to prove herself, both to Evan, and more importantly to herself.

“I need you to trust me, Evan. I know Julian Martin and I have studied him extensively. He knows I’m interested. He’ll come to me eventually. I’m sure of it.”She said.

“Are you fifty million dollars sure, Nina? Standard Gate is small, and this kind of deal means our employees keep their jobs whereas if we continue to lose clients and accounts, I can’t make any guarantees.”

“I know I’m asking a lot,” she said in a low voice. “But I can’t walk over there and pull out the seductive wiles.” She gestured toward the women standing around Julian. They weren’t making any bones as to how far they’d go to sign him, and it kinda made her feel sick... And a little jealous. “It’s what he expects, and I can’t do that. I can land this account on the ideas, Evan. I’ve spent every waking minute putting this pitch together. There’s no way he won’t go for it.”

ooked like respect. She loved working for him. He was hard. He was deman

ng less than your brilliance, Nina,” Evan said soft

you know. I won’t let you down. I won’t let St

worked hard. The agency was everything to him. More than anything Nina wanted to be able to hand this

ian threading his way thro

y. Maybe you should take Camille and go

hed, Evan Banks turned and

felt Julian close in. It was impossible to miss him. Her body always

could pick out his unique scent. Rough. Masculine and mouthwateringly sexy. It made no sense to her, but she w

as also completely different now. These thoughts she was having were definitely not good for her career and fo

murmured as h

ile. “Hi, Julian. You should s

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