L’amour a Paris
found in the
From Paris with Love Anthology
by S.L. Stacker
At twenty-two years old, Paige Anderson received a phone call—a phone call that would change her life and land her an opportunity to work her dream job in Paris, France. However, she didn’t think accepting the job would cost her the life she planned with her fiancée.
Fast forward eight years. At thirty, with her past behind her, she’s now the vice-president of the company and is loving every detail of her life—except the lack of romance it involves. When her best friend cons her into participating in the annual bachelor’s auction—a charity event for a children’s hospital in Paris—she suddenly finds the desire she’s been missing when she comes face to face with someone from her past.
Will Paige continue to focus on her professional life and ignore the man who wants more than friendship, or will she succumb to her feelings and find L’amour a Paris?
She slipped her finger beneath the flap and ripped it open. She pulled the plain white card from the envelope and read the note. I’m sorry, Princess. Her lips turned up, and she clutched the card to her chest. Brent. He’d sent the flowers as a way of apologizing. She still wasn’t sure if she’d go out with him again, but his apology was a good way to make amends.
Several minutes later, after Sandy delivered the flowers, Paige limped from vase to colorful vase, examining and smelling the lovely fragrances. She laughed out loud. She couldn’t believe the man had sent her two dozen vases of flowers. He must’ve felt terrible.
She made her way to her bedroom and discarded her robe, allowing it to drop into a pile on the shag rug. She sat on the bed and sunk back into her pillow. After she pulled her comforter over her body, she grabbed her mobile from the nightstand and scrolled through until she found Brent’s number. She pressed send, closed her eyes, and listened as a sleepy Brent answered.
“Bonjour, Princesse. Avez-vous reçu vos fleurs?”
“Oui. She delivered them a few minutes ago. Thank you, Brent. They’re beautiful.”
“You’re welcome, but there’s no way they compare to your beauty. I’m sorry for my behavior at the auction and during our date yesterday. I didn’t realize how much I’d changed over the last couple of years. I was extremely rude with my words, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me and give me another chance. How’s your foot?”
“It’s a little sore, but I’m sure it’ll be fine in another day or two. As for giving you another chance, I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know. I’ll admit I’m attracted to you, but how do I know you’re being honest with me now? That you’re not just telling me what you think I want to hear?”
“You don’t, and I understand how you feel. I’ll prove to you I’m sincere, but that can only happen if you agree to go out with me again. We have to start somewhere, right?”
She pondered his words and realized he was right. If she wanted to know he was sincere, she had to give him a little slack. She would keep her guard up. “You’re right.”
“Really?” he asked, his voice full of disbelief.
“Yes. I’ll go out with you again, but I want to do things on my terms. Meet me here at seven tonight. I’ll have dinner delivered.” She couldn’t believe she’d invited him to her flat after refusing to allow him to help her inside yesterday. “Dress casual.”
“I promise you won’t regret your decision, Princess.”
“I hope you’re right, Brent. I’ll see you tonight.” She ended the call before he could speak and dropped the phone onto the bed beside her. She snuggled into her blanket and thought about her date as she drifted to sleep.
Traveling the world for romance is only a page away. Join a collection of authors as they bring you the first installment of the Around the World With Love Anthology Series. From the historic walls of the Louvre, to the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and beyond.
Grab your passport and get ready to explore the city of Paris and all the romance it has to offer, in From Paris with Love.
Anthology Authors: Taylor Dawn, Erin Trejo, S.L. Stacker, MJ Carnal, Esther E. Schmidt, Kerri Ann, Elaine Marie, Brandy Dorsch, Ashlee Shades, Allysa Hart, Erica Locke, Jade Royal, Rebekah Dodson, Natalie-Nicole Bates
About the Author
S.L. Stacker is an Amazon best selling romantic suspense and young adult suspense author. Her published novels include: The Macyn McIntyre Series (Romantic Suspense) which is composed of Macyn’s Letter, Macyn’s Awakening, and Macyn’s Decision, Rain Down (Contemporary Romance), Summer Soiree (Young Adult Suspense Novella), and Sassy Witch (Kindle World PNR).
When she isn’t throwing her readers for a loop and leaving them wanting more, she can be found relaxing and hanging with her husband, children, and dogs. You can visit her at http://www.slstacker.com