Billionaire's Contract Engagement

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glumly at her boss.
    “I told him I’d go. I didn’t see that I had a choice. While he didn’t come out and say it, he implied that if I didn’t, he was prepared to go with another agency.”
    “I agree you should go. Does that make me an ass?”
    Celia laughed, some of the tension leaving her shoulders.“No, it doesn’t make you an ass. I guess I just worry about the fallout. It’s stupid. I shouldn’t care. I never would have before, but I know what will be said if it gets out and how things will be twisted.”
    “You have my support, Celia, and you have the support of the agency. Don’t ever doubt that.”
    She rose and smiled gratefully at him. “Thank you, Brock.”
    He grunted. “Get me the damn account. That’s all the thanks I need.”
    She stopped on her way out, put her hand on the door frame and looked back. “I’ll need someone to cover for me on Friday. I have two client appointments, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.”
    “Jason will cover for you. You just worry about knocking Evan Reese’s socks off.”
    “I will,” Celia murmured. “I will.”
    On her way down the hall, her BlackBerry rang and she dug into the pocket of her briefcase for it. Seeing Noah’s number on the LCD, she mashed the answer button and stuck the phone to her ear as she walked into her office.
    “I’m working on the maid service,” she said in lieu of hello.
    Noah chuckled. “Great, I nearly killed myself getting out of bed this morning. You’d be amazed how dangerous a pair of dirty underwear can be.”
    Her nose wrinkled in disgust. “Would you at least try not to send the maid screaming from your house on her first day? That’s just gross.”
    He made a derisive sound. “So I read through the info you sent. I also had my agent do some checking. I might add that my agent is orgasmic that I’m considering this endorsement deal.”
    “Tell him I expect a nice Christmas gift as thank you,” Celia said.
    “Oh, please. He doesn’t even give his mother presents.”
    Usually she wouldn’t mind chatting mindlessly with her siblings, but she had a hundred things to do before Thursday, including figure out how she was going to survive a weekend on an island with a man who made mincemeat of her willpower.
    “So does this mean you’ll consider it?”
    There was a pause, and she found herself holding her breath.
    “Yeah. He checks out. He seems as solid as you said he was. I’ll talk to him if nothing else.”
    She did a double-fist pump and dropped her bag on the floor by her desk.
    “Have his people call my people,” Noah said airily.
    Celia laughed. “I am his people. Or at least I will be.”
    “Hey, you going to be at Dad’s this weekend?”
    She winced when she remembered that she’d told their father she would indeed be there for Sunday dinner again.
    “Afraid not. Something’s come up.”
    Noah made a disapproving sound. “Don’t you ever take off? It’s Sunday, for Pete’s sake.”
    “How do you know it’s work?” she defended. “Maybe I have a hot date.”
    He snorted. “When was the last time you went on a hot date? It’s always work with you.”
    Knowing they were about to get into lecture territory again, Celia cut him off before he got carried away.
    “Hey, I have to run, Noah. Have a meeting in five minutes. I’ll call you later, okay?”
    Before he could call her a liar, she hung up and plopped into her chair. She blew out a long sigh of relief and closed her eyes.
    It was all coming together. Not without a few potholes, but it was within reach. All she had to do was hold it together and get through the weekend and the account would be hers.
    “Knock, knock.”
    Celia opened her eyes to see Jason Reagart standing in her doorway.
    “Brock told me I needed to cover for you on Friday, so I stopped by so you could get me up to speed on what I need to know.”
    “Yeah, have a seat. Give me a minute. Been running all morning. I’ll dig out my notes.”
    Jason eased

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