Will their arrangement ever be enough?
Relationships are not a priority for restaurateur Esteban Galiano, and when he sees Sonia Kennedy at a party, he plans to make her a conquest in a long line of many. But she rebuffs his advances and forces him to adjust—determined to meet the challenge and do whatever he must to make her his.
All her life, Sonia’s beauty has caused unnecessary problems, and right now she needs a job, not a suitor. When Esteban makes an indecent proposal, her first instinct is to turn him down. But soon she’s rethinking her response. Maybe it’s time for her to use what she’s got, to get what she wants.
Seated in the back of the Maybach, Esteban watched as Sonia exited Azul Restaurant in an outfit that fit so perfectly that he damn near salivated at the sight of her. Her full breasts gently bounced as she hurried down the cement steps. The mustard-colored dress stood out in the night, hugging her full hips and ending in a swish of fabric that swirled around her knees.
“I’ll be back,” he said to his driver, Abel.
He exited the vehicle into the chaotic party atmosphere that was Ocean Drive at night. His vehicle blended in with the others cruising by or parked in premium spaces in front of the restaurants. He barely saw the orange Lamborghini and ignored the three young men in a Porsche convertible, bouncing their heads and rapping at the top of their lungs to music blasting on the radio.
He only had eyes for her, keeping track of her between the hordes of people milling about. A short distance from the restaurant, she stopped and removed the gold and red heels on her feet, dropping them into the oversized leather bag on her shoulder, and replaced them with a pair of burgundy ballet flats before taking off again.
The minute she saw him, she halted, eyebrows drawing down over her eyes. Her face registered recognition, then confusion, then wariness. Slowly, she approached and stopped directly in front of him, and he saw it as a good sign that she didn’t walk on by.
“Good evening,” he said.
“You know, some people would call this stalking.”
“But you’re not some people, and you know better.”
“Do I, Mr. Galiano?” she asked coolly.
“You remember my name.”
“How could I forget? You’re one of the most important figures in the restaurant industry today.”
He smiled. “I’m flattered.”
“Those were my friend’s words, not mine.”
He took the veiled insult in stride. “Too bad. I would like to become important to you, too.”
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Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels and the owner of Garden Avenue Press, a digital-first press that publishes romance novels and women’s fiction with people of color. Born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Atlanta, Georgia is now her home. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her mailing list. Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels at www.delaneydiamond.com.
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