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Fire & Brimstone

Lucifer Bradford has finally met his match in the small woman who enjoys making his life a living hell in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author R.L. Mathewson.

What happens when a Bradford with questionable OCD and a reputation for making his employees cry falls for the woman that refuses to accept the fact that he’s fired her?

Lucifer still wasn’t sure how she was doing it, but every single day without fail, Rebecca found a new way to drive him out of his damn mind. When he finally manages to do the one thing that he’s been dreaming about doing for years, she takes him by surprise and makes him realize that there was more to the woman that loved to drive him crazy than he thought.

He needed her.

Not that he would admit it, but Rebecca wasn’t going to let that stop her, which was why she just couldn’t let him fire her because, without her, he’d be lost. 

It was for his own good. 

It really was. 

At least, that’s what Rebecca tells herself. It was probably wrong to torment the man that signed her paychecks, but she just couldn’t help herself. There was just something about the incredibly handsome man that loved to glare that made her want to see just how far she could push him. 

Print Excerpt

“My ass,” Rebecca whispered hoarsely as she lay there on her stomach, her bottom lip trembling ever so slightly while he stood there, glaring down at her. “My poor abused ass.”

His eyes narrowed dangerously on the little brat.

The disapproving sigh that came from his right had him seriously considering smothering her with a pillow. “What part of no physical activity for a week did you not understand?” his father asked as they stood there, watching the little fake milk this thing for all it was worth mostly to fuck him over.

Why couldn’t he fall for a normal woman? he wondered when she added a little sniffle into the act.

“He doesn’t listen,” Aidan, the asshole that was supposed to come alone, added with a sigh matching their father’s.

“Was waiting a week really asking too much?” his father asked, shaking his head in disgust.

“No one told me that she wasn’t supposed to do anything for a week,” he bit out, because if he had known that he would have resigned himself to cold showers and inappropriate thoughts.

“I wanted to wait for marriage,” the little demon whispered.

“I know you did, sweetheart,” his father said, nodding in agreement, but Lucifer didn’t miss the way his old man’s lips twitched with amusement as he betrayed him.

“He always was a selfish bastard,” Aidan added.

“Can we get anything for you?” his father asked as he sat down on the edge of the bed, careful not to jostle her.

A sniffle. “A Coke, please? I’m ever so thirsty.”

“You poor thing,” his father said and he knew that his father was going along with this just to fuck with him.

“Thank you,” the little traitor murmured softly as she shot him a shy look that honestly scared the living shit out of him, because she was a little too good at this.

“You are so fucked,” his brother whispered next to him and he could only nod in agreement.

“I’ll get you that drink, sweetheart. You just lay there and take it easy,” his father said with a reassuring smile as he stood back up and headed for the door, pausing long enough to shoot him a glare. “Do you think that you can keep your hands to yourself for that long?”

“I didn’t know!” he snapped, wondering how he’d ended up in such a fucked up family.

“I just wanted him to like me,” she murmured as she lay there, looking completely innocent.

“So. Fucking. Screwed,” his brother said, deciding that enunciating every word was fucking helpful.

It wasn’t.

© Rerum Industries, Inc. 2016. All Rights Reserved.

New York Times Bestselling author, R.L. Mathewson was born in Massachusetts. She’s known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series.

Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school, she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT course. Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books.

Today, R.L. Mathewson is the single mother of two children that keep her on her toes. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day, she combines the two.

In 2019/2020, R.L. Mathewson will be publishing Devastated, the first Anger Management novel, Tall, Dark & Furious, the 6th installment to the Pyte/Sentinel series, Irresistible, the long anticipated novel for the Neighbor from Hell Series as well as many more books throughout the year, paranormals, contemporaries, and YAs.

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