Last year I wrote part one of a sexy office romance titled Risk. This story features a quirky female lead that stole my heart while writing her – Charlize Cohen. She's everything I'm not and possibly that's why I love her so much. Charlize steals Owen's attention from their very first encounter (that scene was fun and hilarious to write!) and he pursues her, refusing to take no for an answer. Honestly, these two were so much fun to write, and I can't wait to get back to finish their story soon.

Risk Part One was originally published in The Vault collection last October. Today it is available on its own on all sites, and I'm excited for you to meet Owen & Charlize if you haven't already. Check out the excerpt I have shared below. These two have amazing chemistry! And while this story doesn't have any dirty talking bikers or rockers in it, Owen brings the hot and sexy that you love in my books. I have to tell you, though, that I'd read this story for Charlize alone, I love her that much!

Risk is a contemporary romance with a side of romantic comedy thrown in, and plenty of heat. I hope you love it as much as I do.


He's her boss.
They can't resist each other.
But will the risk be worth everything they chance losing?

I’m comfortable with risk.
I deal with it every day of my life.
Hell, I fucking live for the adrenaline rush it gives me.
The challenge.
The gamble.
The conquest.
When Charlize Cohen walks into my life, she proves to be the biggest risk I’ll ever take.
I throw all my strategies out the window.
I ignore all the alarm bells going off.
I lose my damn mind.
I’m free-falling.
She’s the biggest adrenaline rush of my life, but she might also be the rush that crashes my life to the ground.

This is the same Risk by Nina Levine that appeared in The Vault Volume One boxed set.

This story contains all the panty-melting sexiness and alpha goodness that Nina Levine books are known for.

This is Part One of Risk. Part Two will be out in early 2018.




She pokes her tongue at me and smacks my chest. “Funny.”

This is the second time she’s smacked me. The last time, she regretted it. This time I’m not giving her that option. I quickly flick my hand out to grasp her wrist and hold it against my chest. “Every time you do that, you move me closer to kissing you.”

Her eyes widen a fraction. It’s almost unnoticeable, but I’m trained to notice every little thing about people. To figure out the risk involved with whatever they’re trying to sell me. I half expect her to pull away, but she doesn’t. Instead, she shifts so she can bring her mouth almost to mine. Her eyes stay glued to mine as she says, “I’ve imagined kissing you. Every damn day since we met.” She traces my lips with her finger, causing my dick to harden. “I think that kissing you would become an obsession. Kinda like swimming naked with you would.”



Her voice is breathy as all hell. It fucking turns me on like I’ve never been turned on before.

And swimming naked?

I have no idea where that came from, but I’m down. She must love swimming, though, because she mentioned it the night we met, too.

“Obsessions can be good things, Charlize. You should try it and see.”

Her breathing picks up a little. Her desire fuels my own. Hell, at this point, I’m wondering if instead of kissing her, I’ll be spreading her out across this table and fucking her.

“There’s this slight issue,” she says, her gaze dropping to my lips. “Fucking your boss is frowned upon.”

If I thought I was turned on before, I don’t know what the fuck you’d call what I’m feeling now. She only has to utter the words ‘fucking your boss’ and my body stirs like it hasn’t in a long time. A long fucking time to be exact.

I want her in my arms, her lips on mine.
I want her under me.
I want my cock everywhere in her.

I settle for my hand on her thigh, my fingers sliding under the hem of her skirt. “It’s a good thing I’m the boss and that I say fucking me would not be frowned upon.”



“The chemistry between these two is off the charts hot! The storyline is incredible. It's as funny as it is sexy. I can't wait to read more.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Owen & Charlize's story is panty melting hot. Their sexual chemistry and funny dialogue will leaving you wanting more.” Goodreads Reviewer

“I love nothing more than smart mouth women going at it with a smoking hot Alpha male!!” – Amazon Reviewer

“Everything Nina Levine writes is gold. Whether it is bikers, rockstars or financial analysts, she just has a way with her words that ensures her readers are frequently panting and constantly fanning themselves.” Reading is Our Satisfaction Blog