Friday, September 21, 2012

Coworkers to Lovers in: The Last Man…

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by Cheryl Dragon 
Don’t worry, it’s not some post apocalyptic story where there is only one man leftJ

It’s about falling for the last man the heroine thinks she should. The one she rely on to keep her sane. He might be a friend and, in this case, a coworker. The other men in her life have always let her down and this one really hot guy at work has proven she can depend on him…does she dare?

Add in being an interracial couple and things feel complicated. Sure, it’s a big city where most people won’t even notice. It’s hardly an issue except for some ignorant hold outs. However, family can be harder to please than strangers. Monica knows some of her family won’t cheer at the idea of her with a white guy.

Things have gone so well as coworkers that she doesn’t want to risk losing him. That’s what made this such a good fit for the 1 Night Stand series. Putting the matchmaking in Madame Eve’s hands removes a bit of the risk involved in changing their relationship. Plus that one day and night pulls them out of their routine, out of their work funk, and into focusing on each other.

What I love about this couple is they feel real to me. They’re humans with flawed pasts and fears about the future. The risk of ruining what they have if the other person doesn’t feel the same way or if it doesn’t work out is real. It’s a short story but sometimes the best true love stories don’t need long drawn out drama or falling in love with a stranger. The subtle shift of friends to lovers can be as powerful and there is much more at stake.

Jeffery Ellison and Monica Collins face off daily in Atlanta's family court system. Both want the best for their clients but they rarely agree. The sparks are obvious to everyone else, but Monica has been disappointed by men too many times. Jeff knows pushing her will only hurt the respect and trust they've built. A match with 1NS sounds like just the thing. The pair is off to Vegas for a legal conference and to enjoy their one night stands. Jeff does his best to spend time with her outside of work but he can't be sure she's his for the night. All he can do is hope that Madame Eve agrees with his heart and Monica will let her guard down long enough to see their passionate potential.


  1. Absolutely right that the shift from friends to lovers has more at stake. You stand to lose so much. I've never tried to write a story like that. My guys never know one another before. I think it must be quite a challenge to write a story like yours!! And courtroom drama? Always a winner!! Congrats.

  2. I love this series! Sounds intriguing.
    When I was younger, I had a very good friend that turned into a lover for a brief time. It did not workout, however. The funny thing is that we talked about it beforehand and agreed that if it didn't work out, it wouldn't be weird between us. He never really spoke to me after that. I am not quite sure why, but I believe that everything happens for a reason. I am happily married now. :)
    I like to read stories where these things workout though, hence the reason that I read romance. ;)