Since this book comes out in 13 days, I figured a few lines from its pages would be a good teaser for today.
Here’s the blurb so you know what’s what:
Waking up each day is a gift….
On her 21st birthday, someone slipped a potent drug combination into socialite Aurora Brightwell’s champagne putting her in a coma for the next ten years. It’s been a long road back, and it’s time to reclaim the life she lost and find out exactly what happened on that fateful night.
Financier Kincade Enright has his own reason for helping Aurora discover who poisoned her, but for the time being he’s keeping that – and his true identity – to himself. What he can’t keep hidden though, are his growing feelings for the one-time paparazzi darling and party-girl.
When this prince of finance joins forces with the former sleeping beauty, nothing can stop them from finding the answers they seek…or prevent the powerful emotions developing between them as they search for the truth.
And here’s the teaser:
“Sorry I’m late,” I said when I met Cade at The Smith on Friday evening. “Traffic was ridiculous. I hope you haven’t been waiting long.”
“I offered to pick you up,” Cade said, rising from his seat. He took one of my hands in his and bussed my cheek. “But you insisted we meet here.”
“It just made sense from a travel standpoint.”
The waiter held my chair for me to sit; a server immediately filled a water glass.
“I took the liberty of ordering a bottle of wine,” Cade took his own seat across from me. “I hope you don’t mind.”
I flittered my hand at him. “Not at all. A glass of wine sounds great about now.”
While the sommelier appeared instantly at his side, I took stock of Cade.
Or more accurately, Cade in a tuxedo.
A well fitted, expensive-as-sin, double breasted, midnight black tuxedo, complete with a bow tie I knew without a doubt wasn’t a clip on.
The man had been a walking advertisement for yummy in the suit he wore to the auction. But a tuxedo increased his hot and sexy quotient to a level I don’t think I’d ever graded a man on before.
He wore it as if he’d been born to it.
He wore it as if he’d been born in it.
The deep, inky color set-off the green in his eyes, deepening them to an unrefined, natural jade.
While he lifted his glass and sampled the wine, diamond cufflinks on his wrists winked in the dim, mood lighting around us.
This man oozed class and wealth from every pore.
He gave a quick nod of acceptance then waited while our glasses were seen to.
“Alone at last,” Cade said, the corners of his lips lifting. We clinked glasses, sipped.
“Oh that’s nice,” I said, the dry, slight citrus flavor dancing over my palette and making my taste buds hum. “Good choice.”
“I’m glad you like it.” He lowered his glass then leaned in closer across the small table and took my free hand. “You look lovely tonight.”
Something warm settled in me and I don’t think it was the wine. Flirty Rory showed herself as I cocked an eyebrow and asked, “Only tonight?”
His smile was quick and devastating. “More so tonight than usual.”
Intrigued? Or should I asked, teased? Hee hee.
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Until next time ~ Peg