Heart Work – Chapter One

Collin Knight sat behind his desk looking over the files his interns had brought him.

At 36, Collin was well on his way to making partner at the law firm he had worked at for over a decade. Achieving that goal was all he ever wanted. He was so close. Collin would sacrifice anything to succeed.

“Jennifer, where are we on the Olsen merger?” He wasn’t sure how he had gotten the wallflower on his team, but at least she was competent Collin thought as he reviewed the file she had handed.

“Right on track,” Jennifer responded softly, looking at her hands. “Everything is all set for the presentation tomorrow, and the final contracts will be ready this afternoon so they can be signed by both parties.”

“Sounds great. Dismissed.” Collin handed the file back to young woman and waved her away as he turned his attention to another file Billy had prepared for him.

As Collin begins to question Billy, his secretary interrupts him on the intercom.

“Mr. Knight? You have a call from your mother. She’s on hold, and said it’s important that she speaks with you.”

Annoyed, Collin sharply responded, “Can you tell her I’ll call her back after my meetings?”

“She is really insistent with speaking to you, sir. She said its urgent,” the older woman argued back.

Collin pinched the bridge of his nose with his thumb and forefinger. Why the hell did he keep that woman around when she couldn’t even follow a simple order was beyond him.

“Please tell her I’ll call her later. I have several meetings I need to get through, so I can call her back later,” Collin barked.

“Yes, Mr. Knight.”

The line disconnected. Collin ran a hand through his hair as he refocused on the file in front of him.

“Billy, you need to make sure this acquisition is wrapped up by the end of the week. I’m not seeing any progress and I’m tired of your excuses,” Collin ranted.

He continued his complaints as he flipped through the file. “If I don’t have a signed contract on my desk by the time I leave for the airport Friday, you’re fired, and I’ll find someone else. Got it?”

Billy nodded as he caught the file Collin threw at him. The young man couldn’t get out of his office fast enough.

Only one person remained – Veronica Phillips. She was a stunning display of feminism. Her graceful lines, lush breasts, and slender frame were every man’s fantasy.

Collin reviewed the file she had given him, watching her tongue moisten her plump lips out of the corner of his eye.

“Everything looks good here. You never fail, Veronica,” he praised, watching as she crossed her legs, exposing more of her creamy flesh.

“Keep up the good work, and who knows, maybe one day you’ll be able to join me on one of my high profile business trips,” Collin promised.

“Daddy would love that,” Veronica cooed. “You know, there is talk that you could be one of the youngest partners at this firm in years.”

Collin smiled warmly at her. “I know. It’s my goal to be made VP before I turn 38 in a few years.”

Veronica leaned forward, giving Collin a better view of her cleavage. “Well, you’re definitely impressing all the right people.”

Veronica carefully got up from her chair, and quietly closed the door. She then sauntered back and carefully perched herself on the corner of his desk. She was careful to make sure they didn’t touch despite their close proximity.

“Do you want me to help Billy with the acquisition? I can finish the rest of the details for your business trip to Tokyo by this afternoon. That would free me up to help Billy, unless you need me somewhere else,” Veronica’s voice dropped to a sultry whisper at the last part.

Heat shot through Collin’s body. It had been too long since he and Veronica had been together. Too many social obligations and corporate acquisitions and mergers.

Collin lightly traced a finger up Veronica’s thigh. “That acquisition is a top priority, so once you wrap this up, help Billy.”

Collin then leaned forward and handed Veronica the file from his desk. She winked at him before running her foot up his calf.

Collin let out a low growl. Veronica just laughed softly as she waltzed out of his office.

Collin took a few deeps breaths in an attempt to get his arousal under control. That woman could get under his skin.

Focus man! You have meetings today and she can not distract you from you goal.

Collin had turned his attention back to computer in preparation for the client who would be there soon. After a few minutes, a business man in his mid-50s walked through the door.

Collin stood to greet the man. “Phil! It’s good to see you. I have all the numbers and figures you asked for, as well as the final contacts for you to go over.”

The older man chuckled as he shook Collin’s hand. “That’s why I love working with you Collin! You don’t waste my time, and get right down to business,” he praised.

“I try.”

Collin gestured for Phil to sit down as he closed the door to his office.

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