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Carrie's Answer (Corporate Affairs #1)

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Corporate Affairs, Book One

One weekend. That’s all Marcus Worthington asks of his assistant Carrie Anderson when she resigns. One weekend to teach her the pleasures of dominance and submission, to satisfy his never-ending craving for her and to get her out of his system. Then he’ll let her go. Two days. That’s all Marcus has promised Carrie. But as he pushes her past the
ebook, 1st edition, 97 pages
Published 2008 by Liquid Silver
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3.5 stars
“There’s my girl, always coming to my defense.”

When everything in Marcus’s life turns to shit, there is only one person he can count on, Carrie, except years of standing by his side, his assistant decides it’s finally time to move on.
"She loved this man more than anything, and watching him waste himself on an endless string of plastic beauty-queen wannabes was slowly sucking the life out of her."

When the story broke of Marcus’s lifestyle choice, Carrie becomes intrigued wanting
Heather in FL
I read this as part of a series read for a Goodreads group. And I really enjoyed it! I thought it was going to start off with a bang when Marcus is arriving home on his anniversary, ready to have a threesome with his wife and best friend since his wife had asked for it. Marcus and Daniel had shared Karen a few times before Marcus and Karen married, and had shared women plenty of times before that. But Daniel had a thing about marital vows, so Marcus had to talk Daniel into it. Anyway, Marcus ...more
This is what they meant by erotic romance.

Carrie's Answer has all the elements of the traditional romance genre (tender, sweet, compelling characters struggling through some sort of hurdle to be together) but it has the BDSM and brief ménage (m/f/m) twist to add the erotic spice readers are looking for. Not the raw, edgy somewhat dark BDSM story I am used to, this one is loving and endearing.

Carrie Worthington has held a torch for her boss, Marcus Worthington, since going to work for him. For t
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Nov 10, 2010 Jo * Smut-Dickted * rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-on-kindle, bdsm, mfm, mf
Actually this was much better than I anticipated. I thought it would be a good, if a bit shorter, novel. It turned out to be really quite good with excellent characters and VERY well done sex scenes. Carrie's internal speak is quite nice as well - it's not overdone and she never comes off as needy even though she's loved him for so many years. She epitomizes the strong submissive - I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. This one is going on my recommend list to others!
Jenna Reads
Jan 18, 2013 Jenna Reads rated it really liked it
This was a surprising treat! It's a sorta traditional BDSM romance with the familiar experienced Dom introducing the innocent sub to his lifestyle. There is a menage with his long-time best friend, but it's handled in a different way than usual. I'm not a huge fan of the addition of a third for kink's sake (meaning, ok with it when it's a full on committed relationship, but not just to kink up the sex). But here the heor is trying to prove something to himself and to her. The hero is betrayed by ...more
Sep 29, 2011 Calisto rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of erotic bdsm romance
A sizzling erotic romance!

Carrie Anderson has been in love with her boss, Marcus, for years even though he only sees her as a trusted employee. When his desire for her gets too uncomfortable for him, Marcus fires Carrie who in turn blackmails him into a weekend of eye opening sex and much more.

This is top notch romantica and definitely one of the best BDSM stories I have read in a long time. Unfortunately it is not without faults that kept building up until one finally broke the camel's back and
This book was flat with cliche characters and a rather contrived misunderstanding to add what little tension there was. Carrie is a curvy, long suffering, cheerleader type secretary of 10 years to Marcus Worthington. She is inexperienced in BDSM. Marcus is a stereotypical Dom, who is rich, and refuses to love again after a betrayal by the wife he should never have married in the first place.

I felt like there must have been a book before this one where we get some back story - but this is the fi
Sep 03, 2015 Angel rated it really liked it
This was a great book !
But I have a feeling that my favorite in the series is going to be Daniel's book! I just fell in love with him!! Not to mention how much I live a good menage book! and this is shaping up to be a great series!!!
But I don't know about Meri, I don't really like her right now so I don't know if I'm going to read her book or just skip it altogether.. We'll see I guess because I'm intrigued by her story, I mean who doesn't love a tortured soul but I didn't like her attitude with
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Feb 18, 2011 I ♥ Bookie Nookie ( rated it liked it
Recommended to I ♥ Bookie Nookie ( by: Summer
This book was pretty good...I think i am just on erotic overload lately. I felt that the heroine was a little too meek and weak for my liking. I like having a feisty submissive that needs to be broken.

I will definitely read more books in this series after I give myself a break on the erotica.
May 08, 2012 Jessica rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Paint-by-numbers storyline, complete with angry-boner-man Dom and plodding storytelling (he said this, she thought that). It may have picked up in the second half, but by then I was too bored to care. Did not finish. I won't be looking for more by this author.
Mar 02, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Stephanie by: Holly
I am not a huge fan of BDSM, but I read it and prefer it light. This book has its fair share, but I enjoyed every bit of it!!!! It was great and just how it should be done. I look forward to reading the rest of the Worthington Series and more books by this author.

Thanks for rec Holly!
Feb 13, 2011 Sassafrass rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, z-2011
So, so good! The perfect blend of romance, eroticism, and plot, I was captivated and riveted by Carrie and Marcus' story. Loving dominance is my weakness so I was puddle of goo during the entire story!
Amanda Croley
Marcus is a very wealthy man. His family has a well known, profitable company. He has it all, money, fame, and a new wife that he loves dearly. He is headed home from a business to trip to meet his wife, and best friend. Marcus invited his best friend to join in for a little kinky celebration of their one year anniversary. Daniel has joined them before, but never since they have been married. Marcus convinces him that it will be fine. Once he arrives home he walks to witness his wife trying to ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Dark fantasies and extreme emotions are the foundation of Carrie’s Answer. Sierra and VJ Summers write a BDSM romance with an intensity that will grip readers by their throats and won’t let go until the last page.

Marcus Worthington is a business mogul with some very dark tastes in the bedroom and a need to ultimately dominate his partner. Marcus has lost faith in himself and worries that he will never find a woman who will love him a
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed:

Having been betrayed and nearly ruined by his now-ex-wife, Marcus Worthington trusts no woman. Except, perhaps, his assistant, Carrie Anderson. Then Marcus spots Carrie at the BDSM club Velvet Ice, and the mix of shock and arousal causes him to make a mess of his professional relationship with Carrie, who resigns. Realizing he’s about to lose the one woman he wants but has never claimed, Marcus strikes a barga
Romancing the Book
Feb 22, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Aubrey
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I was completely blown away! I loved this book. I was just so amazed and impressed with how much of a connection I had to the characters in this book. I will admit it did start when the hero mentioned looking across at Windsor, ON from the Detroit river front. I’m from Windsor, ON so I felt an instant connection to the characters but also the authors. I have been to most of the locations they
Jan 12, 2014 Dar rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
Wow, that was really good - how had I missed this authour?

We have a familiar story of a high powered executive and his faithful PA. In this case, it isn't an immediate attraction, but they have been together several years and both a little dense on their attraction. He was married and burned deeply by his wife's betrayal. It brought his sex life, and BDSM activities, into the media. She was steadfast in protecting her boss

Fast forward a few years, and she decides to explore her submissive side a
What is it with these romance novels and major assholes? I'm so fucking sick and tired of it. Blackmail is blackmail, no matter how you put it, and in my book it is never okay to blackmail a woman into sleeping with you. It is sleazy and wrong.

So Markus is rich and handsome - because of course he is - and has the hots for his assistant, Carrie. After a messy divorce he has lost his trust in women and blah, blah, blah. When Carrie shows up at the BDSM club he frequents (not to be with him or anyt
Jane Doe
Apr 12, 2012 Jane Doe rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, e-book, buddy-read, adult
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Oct 11, 2012 Isabelle rated it liked it
Three and a half stars.

This is book one of the Worthington group and it looks like a very promising series.

Marcus Worthington finds out his wife was a bitch on their second anniversary. He always thought that she understood he was a Dom, but found out that she saw him as a pervert. Five years later, in totally Dom mode, he sees his assistant inside the club. Even though he has lusted for her forever, she being inside the club changed things. He finally felt permitted to act upon his feelings. O
Oct 22, 2013 Tabatha rated it liked it
This was a decent read. I felt like the characters could use a bit more development, and I would have liked to see Carrie have a bit more spunk. Although the sex scenes were definitely steamy, the BDSM elements in them just seemed rather bland. My biggest concern was that he keeps asking her to trust him to know what she likes, but yet he admits to not knowing much about her at all nor does he negotiate any scenes with her to find out what she likes in order to push her boundaries. I liked ...more
Leeann Pule
Not bad

After Marcus divorces his shrew of an ex wife Karen he is left with his personal sexual nature putted to the press. With the help of his family and his personal assistant Carrie he gets his life back on track, but he is changed. Carrie has been with Marcus through it all and has always been attracted to him. But when she decides to explore his wold of BDSM, he freaks.

The story is alright and the pace is good, I just wish there was more of back story between the characters and more detail
holly quigley
Sep 25, 2011 holly quigley rated it really liked it
Really excellent erotic romance (or romantic erotica, either way, definitely romance), with just a few editing/punctuation/grammar/spelling-type imperfections.

I'm kind of in awe of how Ms. Summers manages to fit *so* much heat, erotica, character development, and romance into such a tight little package. This is one of those books that, as an aspiring writer, I'm really a bit jealous and wish I could pull that off. Plus, she handles the whole BDSM thing nicely, but with less structure as, say,
Feb 23, 2016 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, series
I'd rate this story between a 1.5 and 2 stars. I found the story was well written from a editing and flow point of view. The plot was lackluster. It didn't grab me and hold me. It wasn't a book so boring or annoying that I couldn't finish it but it also wasn't one I couldn't put down. I think I finished just because I'd started it and figured why not.

I felt the characters were every one dimensional. A great deal of the time I felt that Carrie was just filler. Other than Marcus needed a sub for
Oct 02, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read with a Dom who takes precautions when the one he wants is about to slip through his fingers.
Carries given Marcus her two weeks notice, but to let her walk away from his business and the work contract, he demands shell spend the weekend with him and finally experience what he can offer as a Dom, what submitting really means.
Can either of them really walk away after this weekend?
Smutty fluff, BDSM and two people finally realizing what theyve got in each other.
Would have been a 5 sta
Jan 28, 2014 Caro rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elloras-cave, own
This was a good freebie. Almost kinda like the Grey series in the content, but shorter and maybe not as heavy. There was some spots I didn't really favor, but overall an ok book. I liked the emotional plot and the ending was good. Plenty of steamy scenes, of this variety, good emotions, good flow and written well. I probably won't end up reading this again. Good for passing time or something to read. Worth getting but not something I would probably pay for, not much to my preferences, but good ...more
Feb 11, 2013 0rigin3l rated it really liked it
Shelves: boss-office
This is book one of the Worthington group and I will read more. I believe it was around 200 pages or so and there was a lot of action packed into the book, even with my preference of longer stories. It's a classic girl (or woman) wants man and man wants girl but can't admit it to his self after a bad history with one woman. It's a quick easy read with a delightful story. There is BDSM elements but I felt they were on the lighter side.
I read this story under the previous publisher, and enjoyed it very much. The Worthington series is hot, and its a nice introduction to mild bdsm, menage(strictly m/f/m in this one)and characters you will feel you get to know pretty well within this family.

I really found I started to like Daniel, and enjoyed his story later(I think it ends up being the third one...)after this one. Daniel's actually became one of my first intro's into m/m/f menage and a D/s relationship. Not a bad series.
Oct 25, 2015 Hana rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, erotica
Typical romance with lots of sex scenes, rather shallow characters (or at least poorly described), potential heartbreak from misunderstanding and happily ever after. It wasn't a complete disaster due to quite good writing (with the exception of sex scenes which displayed all the erotic clichés) and if you want to get turn on, this book can do it for you. However, if you are looking for something clever with an interesting plot and steamy scenes, look elsewhere.
Mar 23, 2012 Yogi rated it liked it
Carrie's Answer was a quick and sweet BDSM read. Carrie and Marcus have sizzling chemistry. Besides, I love slightly sassy sub! The supporting characters are interesting enough that I'm glad that they have books. Especially Daniel, Marcus's best friend and threesome buddy, due to the fact that (damn it!) I think he should get a guy or girl or both of his own.
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