Love, Sincerely, Yours Read online Sara Ney

Categories Genre: Contemporary, Funny, Romance Tags Authors:
Total pages in book: 88
Estimated words: 86573 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 433(@200wpm)___ 346(@250wpm)___ 289(@300wpm)
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Love, Sincerely, Yours

Author/Writer of Book/Novel:

Sara Ney

Language:
English
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Dear Mister...**strike out** no, too formal.
Hey there sweet cheeks *strike out* no, too forward.
To whom it may concern,
Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer—because it was free.
I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you?
So here I am, being honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.
I like you so much it’s clouding my judgment and making me do things I never would sober. Like write this letter. I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. Your bark is worse then your bite, and you don’t scare me. The fact is, I’d love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we’re both wearing nothing but sheets.
For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees. And as long as we're being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you who’s boss.
Love, Sincerely, Yours.
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Prologue

PEYTON

Vivian: God, why is he such an asshole?

Kimberly: Don’t you think the better question is, “Poor George, why is he never prepared?”

Peyton: George spends more time at the latte machine than his computer. That’s why. And look how jolly he is. Like a cute little Santa Claus . . .

Vivian: Sigh. George’s wife makes the best apple pie.

Kimberly: Oh crap, Vivian, look out. He’s coming for you.

“Vivian, what came out of your test study?” A man’s voice cuts into our group chat and, unprepared, our coworker stumbles to pull her notes up on her iPad.

Kimberly: Shit. Viv is a goner.

Peyton: Oh I feel bad. She’s turning red.

Kimberly: Yeah, Viv. You’re turning SO red.

Peyton: Viv, you should see your ears . . .

Kimberly: Maybe if the devil himself wasn’t breathing down her neck, she wouldn’t be sweating so much.

Peyton: To be fair, we are in the middle of a meeting. She should be prepared, not pretending to take notes white chatting online.

Kimberly: Look how irritated he is. His nostrils are flaring.

Peyton: Yeah . . . look at his face. He looks like a dragon tempted to light the entire room on fire.

I turn to study him from my position at the conference table, the long wooden slab a monolithic buffer between my boss and me. He’s at the head of the table, brandishing control and his silver tongue over the room like a sharp sword.

No one is safe from his contempt.

I watch as he reprimands my friend from the marketing department—her small office is two down from mine—laying both palms on the desk and leaning toward her.

“I have no new ideas to work with here. How the fu—” He stops himself from cursing mid-sentence, pausing to take a deep breath and starting over. He then runs one of those large, masculine palms through his dark hair. “What the hell is it you do in your office all day? Stare out the damn windows waiting for inspiration? I want you outside for fuck’s sake. Go climb a goddamn mountain. This is an outdoor adventures company, for fuck’s sake. Go outdoors.”

He pins a mammoth, brawny guy named Branson with a hard, emotionless stare. “Innovation is one of your jobs, Branson. Take a tent out, set the fucking thing up, and find a way to improve it.”

He’s breathing hard. Pissed off.

“Look. I know we’ve just come off the holiday season and everyone is beat, but if we don’t get some advances with our designs to boost sales, this fiscal year will end up being complete shit.”

He drones on, his deep voice reverberating off the walls as we all sit silently, holding our breath.

Vivian: Uh, hey guys? Do you think he still wants my notes?

Kimberly: Fuck your notes, Viv. Don’t say another word unless your “notes” are actual notes.

Peyton: Pretty sure you lost your moment before he stood up and starting pacing like a tiger at the zoo.

Vivian: Thank God. I had nothing new to add.

I watch across the table as Vivian slouches with relief, a sly smile playing across her bubblegum-painted lips. Her lithe fingers tap away at the iPad propped up on the table, and I know her next message isn’t to us.

Kimberly: Do you not have notes because you were so focused on flirting with the guy online that has—how did you put it . . .

Peyton: Meat steaks for pecs?

Kimberly: Yeah, that guy. “Meat steak guy.”

Vivian: I can’t be accountable for my actions. I have to flirt.

Peyton: You don’t even know if he’s real.

Vivian: Who cares if he’s real? He’s the perfect distraction.

“I want everyone to crawl back to their hole of an office and pull an idea out of their ass by noon. This is the summer of ‘roughing it.’ Our target demographic—Harry can provide the data—is the millennial and the yuppy. If you don’t know what a yuppy is, google it. If you can’t figure out how to do that, clear the shit out of your desk.”

At the mention of his name, Harry blanches, an unattractive contrast to the muddy-green color of his short-sleeve plaid shirt. His neck turns a muddy burgundy, which only serves to highlight the stubble his razor missed when he shaved this morning.

Kimberly: Did you guys just see that? Harry wiped his brow. He’s legit sweating.

Peyton: Yeah, I saw that—gross. He looks like he’s about to barf. You heard what happened though, right?

Vivian: No, what happened?

Peyton: Rumor has it, the ad copy he proofed for Mountain Man Magazine had three errors in it.

Kimberly: NO IT DID NOT

Vivian: THREE?? Ohhhh shitttttt . . .

Peyton: Yes, three.

Our boss levitates Harry with a pair of eyes so grey I squirm, though they’re not directed anywhere in my direction.

Thank God.

Bossman holds up three fingers.

“How could you let three god—” He stops himself again, pushing his large hand through his thick, ruffled hair. “How could you let three errors get through proofing? You had one job, Harry. One. Keep us from looking illiterate.”

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