Valerie scrolled through the text exchange, pondering as she reread.
Hmmm yes, or hmmm no?
Long commute. Very late back, otherwise
Hmmm thinking or hmmm yes?
Hmmm I barely know you
Been five weeks.
Five brief encounters
Each increasingly intriguing.
Also for me
Need to confirm reservations.
Tomorrow. Could go somewhere simpler.
Hmmm simpler or hmmm no?
Being called. Gotta go.
You there again this evening?
For sure. See you there.
Oh, God! I know so little about him. She nibbled on her lower lip. Such diverse interests. Such a gentle manner. So protective of his identity. So open with his soul. God! Those arms and shoulders. His eyes...
The knock on her open door interrupted her thoughts, and she looked up to see her Executive Assistant enter. "You're needed in the boardroom, Val."
"Thank you, Brad." She stood and adjusted her jacket. "What's this one?"
"Tweaking the Selmortec offer."
"They've countered?" Valerie asked as they walked along the hallway.
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Set in an environment of extreme wealth in contemporary London, this is a story of tender new love trying to flourish while a tragic past conspires to destroy. As Valentine's Day approaches, two lonely people begin breaking out of their social shell...