Sex and the Working Girl
His to command.
Do I feel a little 50 Shades of Grey coming on?
You know the signs: he watches you lean over to pick up a document he “accidently” dropped. Especially if you’re wearing high heels and a skirt.
Or he has a “little favor” for you to do for him. Which involves staying late to work on his pet project. Just the two of you. Then he brings out the wine to relax you. Or better yet, he invites you to join his team on an out-of-town business trip and your hotel room just happens to be next to his.
You’re not alone. According to a study conducted by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), 54 percent of the women who responded said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.
No wonder it’s difficult for women to gain power in the workplace, even though single women are in the majority. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, single women make up 54 percent of female employees in the workforce.
It’s even more difficult if you’re a woman in a field predominated by men. I explore how a woman fares in the world of computer programming in NAKED SUSHI, my Cosmo Red Hot Read from Harlequin (October 2013). Amateur spy PEPPER O’MALLEY gets more than she bargained for when she discovers her sleazy boss is hiding corporate secrets.
She gets fired.
Was it her fault she got caught in the copy room with her pants down with a hunky thief?
The only way Pepper can get her job back is to become a naked sushi model and spy on her ex-boss.
She’s thrown into a world of corporate espionage she never imagined…
But what happens when you work hard at you job everyday and never get anywhere? Experts often say that women’s brains are wired differently than men’s and we don’t ask for what we want. I decided to take that idea and explore it in my erotic short story. In Breaking the Rules, Elaine meets a handsome stranger who promises her a one-night stand she won’t forget:
The sensations were almost more than she could bear, her body swaying back and forth, reeling with the sublime pleasure this man gave her.
“Oh, it feels good, so good,” she moaned.
“Do you want me to keep going, Elaine?” asked the Hunter, slowing down. The burning flame inside her started to ebb…flicker. “I can stop, if you’re uncomfortable.”
She froze. No, he couldn’t do that to her. He couldn’t! Not when she was experiencing such delicious sensations.
“I—I…” she sputtered. Nothing more came out.
Say it, girl! Tell him you want him to keep going.
But she couldn’t. For all her bravado, Elaine couldn’t ask for what she wanted.
She sighed. It was always the same. With Hank and at work. She burned with desires and ideas, but she couldn’t get them out because it was against the damn rules.
Will Elaine “Get Lucky” and learn how to ask for what she wants?
Both at work…and in bed?
Find out in my erotic short story, Breaking the Rules – it’s FREE from April 12-16, 2013.
So how do you cope in the workplace?
One solution: start our own business. Women-owned businesses have increased 59 percent since 1997 according to an estimate by American Express and reported in the Los Angeles Times.
Then you can do the flirting with the handsome new male assistant you hired.
Mmm…just imagine shirtless Fridays.
Sounds good to me.
Posted on April 11, 2013, in Cosmo, erotic, erotic romance, Harlequin, romance, spy, Uncategorized, working girl and tagged 50 Shades of Grey, computer, Cosmo, erotic, erotic romance, espionage, Harlequin, hot, naked, Pepper, programmer, read, red, sexual, sexual rules, sexy, spy, sushi, working girl. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.