First Time For Everything

By: Aimee Carson

“So tell me, suit,” she said, as lightly as she could. “What exactly is a virgin supposed to act like?”

Jacqueline’s new boss is none other than her friend’s older brother—hot-shot lawyer Blake Bennington. His control freakery and his need to always, always be right would normally send fiery, unconventional Jax running a mile—but even she has to admit he looks edible in his bespoke suit!

She’s quickly realizing she’s way out of her depth...but with this contained, experienced guy, trying to get him to lose his cool is just a little too tempting….



Jax Lee was trouble of monumental proportions. Impulsive. Headstrong. With a mouth to match.

Worse…everything about her made him hot.

Honey-colored hair hung in waves down her back, wild and unrestrained, while the small tattoo on the inside of her right wrist enhanced her unruly air. And, as if that wasn’t disturbing enough, her long legs were bare beneath the cut-offs.

Curbing his reaction had been doable until he discovered the sound body did indeed come with a sound mind, the sharp wit and keen intellect triggering a need the likes of which he could no longer ignore. Unfortunately, intellect did not equal common sense. Or sanity. Her amusing mouth was sassier than all his past girlfriends combined, but her reckless nature made her a risk.

A risk he had no choice but to take.

Dear Reader,

A little over seven years ago I began crafting the stories I’d been reading for years and instantly became addicted to creating modern-day heroes and heroines, watching them fall in love and then struggle to reach their Happily Ever After. Achieving the goal of becoming a published author was fantastic. Writing for Harlequin is a dream come true. Taking part in the launch of a fabulous new line…?


So it is with great pleasure that I present my first story for Harlequin KISS—an exciting new line that embodies everything I love about a great book: humor, sassy dialogue and a simmering sexual tension that crackles on every page. And just as important, despite the fresh, sparkly tone there is still plenty of room to explore some of life’s edgier issues. Jax, the heroine in this story, is a perfect example of exactly that, but you’ll have to read on to find out how!

I hope you enjoy reading KISS as much as I do!



The summer she turned eleven, Aimee left the children’s section of the library and entered an aisle full of Harlequin novels. She promptly pulled out a book, sat on the floor and read the entire story. It has been a love affair that has lasted over thirty years.

Despite a fantastic job working part-time as a physician in the Alaskan Bush (think Northern Exposure and ER, minus the beautiful mountains and George Clooney), she also enjoys being at home in the gorgeous Black Hills of South Dakota, riding her dirt bike with her three wonderful kids and beyond-patient husband. But, whether at home or at work, every morning is spent creating the stories she loves so much. Her motto? Life is too short to do anything less than what you absolutely love. She counts herself lucky to have two jobs she adores, and incredibly blessed to be a part of Harlequin’s family of talented authors.

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Jacqueline “Jax” Lee, my heroine in this story, constantly amazed me with her indomitable spirit and quirky sense of humor. So it’s only fitting that I dedicate this book to two of the strongest, funniest women I know: Wendy S. Marcus and Jennifer Probst. Not only are you both fabulous authors and my soul sisters, y’all somehow manage to keep me sane.

I love you both.


Ray-Ban sunglasses blocking the bright sun, Blake Bennington made his way down the courthouse steps, debating whether to ask Sara out before getting back to the office. Regardless of his decision, his fourteen-hour workday would have to be cut short for his appearance at the annual Moon Over Miami fundraiser tonight. Which meant, after ten hours in a tie, he was destined to trade his suit for a tux. But the discomfort would be a small price to pay given his sister Nikki’s involvement with the event was what had kept her out of trouble since her arrival back home.

Blake pushed the troublesome thoughts aside. “Thanks for the info, Sara.”

Beside him, the striking brunette in a power suit sent him a smile laced with a subtle come-hither vibe. Blake had been studiously sidestepping her interest since the first time they’d collaborated on the South Florida Drug Enforcement Task Force, years ago.

“Winning a guilty verdict in the Menendez case will solidify your chances for promotion, Blake,” she said. “I hope the file helps.”